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  • Principal Engineer - Backend (Technology) at Andela

  • Posted on: 23 October, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • 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, Rwanda and Kampala, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage

    Principal Engineer - Backend (Technology)


    Locations: New York, USA, Boston, USA, Lagos, Nigeria, Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt, Nairobi, Kenya.

    What You’ll Do

    • In this role, you will work as a Principle Backend Engineer within the Technology organization, building world-class internal and customer facing products to support Andela’s business needs.
    • Our Andelan Principal Engineers are renowned for their technical prowess. They are admired and respected for the depth of their technical expertise and leadership.

    Specifically, you’ll:

    • Use your expert knowledge to deliver complex software solutions that will delight our partners around the world.
    • Make meaningful and impactful technical decisions with a keen understanding of the operational ramifications.
    • Share responsibility for strategically scaling Andela’s systems.
    • Bring vision to the team in the form of new technology recommendations, ideas, and approaches.
    • Provide technical leadership to fast-paced teams, while delivering value, unparalleled enthusiasm, and a relentless commitment to excellence.
    • Build great software while continuously learning and expanding your skill set.

    What You’ll Bring

    • All Andela engineers go above and beyond. To find out more about additional suggested competencies, check out our engineer framework.


    • A minimum of 6 years professional experience, during which you’ve built deep technical expertise and demonstrated technical leadership.


    • Expert-level understanding of JavaScript and Node based web application development
    • Deep knowledge of database design, development and processing concepts, e.g query definition, db optimization, schema design, ORM, etc.
    • Expertise in design and management of large scale, secure, cloud based software deployment environments
    • Expert level understanding of application containerization and orchestration techniques
    • Deep knowledge of client-server and multi-tier architectures
    • Expertise in different automated test strategies (unit/integration/acceptance)
    • Working knowledge of Test Coverage and Code Maintainability tools
    • Strong ability to problem-solve, debug, and understand pertinent performance metrics
    • Extensive experience with architecture and design principles, building to consider maintainability, performance, security requirements, and impact
    • Excellent soft skills that enable you to lead and empower your team, and deliver the highest value
    • Mentorship experience that helps others in approaching and solving for ambiguous efforts
    • Working knowledge of Agile development practices and associated tools
    • Strong understanding of business practices, engineering process, and industry trends

    Expertise with the following specific tools:

    • Google Cloud Platform
    • GraphQL based webservices
    • NestJS application framework
    • TypeORM and Postgres
    • Modern Angular application development
    • Typescript
    • Containerization tools, Docker, Kubernetes
    • Cloud based CI/CD tools, CircleCI, CodeClimate

    What You’ll Get

    • Full-time compensation
    • Full medical coverage
    • Lunch and snacks provided daily
    • Beautiful working environment
    • Opportunity to work with the brightest minds inside and outside of your field
    • A chance to change the world for the better.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

    Note: 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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