Technical Specialist (6 month contract)

Technical Specialist (6 month contract)

Job Title: Technical Specialist (6 month contract)
Location: Western Cape
Salary: 216000.00
Reference: JN -092017-9594
Job Published: October 22, 2017 08:27

Job Description


As a technical specialist you would be required to:

  1. code exercises (using Python, XML, and LaTeX) to be interactive, adaptive, and dynamic
  2. implement any updates needed to old code
  3. develop pedagogically insightful software libraries with functional design in collaboration with a pedagogy specialist


Below are the minimum requirements to fill the role of a technical specialist:

  • the ability to code well in python and use LaTeX
    • advantage: experience using technologies which include XML, TikZ, PsTricks, and HTML
  • some experience tutoring or giving training
    • advantage: formal tutoring experience
  • excellent command of written English
  • high computer proficiency
    • be comfortable using Google products including collaborative Google docs
    • familiarity with Linux operating systems, Github and the command line
  • a first year university course in mathematics
  • a bachelor of science
    • advantage: major in mathematics, physics or chemistry
    • advantage: undergraduate courses in computer science
    • advantage: postgraduate studies

If you’re the candidate we’re looking for: you have strong problem-solving skills; are passionate regarding your own continued learning; and are enthusiastic about working in a team. Most of all, you should want to make a difference to education in South Africa and around the world!


This is a fixed term contract with a market-related salary. (6 months)