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If you are interested in an open position, please send your one page resume to info@odyssey.energy

QA Engineer

Do these next words excite you?

  • Helping streamline and evolve access to reliable, clean energy to those in need around the world, as well other renewable distributed energy infrastructure projects from the comfort of your desk.
  • Being a key player in a small but dynamic, diverse, fun and growing organization spanning 10 countries including the USA, Nigeria, Germany, Kenya, and India.
  • Building and implementing a vigilant QA approach to the development of browser-based applications, with expanding possibilities within QA as well as release and sprint management.

If your heart started beating a little faster then read on…

Who we are

More than a billion people in the world do not have access to electricity. Odyssey Energy Solutions is a Boulder, Colorado-based purpose-driven software company currently totaling 25 full-time employees that tackles this global challenge with a big goal: to rapidly expand access to energy around the world by streamlining and reducing the costs of developing and financing solar microgrids and other clean distributed energy systems.  Since its establishment in 2017, Odyssey has become an integral part of the energy access finance ecosystem.  Odyssey’s big data investment and asset management platform is catalyzing the deployment of hundreds of millions of dollars into the mini-grid and solar home system sectors across Africa. Odyssey is well-funded, has significant market traction, a renowned product, and a highly collaborative, motivated team that has fun working hard together. Odyssey was also awarded the international Keeling Curve Prize for our work reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

What we are looking for

We are seeking an experienced QA engineer to both implement and manage the quality assurance needs of our web applications. They must be comfortable and content testing the latest changes within a web browser and using JIRA, Trello or similar tools to track the work. The ideal candidate is an exceptionally organized, detail-oriented and methodical professional with the experience necessary to take the quality of our products to the next level of reliability, user experience and security. This role will be charged with refreshing our quality assurance approach across 3 products that not only safeguards the quality of our products, but also fosters a “quality culture” in which all employees become actively engaged in guaranteeing quality in both production and the finished product.  As the software development team grows there will be the opportunity to lead a growing QA team, as well as existing opportunities in release management and Agile sprint management. 

Expected experience:

  • Knowledge of quality assurance terminology, methods, and tools
  • Expert in browser-based manual testing of web applications
  • Significant experience working in JIRA, Trello or similar tools
  • Well-versed in browser tools such as Chrome DevTools to assist in diagnosing issues
  • Analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices for testing, version control, and defect management 
  • Amicably working with product owners and engineers to determine what tests are needed and keeping everyone updated within a virtual, asynchronous workplace.

Desired experience: 

  • JIRA administration
  • Release management experience within build pipeline tools contained in bitbucket, github,  CircleCI, jenkins, etc. to assist deploying new releases to QA and Production environments.
  • Interest in streamlining/automating feasible QA tasks.

Bonus experience: Agile sprint management (aka ScrumMaster).

Non-technical skills:

  • Proficient English in a business environment.
  • Excellent communicator, including in a virtual workplace.
  • Ability to coordinate coworkers to help test when needed.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, punctual, following a methodical process, and able to kindly encourage others to do the same. 
  • Team player: Progressing the team’s plan while assisting others across our organization and stepping up when needed.
  • Self-motivated to work independently and find other productive tasks if there is a lull in immediate QA tasks.

Location/schedule requirements:

  • Location: Remotely within an American/European/African time zone, to overlap with coworkers in the US/Europe/Africa.
  • Once adequately trained, provide occasional off-hours assistance to our production support team. This requirement currently rotates every week amongst our developers; this role will be part of that rotation.

    To Apply

    Please send your one-page resume to info@odyssey.energy.

    DevOps Engineer

    Do these next words excite you?

    • Helping streamline and evolve access to reliable, clean energy to those in need around the world, as well as other renewable distributed energy infrastructure projects from the comfort of your desk.
    • Being a key player in a small but dynamic, diverse, fun and growing organization with employees in 10 countries including the USA, Nigeria, Germany, Rwanda, Kenya, Zimbabwe and India.
    • Overseeing, improving and helping implement the next evolution of Odyssey’s cloud-based infrastructure.
    • Involvement in a wide range of technologies including cluster management of distributed cloud services, cross-service messaging, automated pipelines, timeseries/NoSQL databases, and big data analytics.

