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About the role

An exciting opportunity has become available for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Computer Science graduate to work closely with Landis+Gyr, an industry leader in future energy solutions, on a cutting-edge R&D project to develop innovative smart metering technology for a variety of environments.

This position is a key role within a Knowledge Transfer Partnership(KTP) - a collaborative project between Landis+Gyr and the University of Leicester.

What can you expect from this job?

  • You will be responsible for leading and delivering a challenging and strategic R&D project that directly impacts the business, with the opportunity to be a champion of real change.
  • You will receive input and support from an academic team with specialist knowledge and experience relevant to the project.
  • We will provide a £5,000 training budget that is tailored to your personal development needs, along with two free residential management training courses at the beginning of the project.
  • You will have the opportunity to deliver high impact outcomes within a business, whilst learning at the same time - a significant contribution to your long-term career progression.
Company information
Based in Market Deeping, Peterborough, Landis+Gyr is a global business that specialises in smart grid applications, demand-management technologies, data analytics & renewables integration - helping both utilities and consumers to realise the full potential of the smart grid.
About you

Person requirements

-         A degree qualification in Computer Systems Engineering/Informatics/ Electronic Engineering with a focus on embedded software development.

-         Experience in C/ C++ and Python programming.

-         Understanding of object-oriented programming, RTOS and multi-threaded applications.

-         Knowledge of software engineering, computer architecture.

-         Practical knowledge of real-time embedded systems and similarplatforms.

-         Knowledge of communication protocols.

Additional information

Informal enquiries regarding this opportunity are welcome and should be made to Professor Tanya Vladimirova on tv29@le.ac.uk or 0116 252 5372.

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. The University is ranked within the top 25 UKUniversities in all international league tables and we are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff. Located in the heart of the UK, you will have the opportunity to progress your career in a supportive and varied environment that values hard work and recognises individual achievement. 
In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here

KTP supports partnerships between business and universities or research organisations, placing graduates (KTP Associates), to work on challenging, high profile projects.


·        Accelerate your career

·        Gain valuable experience and marketable, highly transferable skills

·        Earn a competitive salary

·        Receive practical and formal management training and development

·        Opportunity for a professional qualification

·        Enjoy an excellent chance of a permanent post with the company

Further information about KTP and the advantages of being a KTP Associate can be found at: