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Hardware Engineer Job Vacancy

Hardware Engineer
Location: Nairobi
Job Information:

M-KOPA Kenya Ltd is a new company using mobile payments to provide “pay as you go” solar energy services. M-KOPA is seeking energetic and experienced Area Sales managers to manage a growing dealer network in new regions of Kenya.

Successful applicants for this role will be commercially-focused sales professionals with a proven ability to manage local networks of businesses in a related sector such as financial services, mobile money, airtime, consumer goods, or other goods and services across Kenya.

Who we are

M-KOPA Kenya Ltd, founded in 2011, is a new mobile-based technology company that provides consumer financing solutions to low-income customers in East Africa.

The management team of M-KOPA includes several former telecoms executives who were responsible for the initiation and scaling of M-PESA, the award-winning mobile financial service platform in Kenya.

What we do
Through M-KOPA customers use mobile payments such as M-PESA to pay for a home solar lighting system on a “pay-per-use” basis, making the transition to cleaner energy much more affordable especially to low-income users. This service is currently available in the Rift Valley and Western regions.

M-KOPA products are distributed and sold through a network of local dealers and outlets, who are paid a commission when customers make payments. 

A network of Area Sales offices is responsible for recruiting, training, and managing dealers, stock management and local marketing.

The Position

Hardware Engineer
Role: Managing testing and maintenance of M-KOPA’s existing commercial product and products under development.
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Start Date: Immediate opening

Responsibilities Include:
  • Maintenance support for M-KOPA’s solar home lighting system, including PCB level diagnosis and repair, and management of repair logs.
  • Assembly and maintenance of new product prototypes in the workshop and in the field, including population of PCBs and general wiring.
  • Testing of prototypes under development (for example, life cycle and functional testing) including development of testing processes, overseeing test plans, diagnosis of faults, and documentation of results.
  • Local sourcing of electrical and electronics supplies.
Skills & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, or electronics.
  • Ability to read and develop circuit schematics and board layouts in a CAD an ECAD program (for example, EAGLE).
  • Experience analyzing and debugging electronics at the PCB level.
  • Willing to travel outside Nairobi (on a daily basis) for maintenance of field prototypes
  • Knowledge of hardware (embedded hardware) and firmware interaction is an added advantage
How to Apply

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