Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are a unique UK-wide activity that help businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity by making better use of the knowledge, technology and skills within universities, colleges and research organisations. Further information is available at: www.ktponline.org.uk
The University of Essex in partnership with Blackman & White Ltd offers an exciting opportunity to a graduate to develop state-of-the-art automated motion control on a new, patented cutting machine and programming functionality for Blackman & White's current range of machines. This post is fixed term for 30 months and is based at Blackman & White Ltd's offices in Heybridge, Essex.
DUTIES OF THE POST
The duties of the post will include:
- Conduct assessment of current user interface system and analysis of company needs.- Design the development framework for an intuitive interface platform with capacity for iterative/remote future development.- Understand and contribute to the evolution of a long term strategic business plan including milestone deadlines.- Apply current leading embedded systems techniques to the development and testing of a user interface system.- Integration with existing model range and evaluation of compatibility/functionality. - Iteration of user interface system and development for new product lines.- Document development programme and conduct training exercises to embed new knowledge among colleagues.- Participation in promotion and marketing of the new system to existing customers and potential new markets; this may include presentations or attendances at trade shows, etc. - Presentation of the innovative methods employed in association with the Academic Supervisory team; participation in the preparation of one or more academic journal article(s) and potential attendance at one or more conference(s).
The postholder must have:
- BSc in Computer Science or Electronic Engineering.- Knowledge and experience of C, C++, Java, Visual Studio.- Knowledge and experience of GUI design.- Experience of working in Human Computer Interfacing.- Knowledge and experience of embedded systems, microcontrollers and network security.- Knowledge and experience of motion control systems and firmware.- Experience of laboratory testing and analysis.- Experience of working with real-time systems.
As a KTP Associate, the post will offer the following benefits:
- A personal development budget of GBP 5,000 (exclusive of salary). - Management training and mentoring by an Innovate UK KTP Adviser. - An interesting and challenging role, with exposure to a variety of stakeholders. - Full access to university resources to complete the project. - World-leading Academic and Company project supervision, with project support by a dedicated, sector leading KTP Office.
Blackman & White LtdThe Street Industrial EstateHeybridge StreetHeybridgeMaldonCM9 4XB
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Please see the further detail link below for a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 876559).
*Further detail: Motion Control Software Developer (KTP Associate) jobpack
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