Andela Nigeria Fellowship Cycle XVIII 2016

Andela is developing a corps of high-quality technology talent across the African continent that will drive the current and future phases of tech-enabled growth around the world. With the fastest growing population and highest youth population in the world, we believe Africa is one of the greatest untapped markets for talent development.

Andela extends engineering teams with world-class software developers. We recruit the most talented developers on the African continent, shape them into technical leaders, and place them as full-time distributed team members with companies that range from Microsoft and IBM to dozens of high-growth startups. Backed by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV (Google Ventures) and Spark Capital, Andela is building the next generation of global technology leaders. Passion, excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and rejecting the status quo are just a few of the things that Andela team members have in common.

Andela is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Andela Nigeria Fellowship Cycle XVIII
Location:
Lagos
The Andela Fellowship

  • The Andela Fellowship is a four-year paid technical leadership program designed to shape you into an exceptional software engineer. The program requires that you dedicate yourself to the broader Andela community and requires that you apply yourself and challenge yourself to constantly improve personally and professionally throughout the four years of the Fellowship. Through extensive training and work experience with top global technology companies, you’ll master the professional and technical skills needed to become a technology leader, both on the African continent and around the world.

The Application Process
Stage 1: Application and Aptitude Assessment

  • First, you’ll complete a free application, which lets us learn more about you. Once we receive your application, we’ll email you (within 2-days of your application) an online test that measures logical reasoning and personality fit.
  • Andela does not have any degree or diploma requirements. However, if you have completed University or have a Higher National Diploma from a polytechnic, you must complete your one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) before applying to Andela, unless you have been formally exempted.

Stage 2: Home Study

  • Then you’ll need to complete an introduction to software development self-study course focused on Python.
  • You can find the downloadable version of this course here.
  • During the course, you’ll complete a Proctor test that will evaluate your knowledge of the content you’ve learned.
  • You will also be invited to a Slack Community called “Open Andela” to help guide and encourage you throughout the process.

Stage 3: In-Person Interview

  • Based on performance on the Aptitude Assessment and Proctor test, we invite a select group of applicants to interview with Andela. If selected, you’ll receive an email 1 week prior to the interview stage, inviting you to a panel of interviews made up of staff members and fellows at an Andela Campus.

Stage 4: Two-Week Boot Camp

  • Successful applicants participate in a two-week Boot Camp at an Andela Campus led by our senior developers.
  • The two weeks comprise of one week of home based self learning and one week of product development.
  • You’ll be expected to learn independently as well as work on a team to deliver a final project.
  • We’re looking for work ethic, passion, and teamwork.

Stage 5: Acceptance

  • The highest performing participants are accepted into Andela’s four-year Technical Leadership Program.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline
25th November, 2016.

Interview Dates
12th December – 16th December, 2016.

Bootcamp
12th January – 20th January, 2017.

Home Study Test Submission Date
2nd December, 2016.

Self Learning Clinic
4th January, 2017.

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