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Saab Global

Software Engineer

Centurion, South Africa
Closing date: 29 June 2024

We currently have vacancies for Software Engineers. These roles will be primarily focused on taking SGD products through the RTCA 178C software development process, i.e. planning, establishment of requirements, design, development, verification and validation, together with project maintenance and wrap-up. Part of this will also be mitigating the risk on projects that require a similar embedded developer skill set but not to the same rigor (RTCA) as Airborne software.

Your role

  • Analyse system level requirements and translate into software high level requirements

  • Write test cases to evaluate high level software requirements

  • Write/Review other traditional V Model (RTCA 178C) documentation

  • Develop software source code (embedded and application level)

  • Verification and validation of software functionality

  • Participate in software integration activities including defect investigation and resolution

  • Perform technical leadership for small SCRUM based team

Your profile

Skills and Experience:

  • C/C++ Software Development

  • Safety Critical Software Environment

  • 5 years software development

  • Experience in military environment (advantageous)


  • BEng (Computer Engineering) or BSc equivalent


  • Requirement Analysis and Writing

  • Embedded Operation Systems

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.