After announcing that it is going fully remote, Andela, the startup that helps tech companies build remote engineering says it is now accepting engineer applications from across Africa.
Prior to being a fully remote organization, Andela only operated in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. Andela says it has now successfully completed the transition to full-remote, which began with pilots in Ghana in 2018 and Egypt in 2019.
The company is accepting pan-African applications for senior engineers with in-demand stack experience such as Node, React, Python and Ruby.
Today’s news will further enable companies that work with Andela to source the talent they need, when they need it, by opening up to additional talent pools across the continent with an even greater diversity of experiences and technology stacks.
“Over the past five years, we have become experts at identifying engineering excellence from nontraditional backgrounds. We know that there are 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.” Jeremy Johnson, Andela co-founder and CEO says.
“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 the barriers that prevent talent and opportunity from connecting by providing an easier, more efficient way for companies to scale global engineering teams.”
This comes on the heels of the company laying off 135 staff across the five markets in May with senior employees taking pay cuts. The layoff represented 10% of the staff size and was the third round of layoffs in the company within the last 9 months. No engineers are impacted by this reduction.
In addition to enabling experienced engineers to build global careers, Andela continues to invest in the Andela Learning Community, a program that has introduced over 100,000 learners from across the continent to software engineering.
In September last year, it laid off more than 400 developers from its hubs in Nigeria, Kenya and Ugandain what it said was a restructuring process to more closely align with what it said is the global market demand.
In addition to enabling experienced engineers to build global careers, Andela says it will continue to invest in the Andela Learning Community, a program that has introduced over 100,000 learners from across the continent to software engineering.
Andela hopes to double its engineering talent pool as it transitions to fully-remote model,