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Head of Technical Engineering (m/f)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Headquarter - Berlin

About us
Mobisol Group is a leading global player in decentralised solar electrification. Driven by market demand for off-grid solutions beyond lighting, Mobisol designs, distributes and services large 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. 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 750 employees, 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
Creating real impact and changing the world into a better place will be the major challenge of your day to day work. The Solar Home Systems we develop and distribute change people’s life tremendously. As Mobisol´s Head of Technical Engineering (m/f) you will lead the development of integrated Hardware and Firmware solutions. With your passion for great solar technology and your drive for continuous progress you shape product innovations and bring real value to the users of our Solar Systems in East Africa and beyond. You work closely with your team of passionate and experienced developers, and ensure excellent results also through continuous alignment with key stakeholders. As a manager, you know that good people management is as essential as technical know-how for achieving your team goals.
This role offers you the opportunity to make a real difference with improvements and innovations in the product portfolio of a market leader in solar home systems. With a broad range of responsibilities – from technical product development to testing and assembly – and a fast-moving business model, your work life with Mobisol offers great diversity and always new excitement.
Your tasks
  • You own all high level technical decisions and become “the voice” of technical engineering in Mobisol
  • You shape our range of Solar Home Systems from 40Wp to 800Wp, as well as the development (in-house and co-development) of appliances and productive use.
  • You successfully lead a team of >10 firmware developers and electrical engineers towards common goals
  • You continuously develop team structures and processes
  • For optimal results and an on-target product roadmap, you continuously align with Product Management and Quality Assurance
  • You work closely with mass-production partners and the technical teams in Mobisol’s East African country offices 
Your Qualifications
  • At least 3 years of experience in a comparable leadership role
  • University degree in Engineering or multiple years of practical experience in Electronic Engineering
  • You are a strong communicator and leader who is well trusted by your team as well as internal and external stakeholders
  • You are open-minded, result-oriented, pragmatic and driven by the mission to deliver the right product for the needs of our customers
  • You know how to motivate and guide your team towards individual and team goals
  • High level of familiarity with evaluation of technical opportunities, design of technical concepts and research towards technical innovation
  • Experience in methodologies and concepts of modern software development and ability to apply these to an integrated team of hard- and software engineers
  • Industry insider in the electronics sector (machines, tools, product requirements) with good knowledge of state-of-the-art companies and their tools in hardware development
  • Strong focus on mass-production optimized hardware development
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • German is definitely a plus but not mandatory
  • Ability to adapt in a new sector with changing and fast developing environments and requirements
Your Perspective
The position offers you the chance to build and shape a global player in the off-grid energy market with strong commitment to product-quality, design, innovation and environmental sustainability. You will be part of an outstanding international, highly motivated team that combines professional expertise with personal passion.
How to apply
As an equal opportunity employer, Mobisol offers all of its employees and applicants full equal opportunity irrespective of race, ethnic origin, sexual identity and disability, religion or beliefs.

Your skills and motivation are more important to us than certificates or university degrees. Please apply via our job portal.
If you have further questions please contact our HR team on +49 30 9700 255-6 or at jobs@plugintheworld.com.

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