Vacancies

SKA South Africa vacancies

Receiver Technician Lead
Deadline for applications: 9 December 2016
SKA SA has an exciting career opportunity for a Receiver Technician Lead, to be based in Carnarvon, Northern Cape. The main purpose of this role is responsible for the radio telescope installations and maintenance support. The successful incumbent will report to the Telescope Operations Support and Maintenance Manager.

Senior System Engineer
Deadline for applications: 9 December 2016
SKA SA has a vacancy for a Senior System Engineer: Infrastructure and Power. The key performance areas is to establish INFRA-SA Requirements (Level 2 and Level3), establish INFRA-SA Verification Requirements (Level 2 and Level 3), Interface Control Documents and develop and implement a system engineering management plan and a test and verification plan for the construction of SKA1_mid.

System Administrators
Deadline for applications: 17 December 2016
SKA SA seeks to appoint two (2) Systems Administrators who will be responsible for the Operations and Support to the MeerKAT Radio Telescope.

Senior Network Administrator
Deadline for applications: 17 December 2016
SKA SA seeks to appoint a Senior Network Administrator who will be responsible for the Operations and Support to the MeerKAT Data Network.

Telescope Operator
Deadline for applications: 17 December 2016
SKA SA is currently looking to appoint a Telescope Operator to operate KAT-7 and MeerKAT telescopes. The position forms part of a team of Operators responsible for ensuring the KAT-7 and MeerKAT telescopes work optimally. Identifying and resolving issues and scheduling and tracking activities to minimise interruptions to scientific operations.

Procurement Officer
Deadline for applications: 18 December 2016
SKA SA has an exciting career opportunity for a Procurement Officer in our Supply Chain Management team. The main purpose of this role is to assist with procurement of goods services and coordinate the supply chain management activities.

Administrative Assistant
Deadline for applications: 18 December 2016
SKA SA has a vacancy in our Finance and Business Management team for an Administrative Assistant. The main purpose of the role is to support the Finance and Supply Chain Management teams with administrative duties.

SKA SA Radio Frequency (RF) Technician
Deadline for applications: 22 December 2016
SKA SA has an exciting career opportunity for a Radio Frequency (RF) Technician to join our AVN VLBI Networks division. The main focus of this role is to assist in the design, assembly, verification, integration, deployment, characterisation, and support of radio telescope receiver systems, timing and frequency reference system, and RFI monitoring systems. You will be reporting to the Senior RF Engineer.

SKA SA Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer
Deadline for applications: 29 December 2016
SKA SA has an exciting positions for Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer to join the AVN VLBI Networks team. The main purpose of these roles are design, assembly, verification, integration, deployment, characterisation, and support of radio telescope receiver systems, timing and frequency reference system and RFI monitoring systems. The successful incumbents will report to the Senior RF Engineer.

SKA SA Senior Software Engineer
Deadline for applications: 29 December 2016
SKA SA has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Software Engineer to join our Control and Monitoring team. The primary responsibility is software engineering.

About the employer

SKA SA is currently designing and constructing the MeerKAT Radio Telescope in the Karoo Region of the Northern Cape Province. MeerKAT is a world-class radio telescope and is designed to do ground breaking science. Via MeerKAT, South Africa is playing a leading role in the design and technology developments of the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope. In collaboration with South African industry and universities, and collaborating with leading global institutions, the South African team has developed innovative technologies in areas such as antenna engineering and signal processing hardware and algorithms. As a business unit of the NRF, SKA SA is committed to employment equity and redress.

SKA Organisation vacancies

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NRF vacancies

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