Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate, Information Visualization Developer

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
£28,000 - £34,000
21 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
18 Feb 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date: 18/02/2020
Salary: £28,000 - £34,000

Job description

KTP Associate - Information Visualisation

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 Position

The successful candidate (KTP Associate) will be employed by Edinburgh Napier University on a 22 months contract, and will be based full time at Fortinet based in modern office accommodation in the centre of Edinburgh. They will be researching, designing and implementing visualisation software suitable for the presentation of data collected by Fortinet's commercial product. Expected outcomes are the software which can be incorporated into the product and the dissemination of any research done during the project as academic papers. This project is self-contained with good support by the company, the academic partner and Innovate UK.

Who we are looking for

Candidates should have MSc or PhD in Computer Science/Informatics with experience in visualisation design and implementation. Strong interpersonal skills, self-motivation, and the ability to plan and organise time are required. In addition to academics skills such as literature reviewing, candidates must have experience in:

  • Software development (in particular JavaScript)
  • Use of the D3 JavaScript library (or equivalent visualisation technology)
  • Data handling and management (retrieval from database, processing, transformation between formats)

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: 18th February (Midnight)
Salary: GBP 28,000 - GBP 34,000

Interviews will take place during the week commencing 2nd March 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 hold Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here