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Telematics Engineer

Business:  Discovery Insure
Function:  Engineering
Date:  08-Apr-2021


Telematics Engineer


About Discovery

Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating in order to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.


About Discovery Insure

Discovery Insure is committed to creating a nation of great drivers. Our commitment is backed up by our innovation and a driving program that really works.


At Discovery Insure, we offer comprehensive car and home insurance with no excess on theft, hail, hijacking and malicious damage. With our driver behaviour program, Vitalitydrive, clients get great rewards and benefits for driving well.


Discovery Insure is an environment of individuals who are committed to dazzling clients, innovation and great people.


About Discovery Insure Telematics Team

The Telematics Division in Discovery Insure is responsible for the telematics solutions deployed to clients to monitor their driving behaviour. The range of technologies spans from traditional M2M, black box devices through to more digital smartphone based telematics and IoT sensors. The team is multi disciplinary spanning knowledge and engineering skills in cloud particular  Amazon Web Services, Mobile application development to support our mobile driving application, hardware design ,firmware implementation and data analytics.


The Telematics team implements and supports such technologies within Discovery Insure but also has a strong R & D and innovation delivery outcome to find new applications of IoT technologies that can help with managing insurance risk.


The desired candidate combines entrepreneurial, technical, self starter and strong delivery attributes.


Key Purpose

To manage electronic IoT projects from end to end and build out IoT backends to support the solutions.


Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

•Design and write software to enhance features on our IoT Telematics platform

•Run with technical IoT telematics projects from end to end

•Manage Contract manufacturers of hardware solutions

•Work in a team environment

•Communicate effectively and manage technical telematics supplier teams


Personal Attributes and Skills

•Drive to learn new skills and concepts

•Turn around solutions quickly

•Able to handle multiple complex projects simultaneously


Education and Experience


•BSc Engineering (Electrical/Software Engineering)

•Understanding of PCB and hardware design

•Understanding of firmware design and coding

•Proficient in at least one development language e.g. java, C++,

•Proficient in a scripting language – preferably python

•Proficient knowledge of relational and non-relational databases

•Comfortable working in cloud platforms, especially AWS

•Understanding of OOP concepts

•Familiarity with Unix/Linux

The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

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