Head of R&D (f/m/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Headquarter - Berlin

About us
ENGIE Mobisol GmbH is part of Engie SA, a worldwide energy provider with focus on renewable energy. We are a leading global player in decentralized solar electrification and driven by market demand for off-grid solutions beyond lighting, Mobisol designs, distributes and services solar systems, seamlessly integrated with proprietary pay-as-you-go (PAYG) software. By combining the latest high-tech solar hardware with mobile payment technologies, the Berlin-based company ensures affordability through flexible payment plans. ENGIE Mobisol enables rural families and businesses to power a wide range of compatible appliances, such as televisions and stereos, thereby improving people's standard of living and enabling incremental income from new solar-powered businesses. With over 600 employees, ENGIE Mobisol runs its own operations in Tanzania, Kenya, and Rwanda, while providing hardware and software solutions through a growing network of B2B partnerships in another nine countries worldwide.
What this job is about
We are currently looking for an experienced Head of R&D (f/m/d) who can help us in our Mission to build a sustainable power supply in Africa.
Your tasks
  • As Head of Development (f/m/d) you will build and lead your teams of approx. 15 - 20 employees in R&D HW, R&D FW, QA and Product Management
  • You will enable your team to realize the next generation of our core solar home systems (SHS) product for the African market
  • Together with your team you will be responsible for successful and sustainable product development
  • You ensure reliable planning quality of projects and work packages within your team
  • You also create and document internal process flows, including internal & external interfaces, thus enabling productive interface management in a demanding international environment


Your Qualifications
  • You have relevant work experience in product development, ideally in the field of renewable energy, best case experience with solar charge controller
  • You look back on several years as a successful leader 
  • You successfully apply your various management skills, create pragmatic solutions and sufficient stability to the circle of your colleagues
  • You know how to excite and motivate your team and to put your realistic but challenging goals into action
  • Due to your technical knowledge you are able to create innovative solutions which will be developed and realized into successful products


Your Perspective
Doing something meaningful - you´ll become part of an enterprise, that brings real positive impact to ordinary people in Africa.
Your chance - you get enough creative freedom to set up your team at your own discretion combined with short decision paths with direct report to the Managing Director
Personal development – a demanding field of activity and the opportunity to grow with your tasks.
Be part of a great international team of people – which share the same mindset to deliver solar energy on a large scale.
Flat hierarchies and unconventional ways of doing things - your ideas and experiences are more than welcome.

How to apply
Important for us are your skills and your motivation rather than certificates or university degrees. Please apply via our job portal. if you have further questions don´t hesitate to contact: Yvonne Colacchia; Phone: +4930/ 9700 - 2556; email: yvonne.colacchia@plugintheworld.com

Thank you for considering a career at ENGIE Mobisol GmbH

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