Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Senior Software Engineer at Andela

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.


Job Title: Senior Software Engineer 

Description

  • 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 skillsets on and off the job.
  • Can mentor entry-level developers willing to become world-class.

Responsibilities 

  • 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

Skills

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

Requirements

  • 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.
Location: Lagos

Closing Date
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