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Kingo is a renewable energy services company that serves rural communities without access to an electricity grid.

Jobs & Internships

At Kingo, we know that having a highly skilled, dedicated and passionate team supporting our markets is integral to our ability to turn lives ON!

We work hard to create an energetic, supportive and positive culture that allows each employee to grow and show his or her strengths and talents. The Kingo family is a very happy and lively team that welcomes the opportunity to learn each and every day.

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Current Job Openings

Internship Job Openings

Business Development Coordinator

REPORTS TO: CEO

FUNCTION: Business Development

LOCATION: Guatemala

DATE: January 2018

 

PURPOSE STATEMENT:

You’re someone who pushes lines and challenges the status quo. You’re bold, ambitious, and passionate. You care deeply for others, and desperately want to change the world. We want you on our team! At Kingo, we turn lives ON; the Company provides distributed renewable energy solutions as a scalable response to one of humanity’s grandest challenges: ENERGY. Pursue your fullest potential in the quest to eradicate energy poverty, and transform the world energy consumption to 100% renewable sources. This role involves supporting Business Development (BD) efforts and corporate governance for Kingo. Join us, and let’s turn lives ON together.

 

KEY DELIVERABLES:

  • Implement and support business governance activities.
  • Executing and tracking business development projects and initiatives.
  • Draft business materials, investor reports and manage data room files.
  • Coordinate and assist in the development and implementation of programs to promote Kingo.
  • Researching potential partners, project funding, and key influencers.
  • Seeking and developing grant applications.
  • Ensuring the effective promotion and development of the Kingo brand to current and potential partners.
  • Networking and building relationships that help Kingo win work.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES INCLUDE, AND ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Updating business plans, drafting business documents or presentations, and sharing files with shareholders and investors.
  • Drafting and submitting grant applications, as well as the monitoring and implementation of projects.
  • Support Executive team on any business development initiatives, as well as business governance and reporting activities.
  • Management of Kingo’s Internship Program, and the development and monitoring of “Perfect Storm” and “Competitive Landscape” reports.
  • Analyze trends and business opportunities to concisely and quickly report on their potential, and assist in the development and implementation of projects supporting those opportunities.
  • Take part in any ongoing or new projects as appropriate.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required

  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree (or in pursuit of one) in Business, Marketing, or other related fields of study.
  • Experience:
    • At least 1 year of experience in Marketing or Business Development is highly preferred.
  • Functional Knowledge & Skills
    • Excellent writing, editing and presentation skills in both English and Spanish.
    • Perfect written and oral English skills are strictly required.
    • Ability to work independently and with minimal direction.
    • Ability to work on complex assignments requiring independent action and a high degree of initiative.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
    • High attention to detail.
    • Strong analytical skills with an understanding of competitive strategy.
    • Demonstrated experience in analyzing and synthesizing information into concise recommendations and strategic plans.
    • Must be able to organize time and prioritize numerous duties within reasonable deadlines.
    • High proficiency in Microsoft Office.

If you are interested in this position and have the experience and skills we need, then please send your CV to recruitment@kingoenergy.com.

Colombia Country Manager

Reporting Relationship: Operational reports to Ignite’s COO. Accountable to the Boad of Kingo Colombia.

Position: Country Manager

Company: Kingo Colombia

Location: Colombia

The Country Manager position will have full operating responsibility for the profitable management and development of Kingo ́s market in Colombia. The position is key to operational performance, in terms of target setting, measuring performance against plan and instituting correctives where necessary.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To maintain and increase profitability and return on capital, through defining and seeing through a clear strategy that will build on the existing revenue base, driving best-in-class service innovation, optimizing asset utilization and maintaining the reputation for high levels of customer service and tight cost control.
  • Full P&L responsibility for the Colombian market, ensuring all key performance indicators are achieved.
  • To foster the Kingo culture of commitment, innovation and respectfulness.
  • To provide strong and inspirational leadership to all management teams and employees at all levels.
  • To focus on management and employee development, attracting new management talent as required to complement the existing resources and identifying, retaining and developing a highly talented and motivated workforce.
  • To be the guardian of the company’s brand equity and public image to consumers.
  • Achieve the financial objectives of the company as per the approved company budget.
  • To maximize customer acquisitions and revenue.
  • To lead strategic planning and the customer insight to drive marketing and sales; to identify new revenue streams and implement the strategy to capture them; to prioritize on the company’s resources.

