University of Hertfordshire / Heales
graduate job
Expires10 days

Machine Learning Software Developer/Engineer (KTP Associate)

Job description

An exciting opportunity has become available for a proactive, highly skilled Masters graduate to lead and deliver the KTP project to develop novel Artificially Intelligent diagnostic and Occupational Health (OH) recommendation tools, using state-of-the-art machine learning techniques including deep learning, kernel machines and natural language processing methods. This position is a 24-month fixed term contract. The associate will also be allocated 10% of their time, and £4k dedicated training budget for the purpose of technical, professional and personal development.

Main duties andresponsibilities

  • Stage 1: Company and use–case understanding
  • Stage 2: Definition of the problem
  • Stage 3: Data acquisition
  • Stage 4: Solving the problem
  • Stage 5: Module build integration and testing
  • Stage 6: Field trial
  • Stage 7: Business development/commercialisation
  • Stage 8: Embedding and disseminating knowledge

The University offers a range of benefits including a pension scheme, professional development, family friendly policies, a fee waiver of 50% for all children of staff under the age of 25 at the start of the course, discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village and generous annual leave.

This position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by Innovate UK. KTP works with the business and the University. If you want to apply your degree, obtain additional professional qualification while gaining ‘'real' job experience, then a KTP is what you're looking for.

About KTP
As a KTP Associate you will work with the company to embed new know-how through this innovation project using research and academic support from the University knowledge base. Apply your degree through real work and springboard your career. This position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by Innovate UK. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a part government-funded programme to encourage collaboration between businesses and universities in the United Kingdom.

The KTP Associate will be employed by the University of Hertfordshire on a 24-month contract and will carry out duties at the University in Hatfield and the company in Hitchin depending on which aspect of the project is being worked on at the time.

What we are looking for

You will have experience in machine learning, data mining and platform development, together with how a business functions. Experience of Natural Language Processing, programming applications in C/C++, Java or Python, and using machine learning libraries would be advantageous.

You will understand project management in an IT environment, and be able to demonstrate technical skills and understanding in:

  • Bayesian data analysis
  • Deep learning
  • Kernel machines

You will demonstrate an ability to operate in a dynamic business environment, of being proactive in planning work and of finding solutions to unexpected challenges. You will have good time management skills, the ability to objectively evaluate solutions to problems and have proficiency in English with good verbal and written communication skills, including making presentations and writing professional technical reports suitable for varied audiences.

The successful applicant is likely to demonstrate an interest in economics, psychology, business markets or change management, and also have an ability to reason in a logical way in terms of developing algorithms and creating software to perform these routines.

The successful candidate must have a strong work ethic, be self-motivated and a reliable team player, with an ambition to systematically develop their own skills. Additionally, you will have an interest in the medical world and health care system and in applying technology in different forms. You will be committed to proactive learning and CPD.


You will hold a good undergraduate degree and an MSc in computer science or a related subject, with ideally a PhD in computer science or a related discipline

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

£30,942 - £33,797

Pension scheme, professional development budget, discounted memberships at Hertfordshire Sports Village

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Informal contact details: Helen Podmore, tel: 01707 286406

Job reference number: 027454

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 13 April 2020

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Closing date:  13 April 2020

Expires10 days

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