Rule Based System Development

London Metropolitan University - School of Computing and Digital Media

About us

Lloyds- LondonMet Partnership

The Enterprise Partnership between Lloyds Bank and London Metropolitan University has been in operation for 5 years and has resulted in several projects in the area of cybersecurity. Its main purpose is to assist the efforts of Lloyds Bank to secure its operations through providing expertise and dedicated resources for tackling the difficult problems of cybercrime, fraud and security management.

About the post

The School of Computing at London Metropolitan University in partnership with Lloyds Bank are currently recruiting for a highly motivated Research Associate to conduct a study of the security aspects of online banking and the methods for identity recognition and authentication with an emphasis on the application to online banking. The post holder will work within a research team at Lloyds Bank to carry out research and perform software development activities aimed at supporting Lloyds Bank’s efforts to implement an integrated policy for cross-channel security management. The post-holder is expected to develop an intelligent rule-based software system for assisting the security policy management and after completing the work may be offered a permanent position within Lloyds Bank.

Job Benefits Include

  • Working on the forefront of the technical development in cybersecurity.
  • Developing creativity and innovative thinking.
  • Interacting with high calibre specialists within professional environment.
  • Excellent career opportunities – potential for a permanent position with the company partner at the end of the project.
  • Highly competitive salary.

The Candidate

  • You will be a graduate with a BSc/MSc in Computer Science, IT, Software Engineering or Applied Mathematics. An MSc or PhD in computer science could be a benefit. You will have experience in the following:
  • Knowledge of methodologies for formal specification, logic modeling and knowledge representation (i.e., Z, Predicate Logic, Description Logic)
  • Knowledge of technologies, methods and algorithms for developing rule-base systems (i.e., search and indexing, pattern matching and unification, constraint propagation, etc.)
  • Working knowledge and practical skills in using tools for object-oriented programming (i.e., Java, Eclipse/NetBeans)
  • Professional skills for software development (including testing and documentation)

An additional advantage would be the acquaintance with the business processes in digital banking and some knowledge of the principles and methods for fraud detection, cybersecurity and security management.

For this challenging and demanding role you must be highly motivated and a good team player whilst able to work on your own initiative. You will be a confident communicator able to relate to colleagues at all levels including company board members and must be in excellent command of English.

For more information

or informal enquiries contact Prof. Karim Ouazzane at or on 020 7133 4306 or Dr. Vassil Vassilev at

The Research Associate will be employed by London Metropolitan University under the terms and conditions of the collaborative project between London Metropolitan University and Lloyds Bank.

Ref: 16SCDM1001

Closing Date: 5 November 2016

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