Computer Vision Engineer (KTP Associate)

Geckotech Solutions Ltd in partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University
Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £31,000 per annum
Closing Date: 20 September 2018

The Computer Vision Engineer (KTP Associate) will be an employee of Glasgow Caledonian University but will based at the Geckotech Solutions Ltd headquarters in Edinburgh with regular supervision meetings with the University’s supervisory team

This is a full-time/fixed term opportunity for 28 months

The Role

This project provides an excellent opportunity to develop state of the art Computer Vision and Image Processing algorithms focused on the improvement of structural condition monitoring services in hard to reach and dangerous environments.

The aim of the project is to develop a cutting edge industrial system based on state of the art Computer Vision systems dealing with a range of data types such as optical and thermal imaging. Data will be captured using a range of methods in a number of dangerous and hazardous environments. It is expected that this project produces high quality research publications throughout.

The successful candidate will have a BEng/MEng/BSc Degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering or equivalent relevant degree.

They should also have:

Excellent C/C++ Software Development and Embedded Implementation skills.

Experience with Computer Vision, Image Processing and Embedded algorithm development.

Exposure to the full software development lifecycle.

Innovative and Creative thinking skills.

The desire to develop commercial and business experience.

Excellent numerical and computational skills.

Excellent organisational and communication skills.

The ability to work under minimal supervision and within multi-skilled teams.

The ability to take initiative and project manage.

Willingness to work anti-social hours as required by the project.

A Full UK Driving Licence.

Willingness to travel.

The post also includes a generous development budget for training, travel, conference attendance and equipment

Geckotech Solutions Ltd

Geckotech Solutions Ltd provide a range of rope access services to commercial, industrial, governmental and public utility clients through the provision of trained rope access technicians and examiners. They specialise in access and examination solutions for areas and environments which are difficult to examine or repair using conventional methods of access (e.g. tunnels, shafts, confined spaces and complex engineering structures). The company are currently looking to expand their business by developing bespoke Image Processing systems for structural monitoring.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership

This position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by Innovate UK. To find out how KTP works with business and the University, and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure a KTP Associate position, please visit:

KTP is a trilateral collaborative project between the Associate, the University and a company partner (

Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant multi-cultural modern university in the centre of Glasgow and is placed amongst the top 150 modern Universities in the world (THE, 2017).  Our welcoming community of 20,000 students from more than 100 countries enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York.  Our University mission, commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence is integral to everything we do and how we deliver our mission.

Further details on this post are available by contacting Dr Gordon Morison, Assistant Head of Department for Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Glasgow Caledonian University (

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

The School Engineering and Built Environment is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women¹s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education.  

Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom to apply for this vacancy.

You can apply for this role through the Glasgow Caledonian University Vacancies page

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