Director, Partner Engineering

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

About the Role
Andela’s Partner Engineering department is charged with delivering high value and quality software engineering services for our Clients (we call them Partners).
Our core delivery model is embedded teams­­­ of software engineers who are remote and distributed. As such, you’ll need to be an expert in enabling talented people to deliver their best, providing the support and quality control needed to help them through challenges, and developing the processes, protocols and procedures necessary to scale with our Partners.
We are seeking a seasoned Technology and Engineering Services leader who is passionate about building the next generation of technology leaders in Africa and who knows what it takes to lead Engineering teams to successfully deliver for Partners.
As Director, you are a member of the Partner Engineering management team responsible for executing the strategies and goals for the department. You will shape how we leverage new and emerging programming languages, frameworks, cloud infrastructure, and scalable architecture to deliver world class technology for our partners.
Although you interface with every aspect of Andela, your core stakeholders are Andela’s Partners, Engineering Talent and our Customer Success teams, and so you’re simultaneously the voice of each to various stakeholders. You are constantly asking yourself :

How do I better ensure that Andela’s Partners are wowed with the quality, engagement and productivity of their Andela Engineering teams?
How do I better ensure that Andela’s Engineering teams are prepared, supported, and continue to grow as they deliver for our Partners?

You are eager for the challenge of delivering and growing an exceptional engineering service organization. You know how to think – and act – big, while holding a strong moral compass in everything you do.
Key Responsibilities

Meet or exceed quarterly net churn and expansion targets through delivery leadership, oversight for assigned remote and distributed teams delivering software engineering services for our partners.
Engage directly with designated partners to drive delivery and excellence including how we supplement/evolve systems, processes and capabilities as needed.
Design and enforce best practices for how your team builds trusted relationships and influence decision makers on matters related to our partners engineering roadmaps.
Manage your team’s engineering delivery objectives, priorities, trade offs, risks and escalations working closely with Partner Engineering Leaders alongside Customer Success and Account Management counterparts.
Identify opportunities to leverage new and emerging engineering delivery capabilities to drive improved value, quality and speed for our teams.
Lead OKR and career planning objectives for your direct reports and their teams, ensuring compliance of check-ins and performance reviews are met.
Provide actionable feedback to Andela’s leadership team on all aspects of the organization for continuous scale and improvement.


Four ­year degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field from an accredited university.
Over 10 years experience leading remote Engineering delivery teams in software development, technology consulting and/or software product management
Proven ability to manage and grow high-performing engineering teams.
Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
Excellent leadership and management skills and can work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.
A deep commitment to Andela’s mission .
Willingness to travel periodically between Andela’s centers and our Partners’s offices.

Benefits & Compensation

Full-time compensation
Full medical coverage
Lunch and snacks provided daily
Beautiful working environment
Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet
Oh, and a chance to change the world!

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.
At Andela, we outcompete through diversity. We know that our strengths lies in the multiplicity of talents, perspectives, backgrounds & orientations resident in our community and we take pride in that. Andela is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices. Andela provides equal employment opportunities and workplace to all employees and applicants without regard to factors including but not limited to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy (including breastfeeding), genetic information, HIV/AIDS or any other medical status, family or parental status, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This commitment applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Our policies expressly prohibit any form of harassment and/or discrimination as stated above.
Andela is home for all, come as you are.


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