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  • Posted on: 13 May, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • 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.

    At Andela, we find the brightest young people in Africa, train them to be world-class developers, and connect them with employers around the world looking for top technical talent. Passion, excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and rejecting the status quo are just a few of the things that Andela team members have in common.

    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.

    Training Operations Coordinator

     

    About The Training Operations Coordinator - Nigeria

    The Training Operations Coordinator will ensure that Andela training team is successful at selecting the top performers who define what it means to be limitless and training them to be client-ready developers and future technology leaders. She/he is passionate about Andela’s mission and technology and is able to remain flexible and wear many hats to help meet growing and changing needs of a start up.

    She/he is passionate about Andela’s mission and technology and is able to remain flexible and wear many hats to help meet growing and changing needs of a start up.

    Key Responsibilities Of The Role

    • Provide day-to-day support to the Training team to help meet their goals and promote growth.
        • Help in the on-boarding of new Training team members with training and materials.
        • Process documentation and maintenance of onboarding materials
        • Coordinate international travel and scheduling for Training team.
        • Manage staffing schedule for Training team to adequately staff all boot-camps, M1, simulations.
        • Monitor and analyze Training team performance.
        • Help to identify and implement new procedures and best practices to reduce friction and increase the efficiency of the Training team.
    • Assist with data collection to make better decisions.
        • Establish and manage processes for information flow to assure data from Training Dashboard are correctly entered and up to date in real-time
    • Submit weekly training reports
    • Collaborate closely with Success & Operations teams to ensure that Fellow training data is communicated accurately and in a timely manner.
    • Work closely with the Director of Growth & Analytics to analyze data and provide insight into KPI and training metrics through reports and dashboards.
    • Where needed, assist Director of Training to organize and prepare presentations on insights for other parts of the company.
    • Update the Training Map and other frequently used info as needed. (Prepare for scale/replication of training teams in new locations in the next 2-3 years)
    • Represent Training with other departments as needed.
      • Collaborate cross-functionally with Success, Operations, Sales, Marketing, and Finance.
      • Provide answers to any questions about Training processes and metrics to other departments
      • Follow up in any next steps designated to Training department coming out of larger meetings. Create work plans, share with Director and assist in implementation.
    You

    Qualifications
    • Have excellent knowledge and passion about Andela’s mission and vision.
    • Have a Bachelor’s degree
    • Have at least 2 years of experience in team operations
    • Are extremely well-organized, with strong attention to details
    • Are able to build effective working relationships with key stakeholders
    • Have strong written and oral communications skills with the ability to converse with all levels of the organization
    • Have strong logistical management skills
    • Have strong proficiency with Google Apps: Calendar, Hangouts, Docs, Sheets
    • Must be a nice person - we have a strict no jerks policy at Andela
    • Are a good person; we have a “no jerks” policy at Andela
    As The Ideal Candidate For This Role You

    Qualifications & Characteristics
    • Must have good interpersonal skills
    • Must work effectively with and collaborate with others
    • Must be self-motivated and willing to serve
    • Must have ability to execute projects systematically
    • Must be meticulous and be a stickler for orderliness and cleanliness
    • Must have good organizational and communication skills
    Benefits & Compensation 

    • Full-time compensation 

    • Medical coverage 

    • Breakfast and Lunch provided daily 

    • Beautiful working environment 

    • Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet
    • Oh, and a chance to change the world!

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    Lead Software Engineer

     

    About The Lead Software Engineer Position

    As a Lead Software Engineer, you will primarily work as a Team Lead within the Technology & Learning department leading a team of developers building world-class internal products to support Andela’s business needs.

    As the senior member of your team, you will take responsibility for the overall planning, execution and success of complex technical projects. You will work closely with the product management team to ensure we're building the best products that meet Andela users’ needs. You will take pride in building products that are key to helping Andela grow and scale as an organization. You will be responsible for managing the delivery of your work as well as any developers that work under you.

