About Andela

Andela is developing a corps of high-quality technology talent across the African continent that will drive the current and future phases of tech-enabled growth around the world. With the fastest growing population and highest youth population in the world, we believe Africa is one of the greatest untapped markets for talent development.

Andela advances human potential by powering today’s team and investing in tomorrow’s leaders. We recruit the most talented developers on the African continent, shape them into technology leaders, and place them as full-time distributed team members with companies that range from Microsoft and IBM to dozens of high-growth startups. Backed by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV (Google Ventures) and Spark Capital, Andela is building the next generation of global technology leaders. Passion, excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and rejecting the status quo are just a few of the things that Andela team members have in common.

About the Role

In this role, you will primarily work as a Senior Software Engineer within the Technology department building world-class internal products to support Andela’s business needs.

As the Senior Software Engineer, you will take on complex tasks and complete them despite roadblocks, grabbing others for help or insight as necessary. You will require very little oversight beyond high-level direction; you can take a complex user story, break it down into sub-tasks, and complete their sub-tasks with relative ease. You will show initiative beyond knocking tasks off a list; you are able to identify and suggest areas of future work for yourself or your team. You will drive product velocity and deliver products with confidence. You will take pride in building products that are key to helping Andela grow and scale as an organization.

You’re the kind of person who:

  • Believes that building great software is more than just delivering working code, that other aspects such as reusability, testability, maintainability, security, and performance are just as important.

  • Is constantly learning and expanding your skill sets on and off the job.

  • Can mentor entry-level developers willing to become world-class.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Product Managers and Stakeholders to understand the business needs

  • Deliver complex software solutions that meet those needs

  • Share responsibility for strategically scaling Andela’s internal systems

  • Promote and nurture good team practices such as TDD, code reviews, and pair programming

  • Bring vision to the team in the form of new technology recommendations, ideas and approaches

  • Mentor entry-level developers willing to become world-class

We are interested in a candidate from any background as long as you have a solid understanding of core computer science principles. Here’s an abbreviated list of interesting technologies we currently use:

  • Javascript / Node.js

  • Golang

  • React

  • Postgres

  • Google Cloud, Docker, Google Pub/Sub



    • 3-5 years of software development experience

    • Strong understanding of computer science principles

    • Experience working in an agile environment (standups, sprint planning, retrospectives, etc)

    • TDD and pair programming experience

    • Experience or strong interest in microservices architectures and distributed systems

    • Solid written and verbal communication

    • A Bachelor's or advanced degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field.

Benefits & Compensation

  • Full-time compensation
  • Full medical coverage
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided daily
  • Beautiful working environment
  • Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the plane
  • Oh, and a chance to change the world.


At Andela, we outcompete through diversity. We know that our strengths lies in the multiplicity of talents, perspectives, backgrounds & orientations resident in our community and we take pride in that. Andela is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices. Andela provides equal employment opportunities and workplace to all employees and applicants without regard to factors including but not limited to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy (including breastfeeding), genetic information, HIV/AIDS or any other medical status, family or parental status, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This commitment applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Our policies expressly prohibit any form of harassment and/or discrimination as stated above.

Andela is home for all, come as you are.


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