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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 Software Engineer - Back End

     


    Locations
    : Accra, Ghana, Cairo, Egypt, Kampala, Uganda, Kigali, Rwanda, Lagos, Nigeria, Nairobi, Kenya

    Where You’ll Work

    • 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 engineers.
    • Based in NYC, SF, Kigali, Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Accra and Kampala, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage.

    What You’ll Do

    • 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 knowledge in your core technology to delight our partners around the world.
    • Be responsible for the coding standards, conduct and deliverables of your fast-paced, distributed, teams, by proactively communicating and prioritizing effectively.
    • Act as role-model even in the most difficult and challenging situations, using constructive feedback, mentorship and universal respect.

    What You’ll Bring

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

    Experience:

    • A minimum of 6-12 years of professional experience, during which you’ve built deep technical expertise and demonstrated technical leadership.

    Required:

    • Expert-level understanding of at least one core backend language: Python, JavaScript/Node, PHP, Ruby
    • Intermediate-level understanding of at least one other backend language (In addition to the core language): Python, JavaScript/Node, PHP, Ruby
    • Leadership skills with a high amount of emotional intelligence.  You’ve led teams, initiatives, and a range of technical working sessions
    • Demonstrated experience of having taken large-scale initiatives from conception through to production, while continuing to support, optimize, and iterate
    • Extensive experience with architecture and design principles, building to consider maintainability, performance, security requirements, and impact.
    • Advanced understanding of at least one Web Framework for your language of choice: Flask/Django for Python; Node/Express for JavaScript, Rails for Ruby, Lumen/Laravel for PHP.
    • Deep understanding of fundamental database concepts - relational (SQL) database, non-relational (NoSQL) database and ORMs/ODMs
    • Strong knowledge of at least one cloud hosting platform (Ex: AWS, Azure, GCP)
    • Deep knowledge of at least one CI/CD tool -- Jenkins, Travis CI, Circle CI
    • Expert level understanding of containerization and orchestration techniques -- Docker, Docker Swarm, Kubernetes
    • Demonstrated expertise with highly available infrastructure patterns and their tradeoffs
    • Deep understanding of applicable unit and integration testing, and testing frameworks/libraries
    • Deep knowledge of networking concepts-- DNS, OSI model, TCP/IP, UDP, FTP
    • Strong ability to problem-solve, debug, and understand pertinent performance metrics
    • Comfort working within agile methodologies and experienced in estimation and time management
    • Awareness of the capabilities of applicable languages/frameworks/libraries as well as the inherent differences between them in order to understand trade-offs and make recommendations.

    Preferred:

    • Working knowledge of software engineering collaboration tools
    • Strong preference for test-driven-development (TDD) and understands its importance
    • Working knowledge of code editor and formatting tools
    • Practiced at learning by sharing knowledge via means such as mentorship, engagement within a technical community, contributions to open source, etc.
    • Comfort with at least one web server technology -- (ex: Apache, Nginx).

    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.

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    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.

    Experience:

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

    Required:

    • 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

    Preferred:
    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.

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    Principal Engineer - Frontend (Technology)

     

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

    What You’ll Do

    • In this role, you will work as a Principle Frontend 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.

    Experience:

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

    Required:

    • Expertise in building modern Angular based Single Page Applications
    • Deep knowledge of JavaScript core language concepts -- DOM manipulation, Fetch API, ES6 features
    • Extensive experience working with fundamental front-end languages/technologies, HTML, CSS, Sass (SCSS) framework
    • Expertise in design and management of large scale, secure, cloud based software deployment environments
    • 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
    • Deep knowledge of unit/integration testing, and testing frameworks/libraries
    • Comfort working within agile methodologies and experienced in estimation and time management
    • 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
    • Strong understanding of business practices, engineering process, and industry trends

    Preferred:
    Expertise with the following specific tools:

    • Google Cloud Platform
    • Frontend UI component library, Angular Material
    • Linting tools, ESLint
    • Testing frameworks, Jasmine, Karma
    • 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.

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    Principal Software Engineer - Front End

     

    Locations: Accra, Ghana, Cairo, Egypt, Kampala, Uganda, Kigali, Rwanda, Lagos, Nigeria, Nairobi, Kenya

    Where You’ll Work

    • 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 engineers.
    • Based in NYC, SF, Kigali, Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Accra and Kampala, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage.

    What You’ll Do

    • 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, in your core technology or set of technologies, to delight our partners around the world.
    • Make meaningful and impactful technical decisions with a keen understanding of the operational ramifications.
    • Lead fast-paced teams through change, while delivering value, unparalleled enthusiasm, and a relentless commitment to excellence.

    What You’ll Bring

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

    Experience:

    • A minimum of 6-12 years of professional experience, during which they’ve built deep technical expertise and demonstrated technical leadership.

