Data / Tech

New York, United States Full-time

About GiveDirectly

GiveDirectly aims to reshape international giving. We provide an end-to-end platform that enables funders to provide direct cash transfers to people living in extreme poverty. We are among the fastest-growing international development non-profits and are recipients of a Google Global Impact Award and a top rating from GiveWell.

Our unorthodox approach – allowing the poor, and not the donor, to choose how to invest capital – has driven debate both in press and policy circles (e.g., NPR’s This American Life, Foreign Affairs, The Economist, New York Times, The Guardian). We are also known for our extensive integration of technology into field processes; our quantitative approach to performance measurement; and our commitment to rigorous, independent, experimental evaluation of our impact, with one Randomized Controlled Trial completed and multiple additional RCTs in progress.

We are looking for exceptional talent to help build a startup into a world-class organization. Our culture is professional, analytical, non-hierarchical, fast-paced, and blunt, and we’re looking for people that match that description. We are open to candidates from any industry; we typically recruit from top private-sector firms and offer competitive salary and benefits.



You’ll be responsible for designing and implementing data systems across various domains of GiveDirectly. Your skillset and work product will enable GiveDirectly to continue rapidly scaling its field and fundraising platforms.  

You will own organizational challenges at the goal level, work with cross-pillar partners to find the right technical solution, and project manage the release. You are a systems thinker who is comfortable assessing tradeoffs and enjoys learning about technology in a variety of business contexts. You naturally  take ownership, can navigate unfamiliar settings, and enjoy both building and managing ops. You can excel at both 10,000 feet as well as in the weeds of complex problems.



  • Design and implement data-centric special projects, examples include mapping potential risks in our payments processes, launching dashboards to track performance of field staff and revenue growth.
  • Provide technology and data support for innovative field programs targeting new vulnerable populations (e.g. refugees, malnourished families etc.)
  • Run, improve, and in some cases build  the data platforms that we use for analytics, recipient management, revenue management etc.
  • Manage and run a regular technology release cycle that keeps our technology stack responsive to field needs
  • Run a monthly payment process that ensures our recipients are paid accurately and on time


What we’re looking for

We're open to looking at candidates with a range of skill-sets and background, e.g., (1) at least 2 years of professional experience in management consulting/ finance/ data analytics/ program management/ product management (2) minor in computer science/engineering OR professional experience with development [strongly typed languages a plus] and exposure to standard technical concepts including security design, build systems, and cloud services (3) expertise in data visualization (i.e. facilitating effective storytelling via data to a range of audiences). If you fall into any of these buckets and are interested in the role, we welcome your application. Regardless of professional background, we are looking for people with:

  • Strong analytical skills--able to leverage tools to extract and analyze data to make operational decisions
  • Significant interest in technology, systems design and building
  • Experience in managing timelines,  stakeholders & end to end implementations
  • A willingness to give and receive direct, honest feedback
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced, high growth environment
  • A deep interest in reimagining the aid sector through unconditional cash transfers