Jobs and Vacancies in Andela Kenya

Head of Security
About Andela
Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers.
Based in Nairobi, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage.
About the role
Reporting to the Country Director, the overall purpose of this role is to develop security risk control capabilities and pro-actively lead security management through continued education, training and prevention initiatives.
We are looking for an intelligent and highly networked individual who has a passion for Corporate Security. If this is you, then we’d love to welcome you to a fast-paced team of innovators that know how to get the job done.

Responsibilities

·         Develop, implement, review and maintain a viable Security Strategy for the organization to ensure an effective & efficient security process at Andela Kenya.
·         Constitute a disaster management team and offer leadership and training to the team.
·         Formulate an overall security policy for senior management acceptance.
·         Develop, implement and review security standards operating procedures and practices.
·         Effective liaison, coordination and networking with governments authorities, law enforcement agencies, relevant national and international agencies and security stakeholders.
·         Ensure an effective risk analysis, threat assessment and response capability.
·         Initiating special security measures during periods/instances of increased threat.
·         Ensure that all critical areas of security concern are adequately covered in the security plan and are effectively managed, monitored and controlled.
·         Represent the company in operational, coordinative and consultative security meetings and forums.
·         Ensure good working relationship with the Government, Kenya Police, INTERPOL as well as Security divisions of diplomatic offices for up to date information.
·         Prepare, monitor & control the security budget to ensure effective cost control.
·         Undertake regular audits, research, surveys and investigations to continuously improve security management through regular review of policies, procedures and processes in relation to findings.
·         Source and monitor the effectiveness of third party security services in liaison with the Facilities Manager.
·         Provide specialized advice to line management in all security functions, protection, Intelligence, information and investigation.
·         Ensure ongoing compliance with all regulatory requirement, organization standards and local security procedures.
·         Carry out conclusive investigations on incidents and accidents in order to create a safe environment and prevent recurrence.
·         Act as a link between the organization and the police in security matters.
·         Prepare weekly reports on the general security status of the organization to keep management updated on security issues.
·         Plan for and ensure consistent maintenance of all security equipment such as CCTV, Access control system to ensure they are in good serviceable condition.
·         Institute security internal controls to prevent occurrence and recurrence of security threats.
·         Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.
How to Apply

Project Manager
About Andela:
Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in NYC, SF, Lagos, Nairobi, and Kampala, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage.
We have a vision to train 100,000 world-class developers in the next 10 years – and we want you to help make it happen

About role
The Project Manager is an operational powerhouse, and resource allocation maestro that guides us to deliberately execute and deliver on our product roadmaps.
This individual is a machine; process-driven, data-driven, and results oriented. They consistently exceed the standards of everyone around them, but rarely exceed their own standards.
They are passionate about “servant leadership.” They believe that they do the dirty organizational work so that the team can focus on what they do best: execution.
Every rocket ship needs an engine. The right person for this role desires to build the engines that enable the rocket ships of human transformation to take off and land smoothly.

Responsibilities 

·         Keep track of all resources (human and non-human) available for deployment within Learning product teams
·         Efficiently deploy all resources to yield optimal product and learning velocity of Learning product teams
·         Guides learning product teams to stay on track using the best project management practices and tools for software development
·         Mentors and guides apprentices on the best practices for effective project management

Qualifications

·         Successfully worked as a project manager. You’ve actuated teams operationally to materialize the goals of projects on time while maintaining quality.
·         (with and without a team) Have created workflow and resource allocation systems designed for maximum throughput for projects.
·         Believe that the future is what we make it to be. So you seek opportunities to define future states of progress and rally teams to execute towards materializing those future states.
How to Apply

Senior Software Engineer
About Andela
Andela is developing a corps of high-quality technology talent across the African continent that will drive the current and future phases of tech-enabled growth around the world. With the fastest growing population and highest youth population in the world, we believe Africa is one of the greatest untapped markets for talent development.
At Andela, we find the brightest young people in Africa, train them to be world-class developers, and connect them with employers around the world looking for top technical talent. Passion, excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and rejecting the status quo are just a few of the things that Andela team members have in common.
We have a vision to train 100,000 world-class developers in the next 10 years – and we want you to help make it happen.
About the Position:
In this role, you will primarily work as a Senior Software Engineer within the Technology department building world-class internal products to support Andela’s business needs.
As the Senior Software Engineer, you will take on complex tasks and complete them despite roadblocks, grabbing others for help or insight as necessary. You will require very little oversight beyond high-level direction; you can take a complex user story, break it down into sub-tasks, and complete their sub-tasks with relative ease.
You will show initiative beyond knocking tasks off a list; you are able to identify and suggest areas of future work for yourself or your team. You will drive product velocity and deliver products with confidence. You will take pride in building products that are key to helping Andela grow and scale as an organization.
You’re the kind of person who:
Believes that building great software is more than just delivering working code, that other aspects such as re-usability, testability, maintainability, security, and performance are just as important.
Is constantly learning and expanding your skillsets on and off the job.
Can mentor entry-level developers willing to become world-class.

Responsibilities 

·         Work closely with Product Owner and Stakeholders to understand the business needs
·         Deliver complex software solutions that meet those needs
·         Share responsibility for strategically scaling Andela’s internal systems
·         Promote and nurture good team practices such as TDD, code reviews, and pair programming
·         Bring vision to the team in the form of new technology recommendations, ideas and approaches
·         Mentor entry-level developers willing to become world-class
We are interested in a candidate from any background as long as you have a solid understanding of core computer science principles. Here’s an abbreviated list of interesting technologies we currently use:
·         Javascript/Node.js
·         Ruby/Ruby on Rails
·         Golang, Python
·         AngularJS, React
·         Postgres, MongoDB, Redis
·         Heroku, AWS, Google Cloud, Docker, Kafka

Qualifications

·         The ability to be located in Lagos, Nigeria or Nairobi, Kenya.
·         3-5 years of software development experience
·         Strong understanding of computer science principles
·         Experience working in an agile environment (standups, sprint planning, retrospectives, etc)
·         TDD and pair programming experience
·         Experience or strong interest in microservices architectures and distributed systems
·         Solid written and verbal communication
·         A Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field.
How to Apply

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