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Updated 1 Oct 15

 

Open Positions

Divisions Position description Qty Required from candidate
Admin   0  
Engineers Embedded Software Engineer 1 CV, Full Academic Record
  Embedded DSP Software Developer 1 CV, Full Academic Record
  Test Engineer 1 CV, Full Academic Record
  Hardware Engineer 1 CV, Full Academic Record
PCB Layout Designer 2 CV, Full Academic Record
Developer Software Developer 1 CV, Full Academic Record & Certificates Required
IT IT Manager 1 CV, Full Academic Record & Certificates Required
Marketing Technical Sales Engineer 1 CV, Full Academic Record
Production Production QC Assistant 1 CV, Full Academic Record
  Production Assistant Assembler 1 CV, Full Academic Record
  Junior Mechanical Design and Draftsperson 1 CV, Full Academic Record
 
Vision
RapidM’s vision is to deliver modem products of the highest quality and performance in their class worldwide through ground-breaking innovations in the area of STANAG 4539, STANAG 4538 modems and STANAG 5066 e-mail applications and IP clients, and we expect our employees to give meaning to this vision.
 
Opportunities
RapidM is a young growing company with a wide range of new products in development. Every now and then vacancies become available for engineers, computer scientists and students.
 
Working Environment
RapidM is committed to assist you in building a rewarding, professional career within a fair, diverse workplace. Products and projects are typically assigned to small teams who are responsible for their projects from start to finish. Employees are involved in a range of areas, from design to production. Tasks range from Systems Engineering, hardware and software design through schematic design and coding and even to sorting out production issues and testing. Team members are used to working closely together and helping each other as well as dealing with clients. 
 
Continual Development
RapidM has a learning culture and the company is committed to continual training and development of its people. We develop our people via mentorship, on-the-job training and we also assist with post-graduate studies.
 
Employment Equity
RapidM is committed to creating a workplace in which individuals of ability and application can develop rewarding careers at all levels, regardless of their background, race, or gender. The group's employment practices and policies emphasize equal opportunity.
 
Profile
RapidM would look for motivated persons with experience in DSP, C and C++ and the development of modems, communication protocols or network protocols.
 

Embedded Software Engineer
 
POSITION: Embedded Software Engineer

 

     
Tertiary Education Requirements:
B.Eng. Computer Engineering
B.Sc. Computer Science, or
B.Eng. Electronic Engineering
     
Industry exposure required: 0 - 5 years’ work experience  
 

Knowledge and Experience Required:

Analysis of software requirements
Excellent C++ knowledge and development experience
Experience in software design, implementation and testing
 

Additional Knowledge and Experience Preferred:

Embedded software development
Embedded Linux knowledge and development experience
Hardware driver and low-level code implementation
Software quality assurance processes
Communication protocols
Principles of secure systems
 

Interpersonal Skills Required:

Interpersonal communication    
 

The position comprises the development of communications protocols and applications software for embedded platforms.

 

Applications:

Proof of qualifications are required    
Reference are required    
Full academic record is required    
       
 

1 Position

Full Academic Record Required

 
 
Embedded DSP Software Development Engineer
 
POSITION: Embedded DSP Software Development Engineer  
   
Education Requirements:  
Electronic Engineering Degree
 

Responsibilities:

Analysis of software requirements
Embedded software design, implementation and testing
Simulating DSP algorithms
Implementing DSP algorithms on FPGAs
Implementing DSP algorithms on DSP Processors
Design and implement data interfaces on DSP processors and FPGAs
 

Required Skills:

Excellent Digital Signal Processing Qualifications
Excellent C++ knowledge and development experience
Experience with VHDL design and FPGA implementation
Experience in problem solving and debugging on embedded systems
 

Desired Skills:

Experience working with TI DSP processors
Experience working with embedded real time operating systems
 

Applications:

Proof of qualification    
Full academic record    
References    
       
 

1 Position

Full Academic Record Required

 
Test Engineer
 
POSITION: Test Engineer  
   
Tertiary Education Requirements:  
B.Eng. Electronic Engineering, or
B.Eng. Computer Engineering
     
Industry exposure required: 0 - 5 years’ work experience  
 

Knowledge and Experience Required:

Testing of communications system equipment against software requirements
Experience in validation/verification documentation, MS Excel, MS Word
Experience with creation, maintenance, and execution of test plans and test cases
Development of test software according to developed test cases
Work with subject matter experts to create test scenarios
Test and validate all software system generated reports
Compile and maintain “gold” standard data sets for regression testing
 

Additional Knowledge and Experience Preferred:

C/CPP Software development (QT, Visual Studio)
Software quality assurance processes
Windows driver and low-level code implementation
Communication protocols (TCP/IP, XML)
 

Interpersonal Skills Required:

Interpersonal communication
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
 

The position comprises the validation and verification of Modem/ Controller Products. The ideal candidate will write test cases and execute the test cases for the products being developed.

