CHIEF TECHNOLOGIST: SOFTWARE SYSTEMS (MARITIME DOMAIN AWARENESS)

Posted 2 weeks ago

JOB GRADE: D3

REFERENCE NUMBER: 9993220

Research and Development Business Unit has a vacancy for a Chief Technologist: Software Systems (Maritime Domain Awareness) at Institute for Maritime Technology (IMT) in Simon’s Town, Western Cape. Applications are invited from people who meet the qualification and experience requirements below:

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The role of a Chief Technologist (Software Developer) is to contribute to IMT projects by conducting engineering software designs, creating software applications and integrating the software to the hardware systems.

CRITICAL PERFORMANCE AREAS:

  • To setup, design and develop computer models for simulation as well as interpret results for mathematical verification.
  • To develop solutions to software design tasks of a medium complex nature.
  • Expert contribution to the development, integration, application and analysis of naval systems (in domain specific capability area).
  • To manage and execute technically challenging projects with multiple specialist and support personnel as team members.
  • To decide on applied technology implementation within a defined project which will influence readiness in the medium term.
  • To translate client expectations into a valid applied and practical technical cost effective solution.
  • Provide original applied software design solutions of a technical challenging nature.
  • To develop solutions to technical challenging technology problems with focus on applied and practical application of engineering principles and document it in technical reports.
  • To write technical reports specifying raw data as well as interpretation of results and make recommendations.
  • Execution of system tests (hardware integrated to software) and document test results.
  • Interpret complex measured results and propose actions and recommendations.
  • Be responsible for making complex technology decisions as part of engineering activities.
  • To provide inputs to the IMT long-term capability development plan.
  • To create and maintain client interfaces in order to promote own technical area/expertise.
  • To communicate and network with client in support of IMT objectives and identify new business opportunities.
  • To network with industry in order to be aware of the latest available technology in area of expertise.
  • To identify opportunities for IMT process improvement.
  • To undertake professional development activities, sufficient to maintain and extend competence in specified areas.
  • To mentor and share expertise with team members with less experience based on area of specialization.
  • May represent IMT on conferences, seminars, exhibitions and workshops.
  • To network with industry, academia, etc.  to be aware of the latest available technology in area of expertise.
  • To enhance client relationship to ensure continuation of business.
  • Responsible for appropriate allocated ad hoc tasks (e.g. organisational, technical, sea going, diving, SHEQ, etc.)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • M-Tech Engineering (Electronics or Mechatronics)
    • ECSA registration will be an advantage.

TECHNICAL / LEGAL CERTIFICATE / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

  • ECSA registration as a Professional Technologist. (IPET / ECSA etc.) recommended.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 12 – 15 years’ experience.
    • Experience in Software Programming / Development (e.g. C++, C#, Python or Java).
    • Experience in interfacing equipment at signal and software level (including Radar and sensor integration / networking).

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of modeling, simulation and solution procedures.  
  • Sound knowledge of Software Programming (e.g. C++, C#, Python or Java).
  • Knowledge of applicable software development tools and modelling / simulation applications.
  • Hardware and software integration knowledge.
  • Knowledge of different signal interface standards (e.g. RS422, NMEA, Asterix, etc.).
  • Knowledge of internet protocols and networking standards (e.g. TCP/IP, UDP, VPNs, etc.).
  • Knowledge of AIS, LRIT, IFF, ADSB and WECDIS will be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of IMT Project Management
  • Knowledgeable in systems principles.
  • Expert knowledge of processes of engineering
  • Awareness of Acquisition Management Practices
  • The ability to translate client requirements into a valid applied and practical technical solution.
  • Expert knowledge of Techno Maritime area.
  • Knowledge of relevant Armscor & IMT Policies, Practices and Procedures.
  • Relevant Safety, Health and Environmental legislation and standards.

To apply, send your Curriculum Vitae to Vacancies@armscor.co.za

NB: All applicants must indicate reference number of the position they are applying for in the subject heading.

Short-listed candidates will be subjected to reference checking, verification of personal data and security clearance as part of the selection process.  In line with Armscor’s commitment to compliance with the Employment Equity Act, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups.  People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The closing date for applications is 27 May 2024.  Late applications will not be considered.

Enquiries: Ms Thato Khahleli (012 428 2469)

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