    If your heart started beating a little faster then read on…

    Who we are

    More than a billion people in the world do not have access to electricity. Odyssey Energy Solutions is a Boulder, Colorado-based purpose-driven software company tackling this global challenge with a big goal: to rapidly expand access to energy around the world by streamlining and reducing the costs of developing and financing solar microgrids and other clean distributed energy systems.  Since its establishment in 2017, Odyssey has become an integral part of the energy access finance ecosystem.  Odyssey’s big data investment and asset management platform is catalyzing the deployment of hundreds of millions of dollars into the mini-grid and solar home system sectors across Africa. Odyssey is well-funded, has significant market traction, a renowned product, and a highly collaborative, motivated team that has fun working hard together. Odyssey was also awarded the international Keeling Curve Prize for our work reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

    What we are looking for

    OES is actively searching for an experienced DevOps Engineer to take our cloud-based infrastructure to the next level through optimization, automation, maintenance, and scaling. Our platforms use a combination of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) including running Docker containers managed by Kubernetes (GKE) using messaging services to communicate cross-service and storing data in PostgreSQL, InfluxDB, and Elasticsearch. Services are updated using automated build pipelines across developer, QA, Demo, and Production environments. We will be expanding our services and data storage as we grow as well as optimizing what is currently working. This role will oversee all of that with help from our software engineers where needed.

    Expected experience and skills:

    • At least 2 years building up and maintaining cloud-based infrastructures, especially GCP and/or AWS.
    • Proficient on the Linux command line using tools such as bash, SSH, vim, screen, etc.
    • Ability to use python for scripting repetitive tasks.
    • A strong affinity for using source code control to store digital assets (i.e. github & bitbucket)
    • Domain and DNS record management.
    • SSL certificate management.
    • Automating the deployment of services and configuration updates.
    • Configuring the auto-scaling of services both horizontally and vertically based on services’ performance metrics.
    • Optimizing existing cloud-based services running in production environments.
    • A self-starter approach to creating clean, understandable documentation that others can follow.
    • Ability to touch type at a minimum of 40 words per minute.

    Desired skills, or a strong desire to learn:

    • Configuring and managing notifications for infrastructure warnings and errors, ideally within a GCP/GKE environment.
    • Securing sensitive configuration information used by cloud services such as API tokens, service passwords, etc.
    • Ensuring a secure infrastructure such as implementing security audits, implementing password/user policies, etc.
    • Improving the logging that GCP displays within GKE/Docker containers.
    • Configuring and advising on performance metrics analysis tools such as Elastic APM.
    • Optimization of database infrastructure, especially PostgreSQL, InfluxDB, and Elasticsearch within cloud environments, with a strong focus on creating a bullet proof backup policy.
    • Optimization of automated build pipelines including the running of automated tests.
    • Working with a team that takes an agile approach to development.

    Non-technical skills:

    • Proficient English in a business environment
    • Excellent communicator including in a virtual workplace
    • Well-organized and punctual
    • Team player: Progressing the team’s plan while assisting others across our organization and stepping up when needed
    • Highly motivated and comfortable to work independently for large portions of time

    Location/schedule requirements:

    • Location: Remotely within an American/European/African time zone, to overlap with coworkers in the US/Europe/Africa.
    • Once adequately trained, provide occasional off-hours assistance to our production support team. This requirement currently rotates every week amongst our developers; this role will be part of that rotation.

      To Apply

      Please send your one-page resume to info@odyssey.energy.

      Full Stack Engineer

      Do these next words excite you?