 

Applications:

Proof of qualifications are required    
Reference are required    
Full academic record is required    
       
 

1 Position

Full Academic Record Required

 
Hardware Engineer
 
POSITION: Hardware Engineer  
   
Education Requirements:  
Electronic Engineering Degree
 

Responsibilities:

Schematic and PCB design from concept to creation
Design for manufacture
Design for assembly
Design for testing
Product life-cycle management
 

Required Skills:

2 years’ design experience using a PCB Schematic and/or Layout Package
 

Desired Skills:

Mentor Graphics toolset experience
PCB Assembly process knowledge
Experience in design for manufacture
Experience in design for assembly
Experience in design for testing
Experience in design for board bring-up and testing
Experience in design for EMC compliance
IPC CID, CID+ certification
Component selection proficiency
 

Documentation Required:

Proof of qualification    
Full academic record    
References    
       
 

1 Position

Full Academic Record Required

 
Software Developer
 
POSITION: Software Developer  
   
Tertiary Education Requirements:  
BEng Computer Engineering or
BSc Computer Science
     
Industry exposure required: 0 - 5 years’ work experience  
 

Knowledge and experience required / preferred:

Analysis of software requirements
Excellent C++ knowledge and development experience
Experience in software design, implementation and testing
 

Additional Knowledge and Experience Preferred:

Linux knowledge and development experience
Software quality assurance processes
Communication Protocols
Principles of secure systems
 

Interpersonal Skills Required:

Interpersonal communication
 

The position comprises the development of communications protocols and applications software for PC (Windows/ Linux

 

Applications:

Proof of qualifications are required    
Reference are required    
Full academic record is required    
       
 

1 Position

Full Academic Record Required

 
 
IT Manager
 
POSITION: IT Network Administrator  
   
Tertiary Education Requirements:  
A relevant BCOM degree or diploma
A+
N+
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer or Microsoft Certified IT Professional
ITILv3 / CobIT / Microsoft Operations Framework
Security+ or equivalent
LPIC level 2 or equivalent
     
Industry exposure required: 2 - 5 years work experience  
 

General Knowledge and experience required / preferred

Windows Server 2008 Domain Infrastructure
Virtualization using VMware ESX / ESXi 5.x
Linux – RHEL 6, CentOS and Ubuntu
Desktop and Network Support
Kerio Connect Mail Server
Sugar Pro CRM
Cyberoam or equivalent UTM devices
Samsung PABX Telephone systems
IIS v6
WAMP
Databases (MySQL, MS Access, MSSQL)
Kaspersky Security Center and Endpoint Security
Disaster Recovery
Software Licensing, procurement and IT asset management
 

Duties:

Manage day-to-day IT operations
Support and maintain desktops, network infrastructure and servers
Monitor and maintain backup operations – on site and of site
Procurement of IT equipment and IT asset management
Vendor management and relations
Preventative maintenance where necessary
 

Other skills/abilities:

Interpersonal communication Customer liaise
 

Applications:

Proof of qualifications are required    
Reference are required    
Full academic record is required    
       
 

1 Position

Full Academic Record Required

 
 
PCB Layout Designer
 
POSITION: PCB Layout Designer  
   
Education Requirements:  

Electronic Engineering Degree or Diploma

 

 Responsibilities

PCB Layout & Routing of multilayer PCBs
Component library management
Schematic symbol and PCB footprint creation and verification
Liaising with mechanical engineer for component placement & board profile
 

Required Skills

2 years’ experience using a PCB Layout Package
 

Desired Skills

Mentor Graphics toolset experience
PCB Assembly process knowledge
Schematic design knowledge
Experience in design for manufacture
Experience in design for assembly
Experience in design for testing
Experience in layout for signal integrity
Experience in design for EMC compliance
IPC CID, CID+ Certification
 

Documentation Required:

Proof of qualification    
Full academic record    
References    
       
 

2 Positions

Full Academic Record Required

 
Technical Sales Engineer
 
POSITION: Technical Sales Engineer  
   
Tertiary Education Requirements:  

