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

    Andela learning community invests in aspiring technologists across Africa with an enabling environment for everyone to become world-class problem solvers.

    Talent Partnerships Manager

     

    Job description

    About The Talent Partnerships Manager Role

    You will be responsible for leading, growing, and maintaining Andela’s talent partnerships programs and initiatives internally and externally (Andela learning community). This is aimed at scaling our learning programs and reaching our goal of supporting 1,000,000 aspiring developers on the continent by 2024.

    • Strategic Partnerships Management: You are responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships among global and local business partners while also developing strategies to increase value to Andela’s bottom line.
    • Program Management: You are a strong program manager, you are able to provide a holistic approach to program design. You are someone who can lead change management, knows how to connect the dots and tie multiple work streams to a common goal. You pay attention to detail.
    • Leadership and a High-performance Culture: You are a people-person, you deeply care about the team’s career growth plan. You are a visionary, a 360-degree leader, highly effective people manager and extremely passionate about investing in your team, coaching others and maintaining a high-performance culture.
    • Strategy and innovation: You are able to see the big picture at all touch points and you know how to clearly prioritize and map out concrete steps for the team to execute - i.e the future opportunities and challenges -- mobilize Andelans internally while externally also mobilizing partners and volunteers to address these far in advance. Your ingenuity and problem-solving mastery helps the team you will be leading identify ways to attract, identify, and empower aspiring African technologists. You are an innovator at heart - never satisfied with the status quo. You thrive in an environment that sees innovation and creativity as a powerful tool for extraordinary global impact.
    • Driving Business Changes: You are business minded. You are someone that understands the Andela learning community’s mission, it’s needs and enablers. The ethos is operational excellence -- tracking, measuring and optimizing Andela’s business goals and outcomes are your bread and butter.
    • Passion for a Learning Organization and Contributing to the African Developer Ecosystem: You are innately driven to empower aspiring technologists across Africa -- accelerating learning at scale by leveraging internal partnerships as well as with top global tech & non-tech companies. You believe technology is a powerful tool for change and are an effective, proactive orator/thought leader in tech communities across Africa.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Manage, coach and mentor a strong high-performing team.
    • Collaborate closely with the Talent Development pre-fellowship department and other key stakeholders to crystallize our iterative vision, needs and opportunities, this is why Talent Partnerships is super critical to Andela as a business.
    • Lead, manage and work closely with the team to add levers to the ALC 5 year roadmap - 1,000,000 Africans while strongly linking this mandate to Andela’s bottom-line.
    • Build and maintain relationships with our partners, internal and external stakeholders, and vendors at all levels in our programs.
    • Work closely with the expansion team, Country Directors, Director and VP of Talent Development on global strategic initiatives.
    • Create effective, scalable, and easy to understand reporting solutions. Provide insightful data to guide decision making and provide proactive solutions.

    Requirements

    As the ideal candidates for this role you should have:

    • Minimum of 7 years of relevant managerial experience and strong leadership skills.
    • Deep understanding of the Africa Developer Ecosystem will be a plus (other notable community experience will be accepted).
    • Understanding how to leverage technology and build scalable systems, programs, and a team without compromising quality.
    • Experience building, maintaining and finding partnership opportunities
    • Have outstanding written and spoken communication skills as well as good listening skills.
    • Are a self-starter who can accomplish tasks with minimal supervision.
    • Have a high level of attention to detail and organization.

    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

    Interested?

    If the above sounds like an exciting role to you, please tell us why you believe you’re a good fit and we’ll be in touch.

    Benefits & Compensation

    • Full-time compensation
    • Full medical coverage
    • Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided at the office 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.

    At Andela, we outcompete through diversity. We know that our strengths lies in the multiplicity of talents, perspectives, backgrounds & orientations resident in our community and we take pride in that. Andela is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices. Andela provides equal employment opportunities and workplace to all employees and applicants without regard to factors including but not limited to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy (including breastfeeding), genetic information, HIV/AIDS or any other medical status, family or parental status, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This commitment applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Our policies expressly prohibit any form of harassment and/or discrimination as stated above.

    Senior Manager, HR Business Partner

     

    About The Role

    Andela is seeking an HR business partner (HRBP) to support Andela’s scaling engineering experience group by being a trusted business partner to our engineers and partner engineering groups. You will play a critical role in the design and implementation of strategic initiatives to retain and grow our most prized asset - our people! This is an amazing opportunity for a passionate and talented HRBP to innovate alongside a stellar growing team and equally passionate and driven managers. No two days will be the same and the work is challenging and rewarding.

