We currently have 1 opportunity:

Code Against COVID – Front End JavaScript Developer


Beyond Essential Systems (BES) is an Australian company focused on the development and implementation of eHealth and education software in low and middle-income settings. Our software suite includes Tupaia and Tamanu and we also implement and support mSupply and DHIS2 systems. Our team is currently advancing our software to support the COVID-19 response for vulnerable populations in the Pacific, in particular vaccine registration, lab test results management with a patient portal, and mapping of medical supplies.

We’re currently looking for a developer with at least 3 years of experience, preferably in typescript/javascript, but solid devs from other backgrounds are very welcome to apply – modern typescript has lots of nice bits from other languages!


The skills we’re after are:
  • Front end development: react, react-native, redux (with sagas and/or thunks), material-ui, styled-components
  • Testing: jest, mocha, chai, sinon, cypress
  • Devops: AWS, docker, codeship



Could be absolutely anyone of any age or background but some universal skills are always valued!

  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • High comfort with and ability to learn new technology
  • Sense of humour (we need at least one person with this)


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We deliver healthcare strengthening projects in low and middle income countries around the world, with a focus on eHealth development and implementation. With a talented team across Melbourne and NZ, we’re a small, friendly group of people bonded by a desire to make awesome technology and put it to good use in the world. BES is proud to recently be accredited as a B Corp.

With around twenty talented developers and testers across Melbourne and New Zealand, we’re a small, friendly group of people bonded by a desire to make awesome technology, and put it to good use in the world. We hope to find someone else who is technically talented, excited by the work we do, and able to take initiative as well as collaborate with a team. We will pay special attention to applications from underrepresented communities in the tech industry.

Work/life balance isn’t an afterthought. We offer reasonable work hours and flexibility, our staff juggle kids, second jobs, study and anxious pets. Right now we’re working remotely until restrictions ease but the office is on Nicholson St in Brunswick East – close to Lygon Street with its Cafés, restaurants and bars – and there is a big park just behind our building. We would especially encourage you to apply if you are from a community that’s underrepresented in the tech or aid industry.

Please send through your resume and a cover letter. Any generic cover letters won’t receive a response, so please indicate that you’re interested in this job specifically by mentioning your favourite fruit.

No closing date, we’ll hire as soon as we get the right candidate, so don’t delay!

Email your CV and a cover letter to