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High Integrity Model Based Embedded Software Engineer KTP Associate

Computer Science
35,326 - 43,434 dependent on experience, fixed for the project duration. 2,000 p/a personal training budget
KTP Associate
Contract status
Fixed term
Hours of work
Based at
Rolls-Royce, Solihull
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Role Description


The University of York’s Department of Computer Science and Rolls-Royce Plc are collaborating in an Innovate UK funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) and looking for a KTP Associate to join the project in High Integrity Model Based Embedded Software Engineering.

The KTP Associate will lead the project to develop a world-leading browser-based modelling capability based on open-source infrastructure that offers seamlessly-integrated domain-specific modelling tools, collaborative modelling and automated model management facilities.

The successful applicant will be employed by the University of York and based within Rolls-Royce Control Systems (RRCS) division which is a part of the Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace group. The division designs, manufactures and provides support for complex, high integrity, safety critical software, electronic, electrical and hydro-mechanical products. You will work closely with their key personnel as well as receiving support and guidance from academics from the University of York.

Contract: Fixed Term - 36 months/Full Time

Salary: £35,326 - £43,434, dependent on experience and fixed for the project duration. Plus £2,000 per annum personal development budget.

Location: Rolls Royce Plc, Birmingham Business Park, Solihull, UK.


  • Develop requirements, designs and simulation cases in Model-Based Design, which you will integrate into product architectures and validate through use of simulation cases at both component and system level.
  • Lead in innovation and identification of improvements to development practices that allow safe high-quality products to be produced at reduced costs.
  • Design and deliver inductions, training and demonstrations of specialist techniques developed to ensure knowledge transfer and embedding.
  • Undertake the work plan agreed for the KTP including the delivery of outputs.
  • To manage the KTP budget provided and accurately document usage of the grant funding.
  • Present technical information within their area of expertise at meetings, conferences etc.
  • To actively demonstrate a commitment to professional development by continuing to advance knowledge, understanding and competencies.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • An MSc or PhD in a technological / engineering area related to software or systems engineering.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science (at least 2.1) or in a related discipline.
  • Substantial hands-on experience with object-oriented and cloud-based development.
  • Experience of modelling and model management technologies (e.g. Eclipse Modelling Framework, Xtext, Sirius, Epsilon).
  • Proven ability to work under own initiative and as a team player.

For informal enquiries: please contact Dimitris Kolovos on

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