Birmingham City University / Murray Uniforms
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Unity Software Developer KTP Associate

Job description

Murray Uniforms and The School of Computing and Digital Technology at Birmingham City University (BCU) are looking to appoint a Unity software developer for Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) systems. The position is for two years (subject to be extended post KTP for an exceptional candidate).

The associate will work on designing and developing novel uses of AR and VR in the uniform design industry. They will be tasked to use current and emerging hardware systems, software platforms and game engines to develop and pilot a new set of immersive tools for work-wear design and showcase. These will develop the Murray brand, business portfolio, and expand their knowledge base, disrupting the traditional work-wear industry. The role also requires the associate to develop and manage new pilot evaluation studies, which will establish the effectiveness of AR in addressing key business questions for Murray Uniforms.

The Unity software developer for Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme co-funded by Innovate UK. It is essential you understand how KTP works with business and the University, and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure a KTP Associate position. For more information please go to: .

Location and reporting

This Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate position will be based at Murray Uniforms, who pride themselves of a long-standing tradition in innovation and disruption of workwear fashion industry.

The Associate will work within the team at Murray Uniforms Coventry office and be supported by academics from BCU’s Digital Media Technology Lab

Associate overview

The associate will work on designing and developing novel uses of AR and VR in the uniform design industry. They will be tasked to use current and emerging hardware systems, software platforms and game engines to develop and pilot a new set of immersive tools for work-wear design and showcase. These will develop the Murray brand, business portfolio, and expand their knowledge base, disrupting the traditional work-wear industry. The role also requires the associate to develop and manage new pilot evaluation studies, which will establish the effectiveness of AR in addressing key business questions for Murray Uniforms.

Company terms and conditions
22 days holiday in any calendar year plus UK national holidays
Working hours Monday to Friday 08:30- 17:00 with 30 min lunch break

Fixed term for two years (subject to be extended post KTP for an exceptional candidate)

What we are looking for

The ideal candidate will have excellent technical development and social interaction skills and should be willing to work as part of a tightly knit, innovative group of highly motivated individuals. As part of their role, the associate will be expected to interact with some of the most senior people inside and outside of Murray, including major customers. The candidate must also be adept at applying their knowledge to commercial projects, driving value and making an impact where possible, with an ability to solve problems and create innovative solutions.

  • Experience of working with Unity platform advantageous, experience in other game engines acceptable.
  • Good knowledge of AR, VR and other related emerging technologies.
  • Strong programming background (Desired languages: C#, XML, SQL, Javascript).
  • Experience working with Sensors Systems.
  • 3D Modelling skills.
  • Commercial understanding and awareness.
  • Clothing experience/ understanding advantageous, but not essential.
  • The Associate will need to be able to develop through training and have a strong sense of managing their workload.
  • The Associate will need to be able to communicate clearly and prove interpersonal skills.
  • As Murray Uniform is highly focused on values and a united culture, it is essential to prove teamwork spirit.

Qualifications

Hold Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience in applied computer science, HCI, digital media technology, IT or other related discipline.

Accepted degree subjects

  • mathematics
  • computer sciences and IT
  • electronic and electrical engineering

Additional job details

Location
Coventry
Salary
£22,000 - £28,000

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term

Full-time

How to apply

Interview date: to be confirmed.

For details of how to apply please visit our website at https://jobs.bcu.ac.uk/ and attach a CV and cover letter Birmingham City University has an index linked contributory pension scheme. Birmingham City University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Please note; on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicized closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice. We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

Birmingham City University holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award and promotes the advancement of gender equality through Representation, Progression and Success for All. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

For further information please contact:
Dr Ian Williams / Dr Maite Frutos

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31 December 2019

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Closing date:  31 December 2019

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