Recruiting: Engineering Doctorate (EngD) Studentship in Large Scale Complex IT Systems

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Recruiting: Engineering Doctorate (EngD) Studentship in Large Scale Complex IT Systems

Thank you for your interest; this position is now closed. Science Warehouse is inviting applications for a Research Engineer to work on a research project in re-engineering applications for scalable deployment via cloud services. The project is supervised and sponsored by Science Warehouse, and will require research and experimentation in identifying alternative approaches for re-engineering and migration to the cloud.

At Science Warehouse we have a dedicated Research team as part of the Development department that looks into new technologies and techniques to improve our systems. The re-engineering project is focused on taking our current code base, applications and architecture and updating them. The aim is to bring them in line with the latest thinking in code design and architecture, and to allow the system to easily scale and evolve in future.

The research project is fully funded and will be carried out in conjunction with studying for an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Large Scale Complex IT Systems (LSCITS) at the University of York. The Programme is a full time, 4-year doctoral level research degree involving a taught component, similar in scope to an MSc, and a research component requiring the Research Engineer to work closely with us as the sponsoring organisation.

The role will focus on:

  • Modularising code and functionality (dependency injection, pluggable modules)
  • Creating an application that can easily scale (migrating to the cloud, distributed services, web services)
  • Adding robustness to our data storage capability (noSQL, distributed databases, Hadoop)

Research will be required into establishing the most appropriate architecture and data storage methods as well as implementation work in refactoring existing code and moving the application to the new architecture. There will be significant flexibility in exploring and investigating different architectural solutions and platforms.

Knowledge in some of the following areas would be highly advantageous:

  • Java
  • Cloud Computing,
  • Distributed computing
  • Alternatives to RDBMS for large data sets
  • Service Oriented Architecture

The ideal candidates will have a strong background in computer science, project-specific skills as indicated above, and good communication skills. Prior relevant commercial/industrial experience would be advantageous. Applicants should be highly motivated and have a minimum of an upper second- class honours degree in Computer Science or related discipline (e.g. Maths with Computing, Electrical Engineering). The successful applicant will receive a tax- free stipend from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Council (EPSRC) of £16,705 p.a. Additional support to cover travel to and from York and to conferences will also be available.

Please click here for further information and to apply for this role or here for a full list of the eligibility requirements.

Equal opportunities: it is Science Warehouse Limited’s policy and practice to comply with its obligations under Equalities Legislation which applies in Great Britain and the equivalent legislation in the countries in which the organisation employs staff.


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