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.

Edinburgh Centre of Robotics, PhD Studentships

Closing Date: 29 January 2021
Start Date: September 2021

 

The Edinburgh Centre of Robotics is offering exciting PhD Studentships for September 2021 through the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CDT-RAS). A limited number of industry PhD placements may also be available and information about these opportunities is posted here.

Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh are jointly offering an exciting opportunity to study a PhD through an innovative 4-year PhD training programme, drawing on our extensive experience with postgraduate teaching and research supervision in the area of Robotics and Autonomous Systems.   The Centre’s goal is to train innovation-ready robotics researchers to be part of a multi-disciplinary team, focusing on Safe Interaction for Robotics.  PhD candidates specialise in one of the following four areas, whilst gaining a deep understanding of technical aspects and theoretical foundations: 

  1. Physical Interactionscontrol, actuation, compliance, sensing, mapping, planning, embodiments, swarms;  
  2. People Interactions: human-robot interaction, affective robotics, smart spaces, human-robot teaming, collaborative decision-making, cobots, multimodal interfaces;
  3. Self-Interactions: condition monitoring, prognosis, explainable AI, certification, verification, safety, security, multi-agent interactions;
  4. Interaction Enablers: vision, embedded and parallel computing, novel and soft fabrication methods, optimisation, (transparent) machine learning, deep reinforcement learning and other AI techniques inc. natural language processing (NLP).

Achieving impact with robotics also requires non-technical skills, for example an understanding of technology translation, creativity and entrepreneurial processes. These are an essential component of the CDT programme, captured in the #Cauldron training programme. 

Why join us? 
  • Flexible programme structure allows students to tailor courses to match research area of interest in year one, ensuring students have a strong general grounding in responsible research, current theory, methods and applications as a solid foundation for their PhD research. 
  • Cohort approach with activities including group projects and away days encourages peer support and cross fertilisation of ideas. 
  • Opportunity for international placement in prestigious research laboratory in year three. 
  • Bespoke #Cauldron training programme to provide non-technical skills such as understanding of technology translation, creativity, and entrepreneurial processes. 
  • Gateway seminars with prestigious speakers. 
  •  Fund to seed innovation. 
  •  Fully funded posts available paying stipend and Home fees, limited posts for overseas students.

More information on PhD placements and how to apply

Edinburgh Napier University, 3.5 year funded PhD opportunity in Marine Soundscapes

Closing Date: 5 February 2021
Interview date: Late February/early March 2021
Start date: 27 September 2021

 

Marine Soundscapes and eDNA for Assessing Biodiversity and Functioning of Re-establishing European Flat Oyster Reefs, Ostrea edulis [SUPER Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)]

About the Project

European oyster reefs provide a habitat for ecologically and economically important species, improve water quality and contribute to blue carbon storage [1,2]. Due to extensive overfishing throughout Europe, by the early 1900’s few oyster beds survived, with those remaining now protected and classified as threatened and/or declining. As part of a Europe-wide effort, researchers, governments, NGOs and industry are collaborating to optimize, monitoring and restore these once abundant habitats.

This studentship is a fantastic and timely opportunity to contribute to global restoration efforts (UNdecadeonrestoration) by generating soundscape recordings of European native flat oyster reefs (ENFOR) and comparing their ecoacoustic reef expression [3,4] with environmental DNA (eDNA) expression [5]. The soundscape and eDNA data will be used as an indicator for (re-establishing) habitat complexity, biodiversity, ecosystem functioning [6] and inform restoration practice and conservation policy [5-8]. The focus of this PhD project is therefore of great interest to all partners and stakeholders (e.g. acoustics industry, regulators).

