KTP Associate - Software Research Engineer

Closing Date
Wednesday, 29th March 2017
Job Type
Computer Science
£22,000 – £28,000 per annum depending on skills, qualifications and experience. Plus significant training package

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to kick-start their career in industry as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). The Associate will be working with EventMAP to develop new visualisation tools for their software products and to further their work in the emerging area of ‘fairness’ measures in timetabling and scheduling. The project aims to demonstrate that introducing the concept of subjective ‘fairness’ into academic timetabling and scheduling software is an important step to improving the overall satisfaction levels across all participants.

The position is funded through the acclaimed Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) scheme which is a government-supported initiative, enabling graduates (KTP Associates) to work on exciting and challenging projects in a partnership between a business and a university. This is an opportunity to fast track your career by managing a strategic project that has the potential to transform the business.

You will be employed by the University of Nottingham (School of Computer Science) but will be based at EventMAP, working directly with senior company staff, as well as receiving additional mentoring support from expert University staff.

EventMAP develop cutting-edge software and consultancy packages for timetabling, scheduling, resourcing and space planning for academia and large-scale organisations. Our solutions are designed to provide powerful, flexible tools that can help create significant increases in operational efficiency and our clients include a number of the world’s leading universities, as well as an ever-expanding number of large commercial and public sector organisations.

The post holder should:

·          Possess a degree in Computer Science or a similar science / engineering discipline.

·          Be proficient in developing software applications in C#, ASP.NET, MS-SQL Server, JavaScript, and common frontend JavaScript libraries such as React, Backbone and Angular.

·          Have experience in object-oriented software design principles, a working knowledge of Continuous Integration and experience writing unit tests and using TDD.

·          Experience in scheduling, timetabling or optimisation is desirable but not essential.

·          Have excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

·          Be able to work independently, prioritise tasks and work to tight deadlines.

·          Have good project management skills.

·          Have good interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to deal with a variety of people at different levels.

The post will be offered on a full-time fixed-term contract for a period of two years.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a government funded knowledge transfer initiative that supports partnerships between business and universities, placing graduates on challenging, high profile projects. Further information is available at:

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Ender Ozcan, tel: 0115 9515544 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.