Software Developer (KTP Associate)

University of Strathclyde / Spartan Solutions
Location: Glasgow
Salary: £40,000 per annum
Closing date: 24th March 2020

The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering in partnership with Spartan Solutions ( is seeking to appoint a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate in the area of data analysis/processing with a focus on
tool chain development for machine learning.

Spartan Solutions Ltd is a software company specialising in solutions for the equipment rental, industrial services, construction and major infrastructure and the oil and gas markets. Spartan is a fast-growing software company building Digital Operations
and Predictive Maintenance products to improve asset performance in a global marketplace. Like the 300 Spartans, they have teams of passionate, reliable and pragmatic professionals who do what it takes to get the job done.

The Spartans are looking for a passionate software engineer to drive the automation and productionisation of ML pipelines for industrial informatics. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their technical, leadership and communication skills to help Spartan grow their business.

Based in their Glasgow office, you will report directly to Dr David Williams, Chief Technology Officer.

The post is concerned with the implementation of a cascading pipeline of software tools to automate the process of data preparation for machine learning algorithms. The technologies developed will interface with the company’s new data analytics
platform, PROPHES.

You will be employed by the University of Strathclyde but will spend most of your working time at the company’s premises in Glasgow. Optionally, there will be an opportunity to register a PhD with the University.

To be considered for the role you will be proficient in software engineering with a bachelor’s degree in computing science or similar. Practical experience of programming in industry would be advantageous. Excellent interpersonal and communication
skills are essential along with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.

This position includes extensive management training with a generous personal development budget (£5k) and the opportunity to develop both industry and research skills for your future career. You will be the project lead, managing your own workload
and ensuring outputs whilst having continuous support from your academic and company supervisors.

The project is part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme that aims to help businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base. Successful Knowledge Transfer Partnership projects are funded by UK Research and Innovation through Innovate UK and are part of the government’s Industrial Strategy. To find out how KTP works and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure a KTP Associate position please visit:

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