You will gain skills/expertise in
  • boat-based sampling joining the team in Loch Ryan and the Dornoch Firth, Scotland
  • developing an experimental design under consideration of available resources
  • generating the first soundscape recordings of ENFOR along a degradation gradient in Scotland, with potential opportunity of recording over old established reefs in Scandinavia
  • testing soundscape indices against biodiversity inventories for their performance [6,9]
  • developing machine learning methods to automate analyses of audio files to develop indicators for ecosystem health [8,10,11]
  • analysing water samples for eDNA; marker/primer selection, PCR-amplification, DNA library preparation; use of bioinformatic algorithms to extract information from the sequence-data [12]
  • comparing ecoacoustic and eDNA reef expression
  • using advanced coding and uni/multivariate statistics
  • conducting experiments to assess the role of ecoacoustics for larval settlement (depending on time) [13]
  • developing a tool for rapid assessment for ENFOR restoration projects

You will be based at Edinburgh Napier University, with frequent visits to neighbouring Heriot-Watt University, where Dr Sanderson is based, along with stays at Marine Scotland Science, Aberdeen, our CASE partner. You will be part of a thriving PhD community and supportive environment. You will team up with two PhD students working on ENFOR and collaborate closely with the Dornoch Environmental Enhancement Project-DEEP.

As a SUPER DTP student, you will also benefit from inter-institutional support and shared training from 8 Scottish Universities, supported by our Graduate School and Postgraduate Professional Researcher Development Certificate (PG Cert.), to develop skills in communication, team-working and management. Training in coding/programming, data analyses and statistical modelling will be provided, as necessary. You will work with experts in soundscape analysis, DNA preparation/sequencing and bioinformatics. There will be numerous opportunities to present at conferences. With the national/international network built through the PhD partnership and the gained skill set, you will have an excellent employment potential across a range of different environments/disciplines and sectors (e.g. academic, industry, regulatory) following graduation.

Additional project advisors are:
  • Dr Marco Fusi (School of Applied Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University)
  • Samuel RP-J Ross (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Dr Marion Harrald or Dr Hannah Millar (Marine Scotland Science – MSS)

MSS are very happy to consider UK citizens, Commonwealth citizens, and EU citizens with settled (or pre-settled) status and to work with them to achieve the necessary security clearance (known as BPSS) as a necessary precursor to them being permitted to work on MSS premises (including MSS vessels). Students with other backgrounds are unlikely to be able to achieve the BPSS.

English language requirements

IELTS score must be at least 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each of the four components). Other, equivalent qualifications will be accepted. Full details of the University’s policy is available online.

Essential attributes:
  • Experience and interest in programming: This PhD will require a high degree of coding proficiency mainly in R
  • Interest in aquatic ecology, conservation or restoration ecology
  • Curiosity-driven, strong motivation and good time management skills
  • Willingness to undertake periods of field-sampling in Scotland, and potentially Scandinavia
Desirable attributes:
  • Basic knowledge/experience of machine-learning techniques, and ability to code in Python and Matlab (in addition to R)
  • Basic understanding of DNA sequencing and analysis
  • Experience in experimental design of lab/field studies
  • Providing required certifications, field-sampling can include scientific diving with the Heriot-Watt dive team
Funding Notes

This studentship forms part of the NERC-funded Doctoral training partnership SUPER.

The 3.5-year studentship covers:

  • Tuition fees (UK fee rate only*)
  • A stipend (around £15,000 p.a. for full-time study)
  • Funding for research training/consumables
  • Part-time study optional, a minimum of 50% of full-time effort being required.

For International students, there may be funding available to cover the full international tuition fee and this will be discussed at interview. If funds are not available, the candidate will be required to cover the difference in fees.

Application checklist
  • Completed application form
  • CV
  • 2 academic references, using the Postgraduate Educational Reference Form
  • A personal research statement (this should include (a) why you are interested in this position and a brief description of your relevant experience and skills, (b) an indication of what you would uniquely bring to the project and (c) a statement of how this project fits with your future direction.)
  • Evidence of proficiency in English (if appropriate)

More information and how to apply.

