Deadline: June 18, 2020

Do you want to accelerate your software engineering career? Join the Andela movement to ensure that while the digital revolution may have begun in Silicon Valley, its future will be written in Kigali and other cities across Africa. Apply for the Andela Technical Leadership Program 2020.

The Technical Leadership Program (formerly StackUp program) is now a nine months career Accelerator program implemented by Andela in partnership with the Ministry of ICT. The program aims at empowering Rwandese nationals with the prerequisite software engineering skills to become world-class engineers. It also blends in soft skills training that is essential for professionals to thrive in any work environment, especially when working with a distributed team.

Benefits

Software engineers who successfully complete the 9-month program will:

  • Gain the technical and professional skills demanded by the world marketplace
  • Gain the technical JavaScript skills you need to start your career as a FullStack Junior Developer
  • Access to Andela’s pool of technical mentors.
  • The fastest track to your employment as a software engineer in the African Tech Ecosystem.

Eligibility

  • Open to young Rwandese nationals;
  • Applicants should be passionate about software development;
  • Applicants should bring a relentless desire to learn and level up.

Application

Stage 1: Online Application

Fill out the application form on this page. To prepare for the upcoming technical assessment you can go through the FreecodeCamp Curriculum and attempt at least one project in Responsive Web Design and JavaScript Algorithms & Data Structures certifications.  

Stage 2: Technical Assessment

Once you submit your application, in preparation for the technical assessment, please attempt this Hackerrank sample test to get yourself familiar with the test platform. This is required to complete a technical assessment that will evaluate your knowledge of the content you’ve learned.   

Stage 3: Interview and English Assessment 

Based on your application and technical assessment, you may be invited to a remote interview made up of staff members and developers at Andela. 

Stage 4: Bootcamp Phase

Based on the results of the assessments, successful candidates will be invited to a 2-month bootcamp. This phase will help candidates understand their career goals while helping them build a solid foundation in web development and teamwork skills required to be successful in the project work phase. This will be achieved by independently building a capstone project with web technologies like HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, 

Stage 5: Project Work Phase

Successful candidates at this stage will advance to a 14-weeks active development phase, the following technical skills will be covered: 

  • PostgreSQL- An open-source SQL Database.
  • Express JS – A fast, unopinionated, minimalist web framework for Node JS.
  • Node JS – An open-source, cross-platform JavaScript run-time built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript Engine.
  • Docker – An independent container platform that enables organizations to seamlessly build, run and share any application, anywhere.

Frontend

  • React/Redux JS – An efficient, and flexible JavaScript library for building user interfaces.

Stage 6: Apprenticeship

The apprenticeship phase of the program takes 14 weeks and the apprentices get to work on real-world products with active users and integrate into distributed teams with Andela’s partner companies. Partner companies are the companies with whom they agree to have theirr Apprentices work to get the requisite experience they need.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Andela.

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