Senior Software Engineer Vacancy

Full Time Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Public Entities
  • Post Date: Jul 27, 2022
  • Apply Before : Aug 11, 2022
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Job Details

  • Qualifications Honours Degree
  • Industry Research, science & technology
  • Reference 312332
  • Centre Pretoria
  • Enquiries
    For more info, please email us at [email protected] Please do-not send your application to this mailbox, it is only for inquiries.
  • Where to submit application
  • Notes
    South African citizenship is necessary and cannot hold dual citizenship due to the security requirements of this position. Closing date: 11 August 2022 PLEASE NOTE THAT FEEDBACK WILL BE GIVEN TO SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES ONLY.

Job Description

About the job: The CSIR has a vacancy for a Senior Software Engineer in the Information and Cyber Security Research Centre, within the Defence and Security Cluster. The incumbent will be responsible to conduct research, design, develop and evaluate cyber security desktops, servers, and mobile applications using a variety of technologies and programming languages. S/he will further be responsible for administering, configuring, and maintaining different cyber security infrastructures, systems, and tools in line with various technical research and development (R&D) projects. This position is based in Pretoria. For more info about the Cluster and the Centre, please visit and respectively. Key responsibilities: Design and develop secure software applications and components for internal projects, technology demonstrators, and solutions for clients; Define and solve problems with internal and external clients as well as subject matter experts in ICT and cybersecurity space; Administer, maintain and configure information and network systems; Conduct research and development on related aspects of software and network security in government, military and civilian contexts; Pro-actively conduct research on technologies to improve team and systems innovation, processes and productivity; Present and publish R&D initiatives in local and international forums; Lead documentation efforts of solutions such as technical documentation, code comments and clear code; Lead small technical teams in the various stages of the full software development life cycle; Contribute to the assessment and audits of cybersecurity technologies; Contribute to risk assessments and gap analysis in the cybersecurity environments; Compile research findings, reports, and other documentation(s), for both internal and external stakeholders; Mentor and coach colleagues. Qualifications, skills and experience: An Honours degree in information technology, computer science/engineering, or related fields with at least three years’ experience in research, software / technology development, information security, and of which one year should be working in diverse technical R&D projects; A Master’s degree in information technology, computer science or related fields will be advantageous; Certification in cybersecurity will be advantageous; Experience in applying relevant cybersecurity knowledge to develop subsystems or part of overall systems/solutions/products; Experience and knowledge of Windows, Linux based development, and Mobile apps development; Experience in the following is essential: Software Engineering Principles Software Development Cyber Security/Information Security Technical writing skills Generation and interpretation of requirements and specifications Proficiency in and/or adaptability to other Programming Languages (e.g. C#, PHP, Java, Python, JavaScript, SQL); Understanding of how to conduct the assessment and auditing of cybersecurity technologies; Ability to produce technical reports and operate with little supervision; Ability to support new avenues of knowledge application in the research group; Ability to participate in internal project teams; Ability to independently carry out straight forward instructions from internal/external stakeholders.

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