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Andela Lagos, Nigeria
Nov 17, 2018
Full Time
About Andela: Andela extends engineering teams with world-class software developers. We recruit the most talented developers 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. Passion, excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and rejecting the status quo are just a few of the things that Andela team members have in common. We have a vision to train 100,000 world-class developers in the next 10 years – and we want you to help make it happen. About the Role: 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 Lagos, Nairobi, Kampala, NYC and San Francisco, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage. Andela is looking for a leader that blends operational excellence, extraordinary people management, and keen insights on how to drive change in an dynamic and scaling organization. As the Director of Programs within the technical service delivery department, Success, you will proactively identify, manage and execute on operational and optimization projects and initiatives from inception to completion. This person will work to improve the productivity and efficiency backed by data and trackable by agreed upon KPIs. The Director of Programs will collaborate with stakeholders across all functions of the business, across our New York, Lagos, Kampala and Nairobi offices and report into the VP, Success. The Director of Programs is process-driven, data-driven, and results oriented. They consistently exceed the standards of everyone around them, but rarely exceed their own standards. They are passionate about “servant leadership.” They believe that they do the dirty organizational work so that the team can focus on what they do best: execution. Responsibilities: The key attributes for this role are: Strategic Thought Partnership Develop and drive high-impact initiatives deployed within the Success group and directly contribute to Andela achieving its strategic objectives. Build and lead impactful relationships with cross-functional and across region team members including the leadership team (VP+). Break silos and drive holistic approaches that deliver service and excellence while setting up Andela and the Success organization for growth. Design The Program Office Plan the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission, purpose and goals of the Success. Develop and implement quarterly and yearly goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcomes expected of Success. Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement Develop Operations service delivery model to ensure the continuous delivery of services to Success stakeholders Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization and consistently exceed professional standards Propose and oversee team required to drive operational and program support for Success. Deliver Program Excellence Strong project management including setting timelines, goals, deliverables, and executing accordingly along with a solid communication plan. Communicate with stakeholders to gain community support for the program and to solicit input to improve Success delivery to stakeholders. Lead the team to identify, research, evaluate and recommend projects that optimize business and team performance based on defined objectives and key results. Define hypotheses, perform analysis, and come to a conclusion that solves operational and program problems. Set-up, manage and coordinate cross-functional projects that are critical for driving business results. Ensure that program activities comply with all relevant organizational legislation/professional standards and leverage global best practices to establish project management standards that would be used in the Success group . Liaise with other managers to ensure effective and efficient operational and program delivery. Oversee prioritize initiatives executed in partnership with Sales, Partnerships, Talent Development leadership etc., then set an appropriate timeline given Success capacity and plans to achieve goals. Program Risk & Evaluation Management Create governance frameworks to oversee programs and initiatives within Success and in collaboration with other departments. Structure analytical and data-driven approaches to evaluating and executing projects. Monitor the program activities on a regular basis and conduct an annual evaluation according to the program evaluation framework. Develop and maintain tracking systems for each program initiative’s health and status. Identify program/initiative risks and proactively mitigate those risks. Report on governance and risk so Andela leadership is aware of blockers and can support in risk mitigation. Report evaluation findings to the VP, Success and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate. Team Leadership Supervise direct reports and collaborators by providing regular direction, input and feedback. Ensure all direct reports receive orientation, appropriate training and performance reviews in accordance with organizational standards. Coordinate the delivery of services among different stakeholders to increase effectiveness and efficiency. In consultation with relevant key stakeholders, recruit, interview and select well-qualified team members. Ensure staff within your team are compliant with the policies, procedures and practices of the organization. Supervise and set the standards for performance management for all program staff. Support and facilitate the definition of departmental structure to ensure that they are effectively structured to meet the business needs of Andela. Develop an annual budget and operating plan to support the program. Qualifications: Ideal candidates for this role will have: Background in technology consulting desired though not required. Excellent project management skills Have at least 7 years of experience working in program, client, partner management in fast paced global organisations. Ability to identify gaps in systems and processes Analytical and data-driven mindset Strong relationship management skills, including ability to facilitate complex discussions Strong negotiation skills and the ability to effectively manage change. Strong leadership experience, particularly around influencing stakeholders. Excellent written & verbal communication, including ability to break down complex concepts into simpler forms for others to comprehend. Creative problem solving and critical thinking skills. A great personality and good heart; we have a “no jerk” policy Benefits and 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 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. Andela is home for all, come as you are.
