The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), in partnership with the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), invites applications from suitably qualified individuals for a SALT Software Engineer (SSE) to join our Operations Team based in Cape Town. The main responsibilities of the successful candidate will be supporting the daily maintenance and operation of the largest optical telescope in the Southern Hemisphere along with the design and development of new software for use in specialised telescope and scientific instrument projects. The role can be tailored to the strengths of the successful individual as there are many projects in progress spanning the areas of mechanical, electrical, informational, optical, software, and system engineering. Close work with our multi-disciplinary team of engineers and technicians will be required to brainstorm solutions to complex and unique problems, providing you with opportunities to grow your knowledge and experience in various fields. Our work with international science and technology partners may require you to travel abroad. You may also be required to publish papers and attend relevant conferences, such as the international SPIE conference on Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, to present projects or research that you have led or contributed to.