• Career Opportunities at Andela - 9 Positions

  • Posted on: 7 July, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Andela provides companies with access to the top 1% of global tech talent. We identify high-potential developers on the African continent, shape them into world-class technical leaders, and pair them with companies as full-time, distributed team members. Accelerate your product roadmap while minimizing time spent interviewing, on-boarding, and training new hires. Andela is backed by investors including Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV, Spark Capital, Omidyar Network, Susa Ventures, Steve Case, Founder Collective, Learn Capital and more. Learn more about us at www.andela.com. Specialties
     

    Lead Facilitator, DevOps

     

    Summary

    Do you have the potential, skills, and desire to become one of the top 10% Technology Leaders in the world?

    At Andela, we believe that Technology Leaders are defined by their ability to model, capture, and transfer the mindset and best practices of their craft to any technology professional from entry level developers to senior software engineers.

    In this role you will nurture that expertise by daily investing in the next generation of African technology leaders to gain the skills needed to be globally employable software developers.

    Role-specific Responsibilities

    • Drive teams of software developers (junior and senior) to rapidly develop great software products
    • Inspire and Mentor aspiring Software Developers and Software Development Learning Facilitators
    • Support the learning and professional development of dozens of Africa's most talented software developers every day
    • Deliver actionable feedback and support multiple learners to grow significantly
    • Drive creative solutions that improve the standard of our software products and learning programs
    • Model Technical Leadership that other Facilitators can look up to and learn from

    Andelan Responsibilities

    • Take ownership of our vision and help us innovate, grow, and thrive as a department and an organization
    • Collaboratively and passionately deliver excellent work with integrity everyday
    • Continuously level up your own skills and grow with the organization

    Qualifications

    • The ideal candidate for the role MUST have experience with the following:
    • Minimum 4 years working experience (or equivalent experience with multiple professional software development product teams) in DevOps
    • Linux/Unix Administration
    • Automation/Configuration Management (e.g with Ansible, Puppet, Chef)
    • Monitoring (e.g Prometheus, New Relic, Elasticsearch + Logstash + Kibana)
    • Cloud Services (e.g AWS, Azure, BlueMix)
    • Database magic (e.g PostgreSQL, MySQL, NoSQL)
    • Microservices Infrastructure Management (e.g Kubernetes, Kafka)
    • Coding and scripting (PHP, Python, Perl and/or Ruby)
    • Experience with Agile Software Development Techniques and Tools
    • SCRUM/Kanban/Extreme Programming
    • Trello/Pivotal Tracker/Zenhub
    • Version Control (Github/Bitbucket)
    • TDD
    • Continuous Integration

     

    • Leading teams to build and deploy Professional Software Products
    • Relational/Business/People/Soft Skills experience
    • EPIC Values alignment
    • Demonstrable commitment to the learning & development of people and technology
    • The ability to learn new things fast whilst delivering value on it simultaneously

     

    • Other desirable skills that it would be nice for an ideal candidate to have experience in include:
    • Software Development Instructional Design
    • Curriculum design
    • Program development
    • Setup Workshops, Bootcamps, Developer Groups or Forums
    • Mentorship or Coaching in Software Engineering
    • Facilitated learning in a structured learning environment
    • Mentored or coached upcoming developers in a structured or unstructured setting
    • Spoke at Tech Forums or workshops

    Product Manager

     

    The Product Manager is an expert practitioner in Product Manager that the rest of our organization looks up to for thought leadership in product management.

    This individual knows what makes a product loved by its users. They consistently exceed the standards of everyone around them, but you rarely exceed their own standards.

    They love products. They lead with curiosity about their users’ needs. They always seek to improve the lives of your users based on information they gather from them.

    The Product Manager is seeking to build global technology leaders through building transformative products that allow for seamless yet meaningful interactions between humans and machines.