Andela Nairobi, Kenya
Nov 17, 2018
Full Time
About Andela: Andela extends engineering teams with world-class software developers. We recruit the most talented developers 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. Passion, excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and rejecting the status quo are just a few of the things that Andela team members have in common. We have a vision to train 100,000 world-class developers in the next 10 years – and we want you to help make it happen. About the Role: 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 Lagos, Nairobi, Kampala, NYC and San Francisco, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage. Andela is looking for a leader that blends operational excellence, extraordinary people management, and keen insights on how to drive change in an dynamic and scaling organization. As the Director of Programs within the technical service delivery department, Success, you will proactively identify, manage and execute on operational and optimization projects and initiatives from inception to completion. This person will work to improve the productivity and efficiency backed by data and trackable by agreed upon KPIs. The Director of Programs will collaborate with stakeholders across all functions of the business, across our New York, Lagos, Kampala and Nairobi offices and report into the VP, Success. The Director of Programs is process-driven, data-driven, and results oriented. They consistently exceed the standards of everyone around them, but rarely exceed their own standards. They are passionate about “servant leadership.” They believe that they do the dirty organizational work so that the team can focus on what they do best: execution. Responsibilities: The key attributes for this role are: Strategic Thought Partnership Develop and drive high-impact initiatives deployed within the Success group and directly contribute to Andela achieving its strategic objectives. Build and lead impactful relationships with cross-functional and across region team members including the leadership team (VP+). Break silos and drive holistic approaches that deliver service and excellence while setting up Andela and the Success organization for growth. Design The Program Office Plan the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission, purpose and goals of the Success. Develop and implement quarterly and yearly goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcomes expected of Success. Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement Develop Operations service delivery model to ensure the continuous delivery of services to Success stakeholders Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization and consistently exceed professional standards Propose and oversee team required to drive operational and program support for Success. Deliver Program Excellence Strong project management including setting timelines, goals, deliverables, and executing accordingly along with a solid communication plan. Communicate with stakeholders to gain community support for the program and to solicit input to improve Success delivery to stakeholders. Lead the team to identify, research, evaluate and recommend projects that optimize business and team performance based on defined objectives and key results. Define hypotheses, perform analysis, and come to a conclusion that solves operational and program problems. Set-up, manage and coordinate cross-functional projects that are critical for driving business results. Ensure that program activities comply with all relevant organizational legislation/professional standards and leverage global best practices to establish project management standards that would be used in the Success group . Liaise with other managers to ensure effective and efficient operational and program delivery. Oversee prioritize initiatives executed in partnership with Sales, Partnerships, Talent Development leadership etc., then set an appropriate timeline given Success capacity and plans to achieve goals. Program Risk & Evaluation Management Create governance frameworks to oversee programs and initiatives within Success and in collaboration with other departments. Structure analytical and data-driven approaches to evaluating and executing projects. Monitor the program activities on a regular basis and conduct an annual evaluation according to the program evaluation framework. Develop and maintain tracking systems for each program initiative’s health and status. Identify program/initiative risks and proactively mitigate those risks. Report on governance and risk so Andela leadership is aware of blockers and can support in risk mitigation. Report evaluation findings to the VP, Success and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate. Team Leadership Supervise direct reports and collaborators by providing regular direction, input and feedback. Ensure all direct reports receive orientation, appropriate training and performance reviews in accordance with organizational standards. Coordinate the delivery of services among different stakeholders to increase effectiveness and efficiency. In consultation with relevant key stakeholders, recruit, interview and select well-qualified team members. Ensure staff within your team are compliant with the policies, procedures and practices of the organization. Supervise and set the standards for performance management for all program staff. Support and facilitate the definition of departmental structure to ensure that they are effectively structured to meet the business needs of Andela. Develop an annual budget and operating plan to support the program. Qualifications: Ideal candidates for this role will have: Background in technology consulting desired though not required. Excellent project management skills Have at least 7 years of experience working in program, client, partner management in fast paced global organisations. Ability to identify gaps in systems and processes Analytical and data-driven mindset Strong relationship management skills, including ability to facilitate complex discussions Strong negotiation skills and the ability to effectively manage change. Strong leadership experience, particularly around influencing stakeholders. Excellent written & verbal communication, including ability to break down complex concepts into simpler forms for others to comprehend. Creative problem solving and critical thinking skills. A great personality and good heart; we have a “no jerk” policy Benefits and 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 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. Andela is home for all, come as you are.
Andela Nairobi, Kenya
Nov 16, 2018
Full Time
Technical Recruiting Operations Associate Nairobi, Kenya Department: People Type: Full Time Experience: Junior - Mid Level Reporting to: Technical Recruiting Manager - Africa About Andela: Andela extends engineering teams with world-class software developers. We recruit the most talented developers 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. Andela is building the next generation of global technology leaders. Passion, excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and rejecting the status quo are just a few of the things that Andela team members have in common. About You: You are passionate about building and designing systems and process that increase efficiency and you have a love for finding and supporting unique individuals that, given the right role have the power to change the world. You are excited to represent Andela to a wide variety of candidates across levels of seniority and thrive in a multi-functional role in fast-paced, innovative environments, and solving key issues enabling recruiting functions to thrive and aiding in finding and empowering Africa’s top engineers. You have strong analytical and time/project management skills. You are a confident self-starter and be a results-oriented individual excited by the mission that you apply your skills towards. This role will primarily focus on: 1) Technical sourcing / candidate management - to boost technical candidate pipeline as Andela scales 2) Drive talent acquisition projects related to recruiting operations - from interviewer selection and training, time to hire SLA’s and on-boarding new technical recruiters Role Responsibilities: Providing a key role in talent mapping and insight to ensure Andela is an expert in technology market trends Become an expert into deep diving to actively source high calibre technical talent across Africa, and drive sourcing capabilities Define and lead coordination systems, measurement, and accountability in Andela’s rapidly scaling and dynamic Recruiting function - including managing interview scheduling for key/senior technology roles Delivering an incredible candidate experience by being the candidate point of contact for key technical hires Maximise the efficient and quality of Recruiting operations by searching, selecting and overseeing the implementation of third party softwares, tools and internal process that empower and enhance Recruiting at Andela Screening online applicants and ensure SLA’s are met regarding responses to candidates, updates to referrers and in internal client delivery Qualifications & Characteristics As the ideal candidates for this role should have: Active sourcing / candidate search an essential, technical sourcing/recruiting strongly preferred Experience in talent acquisition, Recruiting or candidate focus within an HR function - experience in the technology industry preferred The ability and desire to innovate and “think-outside-the-box” to constantly seek to improve the overall division and Andela while operating in an environment of constant change Knowledge of recruiting functions and experience managing projects/initiatives would be preferred Strong time-management skills and ideally across gSuite A passion to optimise/empower a recruiting function through problem solving, coordination and seeking to find solutions and positively impact the Talent team The ability to work independently, with some ambiguity and develop process and structure as needed 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! 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.