 

Heriot Watt University, Research Associate in Formal Methods for Trustworthy Autonomous Systems

Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: 24 months fixed term
Salary: £32,816 – £40,322 (Grade 7)
Closing Date: 29 January 2021
 

The post holder will be supervised by Professor Andrew Ireland at Heriot-Watt University and will be co-supervised by Professor Alan Bundy and Dr Paul Jackson at the University of Edinburgh (UoE) and Professor Alice Miller (University of Glasgow). The overall project (i.e. TAS Node) is led by Professor Subramanian Ramamoorthy (UoE).

Detailed Description                    

This project is part of the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS) programme, funded through the UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund and delivered by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The TAS programme brings together research communities and key stakeholders to drive forward cross-disciplinary, fundamental research to ensure that autonomous systems are safe, reliable, resilient, ethical and trusted. This post is specifically associated with the UKRI Research Node on TAS Governance and Regulation – Better Governance by Design. This Research Node is a collaboration with academics from the University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, Heriot-Watt University, King’s College London, University of Nottingham, and the University of Sussex. The researchers will also work closely with a diverse group of external project partners. The Node takes a multidisciplinary approach to its work, bringing together researchers with backgrounds in Computer Science and AI, Law, AI ethics, Social Studies of Information Technology and Design Ethnography. The diverse team offers a uniquely holistic perspective that combines technical, social science and humanities research to guarantee that autonomous systems can be trusted and integrated into society with confidence.

The central purpose of the job will be to investigate how regulatory requirements can be combined with the formal modelling of system level requirements and specifications. The aim is to bridge the gap that typically exists between governance and the early stages of developing autonomous systems. By adopting a formal approach, inconsistencies, omissions and weaknesses within the problem/solution spaces can be addressed as early as possible, i.e. identified and either eliminated or mitigated via sound safety/security engineering principles. We are particularly interested in techniques that tightly integrate the analysis of reasoning failures with representational change, e.g. the reformulation of requirements or domain assumptions. Ultimately, domain experts must make the final decisions on the validation of requirements and assumptions. The hope is that the techniques and tool integrations that we will develop and investigate will assist such experts by providing both a systematic framework and deep level of analysis.

The candidate is expected to have a strong background and working experience in formal methods and/or automated reasoning. The candidate should be familiar with a range of reasoning tools such as SAT solvers, model checkers and theorem provers. The nature of autonomous systems means that the programme of research will need to deal with models which are discrete and probabilistic. The ideal candidate will therefore have direct prior experience of probabilistic model checking and requirements engineering. All candidates must have a strong track record of publication in leading conferences and journals in formal methods and automated reasoning, e.g. Formal Aspects of Computing, Automated Reasoning, IJCAR, Automated Software Engineering, Formal Methods Europe, Software Engineering and Formal Methods, NASA Formal Methods).

Key duties and responsibilities                
  • Planning and carrying out a programme of work appropriate to the research activity.
  • Fundamental as well as deliverable-driven research in a collaborative team environment.
  • Collaborating across the Governance and Regulation Node, e.g. academics working on the legal and ethical perspectives.
  • Liaising and collaborating, where appropriate, with related Nodes across the TAS initiative, e.g. Verifiability, Security, Resilience, Trust.
  • Engaging with our industrial collaborators.
  • Travelling to partner sites and project meetings.
  • Leading on the writing and submission process of papers at leading international conferences and journals.
  • Attending international conferences to present results.
  • Regularly reporting progress to the grant awarding agency (EPSRC).
Education, qualifications and experience                           

Essential:

  • PhD (or near completion) in a rigorous area of computer science, informatics or a closely related area.
  • Publications in the leading conferences and journals in the field.
  • Experience with formal methods such as model checking, (e.g. PRISM, Alloy, SPIN), and/or theorem proving, (e.g. Isabelle, ACL2, PVS).

Desirable:

  • First Class degree in computer science, informatics, software engineering or similarly quantitative field.

At Heriot-Watt University we understand that being diverse makes us better which is why we support a culture of respect and equal opportunity, and value diversity at the heart of what we do. We want to increase the diversity of our workplace to underpin a dynamic and creative environment.

We welcome and will consider flexible working patterns e.g. part-time working.

More information on the post and how to apply

University of Edinburgh, Fully-funded PhD positions

Closing Dates: 7 January 2021 & 31 January 2021

 

Two fully-funded PhD positions are available in Health Data Science at the University of Edinburgh. The two projects involve the use of AI / data science techniques to improve precision medicine training and care in later life, respectively. Both projects start in September 2021 and they are open to UK, EU and non-EU students.

Project 1: Data-Driven Insights into Precision Medicine Training
Further information about the project can be found here and information about the Doctoral Training Programme and eligibility can be found here.
  • Application deadline: 7th January 2021
Project 2: Visualising Complex Care Pathways in Later Life
Further information about the project can be found here and information about the PhD Programme and eligibility can be found here.
  • Application deadline: 31st January 2021

Students that are interested in applying are welcome to informally contact Dr Areti Manataki with their CV and a brief statement about their interest in the project.

University of Glasgow, School of Computing Science, PhD Studentships

Closing Date: 31 January 2021

The School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow is offering up to 17 studentships to support PhD research for students starting in 2021.  Funding is available to support tuition fees for both home and international students, and in most cases to support living expenses at the recommended UKRI rate (currently £15,285 per annum) in addition. 

Postgraduate students benefit from the best possible support and supervision and, on graduating, they are well qualified to take up key posts in industry and academia.  In the latest Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) 2019, PGR students reported very high satisfaction with their supervisor’s skills (93%) and availability (90%), and an 86% overall satisfaction (up 4% from 2016/17), giving positive evidence of the School’s strategy of nurturing our excellent PhD students. 

More generally, the School is consistently ranked in the top 10 in the UK in The Complete University Guide, ranking 8th in the UK in 2021.

We are seeking research students who are creative and passionate about their subject.  Entry requirements are normally an upper second class honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent), or a masters degree, in computing science or a related discipline. 

Students can apply for admission to PhD study at any time, but to be considered for the studentships we are offering at this round, we must receive your application by 31 January 2021.

Funding Opportunities and Scholarships

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

 

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 here

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 here.

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 here.

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.

For more information on this position, including qualifications required and desired along with details of how to apply, please see here

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).

For more information on this position, including qualifications required and desired along with details of how to apply, please see here.

Principal Product Manager – Sizmek by Amazon

Role Description

Sizmek by Amazon provides advertisers and agencies with solutions to create, distribute, measure, and optimize their messaging. These solutions include ad serving, creative authoring, analytics, and dynamic creative optimization. Together, Sizmek and Amazon Advertising can help advertisers to get the most out of their campaigns.

We are seeking an experienced Product Manager to build innovative ad serving products which create great, engaging user experiences and help media agencies and advertisers achieve their objectives. Utilize your advertising industry expertise and product management skills to help us build solutions which allow our customers to be integrated in our world-class user experiences that result in both increased customer value and improved user experience.

As a Principal Product Manager, you will be working across the Sizmek business, playing a key role in ideating creative solutions to achieve our goals and delight customers. You will gather insights and navigate internally to define, justify, build and execute on high profile solutions.

Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, customers and partners to define, develop and deliver ad serving workflow solutions that customer objectives.
  • Drive product requirements definition, research, metrics analysis, technical specifications, development, testing, and launch efforts.
  • Work cross-functionally to manage bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make trade-offs, balance the business needs versus technical constraints, and maximize business benefit while building great customer experiences.
  • Define key metrics for product success, track and deliver program reporting to internal and external teams.

For more information on this position, including qualifications required and desired along with details of how to apply, please see here

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.

For more information on this position, including qualifications required and desired along with details of how to apply, please see here.

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.

For more information on this position including qualifications required and desired along with details of how to apply, please see here