Vacancies

SICSA continues to grow as a world-class pool of researchers in Informatics and Computing Science and there are a range of vacancies occurring regularly across the SICSA member Universities.

This page also features vacancies from industrial employers seeking to recruit graduates in Informatics and Computing Science. Please note that all applications to external vacancies (outside SICSA) must be made directly to the advertising institution or organisation and not via SICSA.

University of Glasgow, School of Computing Science, Professor in Cyber Security

Closing Date: 26th April 2021

 

The School of Computing Science is looking for a Professor of Cybersecurity to draw together and build on existing research and teaching in cybersecurity as part of a strategic expansion. The successful candidate will take the lead on the recruitment of a further three academic staff at Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Reader level. Together with several existing academic staff whose research involves various aspects of cybersecurity, these will form a new Section within the School, led by the successful candidate.

The University of Glasgow, established in 1451, is a member of the UK’s Russell Group of leading universities. The University is committed to enhancing its position as one of the world’s great broad-based research-intensive universities.

The candidate should demonstrate an outstanding track record of national and international distinction and leadership in research, including publications, income and awards, bringing external recognition and distinction to yourself and the University.

The School of Computing Science has a long-standing record in areas spanning topics related to the security of networked systems and security and safety for cyber-physical systems (CPS) and has expanded its portfolio into hardware security, software verification, IoT privacy as well as human-centered and usable security.   

We are particularly interested in applicants with outstanding achievements but not limited to a number of areas covering embedded and networked systems security, operating systems security, hardware security, networked systems resilience and reliability, data privacy, and cryptography.

More information and how to apply.

Amazon Development Centre (Scotland) Ltd, Edinburgh

The following vacancies are currently available at Amazon Development Scotland (Edinburgh). If you are interested in any of the following ADS vacancies, please click on the relevant (external) link at the end of each vacancy

Amazon Advertising, Early Career Scientists

Closing Date: 14th May 2021

 

The new program, which offers full-time two-year positions, is aimed at recent PhD graduates who want to innovate, publish, and have their work impact millions of customers.

Amazon Advertising is looking for talented scientists to join a new program for early career scientists. The scientists will innovate in key areas of online advertising, including machine learning, economics, marketing, operations research, and statistics.

Amazon Advertising helps shoppers discover products on the Amazon Store, and helps brands to reach shoppers at every stage of their shopping journey. The team continually works to improve the shopper experience and helps advertisers delivers billions of ad impressions and millions of clicks every day.

Amazon Advertising scientists apply machine learning, optimization, causal modeling, and game theory at scale to enhance the shopper experience, help advertisers reach relevant audiences, and support brand building. The Amazon Advertising team is seeking talented scientists to invent cutting-edge techniques in a variety of areas and innovate on behalf of shoppers and advertisers.

Amazon Advertising Early career scientists will generate scientific breakthroughs in their areas of expertise. The participants will collaborate with and guide product teams to apply their expertise to model, optimize, and support advertising experiences for shoppers and advertisers.

Participants will also publish their innovations in top-tier academic venues, and lay the foundations for turning those innovations into customer-facing features.

“The program is an excellent opportunity for scientists to draw inspiration from challenges of scale and complexity, continue their inventive research, publish findings in top-tier conferences in their own areas, and innovate to impact millions of customers,” said Muthu Muthukrishnan, Amazon’s vice president of sponsored products, Amazon Advertising.

 Possible topics of research include, but are not limited to:

  • Deep sequence models (e.g., Transformer) for shopper engagement prediction
  • Causal modeling for long-term shopper and retail impact of ads
  • Reinforcement learning for multi-objective content optimization
  • Deep generative models (e.g., GANs) for ad creative generation
  • Online learning in nonstationary environments
  • Game theory for auction design and utility inference

These are full-time positions, so they cannot be held jointly with another appointment.

More information and how to apply.

For more information about applying to the program, please reach out to advertising-es-program@amazon.com.

 

 

Senior Technical Program Manager – Video Creative

Job Description

Video advertising is a complex, multi-sided market with many technologies at play across the industry. The industry is rapidly growing and evolving as viewers are shifting from traditional TV viewing to OTT and publishers are increasingly adding video content to their online experiences. Amazon’s video advertising program is a rising competitor in this industry. Amazon’s service has differentiated assets in our customer & audience insights, exclusive video content including marquee live events, and associated inventory which position us well as an end to end service for advertisers and agencies. As our business grows, we are continually experimenting with a portfolio of emerging ideas and technology as well as global expansion. We seek passionate, hard-working, and talented individuals to help foster these nascent ideas into scalable products and launch them into the market.