    You will act as a primary point of contact for a designated engineering pod of up to 300 engineers and partner engineering team members, serving as a connector to internal functions, an advisor on all people processes, procedures, and initiatives.

    The Senior Manager-HRBP will be a key driver of performance management and change management across their pod influencing culture and the future of engineering at Andela.

    This role reports into a Director Level HRBP

    Responsibilities

    Strategy Development and Implementation

    • Work closely with the head of Engineering Experience to understand organizational challenges and design/implement creative solutions
    • Coordinate and support the implementation of strategic initiatives within your pod and more broadly

    Performance Management

    • Support your pod and managers within it to cultivate a high performance culture, and ensure that performance management experiences are effective and empowering, prioritising fairness and objectivity
    • Advise managers on team performance management via a data driven approach
    • Work proactively to identify underperformance and address thoughtfully, manage underperformance professionally and swiftly when

    Talent Development

    • Connect engineers to compelling learning and development opportunities, mentorship, coaching for performance and growth, advising on career opportunities
    • Support leaders and managers on talent mapping and reviews to ensure implementation of recommendations from the Talent Development team.
    • Develop and implement workforce retention, career and succession strategies.

    Organization Design and Change Management

    • Implement effective change management strategies, providing subject matter expertise on risk mitigation and change delivery.
    • Support the implementation of OD strategy plans and also identifying risks and impact to delivery.

    Coach, Inspire, Influence

    • Nurturing, coaching and mentoring engineers and managers within your pod as well as more junior Engineering Experience team members.
    • Works in partnership with leaders to provide challenge, legal guidance and advice in dealing with difficult people issues in a fair, straightforward manner and without delay.
    • Serve as an escalation point for your pod and your direct reports

    Relationships , Collaboration

    • Build and maintain healthy relationships with key stakeholders
    • Coach leaders/managers on proper management and communication practices.
    • Work closely and effectively with other cross-functional HRBP’s, People operations and Centres of excellence teams to identify best practice and use it to define effective business interventions.
    • Share knowledge and insights with the wider People team to help shape best practise and ensure business goals are in line with org-wide strategy

    Qualifications

    • Significant and relevant professional experience most of which should be in an advisory HR role
    • Have a strong sense of business ethics and ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
    • Demonstrate a deep understanding of Human Resources Management Processes, Culture and Performance Management.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, stellar emotional intelligence with a specific focus on self moderation, cultivating relationships and empathy.
    • Exceptional communication skills both verbal and written, the ability to present and facilitate effectively. Storytelling via presentations is a strongly preferred skill.
    • Ability to create effective working partnerships with senior leaders, challenge the thinking of others in respectful and thoughtful ways, influence upwards
    • Big picture thinker, a “never settle’ mindset
    • Strong interest in leveraging data to inform decisions (don’t worry if you aren’t an expert we have some of those!)
    • Experience in a challenging, changing, complex business environment with a special focus on multiculturalism (and internationalism).
    • Solid track record in design and implementation of employee engagement strategies that have meaningfully impacted the individual and organization experience
    • Previous experience in coaching employees and management through complex, difficult issues
    • Knowledge of in-country employment regulations, e.g. Country labor/employee relations statutes and capacity to apply them to Andela. Ability to adapt applicable Global labour laws into local practices as required. Experience with other African countries a plus

    Interested?

    If the above sounds like an exciting role to you, please tell us why you believe you’re a good fit and we’ll be in touch.

    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 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, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    Senior Software Engineer (Platform)

     

    About The Role

    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 reusability, testability, maintainability, security, and performance are just as important.
    • Is constantly learning and expanding your skill sets on and off the job.
    • Can mentor entry-level developers willing to become world-class.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Facilitate the building and releasing of features by engineering team
    • Take part in building a secure and highly available platform
    • Build tools and processes that increase the productivity of other engineers and ensure an efficient release pipeline
    • Support and collaborate with other engineers building on top of the platform
    • Share responsibility for strategically scaling Andela’s internal systems
    • Promote and nurture good team practices such as TDD, system security, code reviews, and pair programming
    • Bring vision to the team in the form of new technology recommendations, ideas and approaches

    Here’s An Abbreviated List Of Interesting Technologies We Currently Use

    We are interested in a candidate from any background as long as you have a solid understanding of core computer science principles.

