Nigerian startup CodeLn has launched an automated tech recruitment platform that makes it easy for companies to hire African Software Engineers.
Founded in 2018 by Philisiah Mwaluma, Dennis Nduta, Dexter Ouattara and Elohor Thomas after they met while taking part in the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), CodeLn automates the entire tech recruitment process end-to-end.
The startup, which bagged US$100,000 in funding from MEST upon completion of the programme last year, allows recruiters to post a job, receive recommended candidates based on the skills required, conduct an online test to vet expertise, schedule an interview, and present a job offer, all without leaving the platform.
“We currently have a database of over 8,000 software engineers from across 12 African countries, and the number is rapidly growing daily. We have an in-built testing tool which we use to test our engineers to ensure quality on the platform, a good percentage of them are already verified and available on the marketplace for immediate hire,” said Thomas, who is CodeLn’s chief executive officer (CEO).
With offices in Lagos, Accra, and Nairobi via the MEST Incubator network, CodeLn aims to become the global go-to marketplace for verified African tech talent. It will be offering a free list of interns to companies registering on the platform between now and the end of December, who will be available to work and assist with the company’s project.