• Career Opportunities at Andela - 6 Positions

  • Posted on: 31 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
     

    Accounting Associate

     

    To ensure timely preparation of monthly accounts timely, complete and accurate recognition of expenses, timely payment of suppliers, statutory deductions and filing of statutory returns. You will report to the senior accountant

    Accounting Associate Job Responsibilities

    • Review transactions for completeness, accuracy and proper documentation and approvals prior to processing.
    • Review suppliers, quotations and process purchase orders.
    • Ensuring timely posting of invoices and payment to suppliers.
    • Ensure timely posting of both recurring/non-recurring journal and cashbook entries into the accounting system.
    • Manage the office petty cash.
    • Manage the fixed asset register by ensuring monthly update and reconciliation.
    • Work with the senior accountant to ensure statutory returns (WHT, VAT and Income Tax) are filed accurately and before cut off dates.
    • Design and maintain a proper manual and electronic filing system.
    • Assist in developing reporting processes, procedures and internal controls for maintaining the efficient flow of all financial transactions
    • Assist during audits both internal and external.
    • Perform other duties as and when required by senior accountant.

    Qualifications for the Accounting Associate Job

    • University degree with minimum CPA II qualification
    • Up to 3 years’ experience in a similar role
    • Proficiency in ERP software
    • Proficiency in MS Excel and other MS Office tools
    • Ability to communicate clearly
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Ability to meet strict deadlines
    • Ready to embrace start up pace with a good sense of humour
    • Passion to help transform the world

    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!

    Marketing & Communications Manager

     

    Based in Nairobi, the Marketing & Communications Manager will be responsible for shaping and executing on a multi-faceted marketing strategy that drives business growth, supporting marketing initiatives that recruit the most talented developers in Africa, and build Andela’s brand as an elite engineering organization.

    Roles for the Marketing & Communications Manager Job

    • Lead the Andela Nairobi Marketing & Communications team in planning and executing a number of strategic initiatives across PR, field marketing and digital marketing to bolster Andela’s presence in Nairobi
    • Own all Nairobi press relationships, working closely with Nairobi leadership and the global Andela Marketing organization to secure high-quality media coverage
    • Build a scalable marketing program across digital and in-person touch points, designed to significantly bolster the number of Fellowship applications
    • Support the Nairobi Country Director in driving engagement among the Andela Fellows through a variety of employee communications initiatives
    • Serve as the Nairobi liaison to the global Andela Marketing organization, ensuring all Nairobi marketing initiatives are aligned with the company’s core messaging and brand identity

    Marketing & Communications Manager Job Requirements

    • 5 years minimum experience in marketing / public relations, technology preferable
    • Strong existing relationships with key business and technology press
    • Excellent written & verbal communicator
    • Creative and critical thinker with an ability to craft narratives
    • Deep understanding of social media platforms
    • Being a good person; we have a “no jerk” policy at Andela

    Software Developer/ Learning Facilitator

     

    Software Developer/ Learning Facilitator Job Responsibilities

    • Mentor aspiring software developers
    • Run simulated software development team sprints
    • Deliver actionable feedback and watch people improve based on your input
    • Track and measure skill development using Andela’s unique learning systems
    • Continuously level up your own skills and grow with the organization

    Qualifications for the Software Developer/ Learning Facilitator Job

    • Experience with one or more of the following:
    • Professional Software Development (ex: Web development in JS, Python, Ruby, etc. or Mobile Development in Android or iOS)
    • Instructional Design in Computer Programming or Software
    • Relational/Business/People Skills Training
    • Mentorship or Coaching in Software Engineering/Development
    • EPIC Values alignment
    • Demonstrable commitment to the learning & development of people and technology
    • The ability to learn new things fast enough to amaze your friends and family

    Senior Software Engineer

     

    About the Senior Software Engineer Position:

    In this role, you will primarily work as a Senior Software Engineer within the Technology department building world-class internal products to support Andela’s business needs.

    As the Senior Software Engineer, you will take on complex tasks and complete them despite roadblocks, grabbing others for help or insight as necessary. You will require very little oversight beyond high-level direction; you can take a complex user story, break it down into sub-tasks, and complete their sub-tasks with relative ease.

    You will show initiative beyond knocking tasks off a list; you are able to identify and suggest areas of future work for yourself or your team. You will drive product velocity and deliver products with confidence. You will take pride in building products that are key to helping Andela grow and scale as an organization.