B.Eng. Computer Engineering

B.Eng. Electronic Engineering

B.Sc. Computer Science

     
Industry exposure required: 0 - 5 years work experience  
 

 Responsibilities

Provide product advice to potential customers
Identify new opportunities
Making presentations and demonstrating how a product meets client needs
Generating technical marketing material such as datasheets
Meeting regular sales targets and coordinating sales projects
Support the sales channels to successfully generate new business
Supporting marketing activities
 

Knowledge and Experience required:

Strong written and verbal English communication skills
Understanding of digital radio communication systems
 

General knowledge and experience preferred:

Experience in technical sales Systems engineering experience
 

Other skills/abilities:

Hard working and thoroughly dependable Dynamic and self-motivated
Strong sales skills Strong presentation skills
Ability to work under pressure Strong interpersonal communication
Available for potential international travel    
 

Applications:

Proof of qualifications are required    
Reference are required    
Full academic record is required    
       
 

1 Position

Full Academic Record Required

 
 
Production QC Assistant
 
POSITION: Production Quality Controller Assistant  
   
Tertiary Education Requirements:  
Grade 12
Advantage: Relevant PCB and PCA Quality courses done (IPC-A-610, J-STD-001, IPC-A-600)
Nice to have: IPC-7711, IPC-7721 Repair and rework and IPC assembly course
   
Industry exposure required: 2 + Years in electronics industry
 

General Knowledge and experience required / preferred:

PCB assembly quality control according to IPC-A-610 class II and III and J-STD-001 Cl II and III
Pre-assembly quality control
Assembled product quality control
PCB Assemblies quality reporting to management
Quality control of components
Administration of quality control
An advantage would be the following:
 
PCB (bare boards) inspection and quality control including the reporting thereof to management. This should be done according to IPC-A-600 class II & class III
 

Other skills/abilities:

Good interpersonal communication
Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word, Outlook and Internet browsers
IT literate
Neat onto themselves
Well organized, Self-Managed, Self-Motivated
Precision orientated a must. Process orientated a must
We require a person that does not need assistance in delivering quality products, this should be a given through the self driven quality
Soldering competency a plus. Advanced modification experience a plus.
Basic fault finding capabilities in Electronics a plus
Fast learner
Fast adaptation to change in tasks and schedules
A Practical DIY type of attitude
Ability to schedule own work
Ability to schedule suppliers’ deliveries
ESD awareness a must
Own transport – vehicle, not motor cycle.
 

Applications:

Proof of qualifications are required    
Full academic record is required    
Reference are required    
     
 

1 Position

Full Academic Record Required

 

Production Assistant Assembler
 
POSITION: Production Assistant Assembler  
   
Tertiary Education Requirements:  
Grade 12
Advantage: Assembler Trade Certificate
   
Industry exposure required: 2 + Years
 

General Knowledge and experience required / preferred:

Testing of PCA’s.
Quality control of items to be built into units
Assembly of products
Administration side of assembly, tracking the built history
Building of proto types. New units and looms
Basic fault finding capabilities in Electronics a plus
A person being a small parts high detail hobbiest fanatic is a plus
 

Other skills/abilities:

Good interpersonal communication
Positive attitude a must
Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word, Outlook and Internet browsers
IT literate
Neat onto themselves
Well organized
Self-Managed
Self-Motivated
Precision orientated a must
We require a person that does not need assistance in delivering quality products, this should be a given through the self driven quality
Soldering competency a plus
Fast learner
Fast adaptation to change in tasks and schedules
A Practical DIY type of attitude
Keep on going until all is done attitude a must
 

Applications:

Proof of qualifications are required    
Full academic record is required    
Reference are required    
     
 

1 Position

Full Academic Record Required

 
Junior Mechanical Design and Draftsperson
 
POSITION: Junior Mechanical Design and Draftsperson  
Permanent Position: Immediately available
   
Tertiary Education Requirements:  
National Diploma in Mechanical Drafting or Engineering
Degree in Mechanical Drafting or Engineering
   
Industry exposure required: Experience with 3D design
Experience with Solid works
 

Responsibilities:

Design and drawing of all mechanics for communication products
From concept 3D models to production drawings
 

General Knowledge and experience required / preferred:

Preferred experience with metal machining processes
Preferred experience with metal casting processes
 

Applications:

Proof of qualifications are required    
Reference are required    
Full academic record is required    
Please attach copies of qualifications and marks when submitting CV    
     
 

1 Position

Full Academic Record Required