Engineering Manager at Andela Nigeria

Andela is developing a corps of high-quality technology talent across the African continent that will drive the current and future phases of tech-enabled growth around the world. With the fastest growing population and highest youth population in the world, we believe Africa is one of the greatest untapped markets for talent development.At Andela, we find the brightest young people in Africa, train them to be world-class developers, and connect them with employers around the world looking for top technical talent. Passion, excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and rejecting the status quo are just a few of the things that Andela team members have in common.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Engineering ManagerLocation: LagosAbout the RoleAndela's Technology department is charged with implementing products that will help Andela to scale with consistency and quality while providing excellent service internally and externally.  It is responsible for finding the best solution for Andela’s needs, not necessarily the best solution that Andela can build.In this role, you will primarily work as a Engineering Manager within the Technology department as a people manager of up to 10 engineers in your location, providing mentoring and coaching to the engineers, and maintaining innovative processes that monitor the health of the engineering team.Key ResponsibilitiesBe a combination of a highly-technical software engineer and an effective people managerRecruit Technical Team Leads (TTLs) and Senior Engineers (SEs)Identify potential candidates that best fit the roleInterview prospective TTLs and SEs to ensure fitFacilitate onboarding of TTLs and SEs, in collaboration with Ops and P&C teamsDevelop team and individual KPIs aligned to the Department and Andela’s strategic goalsConduct quarterly reviews of KPIs in collaboration with Director of EngineeringMonitor all Engineering metrics, SLAs and KPIs for individual team members and ensures compliance with themCommunicate expectations clearly to all team members and solicit and deliver individual feedback frequentlyManage, measure and improve engineering processesOnboarding and offboarding processSoftware development processManage up to 10 engineersManage team members with different skill sets and technical areas of focusMentor and coach the engineers and ensure their successEncourage and promote best engineering practices with the engineersEncourage a data-driven culture with the engineers to improve the efficiency, scalability, and stability of our in-house systemsSupport the engineers in identifying, resolving and escalating issues that impact their workOccasionally unblock engineers on complex issues via pair programming, whiteboarding and design sessionsManage and track engineers on performance improvement plansInter-Departmental collaboration withEngineering Managers to ensure collaboration across the Engineering departmentProduct Managers to advocate for and prioritize technical initiatives for the teamCross-Departmental collaboration withLocal Leadership to represent and communicate engineering initiativesLearning team in regards to 1 Year Developer Placement ProgramSuccess in regards to internal engagementsOperations in regards to hardware for engineersP&C in regards to people issuesSupport with budget creation, monitoring and adherence responsibilities

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