BRCK is an African team of software developers, engineers and technologists. Our flagship hardware, the BRCK, was designed and prototyped in Nairobi, Kenya. We wanted a connectivity device that fits the infrastructure needs of Africa, where electricity and internet connections are problematic both in urban and rural areas. As we laid out what such a device would look like, we realized that the way the entire world is connecting to the web is changing. The world no longer only gets online via desktops in offices with an ethernet connection. There are multiple devices, and mobile connectivity is crucial. Our mission is to connect Africa to the internet. We believe the last obstacle to connectivity is affordability and our innovative model makes connectivity free to the end user.
The Embedded Systems Engineer will be responsible for the design and development of embedded applications on hardware platforms. The focus in this role includes creation of technical specifications, application firmware design and development, and support for manufacturing and regulatory approval. Knowledge of software development practices and principles is required. The Embedded Systems Engineer must support their peers in day to day development activities and be able to troubleshoot platform defects of limited complexity.
Results and Achievement Oriented: strives to achieve results, enjoys measuring others, being measured, and being judged on performance standards and those of others he/she leads
Personal Ethics: Proactive, confident, energetic and able to work under pressure with a positive attitude
Negotiation Skills: Must be a good negotiator, particularly in changing behaviour and work practices but always Win/Win
Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills (articulate) coupled with good listening and critical reasoning skills.
Human Resources Management Skills: Leadership Skills, Team Building, Organizational skills and ability to train, develop and mentor staff and lead motivated teams.