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Andela launches Power of “X” campaign as it scales engineering teams across continent



Power of “X” campaign by Andela

Andela, the company building distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software engineers, is recruiting mid and senior level developers in 2019, as part of a new Power of ‘X’ campaign, as it looks to scale its operations and meet growing demand.

This comes as more companies seek to enhance their technology teams via distributed workforces.

Since its launch in 2014, Andela has received over 140,000+ applications to it’s Technical Leadership Program and has trained 1,000+ software engineers, who have worked with global companies including Safaricom, Invision, Viacom, and Skillshare.

Andela now accepts applications from experienced software engineers who are proficient in Ruby, Javascript (React, Node, ES6+, Angular), Python (Django or Flask) and Native Mobile Technologies for iOS or Android. The move to recruit more senior technologists is an expansion of the company’s business model.

Andela engineers work on global challenges, within global engineering teams, yet play an important role in their local ecosystems.

The 1,000+ Andela Software Engineers are central to Africa’s growing tech community, and are leaders or members of Forloop, Teencode, Startup Grind, Progate, Facebook Developer Circles, to mention a few. Andela is a gateway for experienced and talented engineers to become part of Africa’s most expansive network of technologists.

Country Director, Andela Nigeria, Omowale David-Ashiru

Country Director, Andela Nigeria, Omowale David-Ashiru

“The most effective way to become the best in your field is to work on the most complex problems and work alongside the best people. Andela’s value proposition is that our engineers work on global problems, within global teams, and are connected to the best engineering community in Africa. By this, we are empowering people to grow exponentially and accelerate their careers” says the Country Director, Andela Nigeria, Omowale David-Ashiru.

She continues, “we are excited to be part of the first generation of limitless software engineers in Africa who will play a significant role in transforming the future of technology, which we hope will be central to Africa’s economic development. At Andela, we expect our Software Engineers to gain the skills, experiences and networks that will enable them to become innovators and tech leaders in Africa and we are excited to now open up our recruitment funnel to diversify and enhance our talent pool”.

The Power of “X” campaign by Andela was announced officially in Lagos on 21st May 2019. Titled, “An inclusive future for the next generation”, and attended by key industry stakeholders, leading technologists and media, the event saw the likes of Editor in Chief at TechCabal, Bankole Oluwafemi and Co-founder of Forloop, Prosper Otemuyiwa, share insights about the future of technology in Africa during their fireside chat session.

Andela’s Director of Developer Programs, Jolomi Otumara and Director of Partner Engineering, Olawumi Onawumi who also featured in the chat session, talked about Andela’s plans for the next generation of tech talent in Africa.

In 2018, The Wall Street Journal named Andela as one of the twenty-five technology companies to watch, and the year prior, Fast Company ranked Andela as the most innovative company in Africa. Apply here for Senior Software Engineering roles at Andela.

The Power of "X"

Speakers at the launch of The Power of “X” by Andela

Andela is solving the global technical talent shortage by building distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software developers.

In four years, Andela has hired over 1,000 software engineers out of more than 140,000 applicants and become known as the “Best Place to Work in Africa,” with tech campuses in Lagos, Nairobi, Kampala and Kigali. Backed by Generation Investment Management, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV, CRE Ventures and Spark Capital, Andela is powering global engineering teams while catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent.

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