SKA South Africa vacancies

Senior Software Engineer
Deadline for applications: 21 October 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.

Digital Engineer
Deadline for applications: 22 October 2016
SKA SA has a vacancy for a Digital Engineer to design, implement and verify radio digital signal processing on FPGA and GPU platforms to support the science objectives of the African VLBI network stations.

Administrative Assistant
Deadline for applications: 30 October 2016
SKA SA has a vacancy in our African VLBI Networks team for an Administrative Assistant. The main purpose of the role is assist the AVN Project Manager and work group leaders with the administrative tasks to smoothly manage AVN affairs.

Telescope Operator
Deadline for applications: 16 November 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.

Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer
Deadline for applications: 18 November 2016
SKA SA has two new exciting positions for Radio Frequency (RF) Engineers 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.

Electronic Technician
Deadline for applications: 19 November 2016
SKA SA seeks to appoint an Electronic Technician to join our African VLBI Networks team. The main purpose of this role is to assist in the design, implementation, procurement, integration, testing, calibration, documentation of Radio Telescope Control and Monitoring equipment as used on AVN telescopes. The successful incumbent will report to the Senior Electronics Engineer.

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

View vacancies available at the SKA Organisation located at the Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire, United Kingdom.

NRF vacancies

View vacancies available at the National Research Foundation (NRF)  in South Africa.