UTRCI Research Scientist, Machine Learning and Data Analytics

United Technologies Research Centre Ireland

United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) delivers advanced technologies to the businesses of United Technologies Corporation (UTC). UTC is a diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries. Its commercial business – UTC Building & Industrial Systems – comprises Otis elevators and escalators as well as UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a leading provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire and security systems, and building automation and controls. The company’s aerospace businesses include Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and UTC Aerospace Systems aerospace products.

UTRC engages with UTC business units and external research organizations globally to pursue research and develop innovative technologies that meet/anticipate marketplace needs. Founded in 1929, UTRC is headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut (U.S.), with an office in Berkeley, California, and research and development centers in Shanghai, China and Cork, Ireland.

United Technologies Research Centre Ireland, Ltd. (UTRCI), established in 2009, conducts research into the next generation of energy and security systems for high-performance buildings, generating world-class technologies for UTC’s commercial businesses worldwide. Recently, UTRC Ireland added aerospace systems research to its portfolio to support UTC’s large industrial presence in Europe. UTRCI invites qualified individuals to apply for the following position in its Cork office. A competitive compensation and benefits package will be provided to the successful candidates.

Learn more @ www.utrc.utc.com

Job Responsibilities

UTRCI seeks candidates with expertise in decision support. The successful candidates will be responsible for development of advanced decision support, diagnostics & prognostics methodologies and algorithms for buildings and aerospace systems and will contribute to technology demonstrations. The position requires strong analytical skills and experience in developing and implementing of decision support, diagnostics and prognostics technologies in real-world environments. The successful candidates will work as a part of technology teams in developing new technologies that will provide a competitive advantage for UTC’s business units.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter who works well in an international teaming environment, is extremely well-organized and has excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills. Besides technical excellence, an entrepreneurial attitude towards innovation is essential.


A minimum of a doctoral degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or a master’s degree with significant industrial or academic experience is required. A PhD with industrial or academic experience is preferred.


  • Expert knowledge in at least one of the following: (a) machine learning, data mining, pattern recognition, big data analysis; (b) component and/or system level diagnostics and prognostics analysis of mechanical and/or electrical systems.
  • Some experience in dealing with data collected from buildings (HVAC, elevators, security systems etc.) and/or aerospace systems will be a plus.
  • A proven research credential with publications in journals and conferences in the relevant field and/or a patent portfolio is required. Experience in successful grant proposal writing is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team to successfully achieve desired technical outcomes within time and budget constraints.
  • Ability to adapt to new challenges and go beyond the original field of expertise.
  • Software skills (required at least 2): C/C++, Java/C#, MATLAB, Python and relevant statistical inference tools and libraries.

What we offer

Employees at UTRC-I enjoy a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team-based working environment. As part of your daily job with UTRC you will be able to actively collaborate with national and international universities, work with research teams from other UTRC research centers around the globe, bring your ideas to life through our innovation pipeline process and work in many diverse technical domains ranging from building automation to aerospace.

A competitive compensation and benefits package will be provided to the successful candidates.

Additional Comments

This position is based at UTRC’s European hub in Cork, Ireland. To be eligible to apply, candidates must be legally entitled to work and reside in Ireland.

Candidates can apply online at: http://www.utrc.utc.com/ by selecting the “Job Postings (International)” option in the drop-down menu under “Careers.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.