 

Professional Experience/Qualifications:

  • Proven commercial expertise of at least 10 years, in a mass-market environment.
  • Experience in general management of multiple teams in different markets for at least 5 years.
  • Commercial acumen, maturity, and professionalism with the ability to bring immediate experience, credibility, and value.
  • A personal track record of success in meeting aggressive sales and revenue targets.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills – influencing, forceful, and convincing.

 

Personal Qualities:

  • Exceptional work ethic, with high energy levels and personal robustness.
  • Attention to detail and a hands-on approach – a ‘completer – finisher.’
  • Commercial savvy and an entrepreneurial outlook.
  • Adaptability, flexibility, pragmatism.
  • Acceptance of positive criticism and advice, including from
  • Strong, influencing, communication in both English and 
Spanish (concise verbal and written) skills, with an ability 
to address a wide range of business issues.
  • An acceptance of regular travel.

 

Leadership Characteristics:

Understanding the Business

Knows the business and the mission-critical operational and functional skills needed to do the job; understands various types of business propositions and understands how businesses operate in general; learns new methods and technologies easily.

Keeping on Point


Can quickly separate the mission-critical from the nice to dos and the trivials; quickly senses what’s the next most useful thing to work on; focuses on the critical few tasks that really add value and puts aside or delays the rest.

Getting Work Done Through Others


Manages people well; gets the most and best out of the people he/she has; sets and communicates guiding goals; measures accomplishments, holds people accountable, and gives useful feedback; delegates and develops; keeps people informed; provides coaching for today and for the future.

Dealing With Trouble

Fearlessly takes on all issues, challenges, and people; comfortably confronts and works through conflict; delivers negative feedback and messages without hesitation; deals promptly and fairly with problem performers; lets everyone know where they stand; thrives in crises and is energized by tough challenges; not afraid to make negative decisions and take tough action; challenges the status quo.

Focusing on Action and Outcomes

Attacks everything with drive and energy with an eye on the bottom-line; not afraid to initiate action before all the facts are known; drives to finish everything he/she starts.

Communicating Effectively

Writes and presents effectively; can adjust to fit the audience and the message; strongly gets a message across.

Acting with Honor and Character

Is a person of high character; is consistent and acts in line with a clear and visible set of values and beliefs; deals and talks straight; walks his/her talk; is direct and truthful but at the same time can keep confidences.

 

If you are interested in this position and have the experience and skills we need, then please send your CV to recruitment@kingoenergy.com.

Chief Product Officer

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer

FUNCTION: Product Development

LOCATION: Remote work flexibility/LATAM/USA/China

DATE: January 2018

RANK: Chief Product Officer

 

Purpose

Kingo provides a distributed renewable electricity service as a scalable response to one of the grandest challenges facing humanity: ENERGY.

The company is investing heavily in the development of technology that will allow for sustainable worldwide electrification, and is looking to find an executive with the skills to lead the technological front of the revolution. Past and current trends in solar energy and battery storage, plus the convergence of other disruptive technologies such as the Blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Wireless Energy, make it 100% probable that the transition to a sustainable green economy will occur. Do you have what it takes?

The responsibilities of the CPO are inclusive of product vision, strategy, design, and development. The CPO must display strong influence in the manufacturing, distribution, procurement, and distribution departments. The CPO essentially oversees every element of the product from its conceptualization to its launch and post-launch performance. The CPO is responsible for the building of a great product that avails a sustainable value in terms of revenue and profits for the business.

 

Key Deliverables

  • Formulating the Vision and Strategy of our Hardware and Software products in line with the company’s Marketing and Financial priorities.
  • Head the Product Development Department (product conception, design, manufacturing).
  • Ensure the final product is functional and meets customer expectations.
  • Research and analysis to constantly deliver disruptive and innovative technologies to Kingo’s customers.
  • Responsible for release management and production.

