Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate, Information Visualization Developer

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
32,000 - 39,000
Nov 27, 2019
End of advertisement period
Dec 15, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date: 15/12/2019
Salary: 32,000 - 39,000
Package: An enhanced professional development package is provided.

Job description

Fortinet and Edinburgh Napier University

KTP Associate - Information Visualization Developer

22 month fixed term contract (potential for permanent position)

Fortinet and Edinburgh Napier University are embarking on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) that will allow Fortinet to use the visualisation expertise of the university to develop the next generation of security visualisation capabilities for generating insight through visual exploration and discovery of relationships in customers' business data.

Fortinet is concerned with monitoring & reporting on the security of business systems & data. With its award winning technology, Fortinet markets itself as operating as a User & Entity Behaviour Analytics platform with a specific focus on "insider threat" - accidental or malicious sharing of business critical data, intellectual property, introduction of malware and anomalous behaviours.

The aim of this project is to promote Fortinet into an industry-leading position where data is converted into actionable "knowledge" through meaningful, insightful and story-telling visualisations that allow the user to connect different data points and recognise patterns that are not obvious when looking at individual data points, thereby discovering new knowledge. As Fortinet looks to develop a new class of visualisation tool, this involves a large degree of research and specialist skills that the University brings to the project.

The successful candidate (KTP Associate) will be employed by the University on a 22 months contract, and will be based full time at Fortinet based in modern office accommodation in the centre of Edinburgh. Although both the academic and industrial supervisors supervise the project on which the Associate is working, the Associate will need to have the capacity to operate and manage the project on a day-to-day basis. Therefore strong interpersonal skills, self-motivation, and the ability to plan and organise time are required.

Who we are looking for

An employee of the University, the KTP associate will be located in Fortinet, Edinburgh. You will work closely with the Fortinet product and engineering team in order to help deliver on the KTP project objectives. 
Candidates should have MSc or PhD in Computer Science/Informatics with experience in visualisation design and implementation.

Candidates must have experience in:

  • Literature reviewing 
  • JavaScript
  • D3 (or equivalent visualisation technology
  • Data handling 
  • Software development

An enhanced professional development package is provided.

To know more about this exciting opportunity please click here to view the role profile and click here for further information on the project.

Closing date: 15th December (Midnight)

Interviews will take place during the week commencing 06/01/2020

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here