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Senior Electrical Engineer

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Ampersand
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Kigali, Rwanda

Ampersand


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Published 4 days ago

December 31, 2020

Our Mission

Ampersand is an energy and mobility startup headquartered in Kigali, Rwanda. We‘re achieving the world’s first true mass-market shift to electric vehicles, a vital tipping point in the fight against climate change. 

East Africa’s 5 million moto taxi drivers are some of the hardest working people on the planet. Many days these drivers work more than 13 hours yet end up with little money in their pockets. Our energy and vehicle service platforms offer savings that can double a driver’s income. 

Our electric motorcycles offer superior performance than the petroleum bikes, and reduce carbon emissions by more than 75%. Converting one of Rwanda’s petrol motorbikes to electric is the equivalent of carbon captured by 128 trees. 

In order to accomplish all this, we are building a world class team of mission-driven innovators, engineers, and managers that are ready to serve humbly and address the hard problems.


What we’re looking for: 

As part of this mission, Ampersand requires high-tech equipment and complex financing in order to leap-frog the old transport system. Ampersand manufactures electric 2-wheelers, lithium battery packs and charge/swap stations in Kigali. 

We require someone with broad understanding of electro mechanical systems that can assist with all aspects of the vehicle drive train R&D including but not limited to working with high power inverters and dc motors as well as low-voltage battery systems. We work hands require our employees to have rapid prototyping skills. Ideally have read the Art of Electronics end to end. You will also lead a team of younger electrical engineers. 

  • Solid/demonstrable understanding of power electronics 
  • Solid/ demonstrable understanding of battery systems stationery and mobility and BMS 
  • systems. 
  • Solid/ demonstrable understanding of PCB design and prototyping, with CAD 
  • Thermal analysis of PCB’s 


What we want you to bring:

A strong work ethic, and the ability to manage shifting priorities and unforeseen challenges   

  • Minimum 5 years of prior industry experience in working with automotive or power systems roles. 
  • 3 years managing a team of engineers 
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering 
  • Out of the box thinker, able to boil down complex problems into simple designs 
  • Fantastic communicator 
  • Strong CAD/CAM/FEA skills 
  • Good comprehension of Matlab and Excel 
  • Able to go from design to manufacturing (DFM) 


Timing and Compensation: ASAP, Compensation to commensurate with experience  

Interested? Please email apply@ampersand.solar with your CV and cover letter or if you have questions. 

Women and minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.


Our Mission

Ampersand is an energy and mobility startup headquartered in Kigali, Rwanda. We‘re achieving the world’s first true mass-market shift to electric vehicles, a vital tipping point in the fight against climate change. 

East Africa’s 5…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent English

Fluent English

Location

KN 3, Kigali, RW

How to Apply

Please email apply@ampersand.solar with your CV and cover letter or if you have questions. 

Women and minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.


Please email apply@ampersand.solar with your CV and cover letter or if you have questions. 

Women and minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.


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