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Embedded Software Developer - G4S Deposita - South Africa Midrand Market Related

Embedded Software Developer - G4S Deposita - South Africa

Location: Midrand |
Salary: Market Related |
Posted: 4 Oct 2021 |
Closes: 4 Nov 2021 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: South Africa - Cash Solutions |
Region / Division: Africa |
Reference: G4S/TP/7533369/218363

Remuneration and benefits will be commensurate with the seniority of the role and in compliance with company remuneration policy and practice.

Job Introduction:

                                        Embedded Software Developer​

G4S Deposita (SA), a leading provider of integrated cash management solutions, has a vacancy for an Embedded Software Developer based at our operations in Midrand.

The Embedded Software Developer is responsible for supporting and maintaining Legacy embedded software used for cash accepting devices, in order to support customers locally and internationally through remote assistance.


Role Responsibility:

Development of Embedded Software solutions for the current hardware platforms

  • System analyses
  • Detailed investigation
  • Conceptualize and design solutions
  • Develop code in C++ and write device drivers
  • Develop according to industry standards and best practice
  • Ensure proper coding comments are kept for code sharing purposes
  • Recommend new solutions through research of the latest trends and technologies

 Draft Change control documents

  • Create change control documents for changes
  • Obtain sign-off
  • Assist with implementation
  • Manage version of releases within the field
  • Ensure all changes are recorded in SVN repositories
  • Prepare customer documentation for integration purposes

Test new development

  • Test all new developments and changes before committing to the SVN repository
  • Physical testing of devices  including stress testing in UAT
  • Note exceptions
  • Note improvement suggestions
  • Discuss with developers and complete cycle until sign off 

Health and Safety

  • Participate in the design/ development/ review/ implementation and monitoring of the branch/region/national safety plans for each year.
  • Participate in safety forums created by company for example safety meetings and safety talks
  • Report all safety incidents to the relevant people
  • Discuss all safety incidents on all levels
  • Follow-up on any activities assigned through safety meeting/committee/representative/management
  • Attend safety education and refresher programmes
  • Comply with safety policies and procedures at workplace
  • Distribute safety information as and when required 


The Ideal Candidate:

Minimum qualifications and Experience

  • N6 diploma or degree in Electronics
  • 3 years of experience in embedded development
  • Sound knowledge of hardware device drivers
  • Minimum of 3 years coding in C and C++
  • Previous experience with version control tools like SVN
  • Previous experience in open source tools such as gcc compiling
  • Sound knowledge of Linux
  • Weekend work could be required from time to time (Role could require 24/7 availability in exceptional circumstances)


  • Sound knowledge of Electronics
  • Extensive Embedded knowledge
  • Basic understanding of computer networks
  • Sound knowledge of hardware protocols for driver development
  • Object orientation programming
  • Open source tools
  • Linux operating systems
  • Embedded firmware design 


  • Good communicator, both written and verbal
  • Good time management skills 
  • Report writing
  • Delivering objectives
  • Attention to detail
  • Innovation
  • Out of the box thinking


  • Sharing and cooperating
  • Dealing with changing circumstances
  • Understanding the organizational environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Work under pressure
  • Self-Motivated
  • Self-starter
  • Passionate to create team success

About the Company:

G4S is the world’s leading international security solutions group, which specialises in outsourced business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and 657,000 employees. 

G4S operates in over 25 countries in Africa and employs over 105 000 people on the continent. At G4S South Africa, our vision is to be recognised as the leader in providing security solutions. We therefore endeavour to build and maintain a motivated, capable workforce who are proud to work for our region and able to deliver our commercial strategy. We continue to build on the excellent people management practices which are in place across the Group in order to fully engage our workforce. 

G4S is an organisation which is defined by its values, which are:

  • We act with Integrity and Respect - Our business activities and relationships are built on trust, honesty and openness. We do what we promise and always strive to do the right thing. We listen. We treat our colleagues, customers and those in our care with the utmost respect.
  • We are passionate about Safety, Security and Service Excellence - We are passionate about working safely and take great care to protect our colleagues and customers from harm. We are experts in security and use that knowledge to protect our customer’s assets. We keep our promises and are passionate about delivering high levels of customer service.
  • We achieve this through Innovation and Teamwork - We invest in technology and best practice to continuously improve the products and services we offer. We challenge ourselves to find new ways of helping our customers achieve their goals. We work together as a team, valuing everyone’s contribution, to ensure we achieve the best results for our customers and our business.

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