Engineering Matching Specialist at Andela


Full Time
Posted 6 months ago

Engineering Matching Specialist

Employment Type: Full Time

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND

Experience: 2 – 4 years

Location: Nairobi

Job Fields: Engineering / Technical, ICT / Computer

About the Role:

Andela is expanding the SMB/Enterprise Matching Specialist team within the Engineering Vertical, a critical role in connecting customers with the best engineers in Andela’s talent network. The team operates in the Talent Business Unit, facilitating the entire talent journey from sourcing, assessment, matching, to community activities, ensuring a great talent experience throughout the process.

As an Engineering Matching Specialist, you will be at the nexus of the Talent Unit, serving as the key link between talents and customers. Your responsibilities will include client-facing activities such as gathering and communicating client requirements, and talent-facing activities such as searching, vetting, and placing qualified engineers. You need to have broad knowledge and hands-on experience in technology, stay up-to-date with engineering concepts, and understand the engineering lifecycle to discuss client needs, advise on solutions, and guide hiring strategies.


  1. Manage the entire Matching Process from gathering requirements to placing an engineer on the job.
  2. Understand customer needs, craft effective solutions, and advise on resourcing strategies, timelines, and constraints.
  3. Translate business and functional requirements into technical specifications for matching clients with appropriate engineers.
  4. Own resourcing logistics and matchmaking, providing insight into the process to relevant teams.
  5. Provide transparency on engineer availability to revenue-driving teams and collaborate with recruiters to bolster available talent.
  6. Partner with the recruiting team to strategize the best solution when talent supply is unavailable.
  7. Develop a deep understanding of available engineers, including technical abilities, industry experience, and growth desires.
  8. Ensure 100% data accuracy in Andela’s systems around engineer profiles, availability, and engagements.
  9. Conduct informational and pre-vetting sessions with engineers regarding the placement and resourcing process.
  10. Perform activities related to supporting customer accounts and engagements, including preparation, onboarding, and delivery management.
  11. Actively participate in driving growth for Andela’s network and customer accounts.
  12. Contribute to creating and improving the team’s processes, policies, and platform support.
  13. Maintain awareness of trends in software development and standard methodologies in distributed work.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree from an accredited university, preferably in Business, Operations, Engineering, or Computer Science.
  • 4+ years of experience in software development, technology consulting, or technical product/project management.
  • Understanding of the entire SDLC/ADLC in different areas of Technology.
  • Familiarity with technology concepts including cloud computing, mobile, applications design/development/hosting, DevOps, IoT, databases, analytics, machine learning, algorithms, networking, security, storage, continuous integration and deployment, APIs, microservices, containerization, and site reliability engineering.
  • [For Enterprise team] 2+ years in an Enterprise client-facing, operationally-focused role, ideally interacting with mid-to senior-level technology executives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present sophisticated information clearly and manage multiple work streams.
  • Experience directly interacting with customers with a client-centric approach.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing business priorities with a strong work ethic.
  • Experience thriving in a fast-paced, collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and geographically dispersed environment.
  • Strong organizational skills with experience coordinating multiple work streams simultaneously.
  • Consistent track record of strategic thinking and tactical action on business, customer, product, and technical challenges.

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidates can apply through the Andela careers website:  on

Job Features

Job CategoryEngineering / Technical, ICT / Computer

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