As a Senior Technical Program Manager (TPM) in the Video Creative team you will be the primary driver of our software development process by partnering with product manager, engineers, other TPMs, and senior leadership to design, develop and launch world-class video creative solutions. This role is inherently cross-functional with a high degree of ambiguity. You will be a highly visible leader that will own the communication, coordination, and execution of key projects. You will be working alongside some of the smartest engineers at Amazon.

In this role, you will provide project leadership, anticipate bottlenecks, mitigate project risks, quantify the impact of making tradeoffs, and balance business needs against technical constraints. You will provide technical leadership that gets products built and integrated into the advertising ecosystem. A successful candidate is highly analytical, able to work extremely effectively in a matrix organization, and adept at synthesizing a variety of technologies and capabilities into products that advertisers love. The ideal TPM is a creative, demonstrated leader with an expeditious drive to deliver results. This opportunity requires deep technical, problem-solving and communication skills.

Key Responsibilities
  • Translate customer’s business requirements into technical/functional specifications for the engineers
  • Ascertain the true requirements underlying feature requests; recommend alternative technical approaches and lead engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines
  • Run in front of the engineering team, helping define user stories, research appropriate technical solutions, and provide guidance to the team regarding architecture, design, and priorities
  • Apply project management and Agile methodology skills to manage scope, plan work, coordinate resource deployment on tasks, analyze risks/develop mitigation strategies and proactively identify and resolve issues.
  • Capture, share and leverage your best practice knowledge across a broad group of engineers throughout all subsidiaries
  • Provide leadership and perspective and drive stakeholders to decisions in ambiguous situations.
  • Apply continuous improvement methodologies to analyze and understand existing processes and workflows
  • Partner as a technical liaison between customers, business and engineering teams
Basic Qualifications
  • Technical program management experience working directly with software engineering teams
  • Experience managing cross-functional programs and release schedules
  • Experience building and evaluating system-level technical design
  • Experience developing and executing/delivering product and technical roadmaps
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency with agile or other program management methodologies
  • Product development experience (including C++, Java, XML, messaging protocols, and Web Services)
  • Deep understanding of core web technologies: HTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript and AJAX
  • Adept at building processes, project management, and release schedules
  • Expertise working on large and deeply transformative projects
  • High level of comfort communicating effectively across internal and external organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly adapt to new technologies
  • Knowledge of Amazon technologies (e.g. AWS)
  • Knowledge of video creative technologies, techniques and products for advertising

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify, and build.

Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a long-standing top priority for Amazon. Consult our Privacy Notice to know more about how we collect, use, and transfer the personal data of our candidates.

More information and how to apply

 

Applied Scientist

Job Description

Amazon is looking for an Applied Scientist to join the Advertisement Security team in Edinburgh. This team builds scalable solutions that monitor the technical security across Amazon’s advertisement portfolio. Our work is characterized by advanced Machine Learning techniques, high scale, complexity and a constant need for innovation.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience employing cutting-edge machine learning to real-world problems to deliver results. Strong computer science and algorithmic skills, knowledge on web security, exposure to internet-scale businesses, working in cross-functional teams, and a track record of peer-reviewed publication in a relevant area are desirable.

As a scientist working at Amazon, you will play a key role in identifying business opportunities, measuring opportunity, inventing and prototyping solutions. You will use a wide range of technologies, programming languages and systems, and work alongside an experienced engineering team. You will have the freedom and encouragement to explore your own ideas and the reward of seeing your contributions benefit millions of customers worldwide.

Basic Qualifications
  • Experience programming in Java, C++, Python or related language
  • Experience of building machine learning models for business application
  • PhD or equivalent Master’s Degree plus experience in CS, CE, ML or related field

You will have significant experience in machine learning research and engineering. You will hold a Machine Learning PhD, or have undertaken postgraduate study (applicants with a degree in a related discipline who have demonstrated a strong grounding in Machine Learning will also be considered).

