Staff Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

About Andela:

Andela Talent Cloud is the industry’s only unified solution to manage the complete global talent lifecycle. We help enterprises source, qualify, hire, manage, and pay global technical talent in one integrated platform.

Market leaders partner with Andela to help rewrite their workforce strategies to include global, remote talent from over 175 countries to scale their teams and deliver projects faster.

Andela Talent Cloud provides an intelligent, AI-driven platform that helps enterprises build remote-fluent teams from emerging geographies such as Africa and Latin America. Powerful AI-matching algorithms learn from thousands of data points in the hiring journey to pinpoint the best engineers up to 70% faster at 30 to 50% less cost than other hiring approaches. Andela caters to specialized disciplines such as Application Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, and Data & Analytics, with over 30 specific use cases. The world’s best brands trust Andela, including GitHub, Mastercard Foundry, ViacomCBS, and Mindshare.

About the role

We are looking for a passionate and experienced Tech Lead Engineer with strong knowledge of Vue or similar front-end technologies to join our team. Ruby on Rails experience is ideal, but experience with similar backend technologies is fine. As a key member of one of the Qualified Team, you will be responsible for mentoring the development team ensuring the adoption of best practices, promoting teamwork, and delivering on time with the expected quality and performance. The expectation of this role is developing new features and maintaining and scaling the existing application that is directly connected with the core product of the company by ensuring product quality and encouraging the technical level of the development team.

Your primary focus will be on the functionality, performance, and security of the front and back-end applications. You will work independently and in constant collaboration with cross-functional teams to take our team, product, and company to success. This includes taking ownership, participating in code reviews, spreading the knowledge, and encouraging our team members to follow best practices ensuring high-quality results in a fast-paced and interactive environment. You will be able to learn, experiment, and innovate on the developments assigned to you.

Come and join us on this exciting journey of leading powerful features and bringing excellence to our teams, products, and company.


  • Architect and design robust, scalable, and maintainable frontend systems using Vue and backend systems using Ruby on Rails.

  • Be the right hand for the Engineering Manager and work together for achieving the team and business goals

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including full stack developers, product managers, and designers, to translate business requirements into technical solutions.

  • Lead the development and implementation of new features, ensuring code quality and adherence to best practices. Lead, participate and mentor the code reviews cycle to ensure code quality, consistency, and compliance with coding standards.

  • Optimize application performance and scalability to support a growing user base.

  • Conduct thorough application testing, debugging, and troubleshooting to identify and resolve issues promptly.

  • Develop and maintain APIs to facilitate seamless integration with third-party services and applications.

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in web development trends, incorporating relevant technologies and methodologies into the development process. Identify opportunities for process improvement, implementing automation and efficiency measures where applicable.

  • Mentor and guide other engineers, fostering a collaborative and knowledge-sharing environment within the team.


  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Excellent collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a dynamic, cross-functional environment.

  • Proficiency in NodeJs, Vue, React or any similar front-end technology

  • Nice to have: knowledge in Ruby on Rails version 4 onwards

  • Knowledge in MongoDB

  • Knowledge of CSS, ReactJS and Angular frameworks is a plus.

  • Demonstrated experience in driving growth and executing big impactful projects

  • Solid understanding of APIs, both consuming and integrating, along with the ability to quickly learn and utilize new APIs.

  • Self-directed and proactive mindset with a track record of independently delivering high-quality solutions and results.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to navigate through ambiguity.

  • Comfortable with working in asynchronous environments.



  • 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 the compensation package)

  • Healthcare, 401k / pension (US only)

  • 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.