Angaza creates solutions for selling life-changing products in underserved markets.
Millions of people in more than thirty countries, from Kenya to Nigeria to India, use technology developed by Angaza to buy solar home systems with “pay-as-you-go” (PAYG) financing. These off-grid products are designed and manufactured by Angaza partners such as Greenlight Planet or Fosera, with Angaza collaborating to integrate PAYG functionality into the product firmware, electronics, and overall design.
After the sale, a local distributor uses Angaza software to manage that family’s affordable payment plan. Each installment payment is processed by Angaza backend software, reactivating the solar home system by communicating with the embedded Angaza firmware.
Intelligent connected devices make this story possible. Angaza designs the embedded hardware and software behind that intelligence, with a focus on communication technologies ranging from secure keycodes to GSM. We work with product partners to integrate our PAYG solutions into their device hardware, and we support their distribution customers with software tools to leverage the features and of those solutions.
Angaza designs technology that works for people and places that are often edge cases for other companies. Those underserved markets are our core users.Kilima
In this role, you will directly contribute to the development of off-grid energy products for emerging markets.
More specifically, you’ll be responsible for providing technical guidance to bring new products to market from Angaza hardware partners, and for onboarding new hardware product partners into the Angaza embedded and IoT ecosystems. You’ll conduct technical discussions with potential new partners, work through integrating Angaza PAYG solutions into their products, and work with our engineers to continue growing and improving Angaza’s IoT solutions. With all hardware product partners, the impact of your work will be to help their products reach underserved consumers through Angaza’s network of off-grid distribution companies.
Your key responsibilities will include:
You should have 4+ years of professional experience in some combination of hardware engineering, embedded software engineering, partner engineering, or similar roles. The following areas must be part of your background:
Beyond the above, experience in any of the following areas is valuable but not required:
We don’t expect you to check all of these boxes! You’re not expected to arrive as an expert in everything.
This position reports to our San Francisco office. Remote candidates are encouraged to reply, as long as they are based in the US, eligible to work in the US, and are comfortable adjusting their working hours to mostly overlap with Pacific time.
Send us your contact details and résumé using the form linked here. Feel free to attach any extra information you think we should know. We look at every single person. We’ll get back to you shortly.
At Angaza we support diversity of thought, experience, and background, and welcome new perspectives and skills to the team. We evaluate all candidates on the basis of their ability to meet stated job requirements, and we do not discriminate against candidates on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, religion, nationality, or other personal characteristics. In keeping with our commitment to supporting a safe and inclusive workplace, we strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to apply.
Angaza is a for-profit company based in San Francisco and Nairobi.
Our global technical team is more than two dozen people. We strive to be thoughtful, pragmatic, and collaborative. You can read more about Angaza engineering culture on Key Values and our engineering blog.
Our hiring process always includes an initial phone conversation and at least one on-site interview. We don’t believe in gotcha logic puzzles or adversarial whiteboard exercises, and we give you specific constructive feedback wherever possible.
Employees receive salary, an equity stake in Angaza, and benefits that include: