Principal Engineer - Frontend (Technology)

Nairobi, Kenya
About Andela
Marc Andresson, co-founder of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz wrote: “software is eating the world. ” That statement is just as true today as it was eight years ago. Software is embedded in our day-to-day, and few industries are immune. Peak behind the code and you will find brilliant engineers pushing the boundaries of what is possible.
Talk to any engineering leader and they will tell you that access to talent is their number one barrier to building software and growing their business. Research the industry and you read about the 1 million computer-programming jobs that will go unfilled in 2020.
That is where Andela comes in. We help engineering leaders at companies big and small bridge that gap. We are building tools, systems and processes to connect talent, no matter where they live, with the opportunities to do great things. To date, we have identified 1,000+ software engineers from Africa and placed them as full-time, embedded members of development teams at over 200+ tech companies. Along the way, we have raised $180M from Al Gore’s venture fund, Generation Partners, Google Ventures, Spark Capital, the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative and Serena Ventures.
And we are just getting started.
Our People
All of our people live and breathe our E.P.I.C values:

Excellence : We are lifelong learners who strive for mastery of our craft
Passion : We believe we are going to change the world and act accordingly
Integrity : We choose extraordinary people and then trust them to do the right thing
Collaboration : We know our sum is greater than our parts

What You’ll Do
In this role, you will work as a Principle Frontend Engineer within the Technology organization, building world-class internal and customer facing products to support Andela’s business needs.
Our Andelan Principal Engineers are renowned for their technical prowess . They are admired and respected for the depth of their technical expertise and leadership.
Specifically, you’ll:

Use your expert knowledge to deliver complex software solutions that will delight our partners around the world.
Make meaningful and impactful technical decisions with a keen understanding of the operational ramifications.
Share responsibility for strategically scaling Andela’s systems.

Bring vision to the team in the form of new technology recommendations, ideas, and approaches.

Provide technical leadership to fast-paced teams, while delivering value, unparalleled enthusiasm, and a relentless commitment to excellence.

Build great software while continuously learning and expanding your skill set.

What You’ll Bring
All Andela engineers go above and beyond. To find out more about additional suggested competencies, check out our engineer framework.
A minimum of 6 years professional experience , during which you’ve built deep technical expertise and demonstrated technical leadership .

Expertise in building modern Angular based Single Page Applications

Deep knowledge of JavaScript core language concepts -- DOM manipulation, Fetch API, ES6 features

Extensive experience working with fundamental front-end languages/technologies, HTML, CSS, Sass (SCSS) framework

Expertise in design and management of large scale, secure, cloud based software deployment environments

Strong ability to problem-solve, debug, and understand pertinent performance metrics

Extensive experience with architecture and design principles , building to consider maintainability, performance, security requirements, and impact

Deep knowledge of unit / integration testing, and testing frameworks/libraries

Comfort working within agile methodologies and experienced in estimation and time management

Excellent soft skills that enable you to lead and empower your team, and deliver the highest value

Mentorship experience that helps others in approaching and solving for ambiguous efforts

Strong understanding of business practices, engineering process, and industry trends


Expertise with the following specific tools:
Google Cloud Platform
Frontend UI component library, Angular Material
Linting tools, ESLint
Testing frameworks, Jasmine, Karma
Containerization tools, Docker, Kubernetes
Cloud based CI/CD tools, CircleCI, CodeClimate

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.


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