      • Helping streamline and evolve access to reliable, clean energy to those in need around the world, as well other renewable distributed energy infrastructure projects from the comfort of your desk.
      • Being a key player in a small but dynamic, diverse, fun and growing organization spanning 10 countries including the USA, Nigeria, Germany, Kenya, and India.
      • Full stack development with a focus on Java/Spring backend services as part of a larger platform.
      • Involvement in a wide range of technologies including distributed services, cross-service messaging, automated pipelines, timeseries/NoSQL databases, reactive programming, big data analytics, and cluster management of cloud services. 
        • If your heart started beating a little faster then read on…

          Who we are

          More than a billion people in the world do not have access to electricity. Odyssey Energy Solutions is a Boulder, Colorado-based purpose-driven software company tackling this global challenge with a big goal: to rapidly expand access to energy around the world by streamlining and reducing the costs of developing and financing solar microgrids and other clean distributed energy systems.  Since its establishment in 2017, Odyssey has become an integral part of the energy access finance ecosystem. Odyssey’s big data investment and asset management platform is catalyzing the deployment of hundreds of millions of dollars into the mini-grid and solar home system sectors across Africa. Odyssey is well-funded, has significant market traction, a renowned product, and a highly collaborative, motivated team that has fun working hard together. Odyssey was also awarded the international Keeling Curve Prize for our work reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

          What we are looking for

          OES is actively searching for a mid-level full stack Software Engineer with a focus on our Java/Spring backend but also competent and willing to work on our Angular-based frontend and all parts in-between.

           

        • Expected experience:

          • At least 2 years developing a real world web application using Java/Spring backend services with a desire to build on that Java experience.
          • History of continually improving professional skills and gaining proficiency in new technologies.
          • Designing intuitive data structures and writing code using modern best practices and patterns where appropriate.
          • Developing frontend applications using a Javascript based framework such as Angular or React for a non-trivial application.
          • Working on a distributed system within cloud environments (GCP, AWS).
          • Deploying code automatically using source control, automated build pipelines, and automated tests across multiple environments.
          • Exposure to processing/querying data from both time-series and relational DBs such as PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, InfluxDB, or TimescaleDB.
          • An agile approach to the development process.

          Desired experience: 

          • Working with messaging services such as RabbitMQ
          • Implementing OAuth/SSO 
          • DevOps abilities to deploy and monitor Docker containers using Kubernetes in a cloud environment

          Non-technical skills:

          • Proficient English in a business environment
          • Excellent communicator including in a virtual workplace
          • Well-organized and punctual
          • Team player: Progressing the team’s plan while assisting others across our organization and stepping up when needed
          • Highly motivated and able to work independently

          Location/schedule requirements:

          • Location: Remotely within an American/European/African time zone, to overlap with coworkers in the US/Europe/Africa.
          • Once adequately trained, provide occasional off-hours assistance to our production support team. This requirement currently rotates every week amongst our developers.

        To Apply

        Please send your one-page resume to info@odyssey.energy.

        Solar Mini-Grid Analyst, Solar Mini-Grid Feasibility Analysis and Project Development

        This position is only open to United States citizens or those authorized to work in the United States.

        About Odyssey

        More than a billion people in the world do not have access to electricity. Odyssey Energy Solutions is a Boulder, Colorado-based purpose-driven software company tackling this global challenge with a big goal: to rapidly expand access to energy around the world by streamlining and reducing the costs of developing and financing solar microgrids and other clean distributed energy systems.  Since its establishment in 2017, Odyssey has become an integral part of the energy access finance ecosystem.  Odyssey’s big data investment and asset management platform is catalyzing the deployment of hundreds of millions of dollars into the mini-grid and solar home system sectors across Africa. Odyssey is well-funded, has significant market traction, a renowned product, and a highly collaborative, motivated team that has fun working hard together. Odyssey was also awarded the international Keeling Curve Prize for our work reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

        About the Role

        This full-time, entry-level position would work on several exciting projects we have underway to advance solar mini-grid project development in Nigeria and other countries across the world. As a Solar Mini-grid Analyst, you would work on a variety of analyses involved in in planning and developing solar mini-grids for community electrification. Your responsibilities would include working with field teams that conduct site surveys, processing field survey data to generate demand forecasts (working closely with Odyssey’s data science team) and using Odyssey’s proprietary software tools to conduct detailed technical and financial analysis for potential mini-grid sites (including PV system optimization, distribution network design, power system design. The role would allow for project management experience of feasibility analyses contracts.

