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Modelling and Simulation Engineer, Electro-Optics

Centurion, South Africa
Closing date: 20 June 2024

Saab Grintek Defence is looking for a person who is knowledgeable in modelling and simulation, specifically in electro-optic sensors, components and subsystems. The candidate should have an interest and aptitude to evaluate and improve system performance through optimisation of optics and algorithms. He or she should be able to analyse and summarise results of, for example, field and laboratory measurements so that it can be presented to various stakeholders.

Your role

Some specific tasks include:

Modelling and Simulation

  • Design and use of system models

  • MATLAB, Simulink, Python, Excel (advanced)

  • Hardware-in-the-loop simulations

  • Component (e.g. detector) level simulation up to system level simulation

  • Evaluation and optimisation for the purpose of improving overall system performance.

Lens design analysis

  • Evaluating existing and proposed optical designs

  • Commercial lens design packages

  • Modelling as part of larger system model

Filter design and evaluation

  • Understanding of thin film filters

  • Understanding of absorption filters

  • Measurement of filters

  • Robustness design.

Algorithm Design and Signal Processing

  • Assist in algorithm development and optimisation as required

Data Analysis

  • Data analysis of measurements

  • Summary and presentation of results

  • Preparing algorithms for deployment onto embedded systems

Your profile

Required skills:

  • Optic, electro-optic and radiometry knowledge will be an advantage.

  • MATLAB, Python and similar tools – advanced knowledge and experience required.

  • Optics simulation knowledge will be an advantage.

  • Optical filter knowledge will be an advantage.

  • Good skills in summarising and presenting results

  • Basic system engineering knowledge

Desired skills:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a scientific or engineering R&D and /or product development environment  

  • Knowledge of an electronics production, repair and maintenance environment will be an advantage

  • Knowledge of electro-optic systems will be an advantage

Qualification requirements:

  • B.Eng. Electronics or an equivalent qualification

  • Master’s degree preferred

Competencies required:

  • Data Analysis and Reporting

  • Signal Processing

  • Electro-Optics

  • Radiometry

  • Image Processing Software

  • Electronic Warfare

What you will be a part of

SGD has reinforced its position as a leading South African defence and security company, bringing capabilities including electronic warfare systems, sensor technology, training systems, avionics, security and support solutions to the African and international markets. These capabilities are supplied and supported over the air, land, sea and civil security domains.

With new and improved technological systems and solutions, SGD increases a country’s defence capabilities and provides innovative, effective products and services for those tasked to maintain security. The company also works with various stakeholders in gathering data and providing insight into how security threats evolve, and what the best market-customised solutions are.

If you aspire to help create and innovate whilst developing yourself in a challenging team setting, Saab may well have the perfect conditions for you to grow. We pride ourselves on a nurturing environment, where everyone is different yet we share the same goal – to help protect people.

SGD will give preference to South African citizens and we also welcome applications from individuals with culturally diverse backgrounds

Please consider your application as unsuccessful if you have not received feedback from us within 30 days after the closing date.