Essential skills:
  • Experience applying statistical techniques to solve real business problems.
  • Proficiency in a programming language (C++, Java, C#, C, Python etc.)
  • Proficiency with mathematical programming environments/machine learning ecosystem (R, Matlab, Numpy/SciPy, SAS, MXNet, SageMaker, etc.)
  • Programming skills sufficient to extract, transform, and clean large data sets in a Unix/Linux environment, including basic data manipulation and analysis using command-line tools and scripting.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, combined with the ability to present your ideas clearly and compellingly in both verbal and written English form.
Preferred Qualifications

Personal qualities

  • Results oriented with a strong customer and business focus.
  • Ability to take raw product requirements and bring them to life.
  • Highly innovative, flexible and self-directed, but also a cooperative team player.
  • Ability to communicate and discuss topics with technical, design and business audiences.
  • Experience at dealing with ambiguous and undefined problems.
  • Able to thrive in a challenging and dynamic environment.
  • Strong sense of ownership and a passion to deliver a world-class user experience.

We offer a strong benefits package including healthcare. This is your opportunity to develop a rewarding career, work in a unique environment, and be part of a passionate and international team.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build.

All offers are conditional on references, verification of the right to work in the UK, and a successful background screening check. This check will include previous employment verification, qualification verification (if relevant) and a basic criminal check. Further details of this policy and procedure will be sent to you along with your conditional offer.

Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Consult our Privacy Notice to know more about how we collect, use, and transfer the personal data of our candidates.

Find out more and how to apply

Snr Technical Program Management – Customer Trust and Security

Job Description

Do you want to make a difference to real people’s lives and have direct and immediate impact on millions of customers every day? Do you enjoy leading projects including engineers and machine learning scientists working on innovative, high-scale, complex solutions?

An amazing opportunity has arisen for a Technical Program Manager to join Amazon Advertising’s worldwide Customer Trust team as part of a strategic investment to build technology that will enable Amazon to adopt the most scientific approach to protecting our customers from online safety risks. As the number of digital media users continues to grow worldwide, we are observing malicious users exploiting the internet for personal gain. Come be part of an organisation within Amazon that places customer trust at the heart of what it does, and where the safety of users is paramount.

As a Technical Program Manager you will join a team of engineers responsible for the development of our product and services that implement our long-term vision, you will be the face of the project to our customers, internal/external partners and vendors and will own our requirements and delivery plans.

You will join our community of engineers and technical program managers and contribute to defining and raising technical standards across our organization and within the wider advertising community, participating at industry groups. You will work on some of Amazon’s hardest problems in digital advertising. You will exert technical vision and will build highly scalable, architecturally sound solutions that are aligned with our customer’s and business’s needs. You will possess a unique blend of technical breadth and depth, paired with excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Come join a team based in Edinburgh, Scotland, that is rapidly expanding. Enjoy the chance to work in a relaxed setting with a good social life. You will have strong technical ability, a focus on the customer experience, great teamwork and communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment. The position offers exceptional opportunities for every candidate to grow their technical and non-technical skills. If you are selected, you have the opportunity to really make a difference to people’s lives in our business by inventing, enhancing and building world class systems, delivering results, working on exciting and challenging projects.

Basic Qualifications
  • System design experience
  • Technical program management experience
  • Experience working directly with engineering teams
  • Experience owning roadmap strategy and definition
  • Experience managing programs across cross functional teams, building processes and coordinating release schedules
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field, experience in lieu of degree considered
  • Experience in deeply understanding customers and using that knowledge to better serve their needs
  • A proven track record of making good technical judgement.
  • Proven experience working in engineering teams and industry partners
Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters Degree in Computer Science or related field preferred
  • Experience in vendor management and negotiation of contract technical requirements
  • Experience accelerating technology progress and adoption by creating structures for industry cohesion
  • Experience obtaining accreditation and certification of standards on behalf of business
  • Experience with industry analytics and monitoring platforms
  • Communication and persuasion skills and demonstrating success building buy-in for an innovative and bold vision
  • Technical fluency; comfort understanding and discussing architectural concepts, schedule tradeoffs and new opportunities with technical team members
  • Strong bias for action; ability to juggle multiple priorities and create a sense of urgency in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

We offer a strong benefits package including healthcare. This is your opportunity to develop a rewarding career, work in a unique environment, and be part of a passionate and international team.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build.

All offers are conditional on references, verification of the right to work in the UK, and a successful background screening check. This check will include previous employment verification, qualification verification (if relevant) and a basic criminal check. Further details of this policy and procedure will be sent to you along with your conditional offer.

Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Consult our Privacy Notice to know more about how we collect, use, and transfer the personal data of our candidates.

Find out more and how to apply

Snr Program Management – Customer Trust and Security

Job Description

Do you want to make a difference to real people’s lives and have direct and immediate impact on millions of customers every day? Do you enjoy leading projects including engineers and machine learning scientists working on innovative, high-scale, complex solutions?