Andela Lagos, Nigeria
Nov 16, 2018
Full Time
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 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. About the Senior Software Developer Position: As a Senior Software Developer, you will primarily work as a Lead Developer for one of Andela’s clients. Andela Senior Developers 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 developers. Key Responsibilities The specific responsibilities of the Senior Software Developer 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 developers 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. Provide 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 Success Department Qualifications & Characteristics As the ideal candidate for this role you: Are active in the technology ecosystem in your city ex: you organize meet ups, speak at conferences and are active on github Are able to pass our Tech Skills Assessment Have at least 4 years of experience working in software development Are proficient ideally in ANY TWO of the following stacks and/or experience in: Python/Django or Flask or gRPC Java/Android Javascript/MEAN or PEAN or PREN or MERN or PENV Ruby/Ruby on Rails Swift/iOS Devops May have a four-year degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field from an accredited university 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) A strong desire to mentor other developers Have the ability to build rapport and communicate with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds Have excellent interpersonal skills Have strong leadership skills Strongly motivated by our social mission of training 100,000 young Africans in the next 10 years. 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! 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.
Andela Nairobi, Kenya
Nov 16, 2018
Full Time
Department: People Type: Full Time Experience: Junior - Mid Level Reporting to: Senior Recruiter 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 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. About You: You are passionate about supporting recruiting functions, building and designing systems and process that increase efficiency and you have a love for finding and supporting unique individuals that, given the right role have the power to change the world. You are excited to represent Andela to a wide variety of candidates across levels of seniority and thrive in a multi-functional role in fast-paced, innovative environments, and solving key issues enabling recruiting functions to thrive and aiding in finding and empowering Africa’s top engineers. You have strong analytical and time/project management skills. You are a confident self-starter and be a results-oriented individual excited by the mission that you apply your skills towards. You’ll partner closely with the Recruiting team to optimise the job roles in focus. About the Role: As Andela engages with the continent’s top technologists, you will play a key role in attracting, talent mapping, sourcing and hiring key high calibre technologists across Africa, and filling mission critical roles which drive Andela’s growth and impact. You are familiar with a wider range of sourcing and talent attraction techniques, across active sourcing on social media, databases and Boolean searches, as well as leveraging referrals and internal mobility/applicants. We are looking for someone who understands how to build a pipeline through online sourcing tools, and understands how to quickly engage and progress candidates through the recruitment process. You must be highly organized and capable of prioritizing work with little guidance. Key Responsibilities: Source top talent online to build a funnel of qualified candidates for a quickly scaling and dynamic global team Design and maintain systems that guarantee punctual and delightful evaluation processes for our candidates Coordinate (using recruiting software & tracking systems) and communicate with internal stakeholders to guarantee headcount is filled on time, and through the most equitable and objective processes possible Comply with and bolster data analysis systems to improve performance tracking once hired. Coordinating the various tasks to ensure a consistent, data collection towards active sourcing, candidate application review, referral actioning, interview pass-through rates and hiring goals. Engage and captivate the interest of high-quality candidates and convert those candidates into hires Qualifications & Characteristics At least 2 years in a Talent Acquisition or Recruitment related role in an established organisation , technical recruiting experience a bonus Curiosity about how to improve efficiency in attracting top engineers from across the continent Active sourcing experience through platforms such as LinkedIn, Boolean search exposure and leveraging networks through referrals and internal applicants Excellent knowledge and passion about Andela’s mission and vision. Able to convincingly sell Andela’s opportunity to prospective employees You drive results in a big way and can get things done. You are self-driven and have great independent follow-through You are great at researching candidates and their previous employers online, and have a very strong interest in talent acquisition and personal career trajectories. You are a heroine/hero at maintaining relationships, with a mind for client / candidate satisfaction. You have a knack for developing, coordinating and implementing the calendars of activities to ensure that targets are hit in a timely manner Outgoing personality and a high comfort level speaking with and selling to others Excellent written and spoken communication skills, as well as good listening skills A self-starter who can accomplish tasks with minimal supervision. 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 will be in touch. 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! 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. Andela is home for all, come as you are.