        Who you are

        You have a background in power, electrical, or mechanical engineering, understand the fundamentals of renewable energy systems, and are a quick learner; you will be able to quickly learn Odyssey’s software for mini-grid feasibility analyses. You are comfortable working independently and delivering high-quality results to clients. You have a strong work ethic and are comfortable working remotely and completing key deliverables under tight deadlines.

          Skills/Qualifications

          We are looking for candidates who have:

              • US citizenship or authorization to work in the United States.
              • Bachelor’s degree (minimum); Master’s degree preferred in engineering.
              • Coursework in renewable energy fundamentals and understanding of core concepts such as system sizing optimization; power flow modeling; and calculation of LCOE, IRR and related financial metrics.
              • 1+ years professional experience in energy analysis, project development or related field.
              • Strong background with data analytics (Excel mandatory; Elasticsearch/Kibana Preferred).
              • Proficiency working with technical software applications; experience with HOMER strongly preferred.
              • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

              Job Location : Flexible

              To Apply

              Please send a send your cover letter and a one-page resume to info@odyssey.energy.

          Ethiopia Procurement Platform Country Lead

          The Country Lead will drive the expansion of Odyssey’s new aggregated procurement platform to Ethiopia.

          About Odyssey

          Odyssey is the distributed infrastructure sector’s only end-to-end investment and asset management platform. Our technology suite provides the tools required to finance, build and operate distributed energy projects at scale.

          This year we launched our newest platform; an aggregated procurement platform for solar projects. The goal of the platform is to radically drive down the capital costs of solar equipment across Africa and other emerging markets by aggregating equipment orders across project developers, negotiating with suppliers based on higher volumes, and centralizing logistics operations.  After a successful launch in Nigeria, we are now looking to scale the platform globally. We already have the investment required for the scale-up phase; now we need the talent to build the business.

          Who you are

          You are an ambitious entrepreneur with deep experience in procurement in Ethiopia. You are excited by a fully-funded, start-up business ready to scale, and have the experience in Ethiopia for our successful rollout in the country. You are highly analytical, data-driven and process-oriented. No detail slips by you. You should have significant experience working in hardware procurement and logistics and feel comfortable making decisions independently. 

          Duties

          • Work closely with project developers to scope equipment needs and manage orders
          • Running RFQ processes with suppliers to select products and vendors for procurement
          • Identifying key partners on the ground, including third-party logistics providers
          • Managing the end-to-end procurement, shipping and logistics processes for equipment orders in Ethiopia
          • Identifying all relevant legal considerations to address in launching the platform in a new country; working with legal teams to manage compliance
          • Managing the day-to-day interactions across all stakeholders

          Skills/Qualifications

          We are looking for candidates who have:

          • Bachelor’s degree or higher
          • 15+ years experience in sourcing & procurement for infrastructure projects
          • Proven experience in procurement in Ethiopia; deep expertise in procurement, shipping, customs clearance, etc.
          • Proven ability to lead projects independently

          Job Location

          Ethiopia

          To Apply

          Please send your one-page resume to info@odyssey.energy.

          Content and Product Marketing Associate

          Position: Part-time or full-time contract

          About Odyssey

          More than a billion people in the world do not have access to electricity. Odyssey Energy Solutions is a purpose-driven software company tackling this global challenge with a big goal: to rapidly expand access to energy around the world by streamlining and reducing the costs of building, financing, and operating distributed infrastructure projects. Odyssey is the distributed infrastructure sector’s only end-to-end investment and asset management platform, offering a comprehensive product suite for all phases on project development.

