Software Engineer - UX/Angular JS

Location: Kampala, Central, Uganda

Department: Software Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Company: Fenix International
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Application Deadline: Rolling
Position: Full-time Contractor to Hire
Compensation: Competitive salary, performance bonus, plus stock options

About Fenix

Fenix International is a next-generation energy company.  Our mission is to transform our customers’ quality of life through disruptive innovation in energy and financial services. Our flagship product, ReadyPay Solar, is an expandable, lease-to-own solar home system financed through affordable instalments starting under $0.19 per day. We use real-time transaction data to create a unique credit score to finance power upgrades and other life-changing loans and open up a wider world of energy and financing for our customers.

To date, Fenix has sold over 150,000 ReadyPay Power systems in Uganda, bringing clean, reliable power for lights, phones, radios, TV and much more to over 900,000 people in Uganda.  In 2017, Fenix announced that it was joining forces with ENGIE, one of the world's largest energy companies and a leader in the move to renewable, decentralised and digital energy.  ENGIE will make significant commercial investments in Fenix to accelerate the path to our mission. Fenix will operate as a distinct and autonomous company within the ENGIE group in order to retain our unrelenting focus on innovation, smart iterative design, strong team culture and exceptional customer experience. Together, Fenix and ENGIE plan to bring life-changing energy and financial services to tens of millions of off-grid customers and to make universal access to modern energy a reality across Africa.

Job Description

Fenix International is looking for a talented, self-starting software developer to join the Fenix team to help deliver affordable solar power to emerging markets in Uganda and the larger East African community. Key responsibilities will include developing the Angular JS Chrome Application is used by our call centre staff and the PBX call routing system that feeds into it. Software developers here work on all parts of the stack; the chrome app, call routing system, MySql reporting database and help on the design of the user experience.

This position offers a great opportunity to work alongside an elite team of engineers and business professionals and directly contribute to the success of a fast-moving venture-funded startup with great potential for social and environmental impact.  Candidates must enjoy working in a startup environment, and ideally have a passion for renewable energy and sustainable development in Frontier Markets. 

Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelors or Masters in a relevant engineering discipline (Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science preferred)
  • Programming language proficiency in Angular JS
  • Experience creating and maintaining scalable web applications
  • Appreciation for detailed source code documentation and organized code structuring
  • Working knowledge of both high-level object oriented and low-level procedural programming concepts. A full-stack developer.
  • Comfort architecting software per modern software design patterns (MVP, MVC, etc)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • UX research and design experience, this tool is used by a large team whose work needs to be streamlined as much as possible.

 

Desired Skills

Essential

  • 3+ years experience
  • Server backend management experience (Linux, MySQL, Nginx, etc)
  • Frontend web programming experience (JavaScript, HTML, CSS) 
  • Working knowledge of JavaScript SIP libraries and user agents. Particularly JSSIP.
  • Some experience with Asterisk & Asterisk Manager API or call routing technologies preferred
  • Experience working with Node.js
  • Database administration and data management skills (SQL)
  • Prior experience with software Design for Testability (white-box, unit testing)
  • Working knowledge of good practices for computer and data security
  • Experience with git and GitHub based source code management
  • Interest in products for emerging markets

 

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter through the job posting at www.fenixintl.com/careers

Fenix offers a competitive salary and a fun work environment. We recognize the value of diversity in our workforce, and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all candidates who choose to apply, however, only those selected for a further interview will be contacted.

 

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