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  • Posted: Mar 23, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Andela extends engineering teams with the most talented software developers in Africa. We recruit the most talented technologists on the African continent, shape them into technical leaders, and place them as full-time distributed team members with companies that range from Microsoft and IBM to dozens of high-growth startups. Backed by Chan Zuckerberg Ini...
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    Principal Software Engineer - Back End

    • All Andela engineers go above and beyond. To find out more about additional suggested competencies, check out our engineer framework.


    • A minimum of 6-12 years of professional experience, during which you’ve built deep technical expertise and demonstrated technical leadership.


    • Expert-level understanding of at least one core backend language: Python, JavaScript/Node, PHP, Ruby
    • Intermediate-level understanding of at least one other backend language (In addition to the core language): Python, JavaScript/Node, PHP, Ruby
    • Leadership skills with a high amount of emotional intelligence. You’ve led teams, initiatives, and a range of technical working sessions
    • Demonstrated experience of having taken large-scale initiatives from conception through to production, while continuing to support, optimize, and iterate
    • Extensive experience with architecture and design principles, building to consider maintainability, performance, security requirements, and impact.
    • Advanced understanding of at least one Web Framework for your language of choice: Flask/Django for Python; Node/Express for JavaScript, Rails for Ruby, Lumen/Laravel for PHP.
    • Deep understanding of fundamental database concepts relational (SQL) database, non-relational (NoSQL) database and ORMs/ODMs
    • Strong knowledge of at least one cloud hosting platform (Ex: AWS, Azure, GCP)
    • Deep knowledge of at least one CI/CD tool -- Jenkins, Travis CI, Circle CI
    • Expert level understanding of containerization and orchestration techniques -- Docker, Docker Swarm, Kubernetes
    • Demonstrated expertise with highly available infrastructure patterns and their tradeoffs
    • Deep understanding of applicable unit and integration testing, and testing frameworks/libraries
    • Deep knowledge of networking concepts-- DNS, OSI model, TCP/IP, UDP, FTP
    • Strong ability to problem-solve, debug, and understand pertinent performance metrics
    • Comfort working within agile methodologies and experienced in estimation and time management
    • Awareness of the capabilities of applicable languages/frameworks/libraries as well as the inherent differences between them in order to understand trade-offs and make recommendations.


    • Working knowledge of software engineering collaboration tools
    • Strong preference for test-driven-development (TDD) and understands its importance
    • Working knowledge of code editor and formatting tools
    • Practiced at learning by sharing knowledge via means such as mentorship, engagement within a technical community, contributions to open source, etc.
    • Comfort with at least one web server technology -- (ex: Apache, Nginx)

    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

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Andela on to apply
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