          Since its establishment in 2017, Odyssey has become an integral part of the distributed energy market. Odyssey’s platform is catalyzing the deployment of hundreds of millions of dollars into the mini-grid and solar home system sectors across Africa. Odyssey is well-funded, has significant market traction, a renowned product, and a highly collaborative, motivated team that has fun working hard together. Odyssey was recently awarded the international Keeling Curve Prize for our work reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

          Role responsibilities

          This role is a hybrid of content and product marketing. We are looking for someone who can tackle the following key marketing activities for us:

          • Develop and manage our marketing plan, including our PR/ communications sequencing
          • Develop digital content for publication via social media, our website, blogs and other channels. This includes customer case studies, industry thought pieces, white papers, etc. 
          • Manage our social media presence
          • Update our website to continually showcase our latest products and capabilities
          • Create product videos showcasing our product’s features
          • Prepare PowerPoint decks and other materials for webinars, demos, and other engagements;
          • Contribute to organizing marketing events

          About you
          You have a minimum of three years’ experience in content and/or product marketing, preferably for software/technology companies. You are an excellent writer (in English), and also have an eye for digital design. You are a digital native, a social media guru and have experience amplifying your organization’s presence through proactive social media management. You are organized, pick up new topics quickly, and are comfortable working independently.

          Role Requirements

          We are looking for candidates who have:

          • Bachelor’s degree (minimum); Master’s degree preferred in marketing/communications
          • 3+ years in marketing roles
          • Excellent writing skills in English  (French is a bonus!)
          • Proficiency in WordPress, Adobe Photoshop or similar (for website content)
          • Experience in the energy sector in emerging markets is preferred but not required

          Job Location

          Flexible.

          To Apply

          Please send your motivation letter and one-page resume to info@odyssey.energy.

          Senior Associate - Business Finance

          About Odyssey

          More than a billion people in the world do not have access to electricity. Odyssey Energy Solutions is a purpose-driven software company tackling this global challenge with a big goal: to rapidly expand access to energy around the world by streamlining and reducing the costs of building, financing, and operating distributed infrastructure projects. Odyssey is the distributed infrastructure sector’s only end-to-end investment and asset management platform, offering a comprehensive product suite for all phases on project development.

          Since its establishment in 2017, Odyssey has become an integral part of the distributed energy market. Odyssey’s platform is catalyzing the deployment of hundreds of millions of dollars into the mini-grid and solar home system sectors across Africa. Odyssey is well-funded, has significant market traction, a renowned product, and a highly collaborative, motivated team that has fun working hard together. Odyssey was recently awarded the international Keeling Curve Prize for our work reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

          About the role

          This is an exciting role that combines functional leadership of Accounting and Finance with project leadership of CXO-sponsored business initiatives in a purpose-driven business. The ideal candidate must possess functional expertise in Finance matters with demonstrable interest and capability of leading business improvement/ development initiatives. The role is ideally suited for people who are looking for the opportunity to interface with CXOs, observe and contribute to senior decision-making in high-growth tech-led businesses operating globally. Responsibilities of this role include:

          Financial Control

            • Coordinate with external accounts in operating geographies to compile and publish financial information periodically;
            • Upgrade and document critical finance processes (e.g purchase-to-pay, order-to-cash) with clear roles, responsibilities and authorities to ensure best practice financial control, timely and accurate data capture, true and fair accounting; and
            • Establish processes for managing and optimizing cash across geographies and publish cash flow information to inform financing decisions

          Business Partnering

            • Leverage business and functional knowledge to lead/ co-lead CXO-sponsored projects for business development and extension (e.g. geo launch for Aggregated Procurement);
            • Assist CXOs in researching, analysing and planning for new business initiatives; and
            • Participate in pilots for continuous improvement and optimization as may be required from time to time.

          Skills/Qualifications
                         1. A Chartered Accountant/ CPA/ CFA by qualification (MBA desirable but not necessary);
                         2. Investment analysis and financial modeling experience in an investment firm plus Finance operations experience in a
                              startup/ young business
                         3. Looking to build a career in Finance leadership roles (CFO track)
                         4. Motivated to learn and apply skills in a purpose-driven organisation; and
                         5. Comfortable working remotely with teams across multiple time zones.

          Job Location

          Flexible.

          To Apply

          Please send your motivation letter and one-page resume to info@odyssey.energy.

          Global Head of Procurement Platform

            

          The Global Head will drive the global expansion of Odyssey’s new aggregated procurement platform.

