Software Engineer - KTP Associate

University of Glasgow / eCom Scotland
Location: Dunfermline
Salary £32k - £34k pa. (plus £4k training and development)
Closing date: 9th August 2022

This role is offered through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership funded programme for the development and implementation of remote robotic educational and training system that allows the trainers and trainees to perform remote experiments and exercises from the extended reality environment.

The industrial partner, where the role is based for this project is eComScotland (, who are a well-established company in AR/VR educational content and assessment creation. The selected candidate will work at the company’s Dunfermline site, receiving training from the company and support from the university teams.

This role requires direct engagement with eCom’s Directors, KTP project team driving discussions that create strategic business opportunities for the company, aligned to business value and technical solutions to the customer’s long term business strategies.

The role requires the development of a broad and deep understanding of eLearning technology and its application in telepresence robotics. Providing service offerings and the ability to align the industry’s technology solutions that leverage the full breadth of eCom technologies, solution offering and reusable IP.

The role will require the associate to work across the business with Marketing, Sales and Delivery teams to identify, peruse, analyse and capture business opportunities, product roadmaps, and webhosting considerations. This role requires a passion for the customer experience, which is demonstrated through their professionalism, work ethic and striving for excellence in all aspects of the customer experience. This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside the research team of the company as well as senior management staff.

This role applies advanced analytical skills and experience to define technology solutions that closely align to customer business needs.  Be able to research areas and produce effective specifications to overcome challenges.  To be credible, he or she must have current and deep experience with the implementation of large software systems. Understanding of competitive technology enables this role to properly assess feasibility of migrating customer solutions and/or integrating with customer solutions.

You will be rewarded with a highly competitive salary, a personal training and travel budget for attendance at accredited training events. eComScotland prioritise the professional development of their staff and there will be internal opportunities to upskill and obtain professional qualifications.

Ideally, we are searching for a software engineer with strong interest in AR/VR and robotics. Ideally you should have some experience with programming and robotic control.

The salary shall be determined by the Researcher, the University and the KTP Partner. The amount shall be appropriate to the experience and qualifications of the appointed Researcher in the region of £32,000- £34,000 per annum. Funding is available on a full-time basis (35 hours per week) and is available for up to 24 months in the first instance.

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