About Andela

Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in NYC, SF, Lagos, Nairobi, and Kampala, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage.

 About the Role

In this role, you will primarily work as a Software Engineer within the Technology department building world-class learning technology to support the skill development of Andela developers at scale.

As the Software Engineer, you will take on complex tasks and complete them despite roadblocks, grabbing others for help or insight as necessary. You will require 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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Product Managers, Engineers and Stakeholders to understand the business requirements
  • Collaborate with a team of engineers to deliver complex software solutions that meet those needs
  • Own the full lifecycle of features from design, to implementation to deployment and maintenance
  • Promote and nurture good team practices such as TDD, code reviews, and pair programming
  • Participate and contribute during project planning sessions

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of software development experience
  • Strong understanding of computer science principles, system design, and architecture
  • Experience working in an agile environment (standups, sprint planning, retrospectives, etc)
  • Experience developing SaaS products, specifically ed-tech or learning technology
  • Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD) and pair programming
  • Experience building both front-end and backend
  • Proficient in at least two (2) or more of the following technologies:
    • Javascript / Node.js
    • Angular / React
    • Postgres
    • Docker
    • AWS / Google Cloud
  • Solid written and verbal communication
  • Experience working remotely as an effective team member
  • A Bachelor's or advanced degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field

 EPIC Values Alignment

  • Demonstrable commitment to the learning & development of people and technology
  • The ability to learn new things fast enough to amaze your friends and family

Interested?

If the above sounds like an exciting role to you, please tell us why you believe you’re a good fit and we’ll be in touch.

 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 planet
  • Oh, and a chance to change the world!

 We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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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