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President/Chief Growth Officer
Location: Flexible.

Must be in convenient time zone for working with West and East Africa (WAT, CET, or EAT acceptable, ET possible)

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’s current team is 15 people, and we expect it to grow considerably as the business deepens, expands geographically, and services new verticals. Odyssey was recently awarded the international Keeling Curve Prize for our work reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Role

This is an exciting role in the executive team of Odyssey. We are looking for someone to work side-by-side with the CEO in leading the company into its next phase. In the company’s first phase, Odyssey has become the central software platform for distributed energy financing initiatives implemented by governments, development finance institutions, and project finance facilities across four continents. Odyssey is currently managing mini-grid and solar home system financing facilities totaling more than $350 million in investment. The Odyssey platform is also the mini-grid sector’s first complete investment and asset management platform, managing data across the lifecycle of investments and enabling big data analytics of live data feeds from operating portfolios of mini-grids and other systems. Odyssey is at the center of the energy access’s most innovative impact and commercial initiatives.

In phase two, Odyssey is leveraging its cutting-edge technology to expand its product offerings, customer channels, and revenue lines – and augment the senior team to make all that happen. The President/Chief Growth Officer would focus on driving growth in existing and new verticals, leveraging Odyssey’s market traction, stellar reputation, and product advancements and identifying ways to enhance revenue, reach, and impact. This position is equally about closing deals — leading business development work for the company and growing the team to achieve Odyssey’s targets.

About you

You are a seasoned executive, with experience leading organizations. You must absolutely love ALL aspects of business development — building relationships across a sector, and working with customers and stakeholders to identify how the company can continue to provide the market what it needs, pursuing leads and negotiating/closing deals. You love strategic thinking, and are courageous in exploring uncharted territory and tackling large challenges. You are passionate about Odyssey’s mission and are excited at the opportunity to balance social and environment impact with commercial achievement. A background in finance is essential, as Odyssey’s products are built around our mission to catalyze deployment of capital into the distributed energy sector. You ground your strategic thinking in hard data and financial projections. You are highly collaborative and will be comfortable working closely with the CEO across different time zones – but are also great at working independently and running with initiatives that you own. You are tactical, and you close deals. It is preferred that you have experience in the distributed energy sector in emerging markets, with a deep understanding of the market (its challenges and opportunities) and, preferably, an existing strong network in the sector.

Requirements

We are looking for candidates who have:

      • Bachelor’s degree (minimum); Master’s degree preferred in business, economics, or engineering
      • 5+ years in senior-level roles, preferably in the energy access / relevant sector
      • 5+ years of business development experience
      • 5+ year experience in financial analysis and financial transactions
      • 5+ years organization leadership experience
      • Experience in the development sector preferred (development finance institutions, aid organizations, and governments)
      • Excellent communication skills in English (proficiency in French is also highly preferred)
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 BI

        Preferred qualifications (not required)

        • Experience delivering SaaS or enterprise software solutions
        • Experience working in an agile software development environment
        • Experience in the energy sector
Lead Analyst

  

Location: Flexible.

Role would be working closely with partners in West Africa Time

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 role would lead several exciting projects we have underway to advance solar mini-grid project development in Nigeria and other countries. As Lead Analyst, you would lead wide a variety of analyses involved in in planning and developing solar mini-grids for community electrification. Your responsibilities would include managing field teams that conduct site surveys, processing field survey data to generate demand forecasts (working closely with Odyssey’s data science team), and using with Odyssey’s proprietary software tools to conduct detailed technical and financial analysis for potential mini-grid sites (including PV system optimization, distribution network design, etc.) You would also head project management of our feasibility analyses contracts, ensuring that we are meeting all deadlines and exceeding our clients’ expectations.

About you

You have a background in power engineering and 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 strong project management skills, and are comfortable both leading a project from start to finish while taking responsibility for completing key deliverables.

Requirements

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum); Master’s degree preferred in power systems engineering or similar preferred
  • 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
  • 2+ years professional experience in energy analysis, project development or related field
  • Strong background with data analytics (Excel mandatory, Python preferred)
  • Proficiency working with technical software applications; experience with HOMER strongly preferred
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills