|Salary:||£29,619 to £30,502 Grade 6 per annum|
|Placed On:||6th December 2022|
|Closes:||16th January 2023|
About the role
A project recently funded by InnovateUK, aims to transform access to renewable, reliable, affordable power, heat and by-products through the pyrolysis of crop waste residues. The project, led by PyroGenesys Ltd. will install a number of pyrolysis machines at locations in Nigeria. Key to the deployment of these machines will be the evaluation of sites to ensure the supply of crop waste, the demand for energy locally and an assessment of carbon emission savings. The University of Leicester has developed approaches to use satellite data to detect crop growth and harvest dates, monitor agricultural activity in relation to, for example, drought impacts and, developed a model that utilises existing building detection products to understand the potential demand for energy. In related projects, we have deployed R&D services on a cloud-based, geospatial data processing and visualization platform GeoData360 (built by CGI-IT-UK-Ltd).
With InnovateUk funding, we seek an exceptional project software engineer who is interested in making an impact through R&D supporting renewable technologies that will reduce reliance on fossil fuels and provide sustainable energy to communities that will drive up investment and quality of life. You will work alongside Kevin Tansey and a Research Assistant to ensure the smooth and stable deployment of these solutions as services within a cloud-based processing infrastructure (GeoData360). You will work with a range of stakeholders, both internal and external. You will be the platform administrator and keep these services secure and stable. This is an outstanding opportunity to support the building of the next generation of cloud-based, satellite image focused services in a University environment whilst receiving excellent training opportunities in remote sensing and image processing. You will be working at Space Park Leicester, our new £100 million building.
You will have at least a MSc degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent work experience) in addition to experience of working with or in industry. You will be an effective communicator, a team player, with Linux/AWS sysadmin and user experience in Kubernetes / Docker /containerisation, Data engineering (e.g. optimising batch processing container pipelines) and service-level knowledge.
For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Kevin Tansey on email@example.com
We anticipate that interviews will take place during week commencing 23 January 2023.
The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.
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