TechInAfrica – A global technology company, Andela, has expanded its operations in Egypt. The expansion has been made official through a ceremony that is attended by Co-Founder and CEO of Andela, Jeremy Johnson, ITIDA Vice President, Ahmed El Sobky, and Andela’s Country Director in Egypt, Rama El Safty. Through this official launch, the company said that the country will be its first fully remote center.
At the ceremony, the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) and Andela signed an agreement in which ITIDA agrees to support Andela to select and invest in 200 of the top software engineers in Egypt. Those selected engineers will be given the opportunity to work remotely with some of the world’s tech companies. In other words, they don’t have to leave their country while at the same time represent the Egyptian ICT sector on a global stage.
The agreement is also aligned with Egypt’s strategy to attract investments and create more job opportunities for youths that can further increase the annual export of ICT services. Therefore, Andela’s expansion to the country is crucial for the country to achieve the goal.
“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,” said Jeremy Johnson, speaking on the launch.
Speaking on their part, CEO of ITIDA, Engineer Hala El Gohary said: “We are pleased to be working closely with Andela to continue to invest in Africa’s most talented software developers. So, we are happy with the company’s decision to invest in Egypt where it gets access to a rich talent pool and enjoys geographic proximity to international markets that perfectly fits the engineering-as-a-service business and would further boost the company’s growth.”
“Egypt’s ICT sector has seen significant growth over the last years, as the government has actively focused on strengthening and accelerating digital transformation. We would like to thank the Minister of Communications and Information Technology and ITIDA for collaborating with us during our move into our first MENA region market,” said Rama El Safty, commenting on the agreement.
Andela Egypt currently opens applications for Egyptian software engineers to fill the positions. For more information about the requirements, please visit andela.com/egypt.