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Through Power X, Andela is scaling more Engineering teams in Africa

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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 its 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, GDG, 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.

“Since we launched, our vision has been to help Africa’s next generation of software engineers reach their potential, and today’s announcement further reiterates our commitment to that vision. Our new hiring criteria opens the door to talented software engineers across a broader and higher skill range, to give them the opportunity to be a part of the tech revolution we’re building, while advancing their careers as well. What’s important to note is that this is a two-way transfer.” says Jackie Ochola, Country Director, Andela Uganda.

She continues, “We’ve been privileged to be at the forefront of Africa’s revolution and one thing we’ve observed is the power in bridging the gap between different generations. The Power of ‘x’ campaign offers us a chance to close in further on that gap by increasing the entry points into the company, thereby having a blend of top-class expertise and other talented engineers across multiple/different skill levels, which is a great foundation to build from.”

The Power of ‘X’ campaign was announced officially in Kampala on 21st May 2019.

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.

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