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.
SARAO has an exciting opportunity for a Technical Leader to join the Software Engineering team. The successful incumbent will be responsible for the technical aspects of the Control and Monitoring software which orchestrates the MeerKAT Radio Telescope, whilst actively participating in similar projects associated with the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope. The Technical Leader will be expected to be a hands-on Software Engineer whilst combining leadership and system architecture skills in steering software teams towards a technical vision.