    • Node.js with TypeScript
    • Angular
    • Postgres
    • Platform: Google Cloud, Docker, NATS messaging system, Kubernetes,Terraform, Vault

    Required

    Qualifications

    • At least 5 years of software development experience
    • Solid foundation in Linux administration and troubleshooting
    • Experience with system scripting languages like Bash, Python or Golang
    • Experience with Docker and container orchestration tools like Kubernetes, ECS, Docker Swarm
    • Deeply familiar with concepts like DevOps, Continuous Delivery and TDD
    • Experience building application on cloud platforms like GCP, AWS, Azure
    • Strong understanding of computer science principles
    • Experience working in an agile environment (standups, sprint planning, retrospectives, etc)
    • Solid written and verbal communication
    • Experience with system automation
    • Experience with distributed systems

    Preferable

      • Experience with working with tools like Terraforms, Ansible, Chef, Puppet
      • Experience building large-scale and highly available distributed systems

    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 planet
    • Oh, and a chance to change the world!

    Manager, Information Security, Risk & Compliance

     

    About The Role

    IT Security Manager position will be responsible for running company-wide IT security architecture. You will be responsible for designing, planning, implementing and overseeing overall IT security within Andela infrastructure by establishing policies and best practices that govern security. You will carry out a risk assessment, plan for risk treatment plans and define controls against identified risks. You will implement ISO 27001:2013 security standard as the lead across Andela. You will recommend other security standards based on business operations as Andela continues to scale. This position involves periodic, international travel. You will be reporting to the Director of IT. The IT Security Manager is responsible for building and maintaining reliable network security infrastructure across Andela.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Define and implement IT security architecture for Andela while being guided by internationally recognized standards like ISO, SOC, and GDPR.
    • Lead cross-departmental IT & infosec initiatives including security architecture design and implementation, and security policy establishment and coordination.
    • Lead periodic reviews and exercises that accomplish regulatory and security objectives such as IT risk assessments, IT incident management and postmortems, data breach scenario planning, and response protocol, GDPR Data Protection Impact Assessments.
    • Coordinate closely as a thoughtful, solutions-oriented business partner with teams across the company including People, Operations and Facilities, Legal and Compliance, Sales, Products and Engineering.
    • Establish security frameworks to proactively capture and report on security violations.
    • Plan, schedule and carry out security risks assessments, penetration testing and vulnerability tests with the aim of retaining excellent security operations.
    • Ensures that all Andela IT security practices are in compliance with local and international laws.
    • Identify, budget and implementing security solutions within Andela.
    • Protect system by defining access privileges, control structures, and resources.
    • Be the single point of contact for security-related exercises e.g audits, incident management, breach response and treatment, client due diligence and vendor evaluation requests etc.
    • Recognize problems by identifying abnormalities, reporting violations and providing relevant solutions
    • Implement security improvements by assessing the current situation, evaluating trends, and anticipating requirements.
    • Upgrade system by implementing and maintaining security controls.
    • Keeps users informed by determining and creating security awareness content and security knowledge sharing methodologies, protocols, and procedures.
    • Identify and monitor security performance metrics, prepare performance reports and regularly communicate systems status.

    Qualifications & Experience

    • 6 years’ experience in IT security, governance, risk and compliance
    • Bachelor Degree in IT or a related field
    • Must hold Security certification from a recognized professional body e.g CISM, CISA, CEH, SCPP, ISO etc.
    • Must have implemented ISO 27001:2013 standards in a leading role in a big organization.
    • A good understanding of computer networks, a Cisco or any other network certification is an added advantage.
    • Skilled communicator (both verbal and written) who will be drafting policies, leading presentations, and launching org-wide initiatives.
    • Strong project management skills a must. Familiarity with risk-based decision-making.
    • Experience in systems administration and network security, network troubleshooting, network protocols, routers, hubs, and switches.
    • Ability to work with different operating systems i.e. MacOs (preferred), Windows, and Linux
    • Experience working with cloud-based systems
    • Experience with process design, improvements, and operationalization
    • A good grasp of technical installations and the willingness to learn
    • Working knowledge of fundamental operations of relevant software, hardware, and other equipment

     

    EPIC Values Alignment

    Demonstrable commitment to the learning & development of people and technology.
    If the above sounds like an exciting role to you, please tell us why you believe you’re a good fit and we’ll be in touch.

    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 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.

    Senior Javascript React Engineer

     

    About The Senior JavaScript React Engineer Position

    As a Senior Javascript React 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 engineers.

    Key Responsibilities

    The specific responsibilities of the Senior Javascript React Engineer position include:

    • 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;
    • Providing 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 Experience Department.

    As The Ideal Candidate For This Role You

    Qualifications & Characteristics

    • Are passionate around the technology ecosystem;
    • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field from an accredited university;
    • Have at least 4 years of experience working in software development;
    • Are highly proficient in Javascript and ideally with React.JS;
    • 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)
    • Have strong leadership skills with a desire to mentor other developers;
    • Have high cultural intelligence with the ability to relate and work effectively across cultures;
    • Be strongly motivated by our social mission of training 100,000 young Africans in the next 10 years.