    Required:

    • Deep knowledge of at least one front-end framework -- React, Angular, Vue
    • Working knowledge of at least one CSS framework -- Bootstrap, Materialize CSS, Semantic UI
    • Deep knowledge of JavaScript core language concepts -- DOM manipulation, Fetch API, ES6 features
    • Deep knowledge of the fundamental front-end languages/technologies -- HTML, CSS, JavaScript
    • Leadership skills with a high amount of emotional intelligence.  You’ve led teams, initiatives, and a range of technical working sessions
    • Demonstrated experience of having taken large-scale initiatives from conception through to production, while continuing to support, optimize, and iterate
    • Extensive experience with architecture and design principles, building to consider maintainability, performance, security requirements, and impact.
    • Strong ability to problem-solve, debug, and understand pertinent performance metrics
    • Strong preference for test-driven-development (TDD) and understanding of its importance
    • Deep knowledge of unit and integration testing and testing frameworks/libraries (Ex: Jest, Jasmine, Mocha)
    • Confident working with tools and editors-- (ex:  Grunt, Sublime, Atom, JSLint)
    • Measured experience with unit, integration, e2e and UI testing, with at least one relevant testing framework
    • Expert leveraging software-development lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies, (such as agile) to drive positive personal/team outcomes to increase velocity and on-time delivery
    • Experience having developed performance budgets, a deep knowledge of at least one analytics system, and understanding of how to optimize to deliver against key business metrics

    Preferred:

    • Experience using ESLint and module builders
    • Practiced at learning by sharing knowledge via means such as mentorship, engagement within a technical community, contributions to open source, etc.
    • Familiarity with containerization infrastructure and orchestration.

    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.

    go to method of application »

    Principal Software Engineer - Full Stack

     

    Locations: Accra, Ghana, Cairo, Egypt, Kampala, Uganda, Kigali, Rwanda, Lagos, Nigeria, Nairobi, Kenya

    Where You’ll Work

    • 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 engineers.
    • Based in NYC, SF, Kigali, Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Accra and Kampala, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage.

    What You’ll Do

    • 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, in your core technology or set of technologies, to delight our partners around the world.
    • Make meaningful and impactful technical decisions with a keen understanding of the operational ramifications.
    • Lead fast-paced teams through change, while delivering value, unparalleled enthusiasm, and a relentless commitment to excellence.

    What You’ll Bring

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

    Experience:

    • A minimum of 6-12 years of professional experience, during which you’ve built deep technical expertise and demonstrated technical leadership.

    Required:

    • Mastery of the core features of at least one backend language: Python, JavaScript/Node, PHP, Ruby
    • Leadership skills with a high amount of emotional intelligence.  You’ve led teams, initiatives, and a range of technical working sessions
    • Demonstrated experience of having taken large-scale initiatives from conception through to production, while continuing to support, optimize, and iterate
    • Advanced understanding of at least one Web Framework for your language of choice: i.e Flask/Django for Python; Node/Express for JavaScript, Rails for Ruby, Lumen/Laravel for PHP.
    • Deep knowledge of the fundamental front-end languages/technologies -- i.e  HTML, CSS, JavaScript
    • Deep knowledge of at least one front-end framework -- React, Angular, Vue as well as experience with responsive design interface development
    • Extensive experience with architecture and design principles, building to consider maintainability, performance, security requirements, and impact.
    • Working knowledge of at least one complementary front-end languages/frameworks (ex: React, Angular, Vue )
    • Intermediate understanding of at least one Web Framework for your language of choice: Flask/Django for Python; Node/Express for JavaScript, Rails for Ruby, Lumen/Laravel for PHP.
    • Deep understanding of fundamental database concepts - relational (SQL) database, non-relational (NoSQL) database, ORMs/ODMs and Web storage API (front end)
    • Strong ability to problem-solve, debug, and understand pertinent performance metrics
    • Strong preference for test-driven-development (TDD) and understands its importance
    • Strength with at least one web server technology -- (ex: Apache, Nginx)
    • Strength working within at least one cloud hosting platform --(ex: AWS, GCP)
    • Confident working with tools and editors-- (ex: Grunt, Sublime, Atom, JSLint)
    • Measured experience with unit, integration, e2e and UI testing, with at least one relevant testing framework
    • Expert leveraging software-development lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies, (such as agile) to drive positive personal/team outcomes to increase velocity and on-time delivery

    Preferred Skills:

    • Working knowledge of software engineering collaboration tools (Ex: Git, Jira)
    • Practiced at learning by sharing knowledge via means such as mentorship, engagement within a technical community, contributions to open source, etc.
    • Familiarity with containerization infrastructure and orchestration
    • Awareness of the capabilities of applicable languages/frameworks/libraries as well as the inherent differences between them in order to understand trade-offs and make recommendations

    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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