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CA Global Africa Recruitment

Reference No. MIM

Ref: MIM


Role Overview:

Our client seeks an experienced Optical Engineer to join their team in Cape Town. The incumbent will be responsible for design, implementation, verification and integration of optical systems and sub-systems, particularly fibre optics for radio astronomy applications.

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):

  • Leading a small team with a focus on fibre optics systems
  • Supporting existing systems as and when required
  • Designing, implementing and supporting optical networks
  • Providing project management support
  • Conducting optics and fibre research


Education & Experience Required:

  • Minimum education requirements: MSc or MEng in Electronics Engineering specialising in Fibre Optics
  • Minimum work experience required: Master's degree with 3 years' work experience or PhD in a related field
  • The ideal candidate will have the following competencies – Ability to:

    • display problem-solving skills
    • work independently as well as in a team environment
    • handle multiple tasks
    • work in remote locations when required
    • communicate effectively in English (both written and verbally)

  • Experience in:

    • using system engineering methods in complex projects
    • Opto-electronics

  • Knowledge of:

    • radio astronomy systems


Benefits and Contractual information:

Location: Pinelands, Cape Town

Closing Date: 9 August 2018

Salary: Market related – Neg.



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