Simprints is a nonprofit tech company with a mission to radically increase transparency and effectiveness in global development. We build ethical, inclusive digital ID powered by biometrics to verify that health, aid, and services truly reach people. Simprints partners with organizations like Gavi to boost immunization rates in developing countries, Ministries of Health like Ghana on pandemic response, and NGOs like BRAC to deliver maternal healthcare. Studies have shown Simprints increases impact through real-time, precision data, for example increasing maternal health visits by 38% in Bangladesh or accurate HIV tracing by 62% in Malawi. Today we’ve worked in over 17 countries helping deliver health, aid, and finance to >2.5M people. Our goal is to transform the way the world fights poverty, ensuring that every vaccine, every dollar, and every public good reaches the people who need them most.

About the Role

We’ve just raised new catalytic funding to scale our work. We are looking for a full-time Data Scientist to join our team. You will be leveraging a wealth of data from projects and management information systems to help improve the quality of life for vulnerable people around the world and enable data-driven decision making at Simprints.

This work will interface with every part of Simprints. You will be part of a passionate delivery team working together to solve some of the world's most intractable problems. Solving real-world problems and shaping how data is used by Simprints and our partners, you will need to have a passion for revealing the real-life implications of data, and a commitment to collaborative problem solving, robust design, and quality products. Past solid experience with data science and a genuine desire to develop world-class skills are essential. The ability to use analytical, statistical, and programmable skills is essential.


This is a remote job; we are currently only able to take forward applicants based in the UK, Ghana, Ethiopia, Poland, Bulgaria or Romania. The candidate must have the right to work in one of these countries. We are unable to support relocation or visa sponsorship.


UK Grade 5: £40,000 - £50,000 with a cost-of-living adjustment for non-UK residents

Role Responsibilities

  • Analyse large amounts of information to discover trends and patterns, propose solutions and analytical strategies for improved project performance
  • Create dashboards to communicate information clearly to our project partners
  • Use various statistical analyses and tools to optimise thresholds and deduplication processes using biometric algorithms (e.g fingerprint and face recognition)
  • Collaborate with other data scientists and engineering team to develop and maintain data models and company-wide dashboards
  • Building out team data science capabilities by contributing to reviews and design decisions


  • At least 5 years of professional experience with a scripting language (like Python or R), a relevant data analysis package (e.g. Pandas) and SQL
  • Analytical mindset and ability to break down complex ideas into simple pieces
  • Professional experience cleaning, exploring, and drawing insights from complex data pipelines
  • Ability to communicate insights to a wide audience, e.g. through data visualisation platforms (e.g. LookerStudio, Tableau, Power BI)
  • Professional experience with git and running analyses in the cloud (e.g. GCP, AWS,...)
  • Strong math skills and experience running inferential/advanced statistical analyses
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field; graduate degree in Data Science or other quantitative field is preferred
  • Previous experience with biometric algorithms is a plus


7 Reasons to join Simprints

Life is short. We believe work should be awesome, meaningful, and fun. At Simprints, we’re taking on global development’s biggest challenges, powered by an amazing culture and incredible people. Work with us, and you will grow faster, learn more, and take on great responsibilities with the potential to make lasting change.

  1. Genuine Impact. Work directly with our partners and users to deliver technology that has the potential to impact millions of lives.
  2. Incredible, diverse team. Ask any “Simployee” what their favorite thing about working at Simprints is, and the answer is likely to be “the people.” Our work is at the intersection of technology and global development, and we’ve managed to build an amazing team drawn from all over the world. But don’t take our word for it—we’re an externally recognized Great Place to Work and 2022 Best Workplace for Women
  3. Career Advancement. Join the team of a forward-thinking social enterprise that is making waves with some of the biggest names in our sector. Simprints Alumni have gone on to work for Google, USAID, Gavi the vaccine alliance, Save the Children, and other top players.
  4. Flexible hours. More efficient late at night? Better before the sun rises? Need to squeeze in a doctor’s visit Thursday morning? That’s fine by us. We are looking for people who get the job done, not for people who clock-in and clock-out. Outside of core hours (10am to 3pm UK) it's up to you to decide when the job gets done.
  5. Professional development and well-being. We promote continual learning with self-directed learning objectives, external mentors, and regular one-on-one feedback. We also put our money where our mouth is with a dedicated ‘Learning ’ budget, and access to global experts through the GLG network.
  6. Unlimited paid time off. We set high standards and goals, but give people the freedom to choose when and how to recharge. Join a team that trusts you with the job.
  7. 4 day work-week. We are currently on a 6 month pilot where we are trialling a 4 day work-week. Nobody is expected to work Friday's, so you'll get to enjoy a long weekend, every weekend. So far, the data has indicated this is a positive change, so we hope to make this a permanent fixture at the end of the pilot.


$40,000 - $50,000

Yearly based


United Kingdom

Remote Job

Job Overview
Job Posted:
1 year ago
Job Type
Full Time

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