Sheffield Hallam University / Guildhawk
graduate job
Expires8 days

Platform Designer and Developer

Job description

Guildhawk, in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University, are seeking to recruit two high-calibre interaction design, computer science or software engineering graduates as a design and development team. The team will be integral to a major strategic development for the company developing an innovative digital platform that will support the management of the next generation of gig-economy contractors.

Guildhawk works with world leaders in a number of different fields, such as Bloomberg, Shell and Michael Kors. Clients put their trust in Guildhawk because they know that their business is being looked after by professionals, with a level of care that Guildhawk love to show in their work.

You will be creating an innovative interactive digital platform that will support a high-quality cloud-based translation management system. The resulting system will not only challenge your own skills but also the industry as a whole as well as the company’s business model. The team are to fulfil the two roles: (i) Interaction Designer with good technical skills and knowledge of human factors in system design; and, (ii) Full Stack Developer with excellent technical and software engineering skills and with experience developing cloud-based solutions.

The job will provide you with excellent experience and prospects working on a high-profile project. This will offer a great opportunity for establishing a significant role in the company's growth.

There will be the opportunity to meet the team at an exclusive Guildhawk event in Sheffield in mid-late August. Please follow Guildhawk’s LinkedIn page for further details

As a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate you will be based at the company’s office in Sheffield and will work directly with senior company staff. You will also receive additional support in software design and development and interaction design from experts at Sheffield Hallam University.

The appointment carries a range of benefits including:

  • A competitive salary (plus incentives including a significant individual training budget). Reviews and bonus-based rewards will be assessed as the project progresses.
  • Residential off-site management training will also be provided free of charge.
  • As a University employee you will also be entitled to pursue a Masters level qualification, either as an MPhil or taught MS, at no cost.

Although the appointments are initially for 18 and 21 months, for the right candidate it is likely that a permanent position will be available within the company upon successful completion of the project.

Fixed-term for 21 months.

What we are looking for

Accepted degree subjects

  • computer sciences and IT
  • electronic and electrical engineering

Additional job details

Number of vacancies
£25,000 - £30,000

Salary dependent on experience plus £3,000 dedicated training budget for each role

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Sheffield Hallam welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, pregnancy and maternity, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

**We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented groups**

For non-EU applicants, we are unlikely to be able to offer a certificate of sponsorship for this job (unless you are switching from a UK student visa), so you should only apply if you already have unrestricted permission to work in the UK.

Please quote job number: 049903.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 1 September 2019

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Closing date:  1 September 2019

Expires8 days

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