Startups seeking software developers can breathe easy thanks to a new portal that connects the best talents in software engineering to companies.
Techpreneur Anthony Nandaa has launched a web portal dubbed Kazi+ which connects businesses, especially startups, with top design and software engineering talents. The platform has a ready pool of 1128 developers and designers. Every developer must be screened and vetted before being included in the pool guaranteeing companies that the recruits have the necessary metal to do the job.
Mr Nandaa who left University of Nairobi with a degree in computer science is an Andela fellow and helps startups to get the best software.
The need for web presence by almost all businesses to boost marketing has increased demand for software developers making them some of the most wanted talent around the world.
The project Kazi+ provides a wide range of opportunities including full-time jobs, part-time jobs, internship opportunities — for students, time-bound project-based contracts, freelancing gigs and other gigs.
Mr Nandaa also trains and mentors developers across the country and the world helping young people to explore a world of new opportunities.
The startups can also be able to get talent while ceding part of the company shareholding in cases where they can’t afford to pay the developer. There is still a shortage of skilled developers in the developing world.
Computer science graduates in most universities do not have the edge to make cutting edge computer software making it hard for companies to get the best skills in the market and this has led to the formation of various schools such as Andela, Moringa School among others to meet the needs of the market.
There is rising demand for software developers as Kenya and the world moves to the internet where companies and governments are moving their activities. The internet economy is becoming mainstream.