…Andela hopes to double engineering talent pool as it transitions to fully-remote model
Global software talent company, Andela on Wednesday announced its readiness to accept engineers from all African countries as it helps companies build remote engineering teams.
This was disclosed in an official Press Statement made available to Nigeria Today on Wednesday.
Andela said it plans to double its global talent pool and link a higher number of skilled engineers with opportunities.
The company is accepting pan-African applications for senior engineers with opportunities with in-demand stack experience such as Node, React, Python, and Ruby.
Andela has assisted its customers Cloudflare, Wellio, ViacomCBS and Women Who Code gain access to high-quality software engineers who work as long-term, embedded team members.
“Over the past five years, we have become experts at identifying engineering excellence from non-traditional backgrounds. We know that there extremely talented engineers across Africa and we believe that opportunity should not be limited by proximity to a major tech hub. Being a remote-first engineering organization allows us to open up access to Andela for engineers across the continent,” Co-founder and CEO Jeremy Johnson said.
“By removing restrictions on location, we will double our pool of potential talent to the roughly 500,000 engineers in Africa who can now leverage Andela to work with top international engineering teams. Ultimately, our goal is to break down barriers that prevent talent and opportunity from connecting by providing an easier, more efficient way for companies to scale global engineering teams.”
The company which was launched in 2014 before being a fully remote organization has been operating in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda, and has successfully completed the transition to full-remote one which started with pilots in Ghana and Egypt in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
While the company maintains its rigorous application procedures to build the strongest talent combination of software engineers in Africa, its innovation to select and work with a broader range of high rank technical talent, without reducing productivity is needed.
As part of giant efforts in engineering to build global careers, Andela persistently invest in the Andela Learning Communty, a program that has introduced over 100,000 learners from across the continet to software enginering.
“The world is beginning to realize that remote work is going to be a major catalyst for the democratization of opportunity. Luckily, engineering leaders already know that remote work works if you have the right processes and systems in place, and are at the forefront of this change. By doubling our talent pool, we’re proud to help accelerate their critical work of building the future,” Johnson concludes.
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