An amazing opportunity has arisen for a Program Manager to join Amazon Advertising’s worldwide Customer Trust team as part of a strategic investment to build technology that will enable Amazon to adopt the most scientific approach to protecting our customers from online safety risks. As the number of digital media users continues to grow worldwide, we are observing malicious users exploiting the internet for personal gain. Come be part of an organisation within Amazon that places customer trust at the heart of what it does, and where the safety of internet users is paramount.

You will coordinate risk prevention activities across internal teams managing the life-cycle and inter-dependencies of a complex cross-functional program with considerable customer impact. Your program will focus in large initiatives that span organizations and geographies in support of prevention and mitigation of online safety risks. Starting with customers, stakeholders, and internal/external partner teams, you will work backwards to understand their needs/problem(s) and incorporate their context into project plans with clear, and measurable success criteria. You will have the opportunity to drive the overall program strategy as well as tactically driving teams in and outside your organization to deliver business response, system improvements and operational excellence.

You will have experience solving ambiguous problems and mitigating risks before they become issues, demonstrating good judgment, and proactively seeking data for ensuring alignment with organizational objectives. You will partner with other managers to secure resources, scope efforts, set project priorities and milestones, and drive delivery. You will ensure the right information about the state of a project is delivered to the right audience at the right time and creating reporting mechanisms that clearly articulate the scope, timeline, risks, and mitigation steps at every stage of the program to drive resolution of complex or endemic problems.

Come join a team based in Edinburgh, Scotland, that is rapidly expanding. Enjoy the chance to work in a relaxed setting with a good social life. You will have strong technical ability, a focus on the customer experience, great teamwork and communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment. The position offers exceptional opportunities for every candidate to grow their technical and non-technical skills. If you are selected, you have the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives by inventing, enhancing and building world class systems, delivering results, working on exciting and challenging projects.

Basic Qualifications
  • Experience owning program strategy and end to end delivery
  • Experience using data and metrics to drive improvements
  • Experience implementing repeatable processes and driving automation or standardization
  • Experience defining and executing against program requirements
  • Experience in program or project management
  • Experience delivering cross functional projects
  • Experience managing, analyzing and communicating results to senior management
  • Experience in operation, product or program management across cross functional teams, building processes and coordinating release schedules to build excellent customer experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Specific examples of using creative solutions to solve problems and accelerate programs
  • Experience driving roadmap strategy and definition, and analyzing cost/benefit of feature selection
  • Experience communicating with technical and non-technical stakeholders across multiple business units
  • Experience with program management methodologies
  • Ability to define a business strategy and product roadmap
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills and bias towards data-based decision making
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, highly collaborative, ambiguous work environment
  • Responsive to rapidly evolving threats and opportunities.

We offer a strong benefits package including healthcare. This is your opportunity to develop a rewarding career, work in a unique environment, and be part of a passionate and international team.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build.

All offers are conditional on references, verification of the right to work in the UK, and a successful background screening check. This check will include previous employment verification, qualification verification (if relevant) and a basic criminal check. Further details of this policy and procedure will be sent to you along with your conditional offer.

Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Consult our Privacy Notice to know more about how we collect, use, and transfer the personal data of our candidates.

Find out more and how to apply

Senior Software Development Engineer – Sizmek Ad Suite API 

Role Description

We’re growing fast, and it’s a great time to join and make a big impact. We’re looking for a senior software engineer to help us design, build and deliver a high-throughput low-latency REST API for our Advertising Suite. This is a unique opportunity to join an AdTech program in its early stages, shape the underlying technology and deliver a large impact for Amazon’s Advertising business.

Sizmek Ad Suite API is a new team to allow external clients, partners and agencies as well as internal Amazon customers to interact programmatically with Sizmek Ad Suite (SAS) using REST API. We believe that all operations offered through our SAS user interface (UI) must also be available through an API interface. We are responsible for defining, managing and monitoring our API web service infrastructure on AWS. We own end to end API delivery including versioning, documentation, authentication, capacity provisioning as well as SLA enforcement. We also ensure that our API adhere to industry standards, protocols and specifications.

In this role, you will join Sizmek by Amazon, an engineering team at our development centre in Edinburgh, Scotland. As a senior engineer working at Amazon, you will play a key role in technically leading teams in building software products and features from the ground up. You will lead the technical architecture of your team but also use your experience and skills to influence other adjacent teams/organizations. You will use a wide range of technologies, programming languages and systems and your responsibilities will include all aspects of software development. You will have the freedom and encouragement to explore your own ideas and the reward of seeing your contributions benefit our customers worldwide.

