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.

SICSA Research Theme Co-Leader for Artificial Intelligence. 

Applications are invited for any suitable member of academic staff within a SICSA Institution to co-lead the SICSA Artificial Intelligence Research Theme.

Role Purpose

SICSA is the Scottish Funding Council Research Pool in Informatics and Computer Science.  The goal of SICSA is to cohere the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science research communities to help increase critical mass and to enable cooperation in research, teaching and Knowledge Exchange.

The role of the SICSA Theme Leaders is to coordinate activities within each of the defined SICSA themes and further develop coherent communities in these areas.

Research Theme leaders are taking on increasingly public facing roles on behalf of SICSA. For example, our current AI theme leaders are part of the government strategy group developing a national AI strategy for Scotland. While another team leader is currently considering Co-chairing a large event with business here in Scotland on behalf of SICSA. Theme Leaders are called upon to help shape and direct the theme but also to provide a face and national representation for their theme area.

For more information on the role please refer to the AI Co-Theme Leader Job Descriptor.  If you would like to speak to the current Theme Leaders about the role please get in touch with Emma Hart and/or Helen Hastie

To apply, please complete the AI Co-Theme Leader application form and send to Aileen.Orr@glasgow.ac.uk by 11 December 2020.

University of Edinburgh, UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Biomedical AI
Contract Type: 4 Years – PhD studentships

Closing Date: 14 December 2020  

The UKRI CDT in Biomedical AI at the University of Edinburgh is looking to recruit 12 students to start in September 2021. Students will be fully funded for 4 years (stipend, fees and research support budget).

Building on a tradition of world-leading research and innovation at Edinburgh, our Centre will train a new generation of interdisciplinary scientists who will shape the development of AI within biomedical research over the next decades. Our students will be equipped with all the technical skills to realise biomedical breakthroughs through AI while anticipating and addressing the societal issues connected with their research.

The CDT programme follows 1+3 format. In Year 1 you will study towards a Master by Research, undertaking a number of taught courses and taster research projects to broaden and refine your skills and explore different research areas. In Year 2-4 you will propose and pursue an interdisciplinary PhD project under the joint supervision of an AI expert and an application domain expert.

Programme benefits

  • Fully funded 4-year studentship, covering tuition fees, stipend and travel/research support.
  • Extensive choice of projects at the intersection of AI, biomedicine and social sciences, under guidance of world-leading researchers and clinical experts.
  • Interdisciplinary training programme comprising a bespoke bootcamp, taught courses, workshops, taster projects and other activities.
  • Opportunities for joint projects, research visits, internships and other collaboration with our extensive network of research and industry partners worldwide.
  • Tailored training in public engagement, entrepreneurship awareness, responsible innovation and leadership skills.
  • Wide variety of CDT events throughout the year, including seminar series, masterclasses, summer school, conferences, guest lectures and industry days.
  • State-of-the-art facilities and vibrant world-class research community at the University of Edinburgh.
  • Our commitment to be a fair and inclusive programme which fosters responsible research practice and careful consideration of the societal impacts of our research.

Entry requirements

Applicants with a UK 2.1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in computer science, mathematics, physics, biomedical science, engineering or social sciences or a related discipline with relevant technical experience are welcomed to apply.

Funding

CDT studentships fund 4 years of study, covering tuition fees, stipend and travel/research support.

More information and how to apply can be found here.

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

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