IOT Technologist

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The Digital Catapult is here to help UK businesses unlock new value from sharing data in faster, better and more trusted ways. We develop breakthroughs for the UK’s data sharing movement. We see large opportunities in the marketplace across four areas: sharing closed data between organisations, sharing personal data in a way that’s secure and trusted, sharing licensed data more simply and sharing data generated across the Internet of Things. Clearly there is much overlap between the areas and our teams work very closely together.
The technologist for each area works closely with a lead technologist and people across our organisation to initiate and develop new innovation projects, seek funding from the UK or EU, work with our corporate partners and help startups through our open innovation programmes and work with our engineering team to create open platforms.

Fast-growth companies across all sectors are generating much of their value from the insights and services arising from big data. The Digital Catapult aims to help large and small organisations work together, share data, find insights and build new services. This is a chance to use skills and experience from the big data and scientific world to make a difference to the UK and help many companies accelerate, as well as leading on cutting-edge innovation projects with partners across the commercial and academic world.

The Digital Catapult has four centres in London, Yorkshire (in Bradford), North East and Tees Valley (in Sunderland) and Brighton. This role can be based either in Bradford, Sunderland or Brighton, working closely both with our team in London and with that local centre. We will expect travel to London at least every 2 weeks, and regular use of messaging and videoconferencing tools to keep in close contact across the distributed team.


• Provide oversight and guidance for IoT related components of all Digital Catapult projects
• Participate as advisor and key contributor to the Digital Catapult’s IoT related projects and large scale demonstrators
• Contribute to the preparation of collaborative funding proposals across the EU and UK and lead on the subsequent delivery of funded collaborative R&D projects
• Support the preparation and subsequent delivery of proposals to commercial customers within the UK
• Evangelise the Digital Catapult’s mission and key opinions within your area to a wide audience and into technical communities; build networks across the UK’s academic, startup and industry communities
• Work on specific technical projects: define frameworks, architecture, standards; assist with development and delivery
• Participate in open innovation activities as an IoT expert and mentor for startups and corporates, including detailed technical consulting at times


Technical Capabilities and Experience
• Broad commercial and academic experience, ideally including a startup
• Track record in delivering innovation in an R&D environment backed up by patents, open source projects or product releases.
• Wide understanding of current technology debates in the area of IoT and Web of Things in particular around issues of interoperability
• Outstanding presenter and communicator to a wider range of business, technical and political audiences with ability to present complex issues in a simple way.
• Comfortable with emerging IoT protocols and standards such as AMQP, MQTT, COAP, DDS and resource description formats such as HyperCat or W3C SSN
• Solid understanding of IoT data and device management platforms and experience integrating IoT devices / deployments into these
• Experience with modern web stack and event-driven environments such as nodeJS and excellent command of at least one of the following programming languages: C/C++, Java/JavaScript, Ruby or Python
• Exposure to semantic web technologies (OWL/RDF, SPARQL, JSON-LD etc) is desirable
• Hands-on experience in applying pattern recognition and machine learning algorithms for data analytics on IoT data is a plus

Behavioural Competencies
• Outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
• Pro-active and self-confidence, adaptable and able to cope with ambiguiity, changing and evolving priorities whilst being able to identify new opportunities.
• Excellent analytical and reasoning skills
• Excellent problem solving and multi-tasking skills, with a creative and flexible attitude
• Very collaborative working style; desire and ability to share ideas

• Degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or similar field, post graduate degree of advantage

On average 25%. Regular trips to London and some UK / EU travel.

Closing Date – 20th May 2016

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