Andela Principal Engineer - Backend - Technology Jobs in Kenya

Andela Principal Engineer - Backend - Technology Jobs in Kenya

What You’ll Do

  • In this role, you will work as a Principal Backend Engineer within the Technology organization, building world-class internal and customer facing products to support Andela’s business needs.

  • Our Andelan Principal Engineers are renowned for their technical prowess. They are admired and respected for the depth of their technical expertise and leadership.

    Specifically, You’ll

  • Use your expert knowledge to deliver complex software solutions that will delight our partners around the world.

  • Make meaningful and impactful technical decisions with a keen understanding of the operational ramifications.

  • Share responsibility for strategically scaling Andela’s systems.

  • Bring vision to the team in the form of new technology recommendations, ideas, and approaches.

  • Provide technical leadership to fast-paced teams, while delivering value, unparalleled enthusiasm, and a relentless commitment to excellence.

  • Build great software while continuously learning and expanding your skill set.

    What You’ll Bring

  • All Andela engineers go above and beyond. To find out more about additional suggested competencies, check out our engineer framework.


  • A minimum of 6 years professional experience, during which you’ve built deep technical expertise and demonstrated technical leadership.


  • Expert-level understanding of JavaScript and Node based web application development

  • Deep knowledge of database design, development and processing concepts, e.g query definition, db optimization, schema design, ORM, etc.

  • Expertise in design and management of large scale, secure, cloud based software deployment environments

  • Expert level understanding of application containerization and orchestration techniques

  • Deep knowledge of client-server and multi-tier architectures

  • Expertise in different automated test
    strategies (unit/integration/acceptance)

  • Working knowledge of Test Coverage and Code Maintainability tools

  • Strong ability to problem-solve, debug, and understand pertinent performance metrics

  • Extensive experience with architecture and design principles, building to consider maintainability, performance, security requirements, and impact

  • Excellent soft skills that enable you to lead and empower your team, and deliver the highest value

  • Mentorship experience that helps others in approaching and solving for ambiguous efforts

  • Working knowledge of Agile development practices and associated tools

  • Strong understanding of business practices, engineering process, and industry trends


  • Expertise with the following specific tools:

  • Google Cloud Platform

  • GraphQL based webservices

  • NestJS application framework

  • TypeORM and Postgres

  • Modern Angular application development

  • Typescript

  • Containerization tools, Docker, Kubernetes

  • Cloud based CI/CD tools, CircleCI, CodeClimate

    What You’ll Get

  • Full-time compensation

  • Full medical coverage

  • Lunch and snacks provided daily

  • Beautiful working environment

  • Opportunity to work with the brightest minds inside and outside of your field

  • A chance to change the world for the better

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Andela Principal Engineer - Backend - Technology Jobs in Kenya

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