Senior Embedded Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Multiple locations · London, UK · Birmingham, UK · Brighton, UK · Warsaw, Poland · Cambridge, MA, USA · Edinburgh, UK · Nairobi, Kenya · Oxford, UK · plymouth, uk · Southampton, UK · Leeds, UK · Manchester, UK · Bratislava, Slovakia · Lisbon, Portugal · Cape Town, South Africa · Barcelona, Spain · Madrid, Spain · Kraków, Poland · Berlin, Germany
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Are you looking for an opportunity to work in a company where progress and humility are valued as highly as technical excellence? At M-KOPA we use the latest technologies and tools to build fantastic customer experiences with a socially and environmentally conscious mission that echoes throughout the organisation.

Our in-house Embedded Engineering team work alongside hardware engineers and product managers and develop new and innovative electric mobility products from the ground up.

First and foremost, we are looking for someone who is excited about accelerating electric mobility in Africa. Specifically, someone that has firsthand knowledge and personal involvement working on embedded software at the intersection of the electric mobility and IoT spaces would be a great fit.

What does a typical day look like;

  • Designing, developing, coding, testing and debugging C language firmware for ST microcontroller architectures.

  • Executing on and iterating process for high quality and safe mobility engineering based on standards such as ISO26262.

  • Assessment of remote IoT device telemetry via bespoke and off the shelf tools such as Databricks and building insights into whether field performance is as designed.

  • Reviewing code and design documentation, providing constructive feedback and proposing optimisations and improvements.

  • Enhancing product efficiency, stability, and scalability, building product and firmware confidence through observability and validation.

Our Engineers are team, pragmatic in their approach, work extremely well with others, they deploy their firmware and provide post production support where required.

They are the champions of best practice and engineering standards.

Recognised twice by the Financial Times as one Africa's fastest growing company (2022 and 2023) and by the TIME100 Most influential companies in the world 2023 , we've served over 3 million customers, unlocking $1 billion in cumulative credit for the unbanked across Africa.

At M-KOPA, we empower our people to own their careers through diverse development programs, coaching partnerships, and on-the-job training. We support individual journeys with family-friendly policies, prioritize well-being, and embrace flexibility.

Our hiring process is as much about us selling to you as the other way round. Our hiring process is a series of meetings as follows;

Recruiter call 30 mins - an introduction to the process and M-KOPA

Hiring Team call 45 mins - High level introductions with an Engineer

Presentation/Task done at home 2/3 hrs prep

Task Deep Dive/Final interview 60 mins - This is where most of the magic happens.

M-KOPA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

M-KOPA explicitly prohibits the use of Forced or Child Labour and respects the rights of its employees to agree to terms and conditions of employment voluntarily, without coercion, and freely terminate their employment on appropriate notice. M-KOPA shall ensure that its Employees are of legal working age and shall comply with local laws for youth employment or student work, such as internships or apprenticeships.

M-KOPA does not collect/charge any money as a pre-employment or post-employment requirement. This means that we never ask for ‘recruitment fees’, ‘processing fees’, ‘interview fees’, or any other kind of money in exchange for offer letters or interviews at any time during the hiring process.