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Engineering Manager (Technology) at Andela

Andela provides companies with access to the top 1% of global tech talent. We identify high-potential developers on the African continent, shape them into world-class technical leaders, and pair them with companies as full-time, distributed team members. Accelerate your product roadmap while minimizing time spent interviewing, on-boarding, and training new hires. Andela is backed by investors including Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV, Spark Capital, Omidyar Network, Susa Ventures, Steve Case, Founder Collective, Learn Capital and more. Learn more about us at www.andela.com. Specialties

What You’ll Do

Andela’s Technology department is charged with implementing products that will help Andela to scale with consistency and quality, while providing excellent service internally and externally. We are building a technology powered marketplace to connect talent with opportunity.

In this role, you will work as an Engineering Manager within the Technology department leading a full stack team. You will manage up to 10 engineers providing mentoring and coaching and maintaining innovative processes that monitor the health of the engineering team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage engineers
  • Manage team members with different skill sets and technical areas of focus
  • Mentor and coach the engineers and ensure their success
  • Encourage and promote best engineering practices
  • Encourage a data-driven culture to improve the efficiency, scalability, and stability of our products
  • Support engineers in identifying, resolving and escalating issues that impact their work
  • Manage and track engineers on performance and career development
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance
  • Unblock engineers on complex issues via pair programming and design sessions
  • Review architecture and design design approaches for the engineering team
  • Provide scoping and estimation feedback to the business
  • Make technology choices working with the team members
  • Drive issue resolution and ensure production system uptime
  • Manage, measure and improve engineering processes
  • Continuously improves Andelas software development lifecycle processes
  • Improve release planning and sprint execution
  • Drive prioritization and issue resolution approaches
  • Refine onboarding and offboarding processes for engineering team members
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders within and across department
  • Ensure collaboration with Engineer leadership and across Engineering teams
  • Advocate for and ensure prioritization of technical initiatives working with Product Managers.
  • Engage with users and key stakeholders to understand problems and requirements
  • Recruit talent
  • Identify potential candidates that best fit our roles (e.g. team leads, senior engineers)
  • Interview and evaluate prospective talent to ensure fit
  • Facilitate onboarding of new hires

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