    If the above sounds like an exciting role to you, please tell us why you believe you’re a good fit and we’ll be in touch.

    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 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.

    Director of People

     

    About The Role

    Andela is seeking a People Director to lead our strategic people function in Kenya. This is an amazing opportunity for a passionate and talented HR leader to innovate alongside a stellar growing people team and equally passionate and driven leadership. You’ll be tasked with building our organizational capacity and ensure we are creating an environment in which our people can realize their full potential.

    To be successful in this role, you will take a true partnership approach to your work, thoughtfully balancing the needs of the people team, your country and the broader organization. You will provide objective guidance on a range of people topics and coach leaders & managers on talent management, professional development, workforce planning, performance management, culture, leadership development etc. The Senior Strategist will also work collaboratively with HR Centers of Excellence and Shared Services to develop and deliver integrated People solutions seamlessly in their location.

    This role reports into VP of HR

    About The Role

    Strategy Development and Implementation

      • Partner with leaders, managers and individuals to identify and address broad, chronic organizational challenges and opportunities
      • Craft and implement strategies to address everything from workforce planning and compensation budgets, to talent management and succession planning, reward and engagement strategies, performance management, staffing strategies and organizational design. You will be the connector to other functions creating a seamless experience across the employee lifecycle.
      • Lead in the local execution of Global Andela People strategies.
      • Place our greatest asset - OUR PEOPLE at the center of everything we do, especially in how we manage through change.
      • Play a vital role on the Kenya Leadership Team
    • Coach, Inspire, Influence
      • Create sustained solutions to manager, team, and individual challenges through a variety of coaching and mediation approaches.
      • Design and implement innovative and engaging programs to drive the evolution of the Andela Kenya community
      • Coach your team to provide strategic partnership to local managers and manage employee relations effectively.
      • Provide timely and actionable feedback to ensure we elevate the level of service and partnership in the country.
    • Organization development and Change Management
      • Innovate and create opportunities to operationalize and scale Andela’s unique culture
      • Manage organizational development strategies and processes for departments including performance management, talent development, team effectiveness, and leadership coaching.
    • Performance Management
      • Leverage existing talent management processes and programs to understand the talent in Kenya and create visibility for next generation leadership.
      • Lead the way in ensuring that Andelans appreciate the linkage of performance to growth, recognition and reward.
    • Talent Management
      • Provide professional expertise and support in the design, development and implementation of the talent review process that is required to achieve business goals and results in the creation of an internal pool of top talent.
      • Collaborate with centres of excellence in the People Team to develop, roll out effective programs for workforce retention, promotion and succession planning.
      • Work closely with the line managers to prepare talent maps for business unit to career progression and feed leadership pipeline.
      • Partner with Country Director and Departmental Heads to establish a strong talent pipeline and organizational design for the future
    • Connecting with Andelans
      • Cultivate and nurture strong relationships with key stakeholders, other internal teams, and most importantly within People Team to become a trusted advisor.
      • Support and advise the Country Director and senior People Team leadership on the opportunities for improvement of employee experience
      • Enhance information sharing, modelling transparency and openness in how you engage
    • Operations
      • Measure and monitor existing programs and experiences.
      • Partner with the rest of the People Team in addition to external specialists to execute global strategic initiatives and priorities within the organization. This may include performance management, leadership development and 360 reviews, compensation planning, policy development and compliance, and terminations.
      • You will have operational support, you are someone who will roll their sleeves up and dive into the most mundane of tasks!

    A Bit About You...

    • Lead heart first, care deeply about both people and outcomes
    • Focused on ethical leadership and doing the right thing even when it’s hard.
    • Put your relationships at the forefront of everything you do.
    • Ability to create effective working partnerships with key stakeholders that enable you to execute effectively
    • Strong interest in leveraging data to inform decisions (don’t worry if you aren’t an expert we have some of those!)
    • Demonstrated ability in developing and executing a comprehensive HR strategy for a rapidly scaling population of 1000+
    • Experience in a challenging, changing, complex business environment with a special focus on multiculturalism (and internationalism).
    • Solid track record in design and implementation of employee engagement strategies that have meaningfully impacted the individual and organization experience
    • 10+ years of HR professional experience in a range of sectors managing teams
    • Knowledge of in-country employment regulations, e.g. Country labor/employee relations statutes and capacity to apply them to Andela. Ability to adapt applicable Global labour laws into local practices as required. Experience with other East African countries is a plus.

    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

    Interested?

    If the above sounds like an exciting role to you, please tell us why you believe you’re a good fit and we’ll be in touch.

    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 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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