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Oct 28, 2017

PowerGen Technology Associate Job in Kericho, Kenya

PowerGen Renewable Energy
 
We are looking for dynamic, motivated, and passionate individuals to join our team!
 
Job Vacancy: Technology Associate
 
Location: Kericho
 
Employment Type: Permanent

Job Description: PowerGen Renewable Energy is a micro-grid developer, implementer, and operator in East Africa, reshaping the prevailing rural electrification model in the region.  

 
PowerGen is creating an African energy system that utilizes clean, renewable energy and smarter grids to deliver power to all.

You will support the development and management of our technology platform, providing a first-class solution for internal teams to gain insight into our micro-grid customers and their needs.  

You will work closely with and report to the Technology Team Lead as well as day-to-day collaboration across all teams at the company. 

If you want to be in the middle of the technology implementation and operation for a fast-growing renewable energy organization in East Africa, this job is for you.
 
What You’ll Make Happen:
Technology system support
  • Document and communicate procedures for utilizing grid payment platforms, dashboards, and technology systems across the company
  • Manage company IT hardware, including computer set up protocols, office connectivity access, and computer security procedures and measures
Communications and Networking
  • Implement communication technology to improve information exchange between meters, on-site servers, the cloud and our customers.
  • Manage corporate accounts with MNOs to ensure efficient and constant up-time of communication between sites and the cloud
Database design and management
  • Support the development and management of our backend database for customers, sites, energy usage, payments, and hardware performance in a functional and robust architecture.
  • Facilitate integration of APIs and data interfaces to other services that rely on the platform
  • Support the document data warehouse operations and tasks, including archival, security, backup and aggregate table creation
Software design and implementation
  • Support the rapid design and delivery of our micro-grid management and analytics platform
  • Work across internal teams, including operations, strategy, and finance to identify key components and functionality needs of the platform
  • Support the architecture design and long term product road map for the platform and ancillary software or database components we’d want to build in conjunction with the platform
  • Distribute and collect feedback on the platform’s design and functionality
You should expect that the role will evolve and grow over time as PowerGen does - we are looking for a dynamic and flexible team player who will help shape the role and build on the responsibilities listed above as needed.

What Excites You:
  • Building the technology backbone to a dynamic, rapidly growing organization
  • Leveraging hardware and software tools and innovations to deliver world-class service and operations for customers
  • Intense attention to detail and managing multiple and varied work streams at a time
  • Working collaboratively with many internal teams across multiple countries and offices to drive growth and operational excellence
  • A fast-paced, informal environment where constant change is the norm
You Already Have:
  • Degree in Computer Science, or similar
  • 1-2 years’ relevant work experience
  • Experience and familiarity with system administration (Windows and Linux)
  • Experience with networks and system security
  • Familiarity with LAMP stack and Mongodb platforms
  • Familiarity with OOP
  • Experience in working with and building databases in both SQL & NoSQL
  • Advanced experience in programming languages: PHP, Python, Javscript, SQL
  • Ability to innovate and solve problems
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Experience and proven ability to collaborate across teams
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Swahili
  • Practiced flexibility to lend a hand wherever needed
  • Enthusiasm in working for the field of renewable energy!
Benefits and Compensation: A competitive package including annual compensation, performance bonuses, health insurance, professional development and team building events. 

And you'll be working with a dynamic team of people passionate about electrifying East Africa!

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

PowerGen Renewable Energy does not charge any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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