BrandArena: Andela launches operation in Egypt in collaboration with ITIDA

Wednesday 6 November 2019

Andela launches operation in Egypt in collaboration with ITIDA

Andela, an African company that identifies and develops software developers has expanded its operations to Egypt launching a fully remote centre in Egypt yesterday.

The company made the disclosure in a statement announcing it has launched in Egypt in collaboration with the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA).

ITIDA is a public-private partnership between the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and the private sector dedicated to developing IT in Egypt.

Andela’s partnership with  ITIDA will help the North African country’s ICT strategy as the country moves to attract investment from ICT services and boost ICT export. The official launch puts an end to speculations surrounding Andela’s intent for a presence in Egypt.

Jeremy Johnson, Andela’s co-founder noted that the progress made by the ICT sector in Egypt informed the decision to enter Egypt.

He said, “Andela builds world-class engineering teams, and we are excited to be enhancing our talent pool as we expand into Egypt. We’ve been impressed by the incredible engineering talent we’ve seen so far across the country, and we’re excited to help raise the profile of Egypt’s tech ecosystem on the global stage.”

Some months Andela announced that it was closing its entry-level/junior (D0) developer programmes in Nigeria, Kenya, and Uganda, while the programme remained in Rwanda.

The company revealed it was on a new direction to engage senior developers “who are in demand in the market.”

Andela’s new policy to hire senior developers has not changed even with its move into Egypt.

The company has engaged about 1,200 software engineers and has distributed teams across Rwanda, Nigeria as well as Uganda and Kenya.

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