We are seeking engineers who want to be inventors not order-takers, people who care about customers and come up with ideas to better serve them. We particularly appreciate engineers with experience of DevOps, running what they build, paying attention to the operational excellence of our systems, and continually driving improvements. We care more about skills and experience than your knowledge of any particular technology. We value experience with high-scale, low latency distributed systems.

You’ll also have opportunities to travel to our other product and engineering offices in Herzliya (on Israel’s Mediterranean coast), and Krakow (Poland). If you want to invent the future for how advertisers connect with customers, and be a crucial part of the success of Sizmek by Amazon then this is the place for you.

More information on this position, including qualifications required and desired along with details of how to apply

Senior Software Development Engineer – Sizmek by Amazon 

Role Description

Sizmek by Amazon, acquired by Amazon in June 2019, provides advertisers and agencies with solutions to create, distribute, measure, and optimize their messaging. Our global ad server delivers ads across mobile, web and video at massive scale, and our customers benefit from creative authoring tools, advanced analytics, and dynamic creative optimization based on machine learning.

If you want to invent the future for how advertisers connect with customers, this is the place for you.

As a senior engineer working at Amazon, you will play a key role in technically leading teams in building software products and features from the ground up. You will lead the technical architecture of your team but also use your experience and skills to influence other adjacent teams/organizations. You will use a wide range of technologies, programming languages and systems and your responsibilities will include all aspects of software development. You will have the freedom and encouragement to explore your own ideas and the reward of seeing your contributions benefit our customers worldwide.

We are seeking engineers who want to be inventors not order-takers, people who care about customers and come up with ideas to better serve them. We particularly appreciate engineers with experience of DevOps, running what they build, paying attention to the operational excellence of our systems, and continually driving improvements. We care more about skills and experience than your knowledge of any particular technology. We value experience with high-scale, low latency distributed systems.

You’ll also have opportunities to travel to our other product and engineering offices in Herzliya (on Israel’s Mediterranean coast), and Krakow (Poland).

More information on this position, including qualifications required and desired along with details of how to apply

Software Development Engineer – Advertiser Insights and Performance

Role Description

We are looking for outstanding candidates to join us as full-time Software Development Engineers. Our Advertiser Insights and Performance team works on driving marketer success through improved ad campaign performance. We do this via the generation of actionable insights from big data sets (e.g. ad serving and campaign performance data) and make these insights available through self-service notifications and reporting mechanisms

You will work as a full time Software Development Engineer at our development centre in Edinburgh, Scotland. Your team will own the business, technology and operations, giving you the responsibility and authority to ensure success. You will be involved in every aspect of the process – from idea generation, business analysis and technical design through to software development across a variety of technologies. Your systems will meet remarkably high standards of performance and reliability, and will operate at massive scale, 24×7.

Successful candidates will have solved complex and broad business problems with simple and straightforward solutions, applying appropriate technologies and software engineering best practices, building solutions that scaled and performed. You will also have a focus on the customer experience, great teamwork and communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment. The position offers exceptional opportunities for every candidate to grow their technical and non-technical skills.

More information on this position, including qualifications required and desired along with details of how to apply

Software Development Engineer – Privacy and Security

Role Description

Amazon is looking for a Software Development Engineer to join the Advertisement Security team in Edinburgh. This team builds scalable solutions that monitor the technical security across Amazon’s advertisement portfolio. Our work is characterized by high scale, complexity and a constant need for innovation. We are highly motivated, collaborative and fun-loving with an entrepreneurial spirit and bias for action. With a broad mandate to experiment and innovate, we are growing at an unprecedented rate with a seemingly endless range of new opportunities.

We are looking for outstanding candidates to join us as full-time Software Development Engineers. You will work as a full time Software Development Engineer at our Development Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Your team will own the business, technology and operations, giving you the responsibility and authority to ensure success. You will be involved in every aspect of the process – from idea generation, business analysis and technical design through to software development across a variety of technologies. Your systems will meet remarkably high standards of performance and reliability, and will operate at massive scale. You will also have a focus on the customer experience, great teamwork and communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment.

The position offers exceptional opportunities for every candidate to grow their technical and non-technical skills. If you are selected, you have the opportunity to really make a difference to our business by inventing, enhancing and building world class systems, delivering results, working on exciting and challenging projects.

More information on this position including qualifications required and desired along with details of how to apply