Industrial IoT Technologist

London - Kings Cross

Based in London, this role offers an exciting mix of activities focused on pushing the boundaries of existing IoT cloud and edge technologies as part of R&D projects at Digital Catapult. The activities include applied research, implementation of proof-of-concepts and experimentation through pilots and real-life trials. You will work in partnership with cutting edge start-ups and scale-ups and early technology adopters to validate technology feasibility and underlying business cases to enable a rapid scaling of advanced digital technology solutions. Project goals primarily focus on establishing proof-points for disruptive new concepts that change the game for parts of the IoT value chain and enable early adopter organisations from industry to realise significant market advantages and new value. The successful candidate will join a 40-strong technology and engineering team, with experience from start-ups and top universities. It is a great opportunity to work at the cutting edge of new technologies, learn new skills and deliver valuable R&D that helps speed up the adoption of advanced digital technologies in the UK. Closing date for applications: 22nd January 2021 Target start date: Early 2021

what you’ll do
  • Own the development and implementation of innovative Industrial IoT technologies in one or more R&D projects at Digital Catapult.
  • Work collaboratively with technologists, engineers, designers, project and product managers to design and deploy end-to-end industrial IoT solutions to enable real world pilots at customer sites.
  • Work closely with UK and European project partners-including government, public and private sector, research and academia to ensure successful delivery.
  • Share expertise and communicate work in presentations, blogs, technical reports or articles. Evangelise our mission and outcomes with others.
  • Continue to develop and learn new technologies-investigate and propose new project directions, trying to put a dent in the universe.
  • Work within a team to craft new funding bids or commercial pitches.
what we’re looking for
  • Experience working in technology development and research projects, ideally within industrial settings such as manufacturing industry or supply chain and logistics. PhD or Masters in EE/CS or similar fields an advantage. Experience with operational technologies (OT) in real world environments essential. Good understanding of the standards landscape for industrial (networking) technologies. Previous participation in digitisation projects in a factory setting is of advantage in areas such as predictive maintenance and servitization.
  • Hands-on experience in using and deploying Industrial IoT solutions and OT technologies. Software development experience on production systems of advantage, as are contributions to open source projects.
  • Comfortable with collaborative and agile processes, continuous integration, working with industrial IoT platforms and sensors and edge devices.
  • A good communicator with a creative attitude, with evidence of successful innovation projects.
  • Experience or interest in prototyping solutions at the intersection of IT/OT and emerging technologies with IoT such as 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Distributed Ledger Technologies or Immersive technologies. Creativity to explore new ground-breaking ideas and the ambition to make a difference in the current state of play.
  • Excellent analytical and reasoning skills, interest to learn new tools and topics, ability to cope with changing and evolving priorities.
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