Software Engineer Control and Monitoring at South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO)
SKA South Africa
Johannesburgo, ZA
9d ago

About the Position

SARAO has an exciting opportunity for a Software Engineer to join our team based in Cape Town.

Minimum education requirement :

  • NQF Level 6 or higher in Computer Science, Engineering (With software focus) or related
  • Minimum work experience required :

  • 5+ years of experience in a software engineering environment, preferably in an engineering development project with a strong software focus
  • Experience in Python programming language
  • Solid experience in development, testing, deployment, commissioning, release and support of large scale projects
  • Technical knowledge of developing with Linux operating systems
  • The ideal candidate will have the following competencies :


  • participate and thrive in a collaborative environment
  • work both independently and within a team environment
  • troubleshoot issues methodically
  • communicate effectively (verbal and written)
  • Experience

  • developing applications targeted for Linux operating system
  • programming in the Python programming language
  • test-driven development in integration testing techniques, methodologies and frameworks; and supporting systems
  • development, testing, deployment, commissioning, release and support of large scale projects
  • quality assurance processes and software development processes
  • implementation of project management and system engineering principles
  • Knowledge

  • Python programming language
  • modern software collaboration tools such as Github, VMs, Google Drive
  • About The Employer

    The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) spearheads South Africa's activities in the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope, commonly known as the SKA, in engineering, science and construction.

    SARAO is a National Facility managed by the National Research Foundation and incorporates radio astronomy instruments and programmes such as the MeerKAT and KAT-

    7 telescopes in the Karoo, the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) in Gauteng, the African Very Long Baseline Interferometry (AVN) programme in nine African countries as well as the associated human capital development and commercialisation endeavours.

    As a business unit of the NRF, SARAO is committed to employment equity and redress

    Type of employment : Permanent

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