CTED is a research center at New York University (NYU) that focuses on the development of innovative and cutting-edge technologies that can significantly impact economic development with a specific focus on problems faced in under-developed areas around the world. CTED is headquartered in Abu Dhabi with branches in New York, Accra, and Kumawu in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. CTED houses several research projects, including: Economic Governance, Mapping, and Land Administration; Agricultural Commodities Trading; Mobile Apps Development; and Cultural Heritage Projects.

CTED seeks a qualified candidate for the development of software and systems relevant to Director Prof. Yaw Nyarko’s research at NYU CTED. You will report directly to Prof. Yaw Nyarko. The candidate must also be willing to travel to and work from Kumawu periodically each month.


Job Title: Senior Software Engineer


Job Location: Center for Technology and Economic Development New York University Accra No. 12, 4 Norla Street Labone, Greater Accra


Job Description

  • Providing technical leadership
  • Managing a distributed team of ~5 developers
  • Developing, Deploying and Maintaining Web applications and/or Android applications
  • Assisting the Center Director in his Ghana based research


Qualification and Requirements

  • At least 5 years of experience as a Full-stack web developer
  • Experience managing a team and communicating with non-technical stakeholders
  • Experience with AWS (EC2, S3, Route 53 etc.)
  • Experience with CI/CD using Jenkins
  • Experience designing and building REST APIs
  • Experience with relational databases such as PostgreSQL
  • Proficiency in a strongly typed programming languages: Java, C# etc
  • Familiarity with NodeJs Additional

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience building NodeJS + ExpressJS applications
  • Native Android development
  • A modern front-end library: VueJS, React



  • GHC 3000+ NET
  • Health Insurance