QUEENS UNIVERSITY BELFAST

Director of Engineering

Location
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Salary
£58,944 to £72,677 per annum.
Posted
21 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Feb 2020
Ref
20/108075
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Application closing date: 05/02/2020
Salary: £58,944 to £72,677 per annum.
Job category/type: Research

Job description

Are you an experienced Software Engineering Director or Principal with a keen interest in Cyber Security, AI and solving societal challenges with new technologies? The CSIT team are seeking to recruit an Engineering Director to join us. You will use your engineering development and leadership experience to lead and develop the above engineering teams, establish technology roadmaps, and bring our activities to the next level. You will be working on leading edge research, not seen anywhere in industry, alongside our world renowned academic colleagues. You will translate this research from theory into to tangible software assets, IP and real world demonstrators that capture the imagination. Your team will be working on full stack development utilising high-level software development such as C, C++, Java, Python and R. Alternatively you can recommend alternative technologies and frameworks. Whatever tools get the job done.

Working in CSIT is both challenging and rewarding, you will drive innovation, think differently about approaches and deliver results where you and the team will be creating tomorrow's security essentials today, in an environment which encourages experimentation.

The Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) is a Global Research Institute (GRI) of Queen's University, Belfast. Operating under the agenda of "Secure Connected Intelligence", ECIT is a globally recognised institute, driven by research excellence, solving societal challenges and delivering impact through a unique model of open innovation. Building on strengths across "Secure Connected Intelligence", the Institute will draw in expertise from specialist centres at QUB in Global Food Security and Medical and Health Sciences, as well as supporting the application of these technologies in other sectors such as financial services (Fintech) and advanced manufacturing.

One of the research centres within ECIT is the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT). CSIT has been at the leading edge of cybersecurity innovation. With a remit to conduct world leading research into applied cryptography, network security and security analytics (Artificial Intelligence), the centre also has responsibility to commercialise the research and support the growth of the cyber security industry in the UK.  CSIT employs a team of 15 experienced product developers in both software and hardware systems to further develop new ideas into well-engineered prototypes, technology demonstrators, and licensable IP.

Since 2008, the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) has been at the leading edge of cybersecurity innovation.  CSIT is the UK national Innovation and Knowledge Centre for cyber security.  With a remit to conduct world leading research into applied cryptography, network security and security analytics (Artificial Intelligence) the centre also has responsibility to commercialise that research and support the growth of the cyber security industry in the UK.  CSIT employs a team of 15 experienced product developers in both software and hardware systems to further develop new ideas into well-engineered prototypes and technology demonstrators.

The successful candidate must have:

  • 2:1 Honours Degree, or equivalent, in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline.
  • Proven track record in building, leading, and motivating highly performing technical teams.
  • Substantial track record of technical project management and successful delivery of multi-million pound projects in technically challenging areas using development teams.
  • Substantial expertise in commercial software and/or hardware product development across a broad range of platforms and technologies.  
  • Experience of working in or with high technology start-ups. 
  • Proven track record of interacting with and positively influencing key decision makers in industry and/or government agencies.

Queen's University Belfast is one of Northern Ireland's most dynamic and exciting employers with influential and world leading staff impacting on the world around us. We are a magnet for investment, a patron of the arts and a global player in fields ranging from cancer research to environmental sustainability.

We offer competitive salaries with incremental progression within scale, and an annual review of a cost of living increase. At Queen's we hold work life balance in the highest regard, offering 37 days annual leave and family friendly initiatives. Our generous pension of USS 21.1% employer contribution and we offer a multitude of development options tailored to help you succeed within your role with us and to support you with your career progression. As an employee you will be able to access discounted award winning sports facilities, Queen's Film Theatre and local food and beverage outlets among many others. We are immensely proud of what our University will offer you.

Informal enquiries may be directed to David Crozier via email to d.crozier@qub.ac.uk 

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