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Senior Electronic Engineer (R&D) – DT100

Leading R&D firm requires senior electronic engineer. Establish an electronic, control system and computer science R&D capability in the business.

What the person must be able to do:

This role is in the electronics R&D and manufacturing sector. The person must be able to execute all job tasks in a cutting-edge technology environment. The ideal candidate will be a senior electrical or electronic engineer with sufficient experience in electronic engineering, control systems, software development and computer science to be able to establish a R&D department. Experience in mechatronic design and industrial automation would also be highly advantageous for this role. Management experience will be advantageous.

  • Electronic hardware design (analog and digital)
  • Software development in C, Matlab, Assembler or equivalent
  • Control system design and modelling
  • Experience in using Model Driven Development
  • Product Innovation
  • Technical Innovation and coming up with unique design solutions
  • Full product Research and Development
  • Project Management of development projects from concept phase through to production and implementation in the field
  • Project Documentation eg. Development Process Plans, Engineering Reports, Software and circuit diagrams

Key Job Deliverables:

  • Establishment of electronic, control system and computer science R&D capability in the business
  • Innovative designs and solutions
  • Engineering project completion on time with high quality standards
  • Establishment of Design best practices in the organisation

Background work experience

  • 3+ years experience in electronic design and development (Preference 5+ years)
  • Extensive exposure to Electronic hardware design (analog and digital), Software development, Control system design and modelling and R&D project management
  • BSc/BTech in Electrical or Electronic Engineering
  • 3+ years’ experience working in an organisation that designs, develops, manufactures and supports high tech products
  • ECSA Professional Registration strongly advantageous
  • Adv: 2+ years R&D Engineering Management experience

Type of Person

Qualify In

  • Action orientated
  • Analytical thinker
  • Innovator
  • Tenacious – Follows-through to completion
  • Strong technical problem solver
  • Capable of understanding both the big picture and the details
  • Team player and collaborator
  • Quality orientated person… even a perfectionist
  • Desire to learn and grow every day
  • Strong project management and facilitation skills

Qualify Out

  • Abrasive
  • Emotionally cold
  • Fuzzy thinking
  • “In the Box” Thinker
  • Impatient
  • Wants to be spoon fed
  • Lethargic
  • Confined to Analysis-Paralysis
  • Does not enjoy reading technical documentation

Personality Profile:

  • Moderate Driver (Big Picture Thinking, Drive and Perseverance)
  • Moderate to High Analytical (Analysis, Technical Problem Solving, Technical Calculations)
  • Moderate Expressive (For Innovation and Collaboration)

Benefits of this Role:

  • Cutting edge R&D and Manufacturing firm (The place you want to work)
  • Opportunity to work in a cutting edge environment
  • Technical challenge and growth
  • New project challenges to overcome
  • Personal growth

Reports to: Head Engineering

Location: Alberton

Salary: R480K to R600K per annum negotiable. Dependent on experience. More senior candidates can also apply.

Type: Permanent

Start: ASAP

Reference: DT 100

Jobs like this don’t come around that often, so make sure you apply now.

Call Dave Lucas at 011 655 7391

Email: j100 @  (Please email your CV before calling us.)

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