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Senior Backend Engineer

Andela

Andela

Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 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.

We are seeking an experienced back-end engineer to join our dynamic core platform team. As a key member of the team, you will be responsible for working on a diverse set of client-facing applications, each with unique profiles. These applications are seamlessly connected through our core platform, a set of services carefully designed to abstract integration with external tools.

The nature of our business model, coupled with the handling of vast volumes of data, demands the highest standards of transparency, traceability, scalability, and robustness. To achieve this, our architecture is built on the principles of Domain Driven Design, leveraging an Event Sourcing communication pattern. Embracing the industry's best practices, we consistently strive to be at the forefront of innovation and tackle the most challenging problems.

As part of our tech stack, you will be primarily working with NodeJS, TypeScript, and express, complemented by a suite of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) services, including SQL and no-SQL databases, queues, message brokers, and Docker/Kubernetes for containerization and orchestration. Strong communication, organizational, and time-management skills are essential for this role, as you will collaborate with cross-functional teams and take part in code reviews, ensuring high-quality results in a fast-paced and iterative environment. Join us on this exciting journey as we strive to create an exceptional platform at the cutting edge of technology.

Responsibiliti

  • Collaborate closely with Technical Leads, Backend/Frontend Engineers, DevOps professionals, Product Managers, and Designers to solve common goals and maintain a high standard of quality in a fast-paced, iterative environment.

  • Develop secure, well-tested, and performant features and improvements for Andela products, ensuring seamless integration with our backend technologies such as NodeJS and TypeScript, as well as GCP services like SQL and no-SQL databases, queues, and message broker.

  • Tackle technical problems of moderate scope and complexity, showcasing problem-solving skills and innovative thinking, while utilizing the knowledge of Software Design Principles such as Abstraction, Encapsulation, Decomposition, Generalization, Coupling and Cohesion, Separation of Concerns.

  • Identify and propose solutions to address team efficiency challenges ("technical debt") for continuous improvement, supported by your understanding of scaling applications to handle high data traffic.

  • Translate business requirements into well-defined Conceptual Designs and Technical Designs, contributing to the architecture's soundness and scalability, and ensuring seamless interaction with the rest of the tech stack components.

Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills, enabling effective collaboration with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.

  • Proficiency in NodeJs and Typescript to build robust and efficient backend solutions, integrating seamlessly with our tech stack.

  • Experience in database modeling (ERD/ERM) and migrations, ensuring the effective organization and management of data within our applications, backed by PostgreSQL and Google BigQuery expertise.

  • Demonstrated ability in API Creation & modeling, employing best practices to design and develop APIs that meet the diverse needs of our client-facing applications.

  • Strong familiarity with Domain Driven Design (DDD) solutions, fostering a clear understanding of our architecture and enabling transparent, traceable, and scalable systems.

  • Expertise in Event Oriented architecture, driving the implementation of event-driven solutions for efficient communication and data processing across our platform.

  • Thorough knowledge of Software Design Principles, including Abstraction, Encapsulation, Decomposition, Generalization, Coupling and Cohesion, and Separation of Concerns, to ensure the maintainability and extensibility of our applications.

  • Understanding of scaling applications to handle high data traffic, leveraging the capabilities of Kubernetes, Docker, and Google Cloud Run in our infrastructure.

  • Proven experience in Clean Code / Clean Architecture, with a sound understanding and correct application of design patterns such as Singleton, Factory, Adapter, Strategy, among others, to maintain code quality and system integrity.

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Benefits

  • 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.