Senior Engineer at Andela Nigeria

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 are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Senior EngineerLocation: Lagos, NigeriaAbout the RoleIn this role, you will primarily work as a Senior Software Engineer within the Technology department building world-class internal products to support Andela’s business needs.As the Senior Software Engineer, you will take on complex tasks and complete them despite roadblocks, grabbing others for help or insight as necessary.You will require very little oversight beyond high-level direction; you can take a complex user story, break it down into sub-tasks, and complete their sub-tasks with relative ease.You will show initiative beyond knocking tasks off a list; you are able to identify and suggest areas of future work for yourself or your team.You will drive product velocity and deliver products with confidence.You will take pride in building products that are key to helping Andela grow and scale as an organization.You’re the kind of person who:Believes that building great software is more than just delivering working code, that other aspects such as reusability, testability, maintainability, security, and performance are just as important.Is constantly learning and expanding your skill sets on and off the job.Can mentor entry-level developers willing to become world-class.Key ResponsibilitiesWork closely with Product Managers and Stakeholders to understand the business needsDeliver complex software solutions that meet those needsShare responsibility for strategically scaling Andela’s internal systemsPromote and nurture good team practices such as TDD, code reviews, and pair programmingBring vision to the team in the form of new technology recommendations, ideas and approachesMentor entry-level developers willing to become world-classWe are interested in a candidate from any background as long as you have a solid understanding of core computer science principles. Here’s an abbreviated list of interesting technologies we currently use:Javascript / Node.jsGolangReactPostgresGoogle Cloud, Docker, Google Pub/Sub

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