Optical Engineer at South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO)

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About the Position

SARAO has an exciting opportunity for an Optical Engineer to join our Cape Town based team. The successful incumbent will be responsible for design, implementation, verification and integration of optical systems and sub-systems, particularly fibre optics for radio astronomy applications.

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

Duties 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
The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:


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)

using system engineering methods in complex projects

radio astronomy systems
About The Employer

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) spearheads South Africa's activities in the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope, commonly known as the SKA, in engineering, science and construction. SARAO is a National Facility managed by the National Research Foundation and incorporates radio astronomy instruments and programmes such as the MeerKAT and KAT-7 telescopes in the Karoo, the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) in Gauteng, the African Very Long Baseline Interferometry (AVN) programme in nine African countries as well as the associated human capital development and commercialisation endeavours.

As a business unit of the NRF, SARAO is committed to employment equity and redress

Type of employment: Permanent

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