Company Description

INENSUS is a mini-grid expert providing holistic technical, business and policy expertise based on years of experience as mini-grid investor, project developer and operator in West and East Africa. Our clients range from private and public mini-grid project developers, to international development organizations and financiers, to governments in the target countries.

INENSUS is a consulting and engineering firm that covers all aspects related to solar-hybrid mini-grids for rural electrification. The company was created in 2005 and is headquartered in Goslar, Germany. The combination of consulting and engineering expertise makes INENSUS is a unique “one-stop- shop” for mini-grids and decentralized renewable energy systems. Our expertise results from working as mini-grid investor, developer and operator for more than 10 years in Senegal (through our joint venture ENERSA Energie Rurale Sahélienne S.A.) and more than 5 years in Tanzania (through our joint venture JUMEME Rural Power Supply Ltd.).

Job description

About the software product

The MicroPowerManager (micropowermanager.com) is an Open Source software for managing decentralised electric power supply. Among other features, it manages mobile money payments, provides electric meter readings, manages customer data, can communicate via SMS (bi-directional Android gateway), incorporates a ticketing system and much more. This Open Source software is being deployed in Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Senegal. INENSUS provides services around the software and develops customised features for a fee. INENSUS has developed a license application management software for electricity regulators (minigrid.nerc.app). The software guides the license approval process with the regulatory authority.

The software is currently being used by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission only. However, there are plans to make it available to other regulatory entities in Africa. Optimisation of dispatch strategy and predictive maintenance for solar-battery-diesel hybrid power systems: INENSUS is currently developing a Machine Learning algorithm projecting solar irradiation and electricity demand that identifies optimal dispatch strategies for all power sources. This algorithm is still in the field-testing phase and will be used in the MicroPowerManager above, as well as in third party O&M and/or monitoring software.

 

Role brief

We are looking for three to five software developers who want to be in the driver’s seat for developing software for energy access. The team is intended to be made up exclusively of software developers based in Sub-Saharan Africa. You will be working from the comfort of your home office, with frequent interaction with the other software developers and our Germany-based consultancy team.

We are looking for developers who are willing to spend 50% to 100% of their work time on INENSUS software up to the end of 2021, and potentially beyond. Remuneration and rewards will be in line with current market values.

 

About you

Excellent experience working as a PHP developer with strong experience with frameworks like Laravel:

  • Familiar with docker.
  • Leaving your comfort zone should not be a problem for you.
  • Mid-level python experience.
  • Building and integrating API end-points and services using RESTfull.
  • Experience in DB development and optimisation.
  • Experience with Vue.js (in Version 2).
  • Experience working in a continuous integration environment using established build and deployment technologies.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others.

 

If this opportunity sounds like it is made for you, please get in touch with our COO Joanis Holzigel at j.holzigel@inensus.com.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Deadline:

As soon as possible