Andela Technical Leadership Program - Cohort 31



kigali, rwanda
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

About Andela

Andela exists to connect brilliance and opportunity. Since 2014, we have been dedicated to breaking down global barriers and accelerating the future of work for both technologists and organizations around the world.

For technologists, Andela offers competitive long term career opportunities with leading organizations, access to a global community of professionals, and education opportunities with leading technology providers.

For companies, Andela provides access to a global network of fully integrated team members that unlock their business’ innovation and growth potential.

At Andela, we are deeply passionate about creating long-lasting and transformative growth opportunities for all and doing it in an E.P.I.C. [] way.

We are excited to continue building our remote first team with incredible people like you!

Do you want to accelerate your software engineering career?

The digital revolution might have started in Silicon Valley, but its future will be written in Kigali and across Africa. At Andela, we’re rooted in our purpose to do good, connecting brilliance with opportunity so everyone wins.

We’re helping to build tech teams of the future across Rwanda - and we want you to join us.

The Andela Technical Leadership Program

The Andela Technical Leadership Program is Andela Rwanda’s nine-month career accelerator program, in partnership with the Ministry of ICT & Innovation. The program aims at empowering Rwandan nationals like you with the prerequisite software engineering skills to become world-class technologists. It also blends technical learning with soft skills training, helping you to thrive in any work environment, especially when working with a distributed team.

If you successfully complete the 9-month program, you will:

  • Develop the technical and professional skills demanded by the global marketplace.
  • Gain the technical JavaScript skills you need to start your career as a Junior FullStack Developer.
  • Get access to Andela’s pool of technical mentors.
  • Fast-track yourself to employability as a software engineer in the African tech ecosystem.

Through intensive learning, you’ll master the professional and technical skills you need to succeed as a software developer with the world’s top engineering teams.

We’ll partner with you throughout this program. All we ask is that you bring a desire to learn and level up your career, while we provide you with access to online resources, mentorship, and a community of passionate software developers to support you at every step of your journey.


Applicant should be:

  • Rwandan Nationals.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Willing to commit at least 6 hours to this program per day/
  • If you’re a university student, you must be in the final year of your education. University graduates are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Have basic skills in HTML, CSS and JS.
  • Able to communicate in English.


Stage 1: Online application

Fill out the application form on this page. To prepare for the upcoming technical assessment, please refer to the Curriculum

Stage 2: Selection assessments

Once you submit your application, in preparation for the technical assessment, please attempt this Qualified sample test to familiarize yourself with the test platform. The technical assessment is compulsory and will help to evaluate your knowledge of the content you’ve learned.

You will receive an invitation to take the technical assessment on Qualified.

You will also be invited to complete English proficiency tests (both written and spoken) to determine your fluency.

Stage 3: Interviews

Successful applicants who have passed both assessments will be interviewed to determine their technical strength, communication skills and English fluency.


Phase 1: Core concepts

Based on the results of the assessments, successful candidates will be invited to a 10-week boot camp. This phase will help candidates understand their career goals while helping them build a solid foundation in web development and the teamwork skills required to be successful in the project work phase. This will be achieved by independently building a capstone project with web technologies like HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript.

Phase 2: Team project

Those who successfully complete the 10-week boot camp will advance to a 14-week active development phase, where the following technical skills will be covered:


  • PostgreSQL- An open-source SQL Database.
  • Express JS - A fast, un opinionated, minimalist web framework for Node JS.
  • Node JS - An open-source, cross-platform JavaScript run-time built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript Engine.
  • Docker - An independent container platform that enables organizations to seamlessly build, run and share any application, anywhere.


  • Associated frontend technologies using React/Redux JS ( an efficient, and flexible JavaScript library for building user interfaces.) as the main framework.

Phase 3: Apprenticeship

The apprenticeship phase of the program takes 14 weeks and apprentices get to work on real-world products with active users and integrate into distributed teams with our partner companies, who have agreed to help our apprentices achieve the requisite experience they need.

Apply today and unlock your software development career!!

Here is a link to our most recent ATLP Info session with candidates like you. Passcode: W%#R0&DZ

Program Schedule, Cohort 30

Application Deadline: December 8th, 2023

Entry assessments and interview: December 8th, 2023 - 19th January, 2024

Core concepts: 22nd January, 2024 - 22nd Mar, 2024

Team project: 25th March, 2024 - 5th July, 2024

Apprenticeship: 22nd July, 2024 - 11th October, 2024

Please take this schedule into consideration before applying. You are also required to;

  • Comply with the naming convention in the form of First Name and Last Name as requested in the application form.
  • Use the same name and email address to reapply if you have applied to Andela in the past.

[please note that the following benefits do not apply to this program]


  • 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
  • Flexible working hours
  • Equity (as a part of compensation package)
  • Healthcare, 401k (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

At Andela, we outcompete through diversity. We know that our strengths lie in the multiplicity of talents, perspectives, backgrounds & orientations resident in our community and we take pride in that. Andela is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices. Andela provides equal employment opportunities and workplace to all employees and applicants without regard to factors including but not limited to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy (including breastfeeding), genetic information, HIV/AIDS or any other medical status, family or parental status, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This commitment applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Our policies expressly prohibit any form of harassment and/or discrimination as stated above.

Andela is home for all, come as you are.