Head of Analytics
Job TypeFull Time
Job FieldData Science / Research
You’re excited about this opportunity because you will

You enjoy working with many stakeholders across the business, like BI developers and business leaders to deeply understand key reporting and analytics requirements for a wide range of use-cases
Facilitating cross-team discussions around the definition and modeling of key business concepts
Interfacing with backend developers to design data access patterns that appropriately manage trade-offs between M-KOPA’s analytical capabilities and transactional software flexibility
Recruiting and supporting a small, world-class, team of Analytics/Data Engineers, providing capacity for M-KOPA to build and maintain analytical data sets across a growing range of domains and use-cases
Ensuring that analytical data systems are built to the standard of any other production software system, with emphasis on good practices like observability and infrastructure-as-code
Ensuring that analytical data systems are built securely, with appropriate access controls and PII protections
Leading M-KOPA’s drive to obtain impactful, real-time access to analytical data; relentlessly driving both commercial strategy and customer experience and helping M-KOPA to live up to its fullest potential as a modern, data-driven company
We’re excited about you because you have experience with

Experience with modern engineering practices, including observability, CI/CD, infrastructure as-code, and testability
A mature data modeling skillset, with a particular emphasis on event-based systems and a proven ability to translate between business use-cases and data model design
Demonstrated capability with large-scale software systems, with a particular emphasis on distributed systems
Enough experiencing with networking and cloud infrastructure security to be able to stitch a range components together without making any major mistakes
An interest in being “more than an engineer” and with engaging directly with commercial and customer experience challenges
Experience recruiting, supporting, and motivating a world-class engineering team

Our stack

dbt for Transformation
Looker for visualisation
Spark / Data Factory / Event Hub / Airflow for ingestion (we’re working on making this simpler in platform)
Airflow / AKS for orchestration
Microsoft Azure as our base cloud provider


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About M-Kopa Solar

M-KOPA’s mission is to make high quality energy affordable to everyone. OUR GROWTH SO FAR… M-KOPA has connected more than 400,000 homes in Kenya,Tanzania and Uganda to solar power with over 550 new homes being added every day. Each 8W battery powered-system comes with three lights, mobile phone-charging and a solar powered radio. Customers can now opt for a 20W system with digital TV. As of July 2016, M-KOPA has connected over 400,000 homes to affordable solar power. Current customers will make projected savings of US$ 300 Million over the next four years. M-KOPA’s customers will enjoy 50 million hours of kerosene-free lighting per month. Total employment created in East Africa is 2,500. In March 2016, M-KOPA emerged boldest at Financial Times Arcelor Mittal- Boldness in Business Awards in the Developing Markets category. In February 2016, M-KOPA was recognised as the Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets at the Global Mobile Awards. In 2015, M-KOPA was recognised by Fortune Magazine as one of the Top 50 Companies Changing The World and won the Zayed Energy Future Prize. M-KOPA has also won the 2014 Bloomberg Pioneer Award and 2013 FT/IFC Excellence in Sustainable Finance Award.