Electronics Engineer

Recruiter
M KOPA UK Limited
Location
Old Woking, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Sep 2019
Closes
26 Sep 2019
Ref
1259433575
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Role Profile Position Title: Electronics Engineer Reporting to: Head of Hardware Engineering Location: Woking, United Kingdom (with overseas travel) Start: ASAP Contract: Full time Key Accountabilities Developing, testing and troubleshooting of M-Kopa's products Electronics hardware design using schematic capture tool OrCad Component sourcing and selection Documenting new designs, writing specification and test reports Support new product pilot testing in the field Troubleshooting on complex technical problems Working with third party manufacturers where required Technical inputs to the research and development of new M-KOPA Labs products Developing new concepts at an early stage with the Labs teams and exploring technical feasibility (within the constraints of M-KOPA's existing technologies and systems) Firmware design for prototyping new hardware concepts Candidate Requirements Qualifications: Degree in Electronics Engineering Experience: The candidate should have at least two years relevant experience in most of the following area Innovation and technical excellence in electronics hardware design Developing new products, from concept to mass production, building prototypes, testing, troubleshooting and fault analysis Knowledge of schematic capture and PCB design tool OrCad Analogue, Digital and Power Electronics Design, Switching regulator design, microcontroller, power protection circuit. Hands on experience using lab's equipment for testing and debugging Ability to work as part of multiple discipline team It will be a plus if the candidate has experience in some of the following areas Product development for low income customers in emerging markets Battery charger design for lithium-ion battery Understand lithium-ion battery electrical characteristic, safety protection and testing Understand product design safety standard Knowledge of programming C language based microcontrollers Experience of working with electronics manufacturing facilities (on either supplier or customer side) Internet of things, machine to machine communication GSM Technology, RF design, TV and lighting technology Solar energy, battery technology Electricity generation, transmission, distribution, and metering About M-KOPA Solar M-KOPA Solar, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global leader of "pay-as-you-go" energy for off-grid ; Since its commercial launch in October 2012, M-KOPA has connected more than 700,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to solar power, and is now adding over 500 new homes each day. The success of M-KOPA (M= mobile, KOPA= to borrow) stems from making solar products affordable to low-income households on a pay-per-use installment plan. Customers acquire solar systems for a small deposit and then purchase daily usage "credits" for KSH 50, or less than the price of traditional kerosene ; After one year of payments customers own their solar systems outright and can upgrade to more power. All revenues are collected in real-time via mobile money systems (such as M-PESA in Kenya) and embedded GSM sensors in each solar system allow M-KOPA to monitor real time performance and regulate usage based upon ; This connected design means that M-KOPA is processing vast amounts of data via the company's proprietary cloud platform, M-KOPAnet. M-KOPA employs over 800 full time staff across East Africa and sells through a network of 1,000 direct sales agents. It has also commenced licensing its technology to partners in other ; M-KOPA has been recognised for its pioneering business mode and scale, notably winning the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize, being selected as the top New Energy Pioneer at the 2014 Bloomberg New Energy Finance awards and earning the 2013 FT/IFC Excellence in Sustainable Finance Award. M-KOPA has also successfully tested a range of new products that leverage its relationship with customers, and M-KOPA's unique competencies in mobile telecommunications and IoT. To ensure that the research and development of new products add value to (and do not distract from) its core business, M-KOPA has established the M-KOPA Labs. The Labs is a dedicated business unit within M-KOPA that defines and tests extensions of the M-KOPA asset-based credit model for off-grid-power to new products and services.

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