Monday, March 20, 2017

[DMANET] JOB: KTP Associate - Software Research Engineer

KTP Associate - Software Research Engineer

University of Nottingham - Computer Science

Location: Jubilee Campus

Salary: £22,000 – £28,000 per annum depending on skills, qualifications
and experience. Plus significant training package

Closing Date: Wednesday 29 March 2017

Reference: SCI046717

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to kick-start
their career in industry as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).
The Associate will be working with EventMAP to develop new visualisation
tools for their software products and to further their work in the emerging
area of 'fairness' measures in timetabling and scheduling. The project aims
to demonstrate that introducing the concept of subjective 'fairness' into
academic timetabling and scheduling software is an important step to
improving the overall satisfaction levels across all participants.

The position is funded through the acclaimed Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
(KTP) scheme which is a government-supported initiative, enabling graduates
(KTP Associates) to work on exciting and challenging projects in a
partnership between a business and a university. This is an opportunity to
fast track your career by managing a strategic project that has the
potential to transform the business.

You will be employed by the University of Nottingham (School of Computer
Science) but will be based at EventMAP (Belfast), working directly with
senior company staff, as well as receiving additional mentoring support from
expert University staff.

EventMAP ( develop cutting-edge software and
consultancy packages for timetabling, scheduling, resourcing and space
planning for academia and large-scale organisations. Our solutions are
designed to provide powerful, flexible tools that can help create
significant increases in operational efficiency and our clients include a
number of the world's leading universities, as well as an ever-expanding
number of large commercial and public sector organisations.

The post holder should:

· Possess a degree in Computer Science or a similar science /
engineering discipline.

· Be proficient in developing software applications in C#, ASP.NET,
MS-SQL Server, JavaScript, and common frontend JavaScript libraries such as
React, Backbone and Angular.

· Have experience in object-oriented software design principles, a
working knowledge of Continuous Integration and experience writing unit
tests and using TDD.

· Experience in scheduling, timetabling or optimisation is
desirable but not essential.

· Have excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

· Be able to work independently, prioritise tasks and work to tight

· Have good project management skills.

. Have good interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability
to deal with a variety of people at different levels.

The post will be offered on a full-time fixed-term contract for a period of
two years.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a government funded knowledge transfer
initiative that supports partnerships between business and universities,
placing graduates on challenging, high profile projects. Further information
is available at:

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Ender Ozcan, tel: 0115 9515544 or
email ender.ozcan [ATT] Please note that applications sent
directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes
applications from all sections of the community.

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