Team-Leader -- Himalayan Software Development Center

  • Are you tired of working in a formal corporate environment?

  • Do you want your hard work to make the world a better place?

  • Do you want to move away from the polluted, noisy cities?

  • Are you looking for a long-term position that is NOT going to make you richer, yet is likely to make you happier?

  • Do you share our belief in free, open-source code, without royalties and patents?

        If you answered “yes” to all the above questions, please read on.

De Novo Group ( is a Berkeley-based (CA, USA) non-profit research and development organization that is bringing affordable and high-quality broadband Internet access to rural communities all over the world. We partner with rural Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) in India to refine and tune our software solutions and operational strategies.

We are building a small (5 developers) software development center in the beautiful Himalayan foothills near Dharamsala, HP, and seek to recruit a leader for the center . It is our belief that this location would attract like-minded individuals who share our vision and desire to make a long-term commitment to our mission. We know that happy coders are not only more productive, but also produce a solid, high quality code, which we care about dearly.

Your duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with initial setup and shaping of the new development center.

  • Helping with recruiting, mentoring and managing of local staff.

  • Training, supervising, and assisting coders with hands-on work, code-reviews, ongoing hand-holding, brainstorming and periodic check-in with global headquarters.

  • Staying up-to-date with latest technologies, methodologies and tools and providing ongoing expertise in their applicability and practical use.


We Are Looking For People Who Have:

  • 6+ years of experience in software product development in a professional setting.

  • At least a Bachelor's degree (B. Tech or BE) from a reputable university, in relevant engineering fields, like CSE, ECE, Math, Physics, etc.

  • Strong communication skills and ability to grasp and convey complex product requirements or technical concepts.

  • Excellent command of software development life cycle activities including analysis, design, development, unit and system testing, production deployment and post-production support.

  • Experience with modern software development methodologies and practices, like iterative agile development, test-driven development, git flow and so on.

  • Strong resource management skills and ability to work on concurrent assignments with different priorities.

  • Ability to work with distributed teams and experience with distributed team management tools.

  • Proficiency with full stack development, OS, back-end, front-end and everything in between.

  • Familiarity with languages and technologies needed for web services development, including (but not limited to) Node.js, Go, Python, Java, REST, SQL and NoSQL Databases.

  • Experience with scripting languages and process automation of remote devices.

  • Pride in the code you produce.

  • A keen interest and ability to learn.

Optional experience and skills:

  • Computer networks --- multi-layer routing/switching principles and hands-on experience.

  • Familiarity with networking equipment --- routers, switches (especially Mikrotik, Ubiquiti, Cisco, pfSense, Linux and BSD networking).

  • Familiarity with networking protocols --- MPLS, OSPF, BGP, RSTP, VRRP.

  • Network monitoring --- especially through open source tools, Nagios/Icinga, Cacti, Smokeping.

  • Wireless networking and general radio communications, antennas, radio-modems, modulations.

  • Power electronics --- especially DC systems, batteries, chargers, solar panels, wind turbines, Power-over-Ethernet.

  • Linux system administration.

  • Worked and/or studies abroad is a plus.


  • This position is suitable for either man or woman.

  • The position is: Full time ; Part-time candidates are welcome to apply as well.

  • Location: Dharamsala area, Himachal Pradesh, India

To apply, please email a short cover letter and your CV to:  jobs@DeNovoGroup.Org

We encourage applicants to provide a link to a code-repository where their code could be looked-at. Links to LinkedIn and other relevant information are also encouraged.