    Key Responsibilities Of The Role

    • Own and manage the product roadmaps for Learning products
    • Transfer product management expertise to a growing group of apprentices
    • Actively contribute to the product manager curriculum

    Qualifications And Characteristics

    You’re a good fit for this role if you:

    • worked as a product leader in a variety of environments including software development.
    • (with and without a team) have built products that meet the needs of your users using the latest practices and tools.
    • desire to build transformative products that create opportunities for humans and machines to interact in ways that we have never seen before for the advancement of humanity.

    Benefits & Compensation

    • Full-time compensation
    • Full medical coverage
    • Lunch and snacks provided daily
    • Beautiful working environment
    • Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet
    • Oh, and a chance to change the world!

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    Systems Architect

     

    The Systems Architect is the seer. They look at existing software systems, point out the inefficiencies that exist in those systems, and offer recommendations on how to improve those systems holistically. They look at problems, dream up solutions, and map out different technology components that can be built and connected together to solve those problems efficiently for scale and performance.

    This individual knows what makes a reliable, and scalable software system. They consistently exceed the standards of everyone around you, but you rarely exceed their own standards.

    They love to look at software systems holistically, dissecting them into small components, while exploring which permutations offer the most reliability and scalability. They also love to convert user requirements into architectural recommendations designed for scale and reliability.

    They are passionate about sharing this expertise of theirs with others, and are committed to facilitating environments that enable learners to succeed.

    Key Responsibilities Of The Role

    • Manage the architecture of Learning products, keeping us in line or above the line of global industry standards
    • Mentors and guides apprentices on the best practices for architecting software systems
    • Build a group of global thought leaders in software systems architecture

    Qualifications And Characteristics

    You’re a good fit for this role if you:

    • successfully worked as a software architect. As an engineer you’ve worked on software products in each phase of the software development lifecycle.
    • (with and without a team) have generated architectural artefacts that describe how pieces of software should be built by engineering teams.
    • understand that for the future of technology to be written in Africa, Africa needs software products that can stand the test of time while supporting Africa’s incredible projected population growth

    Benefits & Compensation

    • Full-time compensation
    • Full medical coverage
    • Lunch and snacks provided daily
    • Beautiful working environment
    • Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet
    • Oh, and a chance to change the world!

    Product Designer

     

    The Product Designer is an expert practitioner in Design that the rest of our organization looks up to for thought leadership in design.

    This individual possesses a strong sixth sense for functional and aesthetic design. They consistently exceed the standards of everyone around them, but you rarely exceed their own standards.

    They are always looking for ways to analyze and improve existing designs of things around them. They continuously seek ways to improve the design thinking of people around them.

    The Product Designer is seeking to build global technology leaders through building transformative products that allow for seamless yet meaningful interactions between humans and machines.

    Key Responsibilities Of The Role

    • Build and deliver high fidelity designs (UI and UX) for Learning products
    • Transfer design expertise to a growing group of apprentices
    • Actively contribute to the design curriculum

    Qualifications And Characteristics

    You’re a good fit for this role if you:

    • have successfully worked as a designer in a variety of environments including software development, using the latest practices and tools.
    • (with and without a team) have built jaw-dropping mockups and prototypes that energize users’ requirements functionally while giving them life aesthetically.
    • believe that the world could be further transformed into a more pleasant place when humans and machines can interact more seamlessly through well-designed interfaces.

    Benefits & Compensation

    • Full-time compensation
    • Full medical coverage
    • Lunch and snacks provided daily
    • Beautiful working environment
    • Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet
    • Oh, and a chance to change the world!

    Lead IOS Engineer

     

    In this role you will nurture that expertise by daily investing in the next generation of African technology leaders to gain the skills needed to be globally employable software developers.

