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Development Engineer- Software

  • To develop new & improve existing software products that are used in conjunction with blasting solutions. To contribute towards the team’s internal process improvement.
  • Develop/integrate/interface with the various components that comprise our product suite to generate better blasting solutions. This includes blasting control equipment and detonators.
  • Design and develop firmware/software solutions such as planning and simulation tools for efficient and safe rock blasting.
  • Solicit business requirements from customers and develop system technical specifications.
  • Develop tests (according to best practise) throughout the product development lifecycle.
  • Keep abreast of global technological developments in the mining and software engineering space to provide direction for software development projects.
  • Support business strategy by aligning Software development activities with long-term objectives, customer needs, detonator technology development.
  • Assist in the installation and commissioning of new software systems at client sites; interfacing with and ensuring the satisfaction of clients in this process.


Qualifications and expertise

  • A Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent.
  • 5 years’ experience programming in a professional capacity.
  • Software development experience using C++.

Any combination of the following Experiences an advantage:

  • Experience working with or developing CI/CD pipelines. (highly advantageous)
  • Experience using software design principles/methodologies e.g. SOLID, TDD, BDD, OO etc.
  • Project management methodologies e.g. AGILE, SCRUM, Kanban etc.
  • Experience using UX principles to develop user interfaces.
  • Software development experience using Golang, QT and QML. (highly advantageous)
  • Mobile application development at commercial level, Android/ IOS. (highly advantageous)
  • Web application development at commercial level, with [JavaScript, HTML5, Angular, NodeJS].
  • Experience using testing tools e.g. Selenium, Squish, Postman
  • 3D graphics rendering with OpenGL, (Linux and Windows).

Competencies (skills, knowledge and characteristics) Applicable

  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Highly motivated
  • Hungry to learn
  • Excellent communication skills (incl. technical writing)
  • Resilience to adversity
  • Team player

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