          About Odyssey

          Odyssey is the distributed infrastructure sector’s only end-to-end investment and asset management platform. Our technology suite provides the tools required to finance, build and operate distributed energy projects at scale.

          This year we launched our newest platform; an aggregated procurement platform for solar projects. The goal of the platform is to radically drive down the capital costs of solar equipment across Africa and other emerging markets by aggregating equipment orders across project developers, negotiating with suppliers based on higher volumes, and centralizing logistics operations.  After a successful launch in Nigeria, we are now looking to scale the platform globally. We already have the investment required for the scale-up phase; now we need the talent to build the business.

          Who You Are

          You are an ambitious entrepreneur with deep experience in procurement. You are excited by a fully-funded, start-up business ready to scale. You’re not afraid to simultaneously build and launch operations in several countries, address new challenges, and adapt to sector- and country-specific contexts. You are a go-getter with an ability to identify opportunities and build effective working relationships with anyone. You are highly analytical, data-driven and process-oriented. No detail slips by you. You should have deep experience working in hardware procurement and logistics and feel comfortable making decisions independently. 

          Duties

          • Work closely with our funding partners to scope priority countries for our next launch; make key decisions related to our expansion strategy
          • Develop and cultivate relationships with key global suppliers, project developers, logistics partners and other stakeholders
          • Manage the design-to-launch process for all new countries Odyssey launches in
          • Manage the resourcing of the business unit as it grows; hire an excellent team to support global operations
          • Defines terms and creates contracts for off-grid solar hardware suppliers and buyers
          • Preparing, running and evaluating tenders / RfQs for selection of suppliers
          • Negotiate with suppliers to ensure the platform secures the most competitive market prices for procured equipment
          • Define the product requirements for the technology platform underlying the procurement activities; coordinating closely with Odyssey’s engineering team to design and build an innovative web-based procurement platform

          Skills/Qualifications

          • Bachelor’s degree or higher
          • 15+ years experience in sourcing & procurement for infrastructure projects (preferably Africa-based)
          • Proven ability to lead projects independently; have had full P&L management of business units
          • Experience of working in multiple geographies (Africa, Europe, US, China) preferred
          • English proficiency required, french or mandarin fluency would be a plus)

           

          Job Location

          Flexible, Africa preferred.

          To Apply

          Please send your motivation letter and one-page resume to info@odyssey.energy. We aim to make a selection by 15 October 2021.

          Senior Manager, Government and Financial Institutions Business

            

          THE COMPANY:

          Over $500 billion of investment is projected in distributed energy projects like mini-grids and C&I rooftops by 2030 to achieve the twin goals of low-carbon development and universal energy access.  However, the entire project development cycle is not optimized, slowing down investment and inhibiting scale.

          Odyssey is a purpose-driven company that employs technology to help Finance, Build and Operate distributed energy projects at scale.   Odyssey’s big data investment and asset management platform facilitates investment programs for governments and international financial institutions enabling rapid deployment of capital into projects.  Odyssey’s platform also facilitates investment and project monitoring through the lifecycle of the projects to seamlessly demonstrate impact.

          Odyssey has seen significant market traction with clients and staff based across five continents.  Odyssey was recently awarded the international Keeling Curve Prize for our innovative work in reducing GHG emissions.

           

          THE ROLE REQUIREMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

          Odyssey is currently seeking to recruit a Senior Manager to lead our Government and Financial Institutions Business, with responsibility for global business development and project management activities.

           The requirements for this position are:

          • At least 5 years of experience in a Business Development role with a focus on providing tech-led solutions to governments and/or financial institutions;
          • Ability to prepare and present compelling proposals independently;
          • Experience with coordinating project assignments implemented by multidisciplinary teams;
          • Proficiency in an additional language like French is desirable but not required;
          • University Degree in a related field (Public Administration/Public Policy, Project Management, Finance, Renewable Energy, Environmental Studies, Sustainability etc.);
          • Experience in working on projects in emerging/ frontier markets (especially Sub-Saharan Africa and the Asia-Pacific);
          • Network and/or relationships in governments or financial institutions/ multilaterals.

