Software Developer - Big Data & Text Mining (KTP Associate)

The University of Manchester - Alliance Manchester Business School

Duration : immediately for 26 months.
Hours Per week : 35.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious graduate with the ability and confidence to manage a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with Ltd.

The University of Manchester and Ltd are looking to recruit a KTP Associate to undertake this 30 month project which has an overall purpose to design, develop and embed a data driven business model and management information framework which will support the company's strategic vision of expansion.

The position will provide you with a unique opportunity to gain competencies in business process design, integration and implementation utilising data mining techniques, big and open data with supervision from the academic team within Alliance Manchester Business School. You will be faced with the challenge of understanding both the theory and the practical application of data driven models to support an intelligent business system. You will also have the challenge of translating your technical know-how into a form that can be easily communicated to members of staff, including the rigours of working to a commercial deadline.

You will also have the opportunity to access the KTP Training Programme designed to equip you with the skills to successfully deliver your KTP project and support your future career development. In addition to the training programme you will have the option of registering for a part-time higher degree or MBA and you will have a ring fenced training budget of £5,000 to support this. As well as being exposed to the exciting and intellectually stimulating environment within the Alliance Manchester Business School.

You will be required to have a recently-obtained degree minimum of a 2:1 in Software Engineering or similar area such as Business Information System. A Master's in e-Business would be desirable. Or a similar Master's with e-Business as a core module. Previous experience with Big Data and Text Mining would also be desirable.

This post is funded through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) award, a UK Government scheme intended to promote sustained and mutually beneficial relationships between universities and industry. 

Based at Ltd in Stockport, you will work directly with supervisors from both the University and and will use the facilities and resources of both organisations. 

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the black and minority ethnic (BME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area. All appointments will be made on merit.

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, the University of Manchester will not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position. All non EU/EEA candidates must have valid immigration status and/or a UK visa valid for the duration of the contract in order to be considered for this appointment.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews 

Name: Dr Cesar Marin



Name: Dr Babis Theodoulidis


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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