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Solutions Architect



South Africa
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Location: South Africa

Timing: Full-time role starting as soon as possible.

About the role

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Solutions Architect to join our team at Plentify. As a Solutions Architect, you will play a crucial role in understanding our clients’ business requirements and translating them into effective technology solutions using our HotBot platform (a load management platform for home appliances). You will be responsible for configuring and customizing the technology to meet the specific needs of each client, ensuring seamless integration and optimal performance.

The Solutions Architect will contribute in the following areas: 

  • Collaborate closely with clients to understand their business goals, processes, technical requirements, and existing systems.
  • Establish strong relationships with key stakeholders, acting as a trusted advisor and subject matter expert on the capabilities and functionalities of the HotBot platform.
  • Design and develop tailored solutions using the HotBot platform to address client requirements effectively.
  • Provide technical guidance and best practices for system configuration, customization, and integration.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless implementation of the solution and ongoing feature development.
  • Conduct thorough testing and quality assurance to ensure the solution meets client expectations.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices related to solutions architecture.
  • Provide consultative support to clients, offering insights and recommendations to optimize the performance of their HotBot technology.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive technical documentation, including solution designs, configurations and integrations.
  • Conduct training sessions and workshops for clients to educate and enable them to utilize the HotBot solution effectively.
  • Develop and deliver reports, presentations and demonstrations to showcase the capabilities of the HotBot platform

Required skills and qualifications


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Renewable Energy, or a related field.
  • Proven experience (minimum 4 years) as a Solutions Architect or in a similar role, preferably within the smart energy or renewable energy industry.
  • In-depth knowledge of smart energy technologies, including solar inverters, energy storage systems, electricity metering, and monitoring and control solutions.
  • Excellent understanding of communication protocols and data exchange formats commonly used in smart energy systems, such as Modbus, DNP3, and MQTT.
  • Strong technical background with the ability to integrate and extract insights from energy data.
  • Proven ability to work closely with solar developers, utilities, and regulatory bodies to understand their requirements and design tailored solutions.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to identify and address technical challenges in complex smart energy projects.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively convey technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and deliver high-quality results within strict timelines.


  • Experience in designing and implementing distributed energy resource management systems (DERMS) or virtual power plant (VPP) solutions is highly desirable.
  • Strong understanding of the solar energy sector, including knowledge of solar project development and energy management systems.
  • Familiarity with renewable energy incentive programs and financing mechanisms (e.g., feed-in tariffs, power purchase agreements) is a plus.
  • Knowledge of emerging trends and technologies in the solar and smart energy space, such as microgrids, load management, and demand response, is advantageous

Remuneration will be commensurate with experience, and may include equity in Plentify. In addition, Plentify also offers several progressive benefits like unlimited vacation, regular mandatory leave, work from anywhere (including our offices) and monthly self-care stipends.

How to apply

Email your cover letter and resume to or this site, being sure to highlight your interest in our mission and your relevant qualifications and experience.