Senior Embedded Development Engineer (Ref: JRSEDE)
Remuneration: R 650 000 to R 720 000 pa

Position in the Engineering sector in Pretoria - Gauteng
Posted On Tuesday 1 November 2022
Job Description:

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Main job function

·        Generation of requirement and development specifications; Hardware and Firmware development (schematic and PCB design).

·        IEC conformance testing of designs; Documentation (source code, design, manufacturing, pre-test etc.)

·        Assist production, technical support department and customer support; Unit testing of firmware modules.

·        Adhere to source code conventions and other standards adopted by the company; Review and approval of co-worker’s source code, hardware design etc.

·        Sub-contractor management. Product enhancements of existing products and other maintenance activities (ex.components obsolescence).

·        Design scope management

Technology research and recommendation



·        Excellent Electronic hardware design capabilities (Analog and digital circuit design) incorporating design for EMC immunity and emissions; Real Time Operating System and super-loop firmware development on microcontrollers using ANSI-C.

·        Open System Interconnect model (OSI model) approach to firmware development; Knowledge of Protection Relay development and/or Energy and Demand Metering Development.

·        IEC hardware validation and conformance testing for product approval.

·        Knowledge of industry standard protocols and communication interfaces (MODBUS, IEC61850, DLMS, TCP/IP, GSM/GPRS, Zigbee, LoRa, Power Line Communication).

·        Capacitive touch sensor design Power supply design and development; Fault finding and debugging complex firmware and hardware; Production system firmware development (pre-test jigs).




·        The ideal candidate would have a proven track record of developing complex hardware and writing firmware in ANSI-C

·        utilizing ARM processors in a Real Time Operating System environment.

·        3+ years in complex Electronic Product hardware development with a proven track record of successful products

·        developed (complex analogue and digital schematic design utilising multi-layer PCB layouts).

·        3+ years in Embedded firmware development utilising the OSI model approach (advantageous) developing firmware

·        in ANSI-C using a Real Time Operating System as well as super-loop.

·        Preferably experience in development of protection relays and metering products.

·        3+ years development with ARM processor architectures.

·        Multi-processor systems.


Personal Attributes

·        Meticulous and detail orientated; Strong problem-solving ability and analytical focus; Energetic and passionate about electronic hardware design and firmware development

·        Teamwork and self-driven (motivation of team members);

·        Demonstrable track record of successfully developed products.





A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.


Please contact Jenny Rathbone