Chief Scientist

Location: CapeTown, South Africa
Salary: Neg
Recruiter: SMOL HR Advance
Job Ref: Chief Scientist
Summary: Responsible for interface with artillery fire control systems, which includes client liaison and attendance of dynamic tests at firing ranges.



Job Description


  • Leads the technical group responsible for external ballistics.
  • Client liaison regarding ballistic software interfaces with in-service artillery fire control systems.
  • Maintenance and updating of ballistic base line files for RDM ammunition.
  • Maintenance and updating external ballistic software that is required to do fire predictions and software implementation in client weapons.
  • Failure investigations on RDM ammunition, which might be related to external ballistics. (Artillery, mortars, 40mm and 76mm).
  • Attendance of dynamic tests at Alkantpan and other test ranges to do fire predictions and ballistic support.
  • Ballistic support to marketers and project managers.



  • MSc or PhD in Applied Mathematics/Physics
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the field of artillery fire control systems.
  • Experience in ballistic support on test ranges/facilities
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in external ballistic modelling (3DOF, 5DOF, 6DOF)
  • Strong computer and coding skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Highly organized and self-motivated.


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