R&D Electronic Engineer
Anglo American Brasil
Cabo Oeste
4d ago

Unidad de Negocio / Função Grupo : Grupo De Beers

Tipo de Vaga : Permanente integral

Disciplina : De Beers Marine South Africa

Localidades : Cabo Oeste

Local : Debmarine Head Office, Pinelands


De Beers is a member of the Anglo American plc group. Established in 1888, De Beers is the world’s leading diamond company with unrivalled expertise in the exploration, mining and marketing of diamonds.

Together with its joint venture partners, De Beers employs more than 20,000 people across the diamond pipeline, and is the world’s largest diamond producer, by value, with mining operations in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa.

As part of the company’s operating philosophy, the people of De Beers are committed to Living up to Diamonds by making a lasting contribution to the communities in which they live and work, and transforming natural resources into shared national wealth.

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De Beers Marine (DBM) is based in Cape Town, South Africa and is part of the De Beers group. Activities managed include Marine exploration, geophysical surveys, sampling, mining, ship conversion, upgrades and maintenance, large project management, engineering design and mining system equipment builds.

DBM executes industry leading R&D in marine mining practices resulting in the most successful and advanced marine mining equipment and operations globally.


De Beers Marine requires the services of an R&D Electronic Engineer. The incumbent will be responsible for development and execution of R&D projects and activity within the organization’s R&D framework and portfolio.

The role will operate primarily out of Cape Town offices, but will require some field integration and commissioning in marine diamond restricted areas at sea within Namibia.

The challenges for this position are the development and industrialization and integration of bespoke geophysical, positioning and sonar based visualization systems.

Future challenges will be focused on development of automated / autonomous mining based on these technologies. As such electronic engineering experience along with signal / image processing and machine learning / AI will form the main requirements for an incumbent in this position.

The nature of the work involves innovating or problem solving. The role involves a high degree of individual contribution, and good application at both a practical as well as theory level.


  • Understand, analyze and improve the effectiveness / efficiency of existing systems as directed
  • Conceptualize, evaluate and develop new systems for marine mining as directed
  • Assimilate knowledge gained into appropriate format, and build competency knowledge base
  • Disseminate technology / know-how (tech-transfer) through reports, presentations, and discussion
  • Support the operational readiness of new systems
  • The incumbent will be required to go to sea as and when required
  • Communicate effectively to all stakeholders including but not limited to peers, management, vessels teams, and the client.
  • Provide support when required to the mining and sampling operational units on R&D type systems.

  • Theoretical and practical acumen in electronics, software engineering, signal processing, image processing, machine vision, machine learning, AI.
  • Development experience in some of the following : C++ or C# in Visual studio, Python and MatlabExperience with the application of machine learning for the development of autonomous systems.

    Experience in working with electronic workshop tools and equipment.Experience with subsea electronics would be advantageous.

    Experience or Interest in marine scientific systems and willingness to spend periods at seaStrategic Thinking and Scenario evaluationActivity Management / Co-

    ordinationKnowledge and experience of systems design and systematic development of bespoke specialized products and systems from concept to evaluation.

    Report Writing & Presentation skillsTeam / People skills.Stakeholder / Client focusTesting & Evaluation skillsResearch and development capabilitiesAnalyzing and Interpretation of information


  • Relevant Degree / B Tech or Equivalent in Electronic Engineering
  • 3-5 years post qualification engineering experience, coupled with proven R&D experience.
  • General computer literacy in the MS Suite is essential.
  • Medically fit to go to sea, and suitable to obtain Namibian temporary work visa and restricted area permit (RAP).
  • Registered Professional Engineer would be advantageous.

  • Please inform your immediate line manager of your intention to apply.
  • Kindly note that this is an internal advertisement, open to Anglo American and De Beers Family of Companies candidates only.
  • Consideration will be given to the Company’s Employment Equity Policy
  • External search : Yes
  • Secondment terms : No
  • Closing Date : 23 July 2018
  • Application Process :

    For your application to be considered please note the following :

  • Please indicate the job reference number and job title in the subject line of your email when applying for the role. Failing to do so your application will not be considered.
  • Please email your updated cv with copies of all relevant qualifications and / or licenses to :
  • Your Application form, CV and supporting documents must be in one attachment not be larger than 15MB
  • If you do not receive feedback on your application within 6 weeks of closing date of the role, you should consider your application as unsuccessful.
  • Communication will be with shortlisted candidates only.

    Anunciado : 11 Jul 2018 South Africa Standard Time

    Candidaturas encerradas : 23 Jul 2018 23 : 55 South Africa Standard Time

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