OpenMRS is committed to building a diverse, vibrant, and robust community where knowledge and experience is expanded through practical opportunities for anyone and everyone. Many developers and technical writers come to our community via Google mentorship programs. Our aim is to provide opportunities for mid-level technical project managers, developers, and quality assurance specialists to become general OpenMRS jedis and gurus in their specific technical areas by expanding their OpenMRS skills and gaining experience through real work that are in demand by implementers.
How does it work?
Fellows develop advanced skill sets by contributing to an OpenMRS squad working on a community project. Each Fellow receives support and guidance of Fellowship Mentors and other technical experts working together on an active squad or project.
We have identified three projects that serve as ideal opportunities for OpenMRS Fellows and Fellowship Mentors:
- COVID-19 Integration Tools
- Analytics Engine/Patient Level Indicator Reporting
- FHIR Messaging
Current Fellow and Fellowship Mentor Opportunities
We are currently looking for 3-4 talented individuals interested in serving as Fellows and/or a Fellowship Mentors in the following areas:
- Technical Project/Product Management
- Quality Assurance (Management or Engineering)
Most Fellow and Fellowship Mentor opportunities are 10-11 months in duration.
Fellows can be any mid-to senior- level technical project/product manager, developer, quality assurance specialist, or subject matter expert who is interested in expanding their knowledge and skills.
We’re specifically interested in candidates with:
- 2-4 years of experience in software development, project or product management, quality assurance, or subject matter expertise (i.e: terminology, standards, microfrontends, security, DevOps, etc)
- Has some experience with processes, tools, and technologies used by the OpenMRS community
- Demonstrates initiative to identify different problems and proposes effective solutions for those problems
- Dedication to the OpenMRS mission, vision, and values
- Open to exploring and applying open source principles
- Able to work independently and as a part of a team
- Good communication skills
Fellowship Mentors have 4-5 years experience in one or more areas of expertise, such as: project/product management, development, quality assurance, business analysis, etc. We are open to working with Fellowship Mentors unfamiliar with OpenMRS who can bring a unique skill set to our community (i.e: FHIR, React, technical writing, etc).
Fellowship Mentors will benefit from having experience:
- Collaborating with the OpenMRS community (or other open source project)
- Identifying learning opportunities
- Transferring knowledge and skills to a less experienced person
- Assessing learning or professional growth
Note that Fellows with advanced skills and/or experience in a specific area are eligible to serve as Fellowship Mentors. Fellowship Mentors may be eligible to receive a stipend.
How to apply
To apply, Fellow and Fellowship Mentor candidates complete the Fellowship Program Application and submit a cover letter and CV. The cover letter should include:
- type of fellowship you are applying for (Development, TPM, QA, SME, etc)
- project(s) that you are interested in,
- experience working on open source projects,
- your technical experience,
- professional development goals, and
- any other information that you believe is relevant.
Applications will be reviewed on the 20th of each month on an ongoing basis until all fellowship openings are filled.