Technical Manager

Lancaster University - School of Computing and Communications

We are looking for a Technical Manager to enhance the Graduate Academy, embedded within the School of Computing and Communications (SCC). This new role is to support an exciting new digital health initiative at Lancaster University. This programme focuses on innovation in healthcare by supporting Lancashire small businesses in the development of new digital product and service concepts. The role holder will seek to enable innovative use of digital technology in a broad range of healthcare sectors, covering primary healthcare & social services to healthy lifestyle applications. As a Technical Manager, you will both supervise and contribute to the delivery of bespoke digital R & D projects working primarily with small business clients and the delivery team in SCC.

This initiative is part of Lancaster’s Health Innovation Campus. The role is not a typical development team position but covers a blend of software engineering and consultancy in order to assist clients in developing digital prototypes and realising their vision. The bespoke projects will challenge you to discover what healthcare service problems can be tackled using new and innovative digital technology.

You will need to be able to demonstrate a range of practical technical experience in software development and programming. We are not grounded in any one particular technology, and expect to utilise a mix of technologies to gather, process and visualise data. Some knowledge of Data Science may be an advantage and complement the team skills. The successful candidate must have the flexibility to adapt and quickly adopt new technical skills and approaches. Good communication skills are essential as is the ability to work with business to assess their requirements. You will be creative in supporting companies to innovate and develop new products and services through the application of the latest digital technology.

A familiarity with working with small businesses will be an advantage. The job will also include the mentoring of graduate developers in their professional development. The ability to travel to meetings at client company locations throughout the region is essential.

More information on the University and the Health Innovation Campus project is available by following the links in this advert.

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For an informal discussion of the role, please contact Stewart Kember, Graduate Academy Manager:

We particularly welcome applications from women for this role in order to increase our staff diversity in this part of the University.

This is a full-time fixed term post until December 2020 and is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. The post is advertised subject to final funders approval.

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