Product Engineer

Location: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Department: Hardware Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

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. To date, Fenix has sold over 400,000 Solar Home Systems in Uganda and Zambia, bringing clean, reliable power for lights, phones, radios, TV and much more to over 2 million people.

In early 2018, Fenix joined forces with ENGIE, one of the world's largest energy companies and a leader in the move to renewable, decentralised and digital energy. This has allowed Fenix to make significant commercial investments to accelerate the path to our mission, via new markets - Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria - and innovative products. Together, Fenix and ENGIE are making universal access to modern energy a reality.

Job Description

Fenix International is looking for a talented Product Engineer to join the Fenix team in developing and testing exciting new products for the African market. The ideal candidate would have at least 2 years’ experience working in the design, manufacture and testing of consumer products. In this role you would work closely with third-party suppliers to build the ideal product range for our customers. You would be responsible for all areas of technical validation during product development, playing a key role in identifying areas of improvement and helping suppliers to make those improvements. You would work closely with product managers, design engineers and quality engineers to define specifications, produce samples, execute test plans, set up manufacturing processes and equipment, and support production debugging and maintenance.


Key Responsibilities

  • Play a lead role in bringing new consumer products from early-stage development through to high-volume production
  • Work with product and R&D departments to design and carry out sample testing.
  • Provide recommendations for optimizing designs, specifications and manufacturing processes.
  • Work on cross-functional teams to improve production quality and reduce cost.
  • Assist with the development of reliability tests and factory/supplier IQC/OQC requirements related to electrical performance.
  • Support manufacturing by maintaining test equipment, debugging failures, and investigating quality issues.

Required Skills

  • BS or higher in an engineering-related field
  • 2+ years of engineering experience working with consumer products.
  • Experience with consumer electronics manufacturing.
  • Understanding of testing methods and goals for product testing.
  • Experience with data acquisition tools and common testing equipment.
  • Understanding of basic programming principles and data structures.
  • Ability to analyze problems, identify root causes and provide efficient solutions.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
  • Good command of English and Mandarin Chinese, both written and spoken.
  • A desire to improve the quality of life of millions of lower-income customers.

Desired Skills

  • Previous experience in audio, lighting or cooking products is highly desirable.
  • Experience driving product and process improvements with manufacturers.
  • Programming skills in high-level object-oriented languages (Java, Python, etc.).
  • A passion for low-cost product design for use in the developing world.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter through the job posting at

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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