Senior Software Engineer (Python/Science Data Processing system/Astronomy/Linux OS/Telescope), Pinelands, Cape Town

Ref: MIM
Role Overview:
Our client, a large multi radio telescope project, has an exciting opportunity with in their Software team for a Senior Software Engineer. The primary responsibility of this role is to perform software engineering with a focus on the Science Data Processing system.
Duties & Responsibilities (include but not limited to):
  • Prototyping and software development of the telescope operational software (all stages of the full software development life-cycle may be encountered)
  • Provide hands-on technical support in the system administration of the hardware platforms, deployment environments and processing, which may include site visits to the Karoo
  • Collaborate with departmental stakeholders to support engineering, commissioning, operations and early science activities
  • Assist in maturing of software development and quality assurance processes towards greater standardisation and improved long-term maintainability and robustness
  • Facilitate coding standard compliance and code reviews, which include mentoring junior engineers
  • Compile document sets
  • Provide project management and progress reporting input as required by the Functional Manager and for team communication
  • Participate in development of project schedules and activities
  • Participate in development of budgets and cost/benefit analysis for compliance with project procurement policies
Education & Experience Required:
  • NQF 7 or higher in Computer Science, Engineering (with software focus) or related field
  • 7 years+ experience in a software engineering environment, preferably in an engineering development project environment with a strong software focus
  • Python programming language and experience in development, testing, development, commissioning, release and support of large scale projects in Python
  • Technical knowledge of development in Linux operating systems
  • Technical experience in architecture design and development of large software projects (experience with science data processing will be beneficial)
The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:
Ability to:
  • communicate effectively (written and verbal)
  • participate and thrive in a collaborative environment
  • both work independently and be a good team player
  • troubleshoot issues methodically
Experience in:
  • quality assurance processes and software development processes
  • programming in the Python programming language
  • development, testing, deployment, commissioning, release and support large scale projects
  • developing applications targeted for the Linux operating system
  • implementation of project management and system engineering principles
  • test-driven development and integration testing techniques, methodologies and frameworks; and supporting systems
  • modern software collaboration tools such as Github, Containers, Google Drive, JIRA
  • Python programming language
Benefits and Contractual information:
Location: Pinelands, Cape Town
Closing Date: 16 September 2018
Salary: Market related - Neg.
Type of employment: Permanent
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