Andela Nairobi, Kenya
Nov 16, 2018
Full Time
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 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. Backed by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV (Google Ventures) and Spark Capital, Andela is building the next generation of global technology leaders. Passion, excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and rejecting the status quo are just a few of the things that Andela team members have in common. About the Role HR business partner will act as a point of contact for all employees and managers in supporting them in achieving their business goals. Providing instant and immediate feedback for all HR Process, procedures and initiatives. He/she will form a close liaison with the business leaders to deliver customized and forward-looking solutions, programs and policies to tackle issues faced by the Andela.HR business partner will also be the drivers of performance improvement and change management projects. They will act as key advisors to the Andela leadership team to influence positive change in the business environment . Roles and Responsibilities: Setting challenging HR goals and objectives with close cooperation with both the employees and managers. Selling HR projects and initiatives to both employees and managers and getting their buy in. Acting as project manager for large cross functional change management projects. Work closely with managers to effectively address performance gaps. Using extensive skills, knowledge and business acumen to make an impact in key areas such as change management, organisational design, employee engagement and strategic workforce planning, talent analytics and management, ensuring fairness and consistency runs throughout Partner with the Business Function Head to develop and drive plans that optimize talent, structure, process, culture and engagement and wider program initiatives. Work with Country Leadership and senior managers to effectively diagnose organizational issues and partner to solve them. Organize and advise managers throughout compensation process; participate in appropriate compensation and benchmarking surveys and studies. Sharing knowledge and insights with the wider HR community to help shape best practise and ensure business goals are in line with firm-wide strategy Nurturing, coaching and mentoring team members and the wider HR team. Qualifications: A HR Degree or a Business related degree from a reputable University. Must be a Registered Member with IHRM with a valid practising certificate. CIPD qualification, ongoing or complete would be an added advantage 5 years + HR Generalist experience and a good understanding of all aspects of HR Management including talent management, performance management , succession planning and resourcing. Experience in working with a HR database Eg Bamboo HR would be an added advantage. Strong knowledge of Kenya Labour Laws and best practices. Strong stakeholder management skills. Good project management skills. Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. Ability to build partnerships at all levels. Strong analytical capabilities. 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! 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. Andela is home for all, come as you are.
Andela Kampala, Uganda
Nov 16, 2018
Full Time
Job Title: Director of People Type : Full Time Experience: Senior Level Reports to: Country Director Dotted Line Reporting : Senior Director of People Location: Uganda About Andela : Andela extends engineering teams with world-class software developers. We recruit the most talented developers 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. Passion, excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and rejecting the status quo are just a few of the things that Andela team members have in common. We have a vision to empower 100,000 world-class developers in the next 10 years – and we want you to help make it happen. About the Role Andela is seeking a Director of People to build 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, the right candidate will bring extensive knowledge and experience in managing and building people systems for growing organizations. As a coach to a growing team of managers, a supporter to our staff, and as one of the designers of our human systems, you will play an instrumental role in building a truly world class organization. The Director of People will be responsible for strategic and operational development, management and planning of the People function. The role is responsible for ensuring proper management of the entire life cycle of an employee from onboarding and forward. This role reports into the Country Director and has a dotted line to the Senior Director of People (The Human Resource Department is the equivalent of the People Department at Andela) Key Responsibilities Strategy Development Collaborate with the Senior Director of People and the overall Andela People team in setting the global People strategy. Champion the creation and execution of Andela People priorities. Lead in the local execution of the Global Andela People strategies. Drive the implementation of the strategic business plan by ensuring Andela employees are equipped and empowered to deliver the organisational strategy. Oversee the execution of the people aspects of the organisational strategy ensuring people are at the centre of all change processes. Act as the primary HR business partner to the Country Director and Kampala Leadership Team. Organization development and Change Management Drive Andela culture initiatives in Country. Ensure that all roles are well defined and collaborate with departmental heads to ensure that all job descriptions are up to date. Manage organizational development (OD) strategies and processes for departments including performance management, talent development, team effectiveness, and leadership coaching. Continue to build the development of leadership and management in the organisation in a way that enables employees to grow in tandem with changing organisational needs. Performance Management Overseeing the entire process of performance management, ensuring timely submission of reports and their analysis. Coordinate with Departmental Heads in ensuring that staff appreciate the linkage of performance to reward. Support performance systems including ad hoc performance support and training interventions as needed. To lead on the implementation of, and updates to, the Andela’s performance management strategy. 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 bench of top talent. Collect, analyze and maintain data gathered to inform targeted leadership development Research and assist in the development of Performance Management training programs that focus on enabling the workforce to achieve improvements with priority organizational concerns. Collaborate in developing, initiating and maintaining 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 feeds leadership pipeline. Advise and support the Country Director and the Departmental Heads on staff turnover and propose measures for talent retention Oversee the entire process of career and succession planning for key talent and position at Andela Provide monthly HR progress reports with regards to Talent Management and any that may be required by the VP of People and the Country Director Employee Relations Supporting and advising the Country Director and the Senior Director of People on the opportunities for improvement of employee relations. Enhance two-way communication within the business unit by ensuring that employees and other stakeholders are informed of what is happening, why it is happening and how it affects them. Implement the disciplinary and grievance handling policies and procedures taking into account application of law, organization values, operational policies and procedures. To liaise with Legal Team and Advisors on all legal issues relating to staff and ensure timely closure of the same. In liaison with the Heads of Department and or other concerned Departments, line management and staff, investigate or coordinate the investigation of staff cases relating to disciplinary and grievance matters and ensure their conclusion and or determination. Oversee the staff wellness programs and medical scheme. Manage staff separation procedures and communication, ensuring that internal policies and related statutory requirements are observed/fulfilled. Business Partnering Support and advice on People challenges and issues facing the department. Creating a high customer experience to internal clients requiring People services. Participate in employee related initiatives to ensure the organization embraces and adheres to the company’s defined culture and values within the office. Support the business to understand the People. Qualifications & Characteristics : As the ideal candidates for this role you: Comprehensive understanding of core human resources processes and systems (recruitment, absence management, organisation change, workforce planning, personnel administration, HR Analytics and Performance management) and best practice standards for each. Ability to create effective working partnerships with key stakeholders and to use these to create and implement people and organisation related business plans that support the achievement of business goals and objectives. Experience in a challenging, changing, complex business environments with a special focus on multiculturalism (and internationalism). Implementation of employee engagement strategies that have successfully delivered improved individual employee and organisational performance. A minimum of 7 - 10 years professional experience in a range of sectors. BS/BA degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Social Sciences or its recognized equivalent +7 years of relevant HR experience or MS/MA degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Social Sciences or its recognized equivalent, and 5 years relevant experience. Certified member of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management or related body is a bonus. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Skill to build HR systems: benefits, payroll, accounting (not necessarily extensive knowledge, more knowing how to build the system) Ability to manage a team Skill to implement a performance management system for growing organization Skill to intervene with dissatisfied staff or mediate disagreements Skill (+experience) to build a recruiting program Ability to quickly build trust with staff, subcontractors, and recipients of assistance. Skill to interact with diplomacy, tact and follow up on requests in timely and efficient manner. Must exhibit high levels of professionalism, integrity and ethical values at all times. Ability to maintain confidentiality for sensitive HR issues, projects. Computer literacy at an intermediate level. Including ability to use HR and other business software. Experience in HRIS implementation is an advantage. . Knowledge of in-country employment regulations, e.g. Country labor/employee relations statutes and capacity to apply them to Andela. Ability to adapt applicable founding country labour laws (US) into local practices as required. Strong knowledge of: salary structure benefits and compensation surveys/benchmarking job evaluation systems. Ability to plan and prioritize own work under tight deadlines, as well as to work on own initiative and as a member of a team. 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.
