KTP Associate - Big Data for Product Lifecycle Management

Cranfield University - School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing

Design Rule Ltd is a British company located at Silverstone Technology Park which has been providing product lifecycle management services to industries throughout the world for over 20 years.  An exciting opportunity to work as a KTP Associate has arisen as part of a 24-month Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Cranfield University. This is an exciting project that offers the opportunity to take on research challenges in manufacturing to support UK industry. The successful candidate will also enjoy a personal £2,000 per annum development budget.

As a KTP Associate, you will work in conjunction with the Through-life Engineering Services Centre (www.through-life-engineering-services.org) in the Manufacturing Department at Cranfield University. The mission of the Centre is to develop knowledge, technology and process demonstrators, novel methodologies, techniques and the associated toolsets to allow the concept design of high value engineering systems based on design and manufacturing for through-life engineering services. You will also have the opportunity to utilise the Digital Service Engineering Lab and Cranfield University.

Design Rule offer Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) consultancy services and develop Computer Aided Design (CAD) and PLM software. It is strategically placed and keen to continue its company growth pattern by elevating its current offering to accommodate an innovative closed loop PLM for Industry 4.0. Obtaining the integration of Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data management technologies within a PLM framework.

This project requires two KTP Associates with differing skill sets. Both associates will work together as a team to create a complete PLM solution with the 1st associate focusing on developing design methodology for IoT enabled devices and the 2nd on big data analyse and visualisation to allow effective IoT product design feedback.

This advert is for the KTP Associate: Big Data for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) position. You will have a background in computer science, mechanical or electrical engineering, physics or mathematical sciences and hold, at the minimum, a MSc in computer science, mechanical or electrical engineering, physics, or mathematical or statistical sciences, with a specialisation in Data Management or Big Data. Preference will be given to candidates with at least one year of industrial experience. Essential for this position is data management and analytics experience and skills and object oriented programming. You will have the ability to design and apply data analytics and data management solutions.  Knowledge of PLM will be preferable. It is important that you are a clear and persuasive communicator (both written and verbally), have good team working skills but also be able to work independently, have the ability to work under pressure and have an analytical approach.

You will build on a heritage of excellence and become a key team member at Design Rule Ltd. Engagement and working with clients and customers is actively encouraged from the outset. Access to Design Rule Ltd’s prestigious links and Cranfield’s far-reaching influence place you in an ideal position to launch your ideas and career across a global network.

For an informal discussion, please contact Christos Emmanoulidis, Senior Lecturer in IoT and Visual Analytics, on +44 (0)1234 758355 or (E); christosem@cranfield.ac.uk

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