Data Analyst

About Andela

Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Backed by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV and Spark Capital, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage.

About the Team

Our mission is to make better decisions faster by leveraging data.

We accomplish that mission by working cross-functionally at Andela to collect data and understand our business processes in order to enable analysis of the underlying systems. Additionally, we democratize data access for all Andelans so that they can answer the questions most important to them.

About the Role

Your job is to help us to craft and answer questions that we don’t yet know how to answer in order to drive our overall strategy. Some of these questions are about testing the decisions we have made. Such as, how does the current curriculum compare to previous versions of it? Others are about more forward-looking decisions. Questions like, what makes the most ideal developer?

Answering these and other things will require you to work collaboratively with department leads in Success, Learning, and Talent. Oftentimes the data being collected to help answer these questions is not done with an eye to scale, and your job will be to ensure that the data we collect aligns with how our business operates today, and how it should run tomorrow.

More than that though, you will be vital in driving the entire company toward a data-first culture, and ensuring that we are making decisions not just quickly, but with confidence that a more knowable truth is supporting that decision.

About the Skills

  • A curious mindset that obsesses over how to break down a problem to its most granular level.
  • Communication skills that allow you to not just present your analysis to business owners, but allows you to work with them as a collaborative thought partner to answer Andela’s most critical questions.
  • A remote-first mindset that allows you to work collaboratively and asynchronously with team-members across the world.
  • Intimate knowledge of Excel and SQL.
  • Experience with data analysis and business intelligence tools (e.g. R, Jupyter, Tableau)
  • 2-5 years of work experience as a data analyst, or similar role.
  • Familiarity with PostgresSQL databases and ETL tools.
  • Interest for to work for a new organization within a fast-paced startup, including the chance to help create and define that role for future hires, take ownership of key projects.

At Andela, we outcompete through diversity. We know that our strengths lies 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.

See Inside the Office of Andela

Global companies rely on great developers to launch their ideas into the world. But good talent can be hard to find—it takes energy, time, and money. Enter Andela, an elite engineering organization that scours the African continent for the top technical talent, and places them as full time employees with global technology companies. Andela vets, shapes, and supports only the best of the best so companies can trust their products with Andela-approved developers.

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