Andela’s mission is to advance human potential by powering today’s teams and investing in tomorrow’s leaders.
In the next ten years, there will be 1.3M software development jobs created and only 400,000 domestic computer science graduates, to fill them. Africa, meanwhile, is home to the largest untapped talent pool and seven of the 10 fastest growing internet populations in the world.
We founded Andela in 2014 to build a network of technology leaders on the African continent and bridge the divide between the U.S and African tech sectors. Leveraging a proven, data-driven approach, we build high-performing engineering teams with Africa’s top developers to help companies overcome the tech talent shortage and build better products, faster.
The Application Process
You’ll join 10,000+ aspiring tech leaders by expressing your interest and describing your motivations for leveraging Andela’s technical leadership resources. Complete a free application and personality/values assessment so we can learn how to further empower you as a tech leader.
You will leverage our open-source learning resources for software development and team skills to complete a technical assessment that will evaluate your knowledge of the content you’ve learned.
Based on the quality of outputs you create you may be invited to a panel of interviews made up of staff members and developers at an Andela campus.
Successful applicants are invited to participate in a two-week, simulated development sprint led by senior Andela developers. The two weeks comprise of one week of home-based self-learning and one week of product development on-site at an Andela campus.
You’ll be expected to learn independently as well as on a team to deliver a final project. We’re looking for work ethic, passion, and teamwork.
The highest performing participants are accepted into Andela’s four-year Technical Leadership Program.
• You must be 18 or older.
• Andela does not have any degree or diploma requirements. (Nigeria only: However, if you have completed university or have a Higher National Diploma from a Polytechnic, and have not been formally exempted, you must complete your one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) before applying to Andela).
• Andela is a full-time, four-year commitment, so if you have any major commitment such as school or work, we recommend applying when you have graduated, stopped school or ended other commitments.
• Most importantly, you must embody Andela’s values: Excellence, Passion, Integrity and Collaboration.
Deadline: May 25 | Interviews: June 20 – 22 June | Bootcamp: July 23 – 3 Aug