We are seeking an intern with fundamentals in web development to work on a variety of potential projects. We regularly need to: create prototypes that leverage social networks in developing world nations; visualize data related both to surveys we deploy in the field and data related to the mobile traffic that hit our websites; examine the browsing characteristics of lower-end phones popular in the developing world; push the envelope on how the modern web can interact with lower-end phones.
-Basic fundamentals of computer science/programming
-Experience with Python
-Enough web programming experience to be able to use web APIs / use a web framework to prototype ideas quickly
We're looking for a reliable person who understands the basic fundamentals of web development and has a strong interest in seeing how these abilities can be used at a startup. We are also looking for people who are passionate about what we are trying to accomplish: making a direct connection to developing world consumers using mobile technology..
Jana, a Boston-based startup, connects companies to the developing world! Our products enable both market research and brand marketing in regions as diverse as India, Brazil, Nigeria, and Egypt. Our global community members receive free talk time on their mobile phone in exchange for taking actions including trial (registration, app downloads), engagement (watching a video, uploading a photo), advocacy (refer a friend), and product purchase (airtime rebates). Every month, millions of emerging market consumers register with mCent, Jana’s consumer-facing, opt-in platform, to receive these offers.
While we are a rapidly-growing, early-stage start-up, we are also the world's largest rewards platform. With integrations into the billing systems of 237 mobile operators, we can instantly reward 3.48 billion emerging market consumers in 70 local currencies with prepaid airtime. We are presently earning revenue in over 50 countries from clients including: CNN, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, Nestlé, Unilever, P&G, Danone, Google, and General Mills. With $25MM in funding from Maurice Lévy (Publicis Groupe), Todd Dagres (Spark Capital), Rohini Chakravarty (NEA), Jon Miller (AOL / News Corp), Paul Sagan (Akamai) and Esther Dyson (WPP) - we are building a new style of research and marketing company focusing on underserved, understudied communities in high-growth markets.