Lumkani is a social enterprise that seeks to address the challenge of shack/slum fires in urban informal settlements in South Africa and across the globe. Lumkani aims to create social impact in two ways. Firstly by increasing the safety and security of people living in informal settlements with technology-based early-warning systems, and secondly with affordable relevant financial services products, such as our Lumkani short time fire insurance for informal homes.
You can find more info at http://www.lumkani.com/
Tasked with designing, developing and testing Lumkani’s early-warning smoke detectors, the company is after a Hardware Engineer to join their dynamic team in Cape Town. By analyzing the startup’s existing product, you’ll help to identify flaws and inefficiencies, then use your problem-solving skills to make effective modifications that will enhance their functioning.
Ideally, you’ll have relevant tertiary qualifications in computer engineering, computer science or electrical engineering, as well as professional experience in a similar tech role. In addition to improving Lumkani’s existing devices to ensure they meet the needs of customers in South Africa’s slum communities, you’ll also offer technical support when required.
Lumkani is after someone who has the social skills to work with people from diverse backgrounds and can design products that address the challenges of fires in informal urban settlements. Not only will you get to work as part of an award-winning startup that’s helping to save lives but you’ll have the opportunity to live in one of Africa’s most beautiful cities.
Lumkani is a social enterprise that seeks to address the challenge of shack/slum fires in urban informal settlements in South Africa and across the globe.
Lumkani seeks to promote business and social practices that respect people, ensure sustainability and create value.