KTP Associate – Software Developer – Machine learning/Natural Language Processing

  • Job Reference: A6335 Gendall
  • Date Posted: 20 December 2018
  • Recruiter: University of Plymouth
  • Location: Falmouth, Cornwall
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: £4,000
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism, I.T. & Communications, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We are seeking an enthusiastic and talented Developer to work on an innovative collaboration between Gendall Design Limited and University of Plymouth. This is a unique opportunity for a qualified individual to work on a joint project under Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, between Gendall Design Limited and the University of Plymouth. The key objective of this role is to develop an interactive voice-driven experience using network/cloud-based Machine learning and Natural Language processing algorithms.

You will have a good first degree with a Minimum 2.1 honours in a relevant discipline with demonstrable experience in developing software systems. A further higher degree, PhD/MPhil relating to Computer Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language processing or a related field is highly desirable. Industrial experience in application development and experience in Networking / Cloud development, Systems architecture, with the ability to problem solve, innovate, test and refine solutions is also highly desirable.

Knowledge and practical experience of software development, database integration, developing in web application languages and the ability to handle large data sets is essential.  Knowledge and experience of developing applications using ML/AI and NLP techniques is also desirable.

It is essential to be a good team player and be comfortable working collaboratively with a wider team and external clients. You will be highly numerate with well-developed analytical skills. You will need to be methodical and tenacious with a proven ability to lead a project from the technical perspective. You will have good attention to detail and have good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to convey technical concepts to a non-technical audience would be highly desirable

Gendall Design Limited was established 32 years ago by CEO Tess Gendall. They are a top design agency that create targeted, inspiring and effective brands and on and off-line communications for leading organisations and businesses. www.gendall.co.uk On completion of a successful project, there may be opportunities for on-going employment within the company partner.

University of Plymouth is one of the UK's Top 5 modern universities (Times Higher Education '150 Under 50' 2016 league table), and has a strong reputation for innovation. We are at the heart of Plymouth and play a key role in the civic, cultural, social and economic life of our vibrant waterfront city. You will be working with the support of a team of Academics including Dr Allegra Cattani, Senior Research and Teaching Fellow and Dr Ian Howard, Associate Professor in Computational Neuroscience.

Interviews are likely to be held at the company premises on Monday 4th February 2018.

For further information please contact Dave Marshall – d.marshall@plymouth.ac.uk

This is a full-time position working on a 24 month fixed term basis, the contract is fixed term due to funding and will be based in Falmouth, Cornwall.

The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups.

University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students.

Ref:  A6335

KTP Associate – Software Developer – Machine learning/Natural Language Processing

Salary:  Competitive circa. £35,000, plus £4,000 personal development budget


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