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Program Manager - Product

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Job Description

About Andela:

Andela Talent Cloud is the industry’s only unified solution to manage the complete global talent lifecycle. We help enterprises source, qualify, hire, manage, and pay global technical talent in one integrated platform.

Market leaders partner with Andela to help rewrite their workforce strategies to include global, remote talent from over 175 countries to scale their teams and deliver projects faster.

Andela Talent Cloud provides an intelligent, AI-driven platform that helps enterprises build remote-fluent teams from emerging geographies such as Africa and Latin America. Powerful AI-matching algorithms learn from thousands of data points in the hiring journey to pinpoint the best engineers up to 70% faster at 30 to 50% less cost than other hiring approaches. Andela caters to specialized disciplines such as Application Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, and Data & Analytics, with over 30 specific use cases. The world’s best brands trust Andela, including GitHub, Mastercard Foundry, ViacomCBS, and Mindshare.

About the Role

Andela’s Product Team is at the intersection of people, process, and technology. We work closely with engineers, operations teams, and users to build a next-generation platform that facilitates the connection between the global talent workforce (brilliance) and some of the best companies in the world (opportunity). We believe that the future of work hinges on successful remote work relationships, and we are building products to solve for this.

As a Product Program Manager at Andela, you will be both a problem solver and a connector. By supporting various aspects of the product team, you will enable the team to focus their time on defining, building, and shipping products. You will improve team communication, collaboration, and remove roadblocks. Finally, you'll utilize a full range of organizational and interpersonal skills to help keep our teams on track, communicate impact, and you'll have an opportunity to work with cross-functional teams as you establish great ways of working together.

You will be encouraged to identify areas of improvement, work independently and with primary collaborators to address sophisticated issues, and work well within a team environment. If you want to work on impactful initiatives that are going to materially change Andela’s trajectory, this role is for you!


  • Own and maintain milestone-driven plans and ceremonies that keep product initiatives on track, from discovery to launch to support/adoption.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and gaps in solutions and proactively work to incorporate them into scope and plans where needed.
  • Identify the need for new programs and proactively prioritize these into your program backlog.
  • Manage company-wide communications regarding progress, blockers, and upcoming milestones.
  • Identify dependencies and blockers and help move the team through successfully.
  • Ensure org-wide readiness for new product launches.
  • Prepare, organize, and run internal training sessions on new features with the Product and Support teams.
  • Prepare company-wide launch and go-to-market plans together with Product Marketing.
  • Work seamlessly with stakeholders across the organization and manage deliverables and deadlines for all.
  • Identify success metrics for each project at the kickoff, work with the analytics team for future report creation and report out on them during the retrospective.


  • 4+ years of project or program management experience, working specifically with product and engineering teams; or 2+ years of product management experience.
  • Technical proficiency; you don’t have to be an engineer, but you do need to speak the language.
  • Strong understanding of lean MVP and agile principles.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to identify and communicate blockers, next steps, and progress.
  • Consensus-builder; you can develop relationships across departments with ease.
  • Strong communication skills and experience working with different teams and people of all levels.
  • Experience with conflict resolution and managing shifting priorities while maintaining control.
  • Leadership skills with the proficiency to empower and focus teams to reach a meaningful goal as well as the capability to think tactically and strategically.


  • 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

  • Flexible working hours

  • Equity (as a part of the compensation package)

  • Healthcare, 401k / pension (US only)

  • 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.

Advice from our career coach

As a Product Program Manager at Andela, you will play a crucial role in supporting the product team by improving team communication, collaboration, and removing roadblocks. To stand out as an applicant, showcase your abilities to solve problems and connect with others effectively. Here are some tips to help you stand out:

  • Demonstrate your experience in project or program management, specifically with product and engineering teams.
  • Showcase your technical proficiency and ability to speak the language of engineers.
  • Highlight your strong understanding of lean MVP and agile principles.
  • Emphasize your communication skills and experience working with different teams and people of all levels.
  • Showcase your leadership skills, including the ability to empower and focus teams towards meaningful goals.
  • Provide examples of conflict resolution and managing shifting priorities while maintaining control.

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Apr 27, 2024


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