          The Business Development responsibilities for this position are described below:

          •  Identify opportunities at tendering and pre-tendering (design or inception) stage with a focus on emerging markets;
          •  Prepare and deliver technical and financial proposals (including coordination of teams to write project methodologies, research and writing for specific proposal tasks, assisting with the preparation of work plans and work schedules, and all other aspects of compliance with RFP documents and proposal submission requirements as needed);
          •  Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders and organizations/companies who Odyssey may partner with strategically on specific projects;
          •  Manage and develop key relationships in target organizations to seek referrals and advice from time to time;
          •  Update and maintain a BD pipeline of projects and also a database of collaterals e.g. credentials, project experience, staff candidates suitable   for a wide variety of potential assignments;
          •  Assist with all external communications, including (but not limited to) preparing newsletters, press releases, managing client/investor/partner   email distribution lists, write and compile content for continual updating of the company website, organize webinars to promote Odyssey’s thought leadership;
          •  Maintain a productive working relationship with the Odyssey delivery team;
          •  Support project teams with client management, stakeholder consultations, and other client/partner engagement activities as needed.

          This role can be full-time or part-time leading to a full-time position.  The location can be flexible.

          How to apply:

          Please send your application to info@odyssey.energy.

          In your application, please include;  a motivation letter, a CV and a short (3-5 page) writing sample in English.

          We aim to make a selection by 30 September 2021.

           

           

          Manager, Customer Delivery
            

          Location: Flexible.

          Must be in convenient time zone for working with West and East Africa.

          More than a billion people in the world do not have access to electricity. Odyssey Energy Solutions is a Boulder, Colorado-based purpose-driven software company tackling this global challenge with a big goal: to rapidly expand access to energy around the world by streamlining and reducing the costs of developing and financing solar microgrids and other clean distributed energy systems.  Since its establishment in 2017, Odyssey has become an integral part of the energy access finance ecosystem.  Odyssey’s big data investment and asset management platform is catalyzing the deployment of hundreds of millions of dollars into the mini-grid and solar home system sectors across Africa. Odyssey is well-funded, has significant market traction, a renowned product, and a highly collaborative, motivated team that has fun working hard together. Odyssey was recently awarded the international Keeling Curve Prize for our work reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

          Role

          This is an exciting, external-facing role at the company. Part of Odyssey’s core business is to work with donors, development finance institutions, and governments to manage distributed energy financing programs via the Odyssey software platform. As Customer Success Manager, you would be responsible for leading these client engagements, to ensure the successful roll out and management of programs across multiple countries. You will be responsible for ensuring that we are communicating well with our clients, exceeding expectations, and providing top-notch support to our clients and the users of our platform.

          About you 

          You have significant experience working in a customer-facing project management role in product delivery. You are extremely articulate, communicative, and action-oriented. You are an excellent project manager; no action item or task gets missed, and you ensure that you are always meeting deadlines and keeping projects on track. You don’t shy away from rolling up your sleeves and getting any task done, no matter how diverse the activities are. You are comfortable leading client meetings, making sure clients are heard, and all needs are identified and addressed. You are comfortable with software and feel confident in learning to use the Odyssey platform and demonstrating its features to a wide variety of audiences.  You have experience working with cross-functional teams addressing problems and creating solutions.  You are always striving to exceed customers’ expectations and come with the hustle and determination to ensure projects are implemented smoothly and expertly.

          Requirements

          We are looking for candidates who have:

              • Fully bilingual in French and English and excellent written and verbal communicator
              • Bachelor’s degree (minimum); Master’s degree preferred in business, economics, or computer science
              • 5+ years in senior-level project management, consulting and/or implementation roles
              • Proficiency in project management tools such as Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite
              • The ability to gather customer requirements and requests and translate them into actionable items for the product development team
              • Proficiency with data analytics, particularly Excel and graphical tools such as Power BIPreferred qualifications (not required)
                • Experience delivering SaaS or enterprise software solutions
                • Experience working in an agile software development environment
                • Experience in the energy sector

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