    Role-specific Responsibilities

    • Drive teams of software developers (junior and senior) to rapidly develop great software products
    • Inspire and Mentor aspiring Software Developers and Software Development Learning Facilitators
    • Support the learning and professional development of dozens of Africa's most talented software developers every day
    • Deliver actionable feedback and support multiple learners to grow significantly
    • Drive creative solutions that improve the standard of our software products and learning programs
    • Model Technical Leadership that other Facilitators can look up to and learn from

    Andelan Responsibilities

    • Take ownership of our vision and help us innovate, grow, and thrive as a department and an organization
    • Collaboratively and passionately deliver excellent work with integrity everyday
    • Continuously level up your own skills and grow with the organization

    Qualifications

    • The ideal candidate for the role MUST have experience with the following:
    • Minimum 4 years working experience (or equivalent experience with multiple professional software development product teams) in Mobile Development
    • iOS
    • Swift
    • Objective-C
    • Cocoa Framework
    • Experience with Agile Software Development Techniques and Tools
    • SCRUM/Kanban/Extreme Programming
    • Trello/Pivotal Tracker/Zenhub
    • Version Control (Github/Bitbucket)
    • TDD
    • Continuous Integration

     

    • Leading teams to build and deploy Professional Software Products
    • Relational/Business/People/Soft Skills experience
    • EPIC Values alignment
    • Demonstrable commitment to the learning & development of people and technology
    • The ability to learn new things fast whilst delivering value on it simultaneously

     

    • Other desirable skills that it would be nice for an ideal candidate to have experience in include:
    • Software Development Instructional Design
    • Curriculum design
    • Program development
    • Setup Workshops, Bootcamps, Developer Groups or Forums
    • Mentorship or Coaching in Software Engineering
    • Facilitated learning in a structured learning environment
    • Mentored or coached upcoming developers in a structured or unstructured setting
    • Spoke at Tech Forums or workshops

    Project Manager

     

    The Project Manager is an operational powerhouse, and resource allocation maestro that guides us to deliberately execute and deliver on our product roadmaps.

    This individual is a machine; process-driven, data-driven, and results oriented. They consistently exceed the standards of everyone around them, but rarely exceed their own standards.

    They are passionate about “servant leadership.” They believe that they do the dirty organizational work so that the team can focus on what they do best: execution.

    Every rocket ship needs an engine. The right person for this role desires to build the engines that enable the rocket ships of human transformation to take off and land smoothly.

    Key Responsibilities Of The Role

    • Keep track of all resources (human and non-human) available for deployment within Learning product teams
    • Efficiently deploy all resources to yield optimal product and learning velocity of Learning product teams
    • Guides learning product teams to stay on track using the best project management practices and tools for software development
    • Mentors and guides apprentices on the best practices for effective project management

    Qualifications And Characteristics

    You’re a good fit for this role if you:

    • successfully worked as a project manager. You’ve actuated teams operationally to materialize the goals of projects on time while maintaining quality.
    • (with and without a team) have created workflow and resource allocation systems designed for maximum throughput for projects.
    • believe that the future is what we make it to be. So you seek opportunities to define future states of progress and rally teams to execute towards materializing those future states.

    Benefits & Compensation

    • Full-time compensation
    • Full medical coverage
    • Lunch and snacks provided daily
    • Beautiful working environment
    • Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet
    • Oh, and a chance to change the world!

    Lead Engineer, Android

     

    In this role you will nurture that expertise by daily investing in the next generation of African technology leaders to gain the skills needed to be globally employable software developers.

    Role-specific Responsibilities

    • Drive teams of software developers (junior and senior) to rapidly develop great software products
    • Inspire and Mentor aspiring Software Developers and Software Development Learning Facilitators
    • Support the learning and professional development of dozens of Africa's most talented software developers every day
    • Deliver actionable feedback and support multiple learners to grow significantly
    • Drive creative solutions that improve the standard of our software products and learning programs
    • Model Technical Leadership that other Facilitators can look up to and learn from

    Andelan Responsibilities

    • Take ownership of our vision and help us innovate, grow, and thrive as a department and an organization
    • Collaboratively and passionately deliver excellent work with integrity everyday
    • Continuously level up your own skills and grow with the organization

    Qualifications

    • The ideal candidate for the role MUST have experience with the following:
    • Minimum 4 years working experience (or equivalent experience with multiple professional software development product teams) in Mobile Development
    • Java
    • Kotlin
    • Android SDK
    • Android Studio
    • Android Material Design Guidelines
    • Experience with Agile Software Development Techniques and Tools
    • SCRUM/Kanban/Extreme Programming
    • Trello/Pivotal Tracker/Zenhub
    • Version Control (Github/Bitbucket)
    • TDD
    • Continuous Integration

