Software Engineer – Front End
Job Type Full Time
Qualification BA/BSc/HND
Experience 3 years
Location Nairobi
Job Field ICT / Computer
Where You’ll Work

Based globally and operating remotely, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage.

What You’ll Do

Our Andelan Software Engineers are masters of consistent execution. They reliably deliver technical and professional value to our teams and our partners.

Specifically, you’ll:

Use your knowledge in your core technology to delight our partners around the world.
Mentor and onboard junior engineers, by consistently displaying sound judgement, setting expectations, and working effectively, both independently and as part of a global team.
Collaborate excellently with peers and stakeholders in fast-paced distributed teams, through a love of constructive feedback, dedication and universal respect.
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 3 years of professional experience, during which you’ve built technical expertise and professionalism.


Intermediate knowledge of at least one front-end framework — React, Angular, Vue
Working knowledge of at least one CSS framework — Bootstrap, Materialize CSS, Semantic UI
Intermediate understanding of JavaScript core language concepts — DOM manipulation, Fetch API, ES6 features
Working knowledge of unit and integration testing and testing frameworks/libraries — Jest, Jasmine, Mocha
Working knowledge of at least one task runner — gulp, npm scripts
Working knowledge of at least one module bundler — webpack, parcel
Working knowledge of at least one version control tool — Git, Mercurial


Experience with architecture and design principles, building to consider maintainability, performance, security requirements, and impact.
Knowledge of code linting and formatting tools — ESLint, Prettier
Working knowledge of Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) architectural pattern.
NOTE: All the experience listed above is the minimum requirement. For more information on requirements for the various levels of seniority, please view our engineer framework.

What You’ll Get

Competitive compensation
Opportunity to work with the brightest minds inside and outside of your field
A chance to change the world for the better
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status


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About 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. SpecialtiesX1