Researcher/Software Developer in Internet-of-Things

Liverpool, United Kingdom
£33,199 - £39,610 per annum
01 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Contract Type Fixed Term
Hours Full Time
Job Type Research
Salary £33,199 - £39,610 per annum
Vacancy Type Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date 28/03/2019
Documents 2571Researcher Internet-of-Things.pdf

The Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Liverpool John Moores University is seeking to appoint a Researcher / Software Developer in Internet-of-Things (IoT) optimisation, for sustainable cycling/walking to join an exciting research and software/engineering development project. Combining IoT sensors, data science, artificial intelligence in optimisation, and database/IoT/mobile app development to deliver for the first time sustainable transport solutions for the Liverpool City Region.

The project will carry out the following activities: (1) piloting IoT sensors technologies to collect transport data; (2) developing an open database to facilitate information sharing; (3) visualisation for monitoring/evaluation purposes; and (4) app development to incentivise and support sustainable cycling and walking. You will join a research/development team comprising the Software Project Manager/Software Architect, two other research fellows/developers and a project administrator.

Using an existing SDK, you will lead the development of an interface connecting IoT sensors with a back end system to facilitate monitoring cycling/walking usage. The interface will include a visual dashboard which shows the positions of the sensors in the transport network. Together with the team, you will also work with engineers from the project’s partners to deploy the sensors in the network. You will also work with the team to explore new possibilities of utilising IoT sensors, data analytics and operational research to improve cycling/walking activities. Examples could be developing a new kind of journey planning utilising a new range of data available in this project, and/or finding optimal plans for infrastructure maintenance and investment.

It is desirable that you will have very strong programming skills in C/C++ or equivalent, strong interests in IoT and/or smart cities systems, some knowledge on programming on embedded system, Agile software development processes and some knowledge on optimisation.

This R&D project is the technical strand of a wider Liverpool City Region (LCR) Sustainable Green Travel Corridors project, which supports the economic resurgence of the Liverpool City Region by improving sustainable transport links (such as cycling and walking), removing transport barriers and broadening the travel choices available to LCR visitors and residents. The project is funded by a consortium comprising Merseytravel, Local Authorities, the Eden Project, and Liverpool John Moores University, with support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Please note - This post is being part funded by ERDF. The post is subject to contract with ERDF

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Trung Thanh Nguyen, email:

LJMU values diversity and provides a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone can fulfil their potential.

Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.

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