Research Engineer - Big Data and AI

6 days left

United Kingdom
£30,942 to £38,017
Dec 28, 2020
Jan 27, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
You will join our creative and innovative team working on the "FogProtect" ( ) and Protego projects ( ).

There is considerable potential for career development, e.g. development of commercial products and services in partnership with industry, consultancy, conceptualising and bidding new projects, leading to a Senior Enterprise Fellow positions and beyond. There are also opportunities to develop your skills through creation of state-of-the-art big data and AI technologies to solve problems for industry partners such as IBM, Thales, and Nokia.

Your experience of data-centric solutions will be beneficial to help us transform the way data risks are managed in complex and adaptive systems. The work is part of our research programme tackling big data and AI security challenges in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing and beyond.

You will be responsible for the design and development of models and software solutions that validate, demonstrate and prototype outcomes of research. The role will involve developing algorithms and software solutions that expert systems with AI approaches and may include data modelling, machine learning and deployment of algorithms on distributed big data platforms.

To be successful it is essential you have the following:
  • Data modelling and engineering
  • Programming in Python or Java
  • Experience of system design paradigms such as OO, SOA and cloud
  • Experience of agile development and DevOps pipelines
  • PhD or an equivalent professional qualifications and experience in computer science, software engineering or a related discipline

The following would be advantageous
  • Experience of security/risk modelling and management
  • Machine learning algorithms and frameworks (eg. Scikit-Learn, TensorFlow)
  • Experience with any distributed processing technologies (e.g. Apache Spark, Docker, Docker Swarm, Hadoop, Flink)

We offer competitive salary, 30 days holiday a year plus bank holidays and up to 6 University closure days, flexible working (around core hours), and the option to join the USS pension scheme with an 18% employer contribution.

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK's research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward. Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities. This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

This is a full-time post for the period of 12 months, renewable subject to funding. We wish the post to start as soon as possible.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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