Angaza is in need of a Firmware / Devices Manager! If you are passionate about making a difference in the world, look no further! Angaza creates technology for selling life-changing products in underserved markets. Every day, families in more than thirty other 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 were designed and manufactured by an Angaza partner such as Greenlight Planet or Fosera, with Angaza collaborating to integrate PAYG functionality into the product firmware, electronics, and overall design. Intelligent devices make this story possible. Angaza develops the firmware and circuits behind PAYG intelligence, with a focus on communication technologies ranging from secure keycodes to GSM.
This broad startup role involves four primary activities:
Team management: ensure that each engineer on your team has the support, development, and opportunities they need to succeed every day and to grow over time.
Product management: lead the design and direction of new Angaza embedded solutions, and influence key decisions about the behavior of PAYG features in partner products.
Project management: set and satisfy internal and external expectations about functionality, reliability, and scheduled delivery.
Engineering management: evolve team and partner processes for R&D, and add your own technical contributions, to create great off-grid PAYG products.
You don’t need deep experience in all of these areas, but you do need it in some of them, and you should be eager for a role that encompasses them all.
Engineering Work Includes:
Electronics, firmware, and other software, but this leadership role is best suited to someone with past firmware development experience specifically.
Our Ideal Candidate Has:
8+ years overall professional experience, including 2+ years hands-on firmware development experience and 1+ year(s) in some type of leadership role.
You think through how a product works for its end users, and you care about getting those product decisions right, even if you have not previously held product management responsibility.
You approach engineering and product choices in a structured way, weighing tradeoffs rather than jumping straight to the one that feels right.
You are eager to work directly with customers and partners. In general, you communicate well in writing and in person.
You appreciate the craft in your work, and you value its impact even more.
Angaza is a for-profit company with offices in San Francisco and Nairobi. This position is full-time and on-site in our San Francisco office.
Our hardware / firmware team includes three engineers, and our broader Angaza technical team is twelve people.