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Andela expands presence to Africa as it transitions to fully-remote model

Andela expands presence to all African Countries as it transitions to fully-remote model

Andela will now accept engineers from all African countries, in a bid to double its global talent pool and connect an even greater number of specialised engineers with opportunities.

The global talent company that helps companies build remote engineering teams is accepting Pan-African applications for senior engineers with in-demand stack experience such as node, react, python and ruby.

Andela co-founder and CEO Jeremy Johnson said the move will provide an opportunity for talented engineers across Africa to engage with a major tech hub adding that by removing restrictions on location, Andela will double its pool of potential talent to the roughly 500,000 engineers in Africa.

“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.” Said Jeremy Johnson.

The 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.

“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.” He added.

Andela had announced plans to close all physical premises and leverage on digital and has since successfully completed the transition to full-remote, which began with pilots in Ghana in 2018 and Egypt in 2019.

This means that companies which work with Andela 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.

Andela helps its customers, who include Cloudflare, Wellio, ViacomCBS, and Women Who Code, gain access to high-quality software engineers who work as long-term, embedded team members.

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