KTP Associate - Online Live Data Management and Information Organisation

University of Oxford - Oxford e-Research Centre

Horus Security Ltd, Faringdon Road, London

The successful candidate will develop a full understanding of the internal operational activities of all divisions of Horus Security, with a view to leading a review of Horus’s existing data management, organisation and utilisation capabilities and practices, to feed into a governance framework and a set of operational policies. This will offer critique, steps for improvement and will prioritise knowledge for transfer from Centre’s knowledge base. This project builds on the JISC funded NeuroHub project showcasing the clear alignment of intelligence product generation and the stages of transformation from raw material to output with the same or similar processes undertaken through academic research. This will also include determinations of how a companywide platform should be deployed including technology choices from local installations through to a fully cloud deployed SaaS model. The NeuroHub platform builds on a number of open source underpinning tools and technologies, including Drupel and Alfresco, as well as Apache Tika and Solr, which would be further integrated and extended themselves as well as integrated with other tools and services already running within Horus Security.

The successful candidate will be based in the offices of Horus in Holburn, London, whilst working with the Centre’s Advanced e-Infrastructure Research Group supervised by Professor Wallom. The role encompasses the facilitation to transfer cutting edge data management and exploitation expertise from the Centre to Horus’s core business platform and central IT services as well as promote methodologies for increased exploitation of current and future data holdings. By the end of the project, the postholder can expect to have received mentorship across a broad range of disciplines from project stakeholders with expertise in academia, information and personal security, risk management, technology development and business management, all in a business that has pioneered utilisation of open source data to generate high quality intelligence products.

The post will be for a fixed-term period of 2 years from 1 October 2016, consideration may be given to later commencement to accommodate existing notice periods.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 28 October 2016. Interview will be held in London within 2 weeks of the closing.


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