• Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 years ago
  • Category:
    IT & Computer
  • Deadline:
    30/09/2019
  • Job Level:
  • Languages:
    English

Overview

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

About the Senior Software Engineer Position:

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will primarily work as a Lead Engineer for one of Andela’s clients. Andela Senior Engineers are skilled at writing complex applications, have a deep understanding of application lifecycles, databases and services. They are passionate about guidance and mentorship to more junior developers.


What You Will Do

  • Interfacing with your client to understand their business, goals and visions for products being supported by an Andela Team
  • Performing high quality work that not only meets the need of the client, but surpasses it.
  • If you are managing a team:
    • Ensuring that our engineers are able to understand the business context and value of their tasks, as well as how it impacts users
    • Prioritizing the work that your team is responsible for to ensure that you’re always working on the highest value work that helps your clients meet their objectives
    • Working with our engineers to decompose high level stories into smaller, specific tasks and provide high level design support to help them understand how to solve specific coding challenges
    • Provide technical guidance and oversight to ensure that the work delivered is in accordance with the technical standards of your client
    • Encouraging a collaborative team environment
    • Regularly reporting the status of your team both to your client as well as senior members of Andela’s Partner Engineering Department.

Qualifications & Characteristics

  • Are active in the technology ecosystem in your city ex: you organize meet ups, speak at conferences and are active on github
  • Are able to pass our Tech Skills Assessment
  • May have a four-year degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field from an accredited university
  • Have at least 4 years of experience working in software development
  • Is proficient ideally in ANY TWO of the following stacks and/or experience in:
    • Javascript (React)
    • Javascript (Angular)
    • Javascript (Node)
    • Python (Django/Flask)
    • PHP (Lumen/Laravel)
    • Java
    • iOS (Swift/Objective C)
    • Android (Java/Kotlin)
    • DevOps
    • Ruby (Ruby on Rails)
  • Have experience leading technical teams using Agile methodologies;
  • Have experience working remotely as an effective member of a team;
  • Have a vibrant personality and exceptional communication skills (English, verbal and written)
  • A strong desire to mentor other developers;
  • Have the ability to build rapport and communicate with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Have strong leadership skills;
  • Strongly motivated by our social mission of training 100,000 young Africans in the next 10 years.

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