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Andela is global talent accelerator producing & connecting world-class devs w/ top employers.
Engineering, Full Time    New York, United States    Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018
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About Andela

Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africas most talented software developers. Based in NYC, SF, Lagos, Nairobi, & Kampala, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage.

About the Role

In this role, you will primarily work as a Software Engineer within the Technology department building world-class learning technology to support the skill development of Andela developers at scale.

As the Software Engineer, you will take on complex tasks & complete them despite roadblocks, grabbing others for help or insight as necessary. You will require little oversight beyond high-level direction; you can take a complex user story, break it down into sub-tasks, & complete their sub-tasks with relative ease. You will show initiative beyond knocking tasks off a list; you are able to identify & suggest areas of future work for yourself or your team. You will drive product velocity & deliver products with confidence. You will take pride in building products that are key to helping Andela grow & scale as an organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Product Managers, Engineers & Stakeholders to understand the business requirements

  • Collaborate with a team of engineers to deliver complex software solutions that meet those needs

  • Own the full lifecycle of features from design, to implementation to deployment & maintenance

  • Promote & nurture good team practices such as TDD, code reviews, & pair programming

  • Participate & contribute during project planning sessions


  • 3-5 years of software development experience

  • Strong understanding of computer science principles, system design, & architecture

  • Experience working in an agile environment (standups, sprint planning, retrospectives, etc)

  • Experience developing SaaS products, specifically ed-tech or learning technology

  • Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD) & pair programming

  • Experience building both front-end & backend

  • Proficient in at least two (2) or more of the following technologies:

    • Javascript / Node.js

    • Angular / React

    • Postgres

    • Docker

    • AWS / Google Cloud
  • Solid written & verbal communication

  • Experience working remotely as an effective team member

  • A Bachelor's or advanced degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field
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