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  • Posted: Sep 10, 2021
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    Firmware Testing and Support Engineer

    About Our Client.

    The company is revolutionising energy access for clean cooking in Africa. The company is a subsidiary of a company, which is organised as a holding company in the UK, with operational units in Kenya, Tanzania and product development and manufacturing in Hong Kong and China. They provide a reliable and low-cost supply of LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) fuel for clean cooking to low-income households by using innovative smart metering and advanced distribution logistics.

    About The Role.

    LPG Meters in Kenya and Tanzania. Ensure the reliable operation of our meters by conducing rigorous testing of current and future firmware versions, continuously improving the firmware testing process and making recommendations to improve meter firmware. Reports to the Lead Hardware Engineer.

    Responsibilities

    • Test firmware versions under development
    • Analyse and record test results, and prepare written test reports
    • Recommend improvements in meter software and hardware design. Continuously improve testing processes
    • Monitor and analyse the performance of deployed firmware
    • Support firmware release process
    • Investigate technical issues and potential tampering incidents and recommend resolutions.
    • Train colleagues in repair and configuration of meters.
    • Analyse daily meter performance and report issues.
    • Provide technical assistance to our technician and salespersons in the field.

    SKILL SETS & QUALIFICATIONS:

    • 1-3 Years experience in a similar role
    • Diploma/Bachelor in Electromechanical, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or any related course.
    • Ability to read circuit schematics and board layouts in an electrical CAD programs
    • Knowledge of hardware (embedded hardware) and firmware interaction.
    • Experience in C/C++ and Java programming languages.
    • Experience with MySQL is an added advantage
    • Enthusiasm to continuously improve skills and learn new technologies
    • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to analyse data using Excel
    • Fluent in English and Kiswahili

    Female candidates are specially encouraged to apply

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    Software Tester


    About Our Client.

    The company is revolutionising energy access for clean cooking in Africa. The company is a subsidiary of a company, which is organised as a holding company in the UK, with operational units in Kenya, Tanzania and product development and manufacturing in Hong Kong and China. They provide a reliable and low-cost supply of LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) fuel for clean cooking to low-income households by using innovative smart metering and advanced distribution logistics.

    About The Role.

    Mobile and Web applications that support staff and customers in East Africa. Assist software developers to deliver excellent mobile and web applications by conducting thorough testing of applications before release and assist in diagnosing and fixing bugs. Reports to the Software Team Lead.

    Responsibilities

    • Write test cases and testing Scenarios.
    • Conduct post-release/ post-implementation testing.
    • Create and maintain test data in testing environments.
    • Assist in implementing automated test tools.
    • Perform API’s Testing against requirement.
    • Evaluate product against specifications.
    • Create logs to document testing phases and defects.
    • Report bugs and errors and track in JIRA.
    • Help diagnose and troubleshoot issues.
    • Conduct user surveys.
    • Preparing reports on all aspects related to the software testing carried out and reporting to the design team.
    • Participating in design reviews and providing input on requirements, product design, and potential problems.
       

    Skill Sets & Qualifications

    • At least 2 years of software development industry.
    • Experience with Android phones and Java
    • Good understanding of the Agile development process
    • Ability to meet deadlines
    • Ability to work in a distributed team
    • Basic understanding of Information Security
    • Critical thinking.
    • Up-to-date knowledge of software test design and testing methodologies.
    • Working knowledge of test techniques and compatibility with various software programs such as Postman, Blazemeter, Jmeter, Appium, AWS.
    • Enthusiasm to continually improve skills and learn new technologies
    • Fluent in English and Kiswahili
    • Female engineers are specially encouraged to apply
    • Bachelor's Degree in information technology, computer sciene or equivalent
    • Professional qualification in testing is an added advantage

    Female candidates are specially encouraged to apply

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    Hardware Lifecycle Engineer

    About Our Client.

    The company is revolutionising energy access for clean cooking in Africa. The company is a subsidiary of a company, which is organised as a holding company in the UK, with operational units in Kenya, Tanzania and product development and manufacturing in Hong Kong and China. They provide a reliable and low-cost supply of LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) fuel for clean cooking to low-income households by using innovative smart metering and advanced distribution logistics.

    About The Role.

    LPG Meters in East Africa. Monitor the reliability of our fleet of meters and identify root causes of failures. Recommend solutions to improve reliability. Reports to the Lead Hardware Engineer.

    Responsibilities

    • Identify, analyse, and mitigate failures using techniques such as fault tree analysis (FTA), failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA), hazard analysis, and need for design change
    • Analyse data, and provide insights into meter reliability using probability statistics.
    • Recommend improvements in meter software and hardware design.
    • Investigate technical issues and potential tampering incidents and recommend resolutions.
    • Analyse daily meter performance and report issues.
    • Maintain our KPIs dashboards for fleet performance and device reliability
    • Design and execute reliability experiments in field conditions in Kenya

    SKILL SETS & QUALIFICATIONS:

    • 1-3 Years experience in a similar role
    • Diploma/Bachelor in Electromechanical, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or any related course.
    • Understanding of techniques to improve reliability including predictive modelling, root cause analysis, mean time to failure (MTTF), corrective and preventive action (CAPA)
    • Experience with product qualification and failure analysis
    • Enthusiasm to continuously improve skills and learn new technologies
    • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to analyse data using Excel
    • Fluent in English and Kiswahili

    Female candidates are specially encouraged to apply

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    Electromechanical Hardware Testing Engineer

    About Our Client.

    The company is revolutionising energy access for clean cooking in Africa. The company is a subsidiary of a company, which is organised as a holding company in the UK, with operational units in Kenya, Tanzania and product development and manufacturing in Hong Kong and China. They provide a reliable and low-cost supply of LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) fuel for clean cooking to low-income households by using innovative smart metering and advanced distribution logistics.

    About The Role.

    LPG Meters in Kenya. Ensure the reliable operation of our meters by conducing rigorous testing on current and future hardware versions, making recommendations to improve meter hardware and continuously improving the testing process. Reports to the Lead Hardware Engineer.

    Responsibilities

    • Test meter prototypes under development (for example, life cycle and functional testing).
    • Analyze and record test results, and prepare written test reports
    • Inspect parts for surface defects
    • Verify dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments.
    • Test performance of smart meters assemblies, using test instruments such as electronic voltmeters and Alicat flow meters.
    • Recommend improvements in meter software and hardware design.
    • Investigate technical issues and potential tampering incidents and recommend resolutions.
    • Train colleagues in repair and configuration of meters.
    • Analyse daily meter performance and report issues.
    • Provide technical assistance to our technicians and salespersons in the field.
    • Continuously improve testing processes

    SKILL SETS & QUALIFICATIONS:

    • 1-3 Years experience in a similar role
    • Diploma/Bachelor in Electromechanical, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or any related course.
    • Ability to read circuit schematics and board layouts in an electric CAD program
    • Knowledge of hardware (embedded hardware) and firmware interaction an advantage.
    • Ability to use AutoCAD or similar mechanical design software.
    • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
    • Ability to pay attention and analyse data and provide immediate feedback/report to the person responsible.
    • Ability to align, fit, and assemble component parts, using hand tools, power tools, fixtures, templates, and microscopes.
    • Enthusiasm to continually improve skills and learn new technologies
    • Ability to analyse data using excel
    • Fluent in English and Kiswahili

    Female candidates are specially encouraged to apply

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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