Computational Electromagnetic Software Development Engineer

Computational Electromagnetic Software Development Engineer
Company:

Csir


Computational Electromagnetic Software Development Engineer

Details of the offer

The CSIR has a vacancy for aComputational Electromagnetic Software Development Engineerin the Radar and Electronic Warfare impact area within the Defence and Security cluster. The incumbent will be responsible for the development and maintenance of a computational electromagnetic (CEM) software suite for the military domain. CEM software models the interaction of electromagnetic (EM) fields with physical objects. The software development forms part of radar and electronic warfare offerings developed on programmes in the defence and security sector within multi-disciplinary engineering teams operating in a research and development environment with commercial end goals. This position is based in Pretoria.
For more information about the impact area and cluster, please visit https://www.csir.co.za/radar-and-electronic-warfare and https://www.csir.co.za/defence-and-security respectively.
Key responsibilities:
Develop and upgrade CEM software through full software development lifecycle (planning, analysis, design, implementation, integration, testing, maintenance);
Provide training and technical support to clients using CEM software;
Manage software licencing of CEM software to clients;
Write and review design documents, technical reports, user manuals and other material;
Present technical outputs to internal and external stakeholders;
Engage with internal and external stakeholders to gather and interpret user requirements;
Coach junior peers in technical area of expertise;
Support new avenues of knowledge application;

Qualifications, skills and experience:
A Bachelor of Engineering degree in electronics or computer engineering with at least three years’ experience in computational electromagnetics and/or software engineering;
A Master’s degree in electronics or computer engineering specializing in electromagnetism or radar will be advantageous;
Experience as product development engineer will be advantageous;
Experience with the following technologies (Preferably obtained in radar / EM domain):
C++ programming language;
MATLAB programming language;
Qt toolkit for cross-platform GUI development for desktop;
Windows and GNU/Linux OS and development tools;
Parallel programming with multi-core CPU and/or GPGPU;
Automated test development including unit testing;
Software version control systems;

Knowledge of:
Software development methodologies theory and practice;
Electromagnetic analysis and theory;

Scientific computing languages such as Julia or python are peripherally beneficial;
Track record of project delivery on brief, on budget and on time;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and fluent in the English language;
The ideal candidate is self-motivated, can work independently and within a team;
Complex problem solving and critical thinking are essential;

SA Citizenship is necessary, and DoD Security Clearance may be required for this position.
Closing date: 31 May 2020
PLEASE NOTE THAT FEEDBACK WILL BE GIVEN TO SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES ONLY.
For more info, please contact the CSIR Recruitment Centre on012 841 4774or email us at **********
The CSIR is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it is committed to the Employment Equity Act of 1998. By applying for this position at the CSIR, the applicant understands, consents and agrees that the CSIR may solicit a credit and criminal report from a registered credit bureau and/or SAPS (in relation to positions that require trust and honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances) and may also verify the applicant’s educational qualifications and employment history.The CSIR reserves the right to remove the advertisement at any time before the stated closing date and it furtherreserves the right not to appoint if a suitablecandidateis not identified.

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