    You’re the kind of person who:

    Believes that building great software is more than just delivering working code, that other aspects such as re-usability, testability, maintainability, security, and performance are just as important.
    Is constantly learning and expanding your skillsets on and off the job.
    Can mentor entry-level developers willing to become world-class.

    Responsibilities for the Senior Software Engineer Job

    • Work closely with Product Owner and Stakeholders to understand the business needs
    • Deliver complex software solutions that meet those needs
    • Share responsibility for strategically scaling Andela’s internal systems
    • Promote and nurture good team practices such as TDD, code reviews, and pair programming
    • Bring vision to the team in the form of new technology recommendations, ideas and approaches
    • Mentor entry-level developers willing to become world-class

    We are interested in a candidate from any background as long as you have a solid understanding of core computer science principles. Here’s an abbreviated list of interesting technologies we currently use:

    • Javascript/Node.js
    • Ruby/Ruby on Rails
    • Golang, Python
    • AngularJS, React
    • Postgres, MongoDB, Redis
    • Heroku, AWS, Google Cloud, Docker, Kafka

    Qualifications for the Senior Software Engineer Job

    • The ability to be located in Lagos, Nigeria or Nairobi, Kenya.
    • 3-5 years of software development experience
    • Strong understanding of computer science principles
    • Experience working in an agile environment (standups, sprint planning, retrospectives, etc)
    • TDD and pair programming experience
    • Experience or strong interest in microservices architectures and distributed systems
    • Solid written and verbal communication
    • A Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field.

    Procurement Associate

     

    Role Summary

    Under the management of the operations head, the procurement associate will manage all procurement and supply chain functions at Andela.

    Procurement Job Responsibilities

    • Receive and process requisitions from different user departments including confirmation of budget approvals.
    • Sourcing and Prequalification of suppliers and ensuring Andela has a lean supplier base.
    • Establish and manage all vendor relations
    • Represent the interests of the company in all supplier negotiation, ensure the company gets the best deals that project best value for money, set up and manage supplier contracts.
    • Manage the process of supplier evaluation, cost analysis and selection
    • Work with finance to process purchase orders.
    • Ensure all procurement transactions are properly documented
    • Receiving of commodities and processing invoices through the finance department.
    • Expediting orders and ensuring goods are delivered on time.
    • Creating a process around procurement across all departments in the organization, in conjunction with Finance and Operations.
    • Conduct value chain and total cost analysis on various sourcing options (eg. local vs. International, centralized vs. Decentralized) on high value purchases, from time to time and advice the management on the best sourcing strategy to adopt.
    • Conduct market surveys regularly to ensure to ensure the company is getting supplies at the most competitive rates and the goods supplied comply to industry standards.
    • Developing a procurement plan for the organization and manage implementation.
    • Monitor consumption of goods and services at the organization and make proposals to the head of operations on possible cost management options.
    • Managing import and export of goods.

    Benefits & Compensation

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

    Operations Coordinator

     

    The Ideal Candidate

    Does structuring things excite you? Can you wield spreadsheets in order to identify gaps, keep people on target, handle various incoming requests, and keep trains running on time? Are you ready to join a fast-paced startup and get a feel for what makes things tick, identifying what we can standardize, operationalize and hopefully automate?

    We need someone who’s world class at creating processes, structuring operations and can keep us running so that we can empower the continent’s best talent to level up and get better. You’re an expert in building and managing complex operations and developing the processes necessary to enable scale. You’re passionate about serving others through creating efficiency.

    Your domain will be the infrastructure that enables knowledge workers to do their best work and make sure we create alignment across the department in order to better serve our customers.

    Roles for the Operations Coordinator Job

    • Report to the VP of Technology
    • Monitor and report on the Technology team’s KPIs and metrics
    • Monitor each Product’s health and assist in personalizing these metrics for the best impact
    • Monitor and ensure follow-through on all defects in department processes
    • Follow up with requests to the Technology department to prioritize and complete them
    • Allocate resources to whoever needs them within the Technology department
    • Manage the documentation of processes within the Technology department
    • Onboard new team members
    • Interface with other departments to better serve the company
    • Handle logistics of requesting, onboarding and providing feedback for Fellows in the Apprenticeship program

    Operations Coordinator Job Requirements

    • 2-5+ years of operational or project management experience at a software company
    • Consensus-builder; develops relationships across the company with ease
    • Technical fluency. You don’t have to be an engineer, but you do need to speak the language
    • Strong project management and analytical skills, with a tendency toward data-backed decisions

    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 plane
    • 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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