Principal Accountabilities

  • The CPO leads the transformation of product ideas into actionable concepts, timelines, and projects while maintaining a serious consideration of the financial implications, marketing needs, and the overall objectives of the business.
  • The CPO creates and manages a process that drives toward a scalable product portfolio that will in turn drive the business’s product profitability.
  • The CPO evaluates product and industry trends, and competition strategies.
  • The CPO plays a supervisory role to the whole Hardware and Software development teams.
  • The CPO ensures that the key functions are being executed in the most efficient way possible, leading to the overall efficiency of the Product Development Department.
  • The CPO plays a mentorship role for key product management personnel, ensuring improvement in their professional skills and offering assistance in their duties upon request.
  • The CPO is responsible for the creation of a long-term business culture and establishing the methodologies and procedures for conducting research, design conceptualization, prototyping, and product development across the entire Product Development department.
  • The CPO also engages in the interviewing, recruitment, hiring, and mentoring of key product management personnel.

Additional Information

i. Context/Environment:

  • The electricity market is mostly supplied by obsolete grid schemes, and in so has left over 1.3 billion people worldwide without access to electricity.
  • The electricity market as a whole will be disrupted dramatically through the use of distributed, renewable sources.
  • Kingo currently supply’s prepay solar energy services to communities off the grid, and aims to reach a base of 1,000,000 users by 2020.
  • Kingo’s moonshot vision is to become the world’s largest utility company in history by 2035, supplying power to 100,000,000 users, independent of being on or off-grid.
  • Kingo is at the forefront of the convergence of different disruptive technologies, which through a unique go-to-market strategy, and driven by world class team, will spearhead the world energy consumption onto 100% renewables by 2040.

ii. Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:

  • The person filling this role should be:
    • A disruptive leader
    • Driven by results
    • Knowledgeable in the field of product development, launch, and scaling of a product in the market
    • Have commercial acumen
  • Education:
    • Phd in Physics, Business Administration, Economics, Information Technology, Product Management, Marketing, Engineering or any other related field.
    • An equivalent of this requirement in working experience is also acceptable.
  • Experience:
    • 7-10 years of experience in the area of product development and manufacturing
    • Previous success with mass market roll outs.
    • Track record with an executive rank in consumer product markets.
    • Worked with and led teams of both Hardware and Software development
    • Competence in Agile Methodology / Rapid Prototyping
    • Functional Knowledge & Skills:
      • Great communication skills
      • Demonstrate exceptional leadership skills
      • Superior Analytical skills
    •  Ideal but not mandatory requirements
      • Electromechanical knowledge
      • Programming capabilities
      • Spanish Fluent
      • Born or lived in Latin America

iii. Key Success Factors:

  • The most important metrics by which successful performance will be judged are:
    • ARPU (Average Revenue per User/Unit)
    • Customer Lifetime Value
    • Unit Lifetime Value
    • Time to Market

iv. Working Relationships

  • Internal:
    • Board of Directors
    • Chief Officers
    • Marketing
    • Sales and Operations
  • External:
    • Suppliers
    • Consultants

 

If you are interested in this position and have the experience and skills we need, then please send your CV to recruitment@kingoenergy.com.

Software Developer

Responsabilidades:

  • Diseño, desarrollo e implementación de aplicaciones web y móviles
  • Diseño y desarrollo de aplicaciones server-side
  • Desarrollo de software y pruebas unitarias en ambiente ágil
  • Desarrollo de procesos de Extracción, transformación y carga de datos.

