Kenya: Chief Technical Officer- Water Security

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Organization: Majik Water
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

A start-up team in the water security space is looking for a star hardware CTO to join an exciting impact venture

We are:

  • A group of professionals with a clear goal of enabling water security for all people, regardless of where they live, starting in Kenya

  • Have a proof of concept capable of producing 10 litres of water from air using solar energy

  • Have more won multiple awards and grants for our business model including EDF Energy, MIT Water Innovation and Oxford Africa Business

  • Are being accelerated by Mass Challenge Israel, Kenya Climate Innovation Centre and iHub Nairobi and the World Bank’s Traction accelerator

  • Were initially incubated by Singularity University

What we’re looking for:

  • A team player

  • Breathes technology and hardware with a tinkering mindset

  • Committed to making an impact on real problems in the world

  • A can do attitude

  • A smart and analytical person

  • A fun person to drink a beer / Chai with

  • Willingness to travel internationally

Technology Expertise:

  • Bachelors degree or higher in Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or related fields

  • Experience practically applying these skills such as building prototypes

Nice to have:

  • Previous startup experience or a maker mindset – success or failure valued!

  • Prior use or knowledge of CAD systems and software (ex autodesk, AutoCAD, CAD designs etc); knowledge of the product engineering process (EVT, PVT etc); technical modelling

  • Helpful technical experience:

  • Aerodynamics knowledge

  • Thermodynamic modelling expertise

  • Product / industrial design


Majik Water does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

How to apply:

To apply, send your current CV ,Cover Letter and relevant certificates to and copy with the subject of the email as 'CTO-Water Security’ by EOD 31st July 2018.

Each application should include three (3) referees.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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