TolaData is a company with a social mission. We provide a web-based software for the not-for-profit sector to support project management and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E). Our intuitive software solution enables organisations around the world to create a positive impact with their projects while increasing their transparency and accountability. TolaData’s client base is diverse and includes NGOs, public sector and multilateral agencies, social welfare organisations, international cooperation projects, foundations, social enterprises and others.

Based in Berlin, Germany, we are looking for a Senior Backend Developer, full time. This is a senior role and a great opportunity for someone looking to work towards a positive mission internationally. The role will work closely with our highly skilled and talented team of developers in Nairobi and Berlin.




  • Together with your cross-functional team colleagues in Berlin you are looking into complex and challenging problems within the social, development and humanitarian sector
  • You work closely together with the lead engineer in Berlin & the project manager and development team based in Nairobi ensuring smart solutions and high software quality
  • You suggest ways to improve the application
  • You ensure that our application is built respecting the latest tech and data security standards
  • You pass on knowledge to your teammates



Tech stack: Must have: 

You have at least 7 years of relevant working experience
You are highly experienced with:

  • Python
  • Django, DRF, REST APIs
  • Databases: PostgreSQL and MongoDB
  • Data intensive applications

Tech stack: Added advantages:

  • Experience with Kubernetes and Docker
  • Experience with standard continuous integration, build and testing tools and other modern devops and deployment strategies
  • Basic Frontend experience (JavaScript/TypeScript, Bootstrap 4++, HTML5, and SCSS best practices)
  • Knowledge of Power BI and/or Apache Superset
  • Experience with building data flows
  • Data science knowledge
  • Experience with test-driven development (TDD)
  • Experience with agile project management methods


Personality and soft skills:

  • You are fluent in English (our company language)
  • You have a hands-on mentality
  • You know how to motivate an engineering team
  • You love sharing your knowledge and learnings with your team members in a respectful, motivational way
  • You are able to work successfully with a remote team
  • You thrive in cross-cultural environments
  • You have a passion for Tech4Good and ICT4D applications



  • Be part of making a value driven product a success
  • Be part of building a product used by non-profit organisations around the world working on a wide range of topics and SDGs
  • Be part of an international team 
  • Flat hierarchies in a small team with a great working environment and company culture
  • Office in Berlin, but also home-office options available
  • Competitive compensation models and 30 vacation days annually (full-time position)

TO APPLY: Send us your CV, LinkedIn and anything else that can give us an idea about who you are, what you do and why you want to work with us to: jobs@toladata.com (Your contact: Malte Höpfner)