Andela Kampala, Uganda
Nov 16, 2018
Full Time
About Andela: Andela extends engineering teams with world-class software developers. We recruit the most talented developers 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. Andela is building the next generation of global technology leaders. Passion, excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and rejecting the status quo are just a few of the things that Andela team members have in common. About You: You are passionate about building and designing systems and process that increase efficiency and you have a love for finding and supporting unique individuals that, given the right role have the power to change the world. You are excited to represent Andela to a wide variety of candidates across levels of seniority and thrive in a multi-functional role in fast-paced, innovative environments, and solving key issues enabling recruiting functions to thrive and aiding in finding and empowering Africa’s top engineers. You have strong analytical and time/project management skills. You are a confident self-starter and be a results-oriented individual excited by the mission that you apply your skills towards. Role Responsibilities: Define and lead coordination systems, measurement, and accountability in Andela’s rapidly scaling and dynamic Talent function - including managing interview scheduling for key/senior technology roles Delivering an incredible candidate experience by being the scheduling point of contact for key technology hires Providing a key role in talent mapping and insight to ensure Andela is an expert in technology market trends Maximise the efficient and quality of Talent / Recruitment operations by finding, selecting and overseeing the implementation of third party softwares, tools and internal process that empower and enhance Talent / Recruiting at Andela Screening online applicants and ensure SLA’s are met regarding responses to candidates, updates to referrers and in internal client delivery Qualifications & Characteristics As the ideal candidates for this role should have: Experience in coordination and/or project management Experience in technology companies or staffing environments, exposure specifically to technology recruiting would be a bonus The ability and desire to innovate and “think-outside-the-box” to constantly seek to improve the overall division and Andela while operating in an environment of constant change Knowledge of recruiting functions and experience managing projects/initiatives would be preferred Strong time-management skills and ideally across gSuite A passion to optimise/empower a recruiting function through problem solving, coordination and seeking to find solutions and positively impact the Talent team The ability to work independently, with some ambiguity and develop process and structure as needed 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! 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
Andela Kampala, Uganda
Nov 16, 2018
Full Time
Type : Full-Time Experience: Mid-to-Senior 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 Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in NYC, SF, Lagos, Cairo, Nairobi, and Kampala, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage. About the Senior Software Developer Position: As a Senior Software Developer, you will primarily work as a Lead Developer for one of Andela’s clients. Andela Senior Developers 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 developers. Key Responsibilities The specific responsibilities of the Senior Software Developer 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 developers 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; Provide 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; and Regularly reporting the status of your team both to your client as well as senior members of Andela’s Success Department. Qualifications & Characteristics As the ideal candidate for this role you: Are active in the technology ecosystem in your city ex: you organize meet ups, speak at conferences and are active on github; Are able to pass our Tech Skills Assessment; May have a four-year degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field from an accredited university; Have at least 4 years of experience working in software development; Is proficient ideally in ANY TWO of the following stacks and/or experience in: - Python/Django or Flask or gRPC - Java/Android - Javascript/MEAN or PEAN or PREN or MERN or PENV - Ruby/Ruby on Rails - Swift/iOS - Devops 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) A strong desire to mentor other developers; Have the ability to build rapport and communicate with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds; Have excellent interpersonal skills; Have strong leadership skills; and Strongly motivated by our social mission of training 100,000 young Africans in the next 10 years.
