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KTP Associate - Computer Data Scientist

University of Plymouth

Location: Plymouth
Salary: £35,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th September 2018
Closes: 14th October 2018

Starting salary of £35,000

£4,000 personal development budget

24 month fixed term contract

Based in Exeter

We are seeking an enthusiastic and talented Computer/Data Scientist to work on an innovative collaboration between Software Solved Limited and the University of Plymouth

The Role:

A unique opportunity for a recently qualified computer/data scientist to work on a joint project under Knowledge Transfer Partnership, between Software Solved Limited and the University of Plymouth.  The key objective of this role is to apply machine learning and computational intelligence to normalise numerous data sources to develop a predictive risk management tool for the Insurance sector.

The Candidate:

You will have a good first degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Data Science or other related fields. A higher degree related to machine learning, artificial intelligence, data analytics or big data or similar is desirable. 

You will have proven knowledge in developing and coding machine learning algorithms and experience in software development, large-scale data analytics and development and application of machine learning methods.

Experience of working in industry is highly desirable as is experience in developing and delivering training and mentoring for other software developers. The ability to convey technical concepts to a non-technical audience is also highly desirable.

You will be highly numerate with well-developed statistical skills and you will need to be methodical and tenacious with demonstrable written and verbal communication skills and the ability to lead a project from the technical/scientific perspective.

You will be thorough, analytical with good attention to detail and have the ability to work within ISO 9001, regulatory systems and be a good team player.

The Company:

Software Solved were formed in 1998 and develop software, mobile cloud and data solutions, they are a Microsoft Gold Partner and all their processes are ISO 9001 compliant. They pride themselves on working closely with their clients to undertake software integration, application support or bespoke software development projects. They work across many sectors but have a particular focus on the Insurance industry where they develop risk management and claims handling software.

University of Plymouth:

University of Plymouth is one of the UK's Top 5 modern universities (Times Higher Education '150 Under 50' 2016 league table), and has a strong reputation for innovation. We are at the heart of Plymouth and play a key role in the cultural, social and economic life of our vibrant waterfront city. You will be working with the support of a team of Academics including Dr Luciana Dalla Valle, Lecturer in Statistics and Dr Giovanni Masala, Lecturer in Networks and Cloud Computing.

Closing Date: 14 October 2018

Interview Date: W/C  8th November

For further information please contact Dave Marshall –

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is one of Europe’s leading graduate recruitment programmes helping businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base. High calibre graduates are employed to work on specific projects whilst being supported by a dedicated University.

  • Accelerate your career
  • Earn a competitive salary
  • Receive practical and formal management training and development
  • Mentoring support from the university and company
  • Experience of managing an innovative project
  • On site experience with industrial partners
  • Opportunity for a professional qualification
  • Possibility of continuing employment with the company

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