Based at Rolls-Royce in Derby, you will lead a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project between Rolls-Royce and the University of York.
Rolls Royce has developed a strategy to reduce the costs and timescales of software development of control systems and this relies heavily on the full adoption of model-based software engineering techniques. Your main responsibilities are to carry out research to contribute to the design, development and deployment of a new scalable and collaborative platform for model-based software engineering in Rolls-Royce based on open standards and open-source technologies. Your other responsibilities will include selecting, extending or developing appropriate modelling languages and standards for the different activities involved the development lifecycle of control systems software, as well as supporting model management programs (e.g. transformations, code generators, validation constraints) and scalable collaboration facilities.
You will have a Masters degree in Computer Science or a technological / engineering area relevant to model-based software or systems engineering. Significant experience in these areas may be considered in lieu of such a degree. A PhD in Computer Science or equivalent experience is desirable.
You will have experience of, and active interests in software and systems engineering with a focus on model-based methodologies and technologies. You will also have strong presentation, writing, and object-oriented design and development skills, and a solid understanding of version control systems. Appreciation of principles of safety-critical systems would be beneficial. Essential personal attributes for this role include attention to detail and commitment to high quality, a collaborative ethos, positive attitude to colleagues, commitment to personal development, and ability to plan and prioritise own work to meet deadlines.
Informal enquiries regarding this position may be made to: Prof Dimitris Kolovos (email@example.com).
The Department of Computer Science of The University of York, is a global leader in research and knowledge transfer in the field of model-based software and systems engineering, and ranked joint 7th (with Oxford) in the UK in the last national research assessment exercise (REF 2014).
You will be employed by The University of York, but you will be based primarily at Rolls-Royce in Derby, with visits to the company’s others sites as required. The Department of Computer Science of The University of York, is a global leader in research and knowledge transfer in the field of model-based software and systems engineering, and ranked joint 7th (with Oxford) in the UK in the last national research assessment exercise (REF 2014).
The post is full-time (37.5 hours per week) and is available for a period of 36 months.
The salary will be fixed at £30,688 per annum on Grade 5 of the University’s scale. There is also an additional £2,000k per annum for training and development budget as well as opportunity for performance related increments.
Closing date: 1 June 2018
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