Senior Software Engineer - Full Stack

  • Andela
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Oct 22, 2019
Full Time Engineering

Job Description

Where You’ll Work

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 engineers.

Based in NYC, SF, Kigali, Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Accra and Kampala, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage.

What You’ll Do

Our Andelan Senior Software Engineers epitomize ownership . They take personal responsibility for Andela’s ability to continue to deliver value to our partners.

Specifically, you’ll:

  • Use your knowledge in your core technology to delight our partners around the world.
  • Be responsible for the coding standards, conduct and deliverables of your fast-paced, distributed, teams, byproactively communicating and prioritizing effectively .
  • Act as role-model even in the most difficult and challenging situations , using constructive feedback, mentorship and universal respect.

What You’ll Bring

All Andela engineers go above and beyond. To find out more about additional suggested competencies, check out our engineer framework .

Experience

Aminimum of 5-10 years of professional experience , during which you’ve built deep technical expertise and exercised ownership on various technical teams.

Required

  • Mastery of the core features of at least one backend language : Python, JavaScript/Node, PHP, Ruby
  • Advanced understanding of at least one Web Framework for your language of choice: i.e Flask/Django for Python; Node/Express for JavaScript, Rails for Ruby, Lumen/Laravel for PHP.
  • Deep knowledge of the fundamental front-end languages/technologies -- i.e HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Deep knowledge of at least one front-end framework -- React, Angular, Vue as well as experience with responsive design interface development
  • Extensive experience witharchitecture and design principles, building to consider maintainability, performance, security requirements, and impact.
  • Working knowledge of at least one complementary front-end languages/frameworks (ex: React, Angular, Vue )
  • Intermediate understanding of at least one Web Framework for your language of choice: Flask/Django for Python; Node/Express for JavaScript, Rails for Ruby, Lumen/Laravel for PHP.
  • Deep understanding of fundamental database concepts- relational (SQL) database, non-relational (NoSQL) database, ORMs/ODMs and Web storage API (front end)
  • Strong ability to problem-solve, debug, and understand pertinent performance metrics
  • Strong preference for test-driven-development (TDD) and understands its importance
  • Comfort with at leastone web server technology -- (ex: Apache, Nginx)
  • Comfort working within at least onecloud hosting platform --(ex: AWS, GCP)
  • Working knowledge oftools and editors -- (ex: Grunt, Sublime, Atom, JSLint)
  • Measured experience with unit, integration, e2e and UI testing, with at least one relevant testing framework
  • Comfort working within agile methodologies and experienced in estimation and time management

Preferred Skills

  • Working knowledge of software engineeringcollaboration tools (Ex: Git, Jira)
  • Familiarity with containerization infrastructure and orchestration
  • Awareness of the capabilities of applicable languages/frameworks/libraries as well as the inherent differences between them in order to understand trade-offs and make recommendations.

What You’ll Get *

  • Full-time compensation
  • Full medical coverage
  • Lunch and snacks provided daily
  • Beautiful working environment
  • Opportunity to work with the brightest minds inside and outside of your field
  • A chance to change the world for the better

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.

*May vary slightly based on location