Software Engineering Manager

Job Description

As a Software Engineering Manager, you will play a critical role in supporting the Company’s software development, database buildout and platform upgrades. You will coordinate with an international technology team to keep the Company’s operations running smoothly with the best software tools possible. You will report to the Head of Software and work closely across the Technology and Customer functions to build the tools we use to serve customers in all locations in which PowerGen operates.

This role requires creative thinking about how established and new technologies can make a significant contribution to PowerGen’s mission of building the energy syst

Key Responsibilities

Making key architectural and design decisions for our software stack
Working with the Head of Software to ensure that technical software requirements (refactors, testing, etc) are represented on the roadmap
Managing our internal team of 5-7 software developers and providing mentorship in regular 1:1 meetings
Maintaining a strong culture of collaboration on our remote team, including using pair programming sessions and code reviews

Required to be successful in this role:

At least 1 year of previous software engineering management experience
Familiarity with and demonstrated use of agile development practices
SQL database experience
At least 1 web-server technology (we use golang microservices)
At least 1 front-end framework (we use React)
Continuous Integration and Deployment (we use Gitlab CI/CD)
Unit and integration testing strategies
Proven ability to collaborate across teams
Ability to innovate and problem solve
Enthusiasm for working in the field of renewable energy
If you also have the below, it’s a plus!

Microservice Architecture
Data Warehousing
Data Visualization (we use Google Data Studio)
Additional Information

We are a mission-driven team passionate about solving energy access in Africa!


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About PowerGen Renewable Energy

PowerGen provides turnkey energy solutions to residential, community, commercial, and industrial customers in East Africa and beyond. Founded in 2011 our focus is on providing robust photo-voltaic and wind systems for off-grid demands. PowerGen offers a range of products and services that enable customers in a variety of markets to take advantage of the renewable energy resources around them. From a small home wind turbine system to an industrial-scale solar PV array, we offer a one-stop solution to energy challenges.