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Radio Frequency Engineer (Time and Frequency Systems / Radio Astronomy / Telescope), Pinelands, Cape Town

Pinelands, Cape Town, Cape Town
Ref: MIM
Role Overview:
Our client seeks an experienced RF Engineer to join their team in Cape Town. The successful incumbent will be developing and analysing techniques for time and frequency transmission via RF over fibres analytically and numerically and turn these results into practical reality via engineering and assembly of the specific systems. These systems include functional blocks such as signal generation, transmission, detection, and frequency control of low phase noise RF signals. The work encompasses engineering systems to serve as interfaces that link atomic clocks to radio astronomy receivers and digitizers
Client Description:
Do you dream of a role that’s associated with Nasa’s [US National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s] Deep Space Station 51, would you like to be instrumental in activities such as space geodesy and Very Long Baseline Interferometry as well as training in radio astronomy, then this exciting opportunity is for you!
Duties & Responsibilities (include but not limited to):
  • Analyse concepts for time and frequency transmission via RF techniques over fibre analytically and numerically and turn results into design specifications
  • RF system design based on design specifications
  • Specifying, purchasing and integrating of components working up to 3GHz frequencies and laying out of printed circuit boards that might support this
  • Take responsibility for assembling and testing prototypes
  • Take responsibility for assembling and testing qualified modules for time and frequency transmission
  • Compiling documentation and writing to support the development, operations and system engineering requirements as well as verification of the above-mentioned apparatus
Education & Experience Required:
  • Minimum education requirements: BEng in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Minimum work experience required: BEng with 5 years of work experience in designing, implementing and testing RF electronics and systems Or MEng with 3 years of work experience in designing, implementing and testing RF electronics and systems
The ideal candidate will have the following competencies / ability to:
  • display demonstrated technical proficiency in designing, implementing and verifying RF electronic modules from design through to verification
  • display proven problem-solving skills
  • deliver on short deadlines
  • work in a team towards goals defined by management, including Functional and Program Managers
  • display enthusiasm and a 'can do' attitude
  • communicate effectively (written and oral)
  • work and support a systems engineering function
Knowledge of:
  • Linux, and one or more Python or C/ C++ in previous projects
Benefits and Contractual information:
Location: Pinelands, Cape Town
Closing Date: 27 November 2018
Salary: Market related - Neg.
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Michelle Muir
Senior Associate
CA Global Africa Recruitment 
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