     

    • Leading teams to build and deploy Professional Software Products
    • Relational/Business/People/Soft Skills experience
    • EPIC Values alignment
    • Demonstrable commitment to the learning & development of people and technology
    • The ability to learn new things fast whilst delivering value on it simultaneously

     

    • Other desirable skills that it would be nice for an ideal candidate to have experience in include:
    • Software Development Instructional Design
    • Curriculum design
    • Program development
    • Setup Workshops, Bootcamps, Developer Groups or Forums
    • Mentorship or Coaching in Software Engineering
    • Facilitated learning in a structured learning environment
    • Mentored or coached upcoming developers in a structured or unstructured setting
    • Spoke at Tech Forums or workshops

    Program Manager

     

    The Program Manager is an operational powerhouse that sets up and manages structures and process to keep the lights on in our learning programs.

    This individual is always looking at business units through the lens of scale and measurement towards goals and objectives. They consistently exceed the standards of everyone around them, but you rarely exceed their own standards.

    They desire to manage teams around a business unit while offering their team members impact coaching to accelerate their learning and growth.

    They want to change the world for the better. They believe that you are better at doing this when their work is also an investment in others. They have strong beliefs about what “better” really looks like. They’re dedicated to making their work a manifestation of all these beliefs.

    Key Responsibilities Of The Role

    • Set up and manage the roadmap for learning programs
    • Manages processes for experimentation, issues, and change management for the programs
    • Measures and reports on the business, operational, and information flow health of learning programs
    • Manages teams of Learning Facilitators through business KPIs and impact coaching

    Qualifications And Characteristics

    You’re a good fit for this role if you:

    • have successfully worked as a project manager, people manager, or program manager. In your past experiences, you’ve rallied teams inspirationally and operationally towards achieving team goals.
    • (with and without a team) have created roadmaps and progress trackers for goals and objectives in your former teams using the latest tools and methodologies.
    • believe that the future is what we make it to be. So you seek opportunities to define future states of progress and rally teams to execute towards materializing those future states.

    Benefits & Compensation

    • Full-time compensation
    • Full medical coverage
    • Lunch and snacks provided daily
    • Beautiful working environment
    • Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet
    • Oh, and a chance to change the world!

    Onboarding Facilitator

     

    The Onboarding Facilitator is a bundle of energy, emotional intelligence, and cultural sensitivity. They are responsible for building and executing an immersive onboarding experience of Andela’s mission, culture, and values for new Andelans as they join us on our journey to global transformation.

    This individual just cannot contain their desire for the world to be a better place through human transformation. They continuously seek ways to encourage people to own their transformation for the good of the world.

    They speak with passion and detail, they listen with focus and empathy. They have a knack for enabling others to see the value in being part of something bigger.

    They are exceptional at professional writing and public speaking. They consistently exceed the standards of everyone around you, but you rarely exceed your own standards.

    Key Responsibilities Of The Role

    • Facilitate the Month 1 onboarding experience for new Andelans
    • Run daily mentally and spiritually stimulating activities for new Andelans to find their sense of purpose within Andelan
    • Be vocal and behavioral proponents of the Andela values
    • Foster an environment where new Andelans can safely make a lasting transition from local cultures and beliefs to Andela cultures and beliefs

    Qualifications And Characteristics

    You’re a good fit for this role if you:

    • successfully worked in a cultural onboarding capacity or as an improv teacher/instructor/facilitator, receiving multiple recognitions for your team work, and your continuous demonstrations of leadership.
    • (with and without a team) have built onboarding and team building materials along with data tracking tools.
    • seek to build an Africa where excellence, passion, integrity, and collaboration are the norm

    Benefits & Compensation

    • Full-time compensation
    • Full medical coverage
    • Lunch and snacks provided daily
    • Beautiful working environment
    • Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet
    • Oh, and a chance to change the world!

    Method of Application

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

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