Senior Electronics Engineer

Organization
SteamaCo
Deadline for Applications
04/15/2016
Contact Information
Reference Sam Duby

Senior Electronics Engineer
Company: SteamaCo Ltd.
Location: Kisumu, Kenya
Start: ASAP

SteamaCo’s technology enables utility services in frontier markets. With SteamaCo’s universal smart meters, utility operators can deploy, operate and collect revenues from energy, water and fuel assets in the world’s most rugged off-grid locations.

SteamaCo is a young, high growth company seeking a senior embedded systems engineer to build on the company’s position as the world’s leading provider of smart off-grid technology.
Job brief
SteamaCo is seeking a highly capable Senior Engineer with specialism in embedded systems to fill a key role within the company’s hardware development department. The role will be broad, covering multiple aspects of product development, working directly with the Chief Technology Officer. The ideal candidate is an experienced project manager with strong technical proficiency and product development experience.
Roles and Responsibilities
Researching, substantiating and characterising hardware. Researching what products, devices, solutions are suitable to solve a specific technical challenge, liaising with suppliers and customers about their products and services, summarising and reporting findings clearly and quickly.
Testing, calibrating and evaluating new technology. Sourcing, testing and evaluating hardware. Requires practical skills such as soldering and using a multimeter are critical.
Ongoing product development. The applicant needs to be able to think creatively and be constantly looking to improve our existing products.
Supporting sales team on new customer enquiries. It will be important to quickly understand new product use cases that come through from potential clients and be able to fluently describe how our product could fit in with and benefit their project. Literacy and good communication skills are important here.
Liaising with software department to test the roll-out of new functionalities. Familiarity with web-based applications would be advantageous.
Reporting, documentation. Preparing accurate and timely reports. Documenting knowledge in the form of knowledge base tech notes and articles.
Field work. Travelling to our often rural sites to set-up, test or troubleshoot equipment means the candidate will need to be hardy, resourceful and willing to work outside of normal office hours.
Project management. All of the roles described above will need to be well planned and project managed, with timelines and deliverables set and targets reached.
Required
Min 5 years successful relevant professional experience
Technical university degree
Strong project management skills
Self-motivation
Strong problem-solving skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Practical electronics and or electrician experience
Strong computer literacy
Based in or willing to move to Kisumu
Prefered
Programming experience (C variants)
Fluent Swahili and English spoken and written skills
Experience with:
mobile communications technology
renewable energy systems
power electronics
What to expect
SteamaCo is a fast-moving tech company with grass-roots history and a growing international focus. We expect a lot from our staff and reward them appropriately. Our gender balanced team is committed, hard-working, passionate about their work and driven.
Salary
Competitive salary based on experience.
Procedure

First interview: by phone
Second interview: practical in person test