Hardware Engineer Attaché at Synnefa

May 24, 2024
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

About Synnefa:

Synnefa is not just an Agtech company; we’re a movement dedicated to revolutionizing agriculture with groundbreaking technology. Recognized as the Global Grand Challenge Winner by MIT Solve, we empower smallholder farmers in Africa with IoT, AI, and ML technologies integrated into Smart Greenhouses, all powered sustainably by solar energy.

About the Job:

Join Synnefa as a Hardware Engineer Attachee and immerse yourself in the world of hardware engineering. This role offers hands-on experience in the production and field maintenance of IoT devices, contributing to the advancement of innovative technology in agriculture.

Job Descriptions:

As a Hardware Engineer Attachee, you’ll collaborate with the production team to assemble and test IoT devices. You’ll assist in hardware quality control, optimize production processes, and support field maintenance activities, including troubleshooting and component replacement. Additionally, you’ll participate in hardware testing procedures and contribute to documentation and reporting efforts.

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field.
  2. Passion for hardware engineering and IoT technology.
  3. Basic understanding of hardware design concepts and electronics.
  4. Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively in a team.
  5. Enthusiasm for learning and a proactive attitude.


  • Hardware assembly and testing
  • Quality control and optimization
  • Field maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Documentation and reporting


  • Fluency in English required; proficiency in other languages is advantageous.

Eligibility and Selection:

Candidates must be pursuing relevant degrees and demonstrate a strong interest in hardware engineering and IoT technology. Selection criteria include communication skills, teamwork, and adaptability to a startup environment.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Collaborate with the production team to assemble and test IoT devices.
  2. Support field maintenance activities and assist in troubleshooting hardware-related issues.
  3. Participate in hardware testing procedures and document test results.
  4. Contribute to maintaining documentation related to hardware designs and production processes.

How to Apply:

To apply for the Hardware Engineer Attachee position at Synnefa, submit your resume and a cover letter to the link provided.

How To Prepare For Your Hardware Engineer Attachee Role at Synnefa:

  1. Prepare by researching Synnefa’s mission
  2. Understanding IoT technologies
  3. Familiarizing yourself with basic hardware engineering principles.

Questions You Might Be Asked During Your Hardware Engineer Attachee Interview:

  1. How would you approach optimizing production processes for IoT devices at Synnefa?
  2. Can you describe a time when you successfully resolved a hardware-related issue during a project?
  3. Why do you believe sustainable agriculture is important, and how does your interest align with Synnefa’s mission?

Tips To Nail Your Hardware Engineer Attachee Interview at Synnefa:

  1. Showcase your enthusiasm for hardware engineering and IoT technology.
  2. Highlight your experience in hardware assembly, testing, or troubleshooting.
  3. Demonstrate your ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic startup environment.

Join Synnefa in transforming agriculture with innovative technology and sustainable solutions. We celebrate diversity and inclusivity, fostering a discrimination-free workplace where everyone’s contributions are valued.

Apply now and embark on a rewarding journey to empower smallholder farmers and drive agricultural innovation with Synnefa.