Andela Nairobi, Kenya
Nov 16, 2018
Full Time
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 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. About the Role Andela is seeking a Director for its Technical Leadership Program who will lead the team responsible for transforming high-potential engineering recruits into developers capable of delighting Andela's partners with world-class remote software delivery. The Director of the Technical Leadership Program will oversee the People, Processes, and Technology that will support the efficient, effective training of over 1,000 new full-time software developers across Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. This position requires someone with a high standard of operational excellence, extraordinary people management, and a thoughtful approach on how to design software development environments that produce world-class technologists. The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter with an engineering or product background as well as experience in operations. As Director of the Technical Leadership Program you will manage a quickly growing team of 30+. You will hold responsibility for setting the vision, defining the business requirements, and guiding the team’s performance to achieve ambitious business goals to prepare thousands of rising African technologists to drive value for top global tech companies. Responsibilities You will own the achievement of business goals for the quantity, quality, technology stack mix, and cost efficiency of Andela’s customer-ready software developers You will build and manage the strategy to discover, select, and implement the technology tools and external partnerships required to build efficient and scalable talent development programs You will guide internal service providers ranging from curriculum to analytics to ensure an optimal learning experience for Andela's developers You will set and create accountability around the team strategy, roadmap and KPI’s You will design, hire, and retain a world-class team able to meet the organizations goals at scale What makes you a great fit for this role: A thirst for operational excellence and a passion for building high performing teams A concrete point of view and an open mind about what attributes make for a maximally supportive software development learning environment Integrity in giving feedback to team members Collaboration demonstrated through iterating management processes based on feedback from colleagues A Bachelor's or advanced degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field. EPIC Values Alignment Demonstrable commitment to the learning & development of people and technology The ability to learn new things incredibly fast Persistently acting in alignment with Andela's EPIC Values 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, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Andela Kampala, Uganda
Nov 16, 2018
Full Time
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 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. About the Role Andela is seeking a Director for its Technical Leadership Program who will lead the team responsible for transforming high-potential engineering recruits into developers capable of delighting Andela's partners with world-class remote software delivery. The Director of the Technical Leadership Program will oversee the People, Processes, and Technology that will support the efficient, effective training of over 1,000 new full-time software developers across Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. This position requires someone with a high standard of operational excellence, extraordinary people management, and a thoughtful approach on how to design software development environments that produce world-class technologists. The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter with an engineering or product background as well as experience in operations. As Director of the Technical Leadership Program you will manage a quickly growing team of 30+. You will hold responsibility for setting the vision, defining the business requirements, and guiding the team’s performance to achieve ambitious business goals to prepare thousands of rising African technologists to drive value for top global tech companies. Responsibilities You will own the achievement of business goals for the quantity, quality, technology stack mix, and cost efficiency of Andela’s customer-ready software developers You will build and manage the strategy to discover, select, and implement the technology tools and external partnerships required to build efficient and scalable talent development programs You will guide internal service providers ranging from curriculum to analytics to ensure an optimal learning experience for Andela's developers You will set and create accountability around the team strategy, roadmap and KPI’s You will design, hire, and retain a world-class team able to meet the organizations goals at scale What makes you a great fit for this role: A thirst for operational excellence and a passion for building high performing teams A concrete point of view and an open mind about what attributes make for a maximally supportive software development learning environment Integrity in giving feedback to team members Collaboration demonstrated through iterating management processes based on feedback from colleagues A Bachelor's or advanced degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field. EPIC Values Alignment Demonstrable commitment to the learning & development of people and technology The ability to learn new things incredibly fast Persistently acting in alignment with Andela's EPIC Values 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, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Andela Kampala, Uganda
Nov 16, 2018
Full Time
Summary: Help the next generation of African (alts: Nigerian, Kenyan, East African) technology leaders gain the skills to be globally employable software developers. 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: 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 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.
Andela Accra, Ghana
Nov 16, 2018
Full Time
Type : Full-Time Experience: Mid-to-Senior 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 Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in NYC, SF, Lagos, Cairo, Nairobi, and Kampala; Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage. About the Senior Software Developer Position: As a Senior Software Developer, you will primarily work as a Lead Developer for one of Andela’s clients. Andela Senior Developers 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 developers. Key Responsibilities The specific responsibilities of the Senior Software Developer 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 developers 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 Provide 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 Success Department Qualifications & Characteristics As the ideal candidate for this role you: Are active in the technology ecosystem in your city ex: you organize meet ups, speak at conferences and are active on github Are able to pass our Tech Skills Assessment May have a four-year degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field from an accredited university Have at least 4 years of experience working in software development Is proficient ideally in ANY TWO of the following stacks and/or experience in: Python/Django or Flask or gRPC Java/Android Javascript/MEAN or PEAN or PREN or MERN or PENV Ruby/Ruby on Rails Swift/iOS DevOps 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) A strong desire to mentor other developers Have the ability to build rapport and communicate with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. Have excellent interpersonal skills Have strong leadership skills Strongly motivated by our social mission of training 100,000 young Africans in the next 10 years.
