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, Kampala and Kigali. Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage.

Andela extends engineering teams with world-class software developers. We recruit the most talented developers on the African continent, shape them into technical leaders, and place them as full-time distributed team members with companies that range from Microsoft and IBM to dozens of high-growth startups. 

We have a vision to train 100,000 world-class developers in the next 10 years – and we want you to help make it happen

About the Technical Team Lead role

Do you have the potential, skills, and desire to become one of the top 10% Technology Leaders in the world?

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive teams of software developers (junior and senior) to rapidly develop great software products
  • Inspire and Mentor aspiring Software Developers and Software Development Learning Facilitators
  • Support the learning and professional development of dozens of Africa's most talented software developers every day
  • Deliver actionable feedback and support multiple learners to grow significantly
  • Drive creative solutions that improve the standard of our software products and learning programs
  • Model Technical Leadership that other Facilitators can look up to and learn from

Andelan Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of our vision and help us innovate, grow, and thrive as a department and an organization
  • Collaboratively and passionately deliver excellent work with integrity everyday
  • Continuously level up your own skills and grow with the organization

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for the role MUST have experience with the following:

  • Minimum 4 years working experience (or equivalent experience with multiple professional software development product teams) in Full-stack Software Development
  • JS (Node/Angular/Meteor/React)
  • Python (Flask/Django)
  • Ruby (Rails)
  • PHP (Laravel, Lumen etc)
  • Experience with Agile Software Development Techniques and Tools
  • SCRUM/Kanban/Extreme Programming
  • Trello/Pivotal Tracker/Zenhub
  • Version Control (Github/Bitbucket)
  • TDD
  • Continuous Integration
  • Docker/Vagrant
  • Leading teams to build and deploy Professional Software Products
  • Relational/Business/People/Soft Skills experience
  • EPIC Values alignment
  • Demonstrable commitment to the learning & development of people and technologyThe ability to learn new things fast whilst delivering value on it simultaneously

Other desirable skills that it would be nice for an ideal candidate to have experience in include:

  • Curriculum design
  • Program development
  • Setup Workshops, Bootcamps, Developer Groups or Forums
  • Facilitated learning in a structured learning environment
  • Mentored or coached upcoming developers in a structured or unstructured setting
  • Spoke at Tech Forums or workshops
  • Software Development Instructional Design
  • Mentorship or Coaching in Software Engineering

Benefits & Compensation

  • Full time and competitive remuneration package,
  • Full Medical coverage,
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks are 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, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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