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Solar Software Engineer – Solar PV – Cape Town

16th Apr 2020
Cape Town, South Africa
Job Type
R480K – R600K CTC per annum
Start Date
Renewable Energy
Contact Name
Samantha Saunders


Influxdb, Chronograf, Grafana? Are you a software genius that can make sense of these terms? Are these programmes so familiar to you that you can use them with your eyes closed? If you answered yes to the above, this is the job for you.

Our client, a renewable energy firm, that focuses on utilising solar technology, and finance, as well as engineering expertise that they have mastered over the years, to positively contribute to powering Africa with clean energy, are in need of a Solar Software Engineer. This role is made for you if you have an Electrical Engineering or Computer Science related degree that can put your knowledge and passion for the renewable energy industry to the test. Coming from a data science environment where you were exposed to various python systems such as Influxdb, Chronograf, Grafana and were responsible for the overall time series manipulation and processing is highly advantageous and will only push you to the top of our “MUST SEE” candidates list!

As a Solar Software Engineer for this respectable company, you will be responsible for adding new features to the python-based software that will blow their previous software engineers’ ideas out of the water. Your role is vital as these new improvements will allow the engineering team and other members of the software team to adequately visualise as well as store important data about solar plant performance. Therefore, working knowledge of systems including PVSyst, PVSol, CAD, and Solidworks is clearly a must-have. In addition to this main duty, you will also be responsible for managing the company’s servers, developing and implementing display screens for easy visualisation and troubleshooting these hardware systems should anything go wrong. Furthermore, you should showcase excellent communication skills as you will be liaising with the Commissioning Manager to ensure that the PV projects systems are protected and convey the necessary data.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a bright minded individual to transfer valuable knowledge in the renewable energy sector by ways of system manipulation, data understanding and good foresighting skills.

We only want the best of the best and if you feel that it is you, go ahead and apply now!! Alternatively, drop us an email on careers@altgen.com or call us on 021 880 2561.


JOB ID: 32324



We offer recruitment, consulting and employment services with a focus on recruitment for renewable energy and environmental jobs in South Africa and Africa at large. AltGen is a renewable energy recruitment agency based in Cape Town which focuses on developing careers for individuals in our niche space.

With an experienced and passionate team with over 100 years of combined experience, AltGen plays an integral role in the South African renewable energy and sustainability industry. We operate throughout the African continent in both anglophone and francophone regions and are rapidly expanding globally. WIth entities in South Africa, Kenya, and Mauritius, we have a direct impact on the continental energy industry.

Our recruitment agency focuses on jobs in: Solar | Wind | Renewable Energy | Biogas | Biomass | Energy Management | Energy Efficiency | Green Buildings | Green Tech | Photovoltaics | Energy Storage | Battery Systems | Off-grid | Hydro | CSP | CPV | IoT | AI | AgriTech | FinTech

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Education Requirements

Electrical Engineering or Computer Science degree is essential

Experience Requirements

Must have at least 2 years’ experience in the data science field
Expose to python-based systems (Influxdb, Chronograf, Grafana) is needed
Good practical working knowledge of applications such as CAD, PVSyst, PVSol, and Solidworks
Experience managing protection systems and performing analyses of such


As a Solar Software Engineer for this respectable company, you will be responsible for adding new features to python-based software which will allow you to visualise and store important data about solar plant performance.


Must have great communication and IT-related skills
Excellent systems software & MS Office skills are non-negotiable
Passion regarding renewable energy is a must
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