Do you believe in humanity’s ability to self-improve?  Are you passionate about leveraging technology to solve human-centric problems? Do you enjoy bringing structure, order and building quantifiable roadmaps for visionary outcomes that may take a generation or more to realize? Do you possess an owner’s approach with the ability to deliver with minimal supervision? Are you a perfectionist who embraces failure

Well, this just might be the role for you!

ABOUT US

In 2035, Africa will have the largest workforce in the world and will need to catalyse transformation by empowering its largest untapped resource - its people. The African Leadership Group is an ecosystem of institutions with a shared vision to harness Africa’s abundant human capital and transform the continent and the world by selecting, developing, and connecting 2 million ethical and entrepreneurial leaders by 2030. ALG was founded over 15 years ago by Fred Swaniker, a serial entrepreneur recognised by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of 2019. 

ALX and The Room are two brands of the African Leadership Group.  ALX is our training arm, focused on developing skills for the fourth industrial revolution - software engineering, data science, UX design, cyber security, etc. - to ensure that Africa is able to compete effectively as the world undergoes a digital transformation. The Room is our connection arm, a community that our young talent join to access a lifetime of extraordinary opportunities and meaningful relationships. To learn more about us, please read this article about why we launched The Room & this article about the impact of our development programmes on African youth.

ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY TEAM

The mission of the Technology Team is to build the technology platform and digital products that will enable us to connect our talent to opportunities at scale when we reach our community of 10M members from across the world. 

…and that’s where you come in.

A lot of our services are being built from scratch so it is a perfect place for YOU who is looking for greenfield projects. We are looking at YOU to own and build the right things! 

You will be joining a team that has a fail fast, iterate often mentality. With a bold mission, we encourage autonomy, creativity, collaboration and experimentation. We embrace risks and failure. We seek those that have a beginners’ mindset, are lifelong learners, thrive in uncertain circumstances and uncharted territory, and have a deep passion for building meaningful AI powered products that will have a big impact on the African continent. Our team has a user-first mindset, finding joy in understanding the pain points of the customers and solving their problems using technology.  

If you're excited about working in a hyper-growth, fun and collaborative environment, this is a chance for you to have an impact on young African talent.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As a Full Stack Developer within the Tech Team, your role will be to support in building a world-class technology platform to enable us to meet our goal of connecting talent to opportunities at scale. You will design, create and build tech that will serve the needs of both our internal (staff) and external (top talent) customers.

Specifically, your role will be to:-

  • Design and develop software applications
  • Perform technical design reviews and code reviews
  • Be responsible for prototyping, developing, and troubleshooting software
  • Perform peer reviews on source code to ensure reuse, scalability, and the use of best practices
  • Participate in collaborative technical discussions that focus on software user experience, design, architecture, and development

REQUIREMENTS:

  • You have 4+ years of strong hands-on background in developing scalable applications
  • You are proficient in Front end technologies like React, Typescript, JSON
  • You have proficiency in server-side development with NodeJS, Typescript and relevant frameworks.
  • You have extensive knowledge of CSS and JS/TS methods for highly responsive applications.
  • You have strong experience in responsive design, cross-browser web applications
  • You have experience with AWS Infrastructure & services
  • You are familiar with interfaces such as REST web services, swagger profiles, JSON payloads.
  • You are familiar with dev-ops such as Git, Jira, Confluence and CI/CD
  • You have experience with microservice architecture
  • You are a perfectionist who embraces failure.

We would also like to remind you that this is a remote job, which means that you can work from anywhere in the world. However, we have a preference for a GMT to GMT +4 time zone.



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