Andela extends engineering teams with the most talented software developers in Africa. We recruit the most talented technologists on the African continent, shape them into technical leaders, and place them as full-time distributed team members with companies that range from Microsoft and IBM to dozens of high-growth startups. Backed by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV (Google Ventures) and Spark Capital, Andela is building the next generation of global technology leaders.
What You’ll Do
Our Andelan Principal Engineers are renowned for their technical prowess. They are admired and respected for the depth of their technical expertise and leadership.
Use your knowledge in your core technology to delight our partners around the world.
Be responsible for the coding standards, conduct and deliverables of your fast-paced, distributed, teams, by proactively communicating and prioritizing effectively.
Act as role-model even in the most difficult and challenging situations, using constructive feedback, mentorship and universal respect.
What You’ll Bring
All Andela engineers go above and beyond. To find out more about additional suggested competencies, check out our engineer framework.
A minimum of 6-12 years of professional experience, during which you’ve built deep technical expertise and demonstrated technical leadership.
Leadership skills with a high amount of emotional intelligence. You’ve led teams, initiatives, and a range of technical working sessions
Demonstrated experience of having taken large-scale initiatives from conception through to production, while continuing to support, optimize, and iterate
Extensive experience with architecture and design principles, building to consider maintainability, performance, security requirements, and impact.
Deep understanding of fundamental database concepts – relational (SQL) database, non-relational (NoSQL) database and ORMs/ODMs
Strong knowledge of at least one cloud hosting platform (Ex: AWS, Azure, GCP)
Deep knowledge of at least one CI/CD tool — Jenkins, Travis CI, Circle CI
Expert level understanding of containerization and orchestration techniques — Docker, Docker Swarm, Kubernetes
Demonstrated expertise with highly available infrastructure patterns and their tradeoffs
Deep understanding of applicable unit and integration testing, and testing frameworks/libraries
Deep knowledge of networking concepts– DNS, OSI model, TCP/IP, UDP, FTP
Strong ability to problem-solve, debug, and understand pertinent performance metrics
Comfort working within agile methodologies and experienced in estimation and time management
Awareness of the capabilities of applicable languages/frameworks/libraries as well as the inherent differences between them in order to understand trade-offs and make recommendations.
Working knowledge of software engineering collaboration tools
Strong preference for test-driven-development (TDD) and understands its importance
Working knowledge of code editor and formatting tools
Practiced at learning by sharing knowledge via means such as mentorship, engagement within a technical community, contributions to open source, etc.
Comfort with at least one web server technology — (ex: Apache, Nginx)
What You’ll Get*
Full medical coverage
Lunch and snacks provided daily
Beautiful working environment
Opportunity to work with the brightest minds inside and outside of your field
A chance to change the world for the better