Senior Design Engineer “C” (Umhlanga)

Engineering/Technical ~ IT – Software Development
Durban – KwaZulu Natal

A UK-based provider of cutting-edge Safety & Security Solutions seeks the technical expertise of a Senior Design Engineer to join its Umhlanga team. The position is within the Research & Development Department with the primary objective of design, development, qualification, and implementation of general electronic hardware/firmware projects according to customer and/or company specific requirements. You must possess a BSc/Diploma in Electronic Engineering/Computer Engineering with 4 years’ experience in a Design Engineering including Schematic capture, high end PCB design, System design with signal and power integrity analysis, Firmware Development, proven background in embedded C or C derived langue development for microcontrollers, RTOS experience, Linux preferred.
  • Design and develop hardware, set-to-work of new hardware and testing.
  • Embedded firmware and software development.
  • Participate and/or lead design review sessions.
  • Generate production data packs.
  • Participate in design and reliability testing of new products.
  • Simulations of designs when applicable.
  • Program complex electronics.
  • Perform system safety analyses.
  • Test and update designs as required.
  • Maintain design through the product life cycle.
  • Create testing procedures in preparation for product certification and volume production.
  • Liaise with external technology partners.
  • Provide technical support of products and systems to sales, manufacturing, suppliers, technology partners, customers etc.
Qualifications –
  • Diploma in Electronic Engineering, OR BSc Electronic Engineering OR BSc Computer Engineering.
Experience/Skills –
  • 4 Years’ experience in a Design Engineering role.
  • Schematic capture, high end PCB design.
  • System design with signal and power integrity analysis.
  • Firmware Development, proven background in embedded C or C derived langue development for microcontrollers.
  • RTOS experience, Linux preferred.
  • Hardware debugging and development (closely linked to SW/FW development).
  • Familiarity with ECAD, particularly Altium.
Advantageous –
  • Basic mechanical design capability and ability to operate 3D printer to generate prototypes.
  • Automotive technologies.
  • Experience developing iOT products.
  • Advanced math knowledge including calculus help to design, analyse and troubleshoot designs.
  • MATLAB experience.
  • Innovative, ability to showing initiative and keeping up with advancements in Electronics.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Passion, enthusiasm.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Integrity.
  • Ability to work in a team or independently.