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  • Posted: Dec 19, 2022
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    This company was formerly known as SmartCook Energy. Last-mile energy networks for Africa's cities. Smarter commerce for urban Africa. Unique rich media delivery platforms. Our mission is to improve life for everyone in Africa’s cities.
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    Support Engineer Internship

    We are looking for a (6-month period) intern to join our Network Hardware & Devices team here at KOKO! Ideally, you will have a top-level engineering degree and have practical, hands-on, experience with electro-mechanical systems Our products: KOKO designs and builds solutions to provide our customers with smart delivery of fuel (and other products) through our unique last-mile distribution network.

    What You Will Do

    You will join a team of multidisciplinary engineers and work alongside fellow support engineers. You will provide our internal operations teams with documentation, tools, and escalation processes so that we may capture, categorize, identify and deploy fixes. You will work on a number of high-value tasks in data analysis, quality control, lab & field-based technical testing, and documentation. We are looking for proactive, and engaging individuals who love a challenge

    What You Will Bring

    Experience in

    • Either mechanical design, electronics, or mechatronics
    • CAD tools for 3D design
    • Using multimeters and oscilloscopes for debugging PCB faults
    • Assembly of mechanical and electronic systems using common tools (wrench, electric driver) and safety procedures (PPE)Data analysis using dashboards and SQL databases

    Other skills:

    • Strong analytical skills, working within engineering best practices to get the best results
    • Detail-driven - Shows clear emphasis on documentation
    • Good communicator - verbal and written
    • Team player, conscientious, and with a strong collaborative ethos

    Nice to have

    • Embedded software (bare metal / RTOS / Linux) development in C/C++
    • Understanding of the greater IoT tech stack (MQTT, security, etc..)
    • Knowledge of automated dispensing systems design for liquids and solids
    • Knowledge of fuel distribution industry

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    Hardware QA Engineer

    As part of the engineering department you will provide QA expertise and assurance to enable us to thoroughly test our hardware designs, ensuring we always deliver high quality products. You will define tests, test plans and test reports. You will work with engineering to design new test fixtures, own such fixtures and manage their usage in test execution. You will work with production support teams to migrate any tests over to our production partners,oversee their execution and monitor their results. You will work with operational support teams to understand failures in the field, assist in root cause analysis and create new or adapt existing test plans to address such failures. You will have a background in  mechanical, embedded software or electronics engineering background which you will use to gain a deep understanding of our network hardware. Aside from being skilled in your background area, you should be comfortable working as an individual contributor as well as part of the wider engineering team

    What you will do

    • Test management. Track what has been tested on what revisions, what tests are needed for each milestone, and arrange the resources to complete testing for upcoming milestones.
    • Evaluate new product concepts from a quality perspective, and define the scope of required testing/QA activities
    • Plan and execute functional, non-functional, and acceptance tests during new product  development
    • Work closely with other teams in Engineering, Product and Operational Support to ensure a collaborative approach to product quality
    • Develop your own areas of technical expertise, and share this knowledge with the rest of the QA team
    • Support our  operational teams with testing for maintenance updates, as well as ensuring on-going compatibility with third party software and hardware releases
    • Be data driven. Use data to inform your actions as well as to help and guide other teams
    • Automate, optimise and continuously improve. Enable the organization to scale through smart use of technology and refinement of the support functions processes
    • Perform lab and field testing in root cause analysis and solution testing scenarios.
    • Help build the engineering culture at KOKO, support your fellow engineers and infuse engineering excellence into the team.

    What you will bring to KOKO

    • A degree in one of mechanical or electronics or embedded software engineer areas
    • 3+ years professional experience in a QA role working with hardware at scale
    • Ability to set up and use automated testing tools and frameworks to test IoT devices 
    • Experienced in testing IoT and/or embedded systems, motors / pump control
    • Able to write test scripts in C/C++ or Python and manage custom test fixtures
    • Write and deliver detailed test plans, strategies, checklists and results
    • Knowledge of different test methods (unit, integration, system)
    • Ability to work out of your comfort zone
    • Willingness to learn new techniques and teach them
    • Clear communicator who is used to translating business needs into testing requirements in close collaboration with stakeholders
    • Empathy for your colleagues and your internal customers, encouraging team members to think creatively while knowing where to intervene to tackle tough problems and navigate conflicts.

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