Company background: Gram Vaani is a social entrepreneurial startup focused on building innovative models of media delivery for rural areas of India. Media is an important agency to bring social change and responsible politics, but novel technological and business methods are required to successfully and scalably enable services in the challenging rural environments. Our open-source product line is aimed at low-cost systems co designed with local communities, and has been funded by the Knight Foundation of the US as part of their prestigious global news challenge competition for 2008. Join our young and high powered team for an extremely satisfying, exciting, and educative journey!

Opening for a technical architect: Your job will be to architect the system and lead the development efforts.

  • 3+ years of experience
  • Computer science or electronics graduate having done courses/projects in computer networks, operating systems, and design patterns
  • Extremely innovative, imaginative, and able to deal with independence
  • Ability to prioritize and set deadlines for self and the team
  • Experience with the design of large object-oriented systems
  • High level of expertise in C++, Java, Java Swing, Perl, Python, Shell scripting
  • Very very comfortable on Linux
  • Ability to quickly research and master unfamiliar tools and technologies
  • Feels excited about traveling to remote rural locations and interacting with the people
  • Familiarity with Asterisk, GStreamer, and audio on Linux is a plus
  • Familiarity with WiFi and IP/analog telephony systems is a plus
  • Familiarity with basic electrical circuit design is a plus

Opening for a lead developer: Your job will be to help develop the system according to requirements.

  • 1+ year of experience
  • Likes to take initiative to explore new ideas
  • Expertise in C++, Java, Java Swing, Perl, Python, Shell scripting
  • Very very comfortable on Linux
  • Ability to quickly research and master unfamiliar tools and technologies
  • Feels excited about traveling to remote rural locations and interacting with the people
  • Familiarity with Asterisk, GStreamer, and audio on Linux is a plus
  • Familiarity with WiFi and IP/analog telephony systems is a plus
  • Familiarity with basic electrical circuit design is a plus

Location: Positions are based out of Delhi. If you need to relocate, we will try our best to make your move as comfortable as possible.

Energetic startup working environment. Very competitive salaries, best in the market. Everybody codes. Lots of opportunities — you define your limits. Team work is imperative. Having fun@work is guaranteed :)

Our team: Aaditeshwar Seth did his PhD in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Canada, and his BTech in computer science from IIT Kanpur. He is an ICTD researcher, a seasoned entrepreneur, and was awarded as the best all-rounder of the graduating class of 2002 from IIT Kanpur. Parminder Singh is a serial entrepreneur having already founded two companies prior to Gram Vaani. He did his MTech and BTech in information technology from IIITM Gwalior, advises the government on e-governance strategies, and has won numerous awards in business development at the national level. Mayank Shivam did his MBA from IIM Lucknow and his BTech in electrical engineering from IIT Kanpur. He works for McKinsey and is credited with having won almost every single leadership and academic award in existence in his graduating class.

Please email your CV to: aseth@gramvaani.org
Website: http://gramvaani.org