    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.
    • Are constantly learning and expanding your skillsets on and off the job.
    • Can mentor entry-level developers willing to become world-class.
    • Are a good person: driven by purpose, passion, thirst for knowledge, and the pursuit of a better world.

    Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

    Most of our stack is in JavaScript and Ruby, but we’re expanding into many other languages and technologies. We’d be interested in candidate from any background as long as you have a keen understanding of Object Oriented languages. Here’s an abbreviated list of interesting technologies we currently use

    • Javascript, Node.js/Express.js
    • Ruby, Ruby on Rails
    • Golang
    • AngularJS
    • Postgres, MongoDB, Redis
    • Heroku, AWS, SQS, EC2

    What Makes You a Great Fit For This Role

    • The ability to be located in Lagos, Nigeria or Nairobi, Kenya.
    • 2-5 years of software development experience
    • Experience leading a team of software engineers in an agile environment (daily standups, sprint planning, retrospectives, etc)
    • TDD and pair programming experience
    • Experience setting up and managing a continuous integration or a continuous delivery process
    • Experience with service oriented architectures, distributed systems, and messaging queues.
    • A Bachelor's or advanced degree Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field.

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    Simulations Facilitator

     

    We Are Looking For Someone Who

    • Can impart their understanding of software engineering to the brightest minds in Africa at the beginning of their journey toward global tech leadership
    • Can vividly describe a world-class software developer, how they work on a daily basis, and the challenges they face working remotely with global clients
    • Craves the change and challenges inherent to technology startups and thrives when adapting to different roles and environments

    Join us as we build the best technical training program in the world and support a generation of African technology leaders that will transform the continent.

    We Are Changing the World

    Andela is changing the world. We find the brightest young people in Africa, train them to be world-class developers, and connect them with companies around the world seeking top technical talent. Our greatest impact will be witnessed in the years to come, as Andela Fellows graduate from the Fellowship with the skills and network to found and lead organizations that will transform the global tech landscape.

    We want you to change the world with us. With the Andela Training Team, you have the opportunity to train the brightest rising technology leaders in Africa and help us build one of the best training programs on earth.

    You May Be a Great Fit for this Role If…

    • You have at least 2+ years experience working in the technology industry
    • You have experience writing code
    • You are familiar with agile development and software project management
    • You love to learn, listen, create and inspire others
    • Your speaking and writing abilities are exceptional
    • You maintain the highest standards for yourself and those around you
    • You are an unconventional thinker with unstoppable initiative, capable of balancing creativity and enthusiasm for change with mission-focus, patience, and prioritization
    • You can for hours about the software development lifecycle and the mind of the world-class software craftsman
    • You are a good person and you are great to work with

    In this Role You Will…

    • Facilitate daily professional skills training
    • Create and run simulations scenarios that instil a comprehensive set of technical and professional skills
    • Role play a variety of simulation characters, such as product managers, technical team leads, and CTOs
    • Track knowledge, behavior, and beliefs demonstrated in training scenarios
    • Give direct, actionable feedback and handle difficult conversations with many different types of people
    • Hold in-training development teams accountable to building real, high-quality software products
    • Pilot, test, and iterate curriculum and facilitation methods
    • Adapt to yet-to-be-defined responsibilities as Andela grows and evolves

    What if you don’t meet these technical qualifications?

    While we strongly prefer candidates with substantial software development experience, we may be open to considering your application if you can demonstrate the ability to rapidly gain expertise in the domain of world-class software engineering.

    If you are confident that you are capable of this, please include a section in your cover letter that clearly identifies that your tech background is limited and demonstrate exactly why we should also be confident in your ability to rapidly gain expertise in the software development lifecycle and the mind of a world-class software developer.

    Benefits And Compensation

    • Full-time compensation
    • Medical coverage
    • Light breakfast and lunch provided daily
    • Unconventional, dynamic, and passion-rich working environment
    • Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet
    • Oh, and a chance to change the world!

    Method of Application

    To apply, visit Andela Career Page

     

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