Requerimientos:

  •  Ingeniero(a) en Sistemas o carrera afín
  • Experiencia de 2 años en desarrollo Javascript, 1 año de experiencia en Node.Js para desarrollo server-side

Conocimientos:

  • Conocimientos de lenguajes server-side como C#, Java, Python
  • Javascript para desarrollo front-end
  • Node.js para desarrollo back-end
  • Rest API
  • HTML5, CSS3
  • Herramientas para control de versiones (Preferible Git)
  • Bases de Datos relacionales
  • NoSQL databases (deseable CouchDB)
  • AngularJS, Backbone, Ionic, Android SDK, Cordova (deseable)

Información General:

  • Salario Competitivo
  • Tiempo Completo
  • Zona 4, Guatemala, Guatemala

Si estás interesado en ésta posición por favor envía tu CV a recruitment@kingoenergy.com

Marketing Assistant Intern

Challenge:

Kingo is looking for highly ambitious, creative and eloquent interns who are ready to help design a marketing campaign that will launch our brand into the world.

Kingo is a tech company revolutionizing the energy industry, currently focusing on eradicating energy poverty, but with the end goal of transforming the world energy supply to renewable resources. On our path towards illuminating millions of lives, and establishing the brand as the leader in clean distributed energy services, a complex marketing campaign needs to be designed and executed.

As a Marketing Assistant, you will assist in tasks such as creating visual aspects of marketing materials, website and other media (including infographics), identifying and developing business building ideas, and work to execute the plans that meet investment criteria. You will collaborate with the business development team on marketing strategy, and support in content creation and distribution – the future of our brand lies in YOUR hands.

Other tasks:

  • Prepare Kingo’s weekly newsletter by formatting content and graphics.
  • Assist in developing and executing promotional initiatives.
  • Management of social media accounts, and sponsored advertisements.
  • Organize the “Competitive Landscape” – a global investigation on our competitors, their history, product range offering, business model, pricing strategies, scale, funding, and performance.
  • Provide marketing tracking and research information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data trends.

General Information:

  • 2017 Fall
  • Zone 4, Guatemala City.
  • Part Time or Full Time
  • Read about a previous intern’s life changing experience HERE.

Qualifications:

  • Outstanding artistic ability and creative mindset
  • Graphic design portfolio
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Analytical, numerical and entrepreneurial ability
  • High attention to detail
  • Self directed; can function in a dynamic startup environment
  • Team player
  • Committed to social and environmental change

Preferred

  • Pursuing a degree in Economics, Business, Marketing, Engineering, Mathematics or related field
  • Experience with digital marketing
  • Remarkable fluency in English

If you are interested in this position and have the experience and skills we need, then please send your CV to recruitment@kingoenergy.com.

Global Market Analyst Intern

Kingo is looking for highly ambitious and analytical interns who are ready to help design the Company’s regional market road-map and change millions of lives in emerging countries.

Kingo has the goal of illuminating more than 1,000,000 homes by 2021. In order to reach this mission, Kingo must expand operations in Latin America and jump across the water into Africa and Asia. The question is, what regions do we target first? As Global Market Analyst, you will collect and analyze data from a large sample of countries and create a detailed plan. Furthermore, the whole future of Kingo will rely on YOUR analysis.

For example, you will be asked to identify “perfect storm” regions that have criteria that can indicate a high chance of Kingo’s success. You will look for criteria like: high concentrations of people without electricity, good solar exposure, safety, a minimum level of income. Additionally, there will be a lot of other unexpected factors that you will need to take into account (i.e. local politics, competitors). While getting hold of this data will require an entrepreneurial spirit and great research abilities, understanding the data and creating a road-map will require advanced analytical skills, excel proficiency, and use of statistics.

General Information:

  • 2017 Fall
  • Zone 4, Guatemala City. (Remote work capability)
  • Read about a previous intern’s life changing experience HERE

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated analytical, numerical and entrepreneurial ability
  • Committed to social and environmental change
  • Responsible and professional; takes pride in own work.
  • Good communication (written and oral) skills
  • Self directed; can function in a dynamic startup environment
  • Team player
  • Very comfortable using Excel
  • Can understand spoken Spanish
  • Willingness to travel to jungle-region of Guatemala to learn about Kingo’s service

Preferred

  • Pursuing a degree in Economics, Business, Marketing, Engineering, Mathematics or related field
  • Experience with R, SPSS, SAS, Python or other statistical analysis tools a strong plus
  • Fluent in Spanish

If you are interested in this position and have the experience and skills we need, then please send your CV to recruitment@kingoenergy.com.