Firmware Developer at M-Kopa

On Monday, November 3rd, 2014

M-KOPA Solar, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global leader of “pay-as-you-go” energy for off-grid customers.

The company was founded in 2011 by former executives behind M-PESA (the world’s leading mobile payment platform) on the belief that mobile technology could revolutionize energy services in emerging markets the same way it has already revolutionized the delivery of communications and financial services.

Position Title: Firmware Developer, Kenya
Location: Nairobi
 
Position Start: Date ASAP
 

Contract: 1 year renewable with possibility of permanent placement after 1 year’s reviewed performance
 

Reporting to: Head of Engineering
 
Key Accountabilities
  • Development of firmware for M-KOPA’s family of solar products.
  • Optimization of the hardware/firmware interaction during new product development.
  • Test management during new product development.
Skills & Experience:
 
Crucial:
  • Education in electrical engineering, computer science, or electronics or relevant credentials
  • Optimization of the hardware/firmware interaction during new product development.
  • Exposure programming in C
  • Willing to travel sporadically outside Nairobi
Plus:
  • Experience analyzing and debugging hardware and firmware interaction at the PCB level.
  • Extensive experience developing firmware for embedded hardware in C (for PIC18F family) and in assembly.
  • Programming experience with MySQL and the ability to read and modify circuit schematics in an ECAD program (for example, EAGLE) would be an extra advantage
Remuneration: Competitive covering a monthly salary and medical benefits reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills.

To Apply

To apply, send an updated detailed copy of your well named and labelled CV and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to [email protected] with only the subject “Firmware Developer” in the title.
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