Lab Engineer at Carnegie Mellon University Africa: (Deadline 19 February 2022)

Lab Engineer at Carnegie Mellon University Africa: (Deadline 19 February 2022)

Lab Engineer at Carnegie Mellon University Africa: (Deadline 19 February 2022)

Job Description

Job Purpose
Carnegie Mellon University is seeking a highly efficient and experienced Lab Engineer to design, develop, and test digital public goods solutions as part of the Umoja Digital Public Goods Network Project for its location in Rwanda at Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa). This position will occasionally handle sensitive information and require maintaining strict confidentiality and discretion.
About Umuja Digital Public Goods Network Project
Carnegie Mellon University has received a four-year grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to implement the Umoja Digital Public Good Network (The Umoja Network) project. The project has a broad focus on cyber security, digital transformation of Africa and infrastructure. The Umoja Network aims to address issues around inequitable access, and barriers to financial services including availability, access, affordability, regulations, and trust. The Umoja Network will coordinate researchers in Rwanda, the U.S., and other countries to establish a comprehensive and coherent multi-stakeholder approach working with communities across Rwanda as well as industry and government representatives.
The role
As a Lab Engineer in CMU-Africa’s Umoja Network Project, your specific responsibilities will vary. They will include (but will not be limited to) the following:
Responsibilities
  • Design and develop digital public goods solutions
  • Implement use-cases and support researchers in developing proofs-of-concept.
  • Serve as technical support in the research and implementation of the project and follow up on logistical and technical issues.
  • Build and maintain an inventory management system for lab equipment and consumables.
  • Design and executing laboratory testing using defined standard procedures
  • Other duties as signed

Requirements

Education and Experience
  • A master’s degree in engineering (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related fields).
  • At least three years of experience in a similar position.
  • International accreditation and certification in the field would be an advantage. e.g., Networking and security Certifications
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and French would be an advantage.
  • Proven experience with Digital Public Goods solutions a plus
Skills and Competencies
  • Proficiency in major operating systems, such as GIT and GIT Hub.
  • Proficiency in various coding languages
  • Agile learner with the ability to adapt and thrive in an evolving, diverse environment
  • Proven ability to exercise sound judgment, excellent discretion and maintain confidentiality
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Highly developed research skills, with demonstrable ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Demonstrable ability to get things done and produce results quickly—whether the tasks are large or small
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with ability to create and articulate presentations for diverse audiences

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