The CSIR Meraka Institute is a national strategic initiative that contributes to enhancing quality of life and economic competitiveness in South Africa and the continent through ICT by

  • researching and developing new technology that enables ICT access, inclusion and use;
  • researching, developing and transferring innovative ICT products, processes and services into the market;
  • researching, developing, building and operating world-class cyberinfrastructure; and
  • contributing skills and outcomes that are changing the profile of our ICT landscape.

Requirements for the position:

Minimum qualifications required: Bachelor’s degree in one of the following disciplines: electronic engineering, computer engineering, computer science,;

Minimum other competence required:

  • Technical: programming skills in at least one programming language, as well as experience in working within the Linux OS and Open-Source environment;
  • IT: good computer skills, specifically related to word-processing, spreadsheets and presentations;
  • Interpersonal: the ability to work well in a creative scientific environment as part of a team, with a good fit with the culture of the organisation (e.g. working on various projects simultaneously, contributing to an innovative research and
    development environment, positively influencing team work, etc.);
  • Language: spoken and written proficiency in English.

Preferred/recommended requirements:

  • Experience: participation in a relevant project from conception to completion with responsibility for ensuring allocated activities are completed on time, on brief and on budget;
  • Technical: programming skills in a variety of programming languages, especially C, C++, Python or Perl.

More Information:

Should you meet the above requirements, please go to the URL indicated below in order to apply; select the position reference number 300641; complete the application form and attach your CV:

Closing date: 09 December 2011