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Research Engineers

IT Innovation

Location:  Chilworth
Salary:   £29,301 to £33,943 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:   Friday 24 February 2017
Reference:  818216FP

The Opportunity

To join a creative, innovative and friendly team at the IT Innovation Centre, part of the Department of Electronics and Computer Science. Based on the Southampton Science Park, we have an international reputation for advancing a wide range of information technologies and enabling their adoption in industry and commerce. Current work includes big data, information security, and human-centric computing & information sciences, applied in sectors including creative industries, cultural heritage, e-democracy, environment, healthcare and transport.

Focused on a professional approach to software development in an agile team environment, our Research Engineers can become involved in all aspects of the project lifecycle, including requirements analysis, architecture, implementation, and demonstrating proofs of concept.


A creative, innovative thinker with outstanding problem-solving skills, and the ability to learn quickly and adapt to new challenges. With a keen interest in new and emerging technologies, you are passionate about innovation and excited by the idea of bringing research closer to market. Your excellent written and oral communication enables you to present ideas clearly and effectively to colleagues, project partners and clients.

With a degree and possibly a post-graduate qualification in computer science or a related discipline, you have excellent software development skills, and you recognise the importance of good software engineering to create robust and usable software. Through employment or internship, you have commercial and/or academic experience of applying IT-based research to real-world problems.

You have expertise in OO programming languages (some or all of Java, Python, C++) and you have skills and experience in one or more of: RESTful service development; front-end web development; distributed systems; data modelling and SQL/NoSQL databases; semantic languages for knowledge representation and reasoning (e.g. OWL, SPARQL and RDF); data analysis; Storm, Spark, Hadoop, Hive and HBase; and security protocols and frameworks (e.g. OAuth, OpenID, UMA and OpenAM).


30 days holiday a year, flexible working around core hours, and the option to join the USS pension scheme with an 18% employer contribution.

Opportunities to develop technical and project management skills, and to contribute to winning new business.

Our European project portfolio can provide opportunities for short-term travel, but applicants must be able to travel within the EU at short notice.

The Department of Electronics and Computer Science holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award, demonstrating our commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advancing the representation of women in STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break.

We have a generous maternity policy and on-site childcare facilities. Employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme. Other benefits include state-of-the-art sports, arts and culture facilities, a full programme of events and a range of staff discounts.

Please note that applications will be assessed as soon as they are received. Do not delay your application. Interviews may be held and appointments made before the stated expiry date.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at If you need any assistance, please call Suzanne Stone (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043. Please quote reference 818216FP  on all correspondence.  

Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder: Electronics and Computer Science 


The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.



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