Vacancy ID:
2296
Location:
Leicester
Department:
Informatics
Vacancy terms:
Full-time, fixed term contract for 24 months.
Salary details:
£28,000 to £34,000 per annum, plus a £5k personal development budget.
Hours per week:
37.5
01 Nov 2020
About the role
An exciting opportunity has become available for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Computer Science post-graduate to work closely with Financial Performance Solutions Limited in order to develop a real-time, cloud-based, AI-driven financial Reporting & Analytics Software system. This will involve developing innovative, new approaches to business intelligence re-porting optimised by distributed machine learning (DML), high performance data analytics (HPDA) & cloud computing techniques.

This position is a key role within a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) - a collaborative project between Financial Performance Solutions Limited 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 Derby, Financial Performance Solutions Limited specialises in providing business intelligence software reporting to the automotive indus-try (http://www.fp-solutions.co.uk/). 

About you
Qualifications
The Associate should have an MSc or a PhD degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics or a related area. 

Skills
The Associate should have the following skill set:

Practical experience of developing High Performance Data Analyt-ics (HPDA) & Distributed Machine Learning (DML) algorithms
Strong programming skills in Java or C++
Artificial Intelligence algorithms such as NN (Neural Networks) or CNN (Convolutional Neural Networks)
Cloud computing based data storage & tools
Confidence in programming high-level spreadsheets
Data Integration techniques with respect to ensuring consistency between data sources
Familiarity with Deep Learning &/or reinforcement learning is an additional advantage
Familiarity with data analytics tools such as Hadoop, Spark & Deep Learning toolkits (such as TensorFlow or PyTorch)
Ability to develop novel ML algorithms to extract information from multiple data sources
Database Management tools & techniques such as SQL Server Ad-ministration & database management skills
Web technologies such as ASP dot net, JavaScript etc for web de-velopment to develop bespoke customer solutions for Analysis
Familiarity with data reporting tools such as SSRS & the ability to develop reporting models to analyse & generate data from disparate data sources
 
It is essential that the Associate…

has the ability to manage tight deadlines
has good communication skills
is responsible for thorough self-audit of solutions
can empathise with customer needs
understands change management
has the ability to implement change
has the ability to work as part of a team but also be ‘autonomous’
Additional information

Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Ashiq Anjum (E: a.anjum@leicester.ac.uk; T: +44 116 252 3907).

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
 
As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here
 

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 UK Universities in all international league tables and we are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. You will develop your career in a supportive and collaborative academic environment in one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities; elite in the excellence of our research, yet distinctive for the genuine synergy between our research and teaching.

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. 

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