Andela Lagos, Nigeria
Nov 16, 2018
Full Time
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 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. About the Role Andela is seeking a Director for its Technical Leadership Program who will lead the team responsible for transforming high-potential engineering recruits into developers capable of delighting Andela's partners with world-class remote software delivery. The Director of the Technical Leadership Program will oversee the People, Processes, and Technology that will support the efficient, effective training of over 1,000 new full-time software developers across Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. This position requires someone with a high standard of operational excellence, extraordinary people management, and a thoughtful approach on how to design software development environments that produce world-class technologists. The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter with an engineering or product background as well as experience in operations. As Director of the Technical Leadership Program you will manage a quickly growing team of 30+. You will hold responsibility for setting the vision, defining the business requirements, and guiding the team’s performance to achieve ambitious business goals to prepare thousands of rising African technologists to drive value for top global tech companies. Responsibilities You will own the achievement of business goals for the quantity, quality, technology stack mix, and cost efficiency of Andela’s customer-ready software developers You will build and manage the strategy to discover, select, and implement the technology tools and external partnerships required to build efficient and scalable talent development programs You will guide internal service providers ranging from curriculum to analytics to ensure an optimal learning experience for Andela's developers You will set and create accountability around the team strategy, roadmap and KPI’s You will design, hire, and retain a world-class team able to meet the organizations goals at scale What makes you a great fit for this role: A thirst for operational excellence and a passion for building high performing teams A concrete point of view and an open mind about what attributes make for a maximally supportive software development learning environment Integrity in giving feedback to team members Collaboration demonstrated through iterating management processes based on feedback from colleagues A Bachelor's or advanced degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field. EPIC Values Alignment Demonstrable commitment to the learning & development of people and technology The ability to learn new things incredibly fast Persistently acting in alignment with Andela's EPIC Values 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, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Andela Lagos, Nigeria
Nov 16, 2018
Full Time
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 Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in NYC, SF, Lagos, Nairobi, and Kampala, Andela is catalysing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage. About the Role As Andela’s Manager of Expansion Strategy, you will play a vital role in implementing Andela’s growth strategy through public and private partnerships as well as increasing the efficacy of Andela country office operations. Partnerships will be established with government, multilateral and bilateral donors, NGOs, foundations, and private entities including other technology firms that are focused on skills development and youth employment across the African continent. Country operations will be supported through cross-functional work that address binding growth constraints through relationship management in Abuja and project management in Lagos. These partnerships will either extend our ability to drive growth and impact or reduce the financial upfront investment required by Andela in new markets. Roles and Responsibilities: You understand that it will take a creative approach to build the growth pipeline necessary to accelerate Andela’s impact. You will have a breadth of established relationships with public sector stakeholders in Abuja. You are experienced in writing grant proposals, in managing a portfolio of funding opportunities - from inception to closing, to overseeing and conducting all communications with high level stakeholders who are critical to establishing partnerships in both the public and private sector. You understand effectively scaling impact will require cross departmental, cross-cultural mindset and close collaboration with our leadership teams to drive success and resolve pain points. You bring more than passion to your work: you are a world-class manager with exceptional operational expertise and demonstrated strong leadership skills. You have a strong curiosity, independence, flexibility, and enthusiasm. The Expansion Strategy Manager will be responsible for: Working with and reporting to Director of Expansion Strategy to advance partnership opportunities and execute strategies for engaging governments, bilateral and multilateral organizations, foundations and private entities including other technology companies in relevant countries. Working with the Country Director in Nigeria on operational barriers, opportunities and solutions as they relate to public sector stakeholder management. Executing strategies for engaging with governments, bilateral and multilateral organizations, foundations and private entities including other technology companies in new and existing countries to accelerate growth in existing Andela country offices and new potential Andela country offices. Identifying operational bottlenecks that can be resolved through effective external stakeholder management, especially as it relates to the public sector. Writing compelling proposals for Andela to partner with governments, bilateral and multilateral organizations, foundations and private entities including other technology companies in new and existing Andela countries. Developing budgets for both potential public and private partnerships around Andela operations. Maintaining relationships with governments, bilateral and multilateral organizations, foundations and private entities including other technology companies in order to grow Andela’s ability to expand to and grow in selected countries. Identifying and creating opportunities for Andela to raise awareness of its impact and investment proposition with key governments, bilateral and multilateral organisations, foundations and private entities including other technology companies at meetings and/or conferences. Qualifications: 10+ years experience in related field or environment developing and driving public and private partnerships. Demonstrated ability to support business operations in a high-growth organization. Demonstrated ability to successfully acquire funds through grant proposal writing. Demonstrated ability to build and scale impact driven initiatives. Self-driven and able to work independently yet collaboratively with a remote and distributed team. Ability to frequently travel internationally. Strong project management and organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple priorities in a complex environment. Bachelor’s Degree required. 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! 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.
Andela Nairobi, Kenya
Nov 16, 2018
Full Time
Summary: Help the next generation of African (alts: Nigerian, Kenyan, East African) technology leaders gain the skills to be globally employable software developers. 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: 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 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.
Andela Nairobi, Kenya
Nov 16, 2018
Full Time
Type : Full-Time Experience: Mid-to-Senior 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 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. About the Senior Software Developer Position: As a Senior Software Developer, you will primarily work as a Lead Developer for one of Andela’s clients. Andela Senior Developers 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 developers. Key Responsibilities The specific responsibilities of the Senior Software Developer 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 developers 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. Provide 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 Success Department Qualifications & Characteristics As the ideal candidate for this role you: Are active in the technology ecosystem in your city ex: you organize meet ups, speak at conferences and are active on github Are able to pass our Tech Skills Assessment May have a four-year degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field from an accredited university Have at least 4 years of experience working in software development Is proficient ideally in ANY TWO of the following stacks and/or experience in: Ruby/Ruby on Rails Python/Django or Flask or gRPC Java/Android JavaScript/MEAN or PEAN or PREN or MERN or PENV iOS/Swift DevOps 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) A strong desire to mentor other developers Have the ability to build rapport and communicate with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. Have excellent interpersonal skills. Have strong leadership skills. Strongly motivated by our social mission of training 100,000 young Africans in the next 10 years.
Andela Lagos, Nigeria
Nov 16, 2018
Full Time
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 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. About the Technical Success Manager Position: As a Technical Success Manager, you will primarily manage Developers placed on engagements with Partners, and ensure that teams are working well together. You would walk a very fine line between the Success of our Partners and the Success of our Developers. Our Partners operate in a wide-range of industries, but their common thread is that they create mobile and/or web-based products that bring value to their customers through the use of technology. As a key Partner-facing member of Andela’s Partner support team, you will be responsible for providing team and engagement support in relevant areas. Our core consulting model is embedded software developers and teams. Distributed work environments are growing in popularity but the lack of physical proximity still brings unique operational challenges. No two days will ever be alike, variety will be constant. With your knowledge of business, technology, remote communication and agile project management, you will help make the distance between our engineers and their teams---thousands of kilometers in most cases---feel like a logistical afterthought. Key Responsibilities The specific responsibilities of the Technical Success Manager position include: Direct Management of up to 20 Developers embedded within global Partners, to ensure their success Accountable for technical delivery of Developers embedded with up to 10 Partners Collaborate with Solution Architect and Partner Experience to ensure engagement support Primary technical delivery/quality escalation point both to Partners and Developers in terms of: Ensuring Developer’s delivery are aligned with Partners goals and visions Ensuring that Developers understand business context, value and impact of their tasks Working with Developers in regards task brainstorm, decomposition and prioritization Providing high level design support on how to solve specific coding challenges. Performing code reviews when required Guide the first 30-days impression relative to effective communication, on-boarding expectations etc. Share, advocate for and promote best practices in engagements across their team Mentor and Coach direct reports on their team Accountable for Partner and Developer related action plans, to resolve delivery concerns Support Success via reporting compliance using key internal tools KPI monitoring/review to enable Partner/Team/Developer success and compliance Collaborate on Developer’s Performance Management: tracking, plans, process, review, survey Support the Senior Success Manager (SSM) on strategic, operational, and team areas Effective collaboration with other Success Managers (Success Operations, Consultant Manager etc.) Qualifications & Characteristics As the ideal candidate for this role you: May have a 4-year degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field from accredited University Have at least 4 years experience working in software development, technology consulting etc. Are proficient in at least one of the following stacks: Ruby/Ruby on Rails PHP/Laravel/Lumen Python/Django/Flask Java/Android JavaScript/MEAN/PEAN/PREN iOS/Swift iOS/Objective C Have a strong understanding of agile software development techniques Have experience working remotely as an effective member of a team Have vibrant personality and exceptional communication skills (English, verbal and written) Have a strong desire to coach and mentor Developers Have ability to build rapport and communicate with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds Have excellent interpersonal skills Have strong leadership skills Are motivated by our mission to advance human potential Are passionate about evolving technology landscape and its use to solve business problems Have the ability to learn new things fast enough to amaze your friends and family 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! 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.
Andela Nairobi, Kenya
Nov 16, 2018
Full Time
Type : Full-Time Experience: Mid-to-Senior 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 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. We have a vision to train 100,000 world-class developers in the next 10 years – and we want you to help make it happen. About the Technical Success Manager Position: As Technical Success Manager, you will be responsible for helping Andela’s Software Engineers successfully engage remote clients. Distributed work environments are growing in popularity but the lack of physical proximity still brings unique operational challenges. As our engineers partner with teams spread around the world, across industries and across technology stacks, your role will be to help make the client and the remote team feel much closer. No two days will ever be alike and variety will be the only constant. In the morning, you might find yourself helping engineers better understand the business value of their California team’s user stories; in the afternoon, you might virtually travel across the Atlantic in order to support another team of engineers as they strategically plan a data migration for their team in London. With your knowledge of business, technology, remote communication and agile project management, you will help make the distance between our engineers and their teams---thousands of kilometers in most cases---feel like a logistical afterthought. Key Responsibilities The specific responsibilities of the Technical Success Manager position include: Interfacing with the client to understand a client's business as well as their goals and visions for products being supported by Andela Ensuring that our engineers are able to understand the business context and value of their tasks, as well as how it impacts users. 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. Perform code reviews to ensure that the work being submitted to the client follows the client's coding standards as well as meets the letter and spirit of the assigned task Assist our engineers in effectively communicating with their teams Qualifications & Characteristics As the ideal candidate for this role you: May have a four-year degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field from an accredited university Have at least 5 years of experience working in software development, technology consulting or software product management Is proficient in at least one of the following stacks: Ruby/Ruby on Rails, PHP/Laravel, Python/Django, Java/Android, JavaScript/MEAN/PEAN/PREN Have experience effectively working remotely Are passionate about the evolving technology landscape and enjoy leveraging advancements to solve business problems Have a strong understanding of agile software development techniques Have a vibrant personality and exceptional communication skills (English, verbal and written) Have the ability to build rapport and communicate with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. Have excellent interpersonal skills. Have strong leadership skills. Strongly motivated by our social mission of training 100 thousand young Africans in next 10 years.
Andela Cairo, Egypt
Nov 16, 2018
Full Time
Type : Full-Time Experience: Mid-to-Senior 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 Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in NYC, SF, Lagos, Nairobi, Cairo and Kampala; Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage. About the Senior Software Developer Position: As a Senior Software Developer, you will primarily work as a Lead Developer for one of Andela’s clients. Andela Senior Developers 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 developers. Key Responsibilities The specific responsibilities of the Senior Software Developer 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 developers 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 Provide 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 and Regularly reporting the status of your team both to your client as well as senior members of Andela’s Success Department Qualifications & Characteristics As the ideal candidate for this role you: Are active in the technology ecosystem in your city ex: you organize meet ups, speak at conferences and are active on github Are able to pass our Tech Skills Assessment May have a four-year degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field from an accredited university Have at least 4 years of experience working in software development Is proficient ideally in ANY TWO of the following stacks and/or experience in: Ruby/Ruby on Rails PHP/Laravel Python/Django Java/Android JavaScript - React JavaScript - React Native JavaScript - Angular JavaScript - Node - JS/Ember iOS/Swift iOS/Objective C Go DevOps 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) A strong desire to mentor other developers Have the ability to build rapport and communicate with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. Have excellent interpersonal skills Have strong leadership skills Strongly motivated by our social mission of training 100,000 young Africans in the next 10 years.