Director, Core Technology Software Development (Remote) at Andela Nigeria

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, Rwanda and Kampala, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Director, Core Technology Software Development

Location: Remote

About the Role

  • We are searching for an experienced director of software development to lead a stellar group of software engineers working on a state of the art cloud based marketplace platform.

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  • Manage / lead multiple groups of high performance software development engineers responsible for core / platform software functionality that serves as foundational building blocks / modules to support application oriented scrum delivery teams.
  • Formulate development plans for new initiatives and drive towards stellar execution every step of the way.
  • Foster strong communications with peers and executive leadership to ensure all teams remain in sync on plans and execution status.
  • Manage and execute against project plans and deliver with high quality in a dynamic start-up oriented fast paced engineering environment.
  • Leverage on best practices in software development in ensuring crisp execution at high velocity optimizing for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Foster close working relationships across all engineering teams as well as outside groups including Product Management, Program Management, UX Design, and Data to ensure on time high quality deliverables.
  • Team building: recruit, hire, mentor, and coach high caliber software development engineers and managers with demonstrated technical excellence in key software disciplines.
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  • Extensive experience in a hands-on software development role with demonstrated accomplishments in executing successfully on complex / challenging software project initiatives.
  • Experience managing software development teams in dynamic, high growth, innovative engineering environments with demonstrated leadership skills spanning project planning / execution, people management, best practices process, and technical excellence.  
  • Experience managing managers in an innovative high performance software engineering development environment. 
  • Experience managing projects in a dynamic high energy scrum team based agile environment.
  • Experience in planning out complex software initiatives intended for demanding large mission-critical customer environments.
  • Working knowledge of best-in-class engineering methodologies / process infrastructure leveraging Atlassian, Jira, and Confluence tool suites.


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  • Fully Remote work culture – we hire globally and all of our roles are fully remote!
  • Bring your own device stipend – buy your own laptop with funds from Andela
  • Quarterly work from home stipends
  • Flexible working hours
  • Equity (as a part of compensation package)
  • Healthcare, 401k / pension (US only)
  • Andela Affinity Groups
  • Growth & development paths
  • Generous Paid Time Off, Parental Leave, Compassionate Leave
  • And more to come! We’re on a journey to reimagine global benefits at Andela

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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