Principal Embedded Hardware/Firmware Engineer: Internet of Things (IoT) Vacancy

Full Time Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Public Entities
  • Post Date: Jul 27, 2022
  • Apply Before : Aug 4, 2022
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  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree
  • Industry Research, science & technology
  • Reference 312082
  • Centre Pretoria
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Job Description

About the job: The CSIR has a vacancy for a Principal Embedded Hardware/Firmware Engineer in the Emerging Digital Technologies for fourth Industrial Revolution (EDT4IR) Research Centre within the Next Generation Enterprises and Institutions Cluster. The incumbent will be responsible to design, develop and implement IoT systems architecture and solutions; and also be a systems level technical lead with a team of engineers responsible to deliver solutions to clients and commercializable product to business . This position is based in Pretoria. For more information about the cluster, please visit Key responsibilities: Develop innovative solutions in IoT and remain well-versed in new technologies in the evolving IoT space; Provide technical and thought leadership for the development and integration of new IoT solutions; Participate in project proposals and detailed specifications based on the needs of the business; Contribute to various aspects of the product development life cycle including concept development, analogue and digital circuit design and printed circuit board (PCB) design / manufacturing and packaging of robust or industrialised products; Lead and coordinate projects involving hardware/firmware development and RTOS development; Lead the development of the system’s low-level software architecture; Implement firmware and hardware drivers; Debug issues related to product development; Develop test procedures and test hardware, software and systems developed; Communicate with vendors of components and tools as needed; Ensure code compliance and best practices are adhered to; Ensure approvals are obtained through SABS, ICASA, etc. Create and maintain technical documentation; Supervise/mentor junior staff in area(s) of expertise; Remain current in field of expertise with respect to new approaches in tools, methods or technologies. Qualifications, skills and experience: A Bachelor’s degree in electrical/electronic engineering or related fields with at least ten years’ electronic engineering (embedded hardware and firmware) experience, of which five years’ should be in IoT field; An Honours or Master’s degree will be advantageous; All international qualifications require an evaluation report / certificate issued by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA); Experience in developing low-power and real-time embedded systems, including sensor modelling and integration, hardware interfacing such as GPIO, UART, I2C, SPI; Experience in schematic and PCB design, electronic components selection and sourcing,, managing production, testing; Experience in technical writing, such as preparing good quality technical reports for complex systems; Experience with networking and communications standards, protocols, and technologies relevant to IoT (applications e.g. BLE, Wi¿Fi, 6LoWPAN, Zigbee, LoRa, Sigfox, and NB-IoT) for industrial applications; Proficient in rapid prototyping, development of multi-disciplinary nature; Mechanical CAD design and 3D printing knowledge will be advantageous; Must be extremely proficient in embedded C /C++; Must have a thorough grasp of TCP/IP (both IPv4 and IPv6) networking; Solid practical embedded hardware/software skills – including planning, designing, implementing, monitoring and troubleshooting of the developed technologies; Data analytics and ability to develop algorithms to extract useful information from data; Ability to analyse new IoT technologies to quantify risk and feasibility; Good knowledge of various Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) technologies, 3G/4G/5G and RFID; Familiar with electronic measurement instruments and software test methods; Establish, design and configure a secure IoT system for industrial applications; Self-motivated, high initiative and enthusiastic person; Demonstrated skills in: analytical thinking, flexibility and adaptability, investigative orientation, planning and organising, problem solving, v

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