Job Description

Title: NodeJS Backend Software Engineer, Systems Design

Location: Remote

About the role

We are looking for an experienced back-end engineer to join the core platform team. Our ecosystem consists of several client-facing applications with different profiles each, all of them connected through a lightly coupled set of services (that we call the core platform), that abstracts the integration with external tools.

The complexity of the business model together with the data handling in big volumes require high standards of transparency, traceability, scalability and robustness. For that reason our architecture is based on Domain Driven Design over an Event Sourcing communication pattern. At the same time industry highest standard, best practice, innovative and challenging.

This job offer is oriented to a skilled and curious systems designer, willing to take a step and build over the newest architecture patterns. We’ll expect you to be open to learning and contribute to a growing platform, with a long term perspective. You should be familiar with complex algorithms, data structures, design patterns and systems design in general. Our main tech stack is nodeJS with TypeScript, express and GCP services (SQL and no-SQL, queues, message broker, docker/K8s). Well qualified applicants will possess strong communication, organizational and time-management skills.

Responsibilities :

  • Confidently ship features and improvements with different levels of complexity.
  • Develop features and improvements to Andela products in a secure, well-tested, and performant way.
  • Deep understanding of the development patterns and standards implemented, ability to explain and extend.
  • Collaborate with Engineering Managers, Backend/Frontend Engineers, Machine Learning Engineers, DevOps professionals, Product Managers, Designers, to solve common goals and maintain a high bar for quality in a fast-paced, iterative environment
  • Conduct Code Review within our Code Review Guidelines and ensure your colleagues’ contributions receive a swift response.
  • Solve technical problems of moderate scope and complexity.
  • Recognize impediments to our efficiency as a team (“technical debt”), propose and implement solutions
  • Translate requirements into Conceptual Designs and Technical Designs


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with NodeJs and Typescript.
  • Experience with database modeling (ERD/ERM) and migrations
  • Significant experience with API Creation & modeling
  • Experience with DDD solutions
  • Experience with Event Oriented architecture
  • Knowledgeable about Software Design Principles, e.g.: Abstraction, Encapsulation, Decomposition, Generalization, Coupling and Cohesion, Separation of Concerns
  • Understanding of scaling applications to handle high data traffic
  • Clean Code / Clean Architecture experience; Design patterns understanding and correct application, e.g.: Singleton, Factory, Adapter, Strategy etc



  • 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
  • Quarterly work from home stipends
  • Flexible working hours
  • Equity (as a part of compensation package)
  • Healthcare, 401k / pension (US only)
  • Andela Affinity Groups
  • Growth & development paths
  • 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.