KTP Associate – Information Systems Architect

Location: Lister Trade Frames Ltd, Stoke-on-Trent
Salary: £22,000 to £26,000 per annum
Tenure: Full-time; Fixed Term for 2 years
Closing Date: Friday 18 October 2013
Reference: CES12-32RA

Are you a highly motivated recent graduate in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related subject (2:1 or above)?

Staffordshire University is looking to appoint a Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate* to manage an innovative and challenging new information system development project in partnership with Lister Trade Frames Ltd in Stoke-on-Trent.

About the company

Lister Trade Frames are a manufacturer and supplier of windows, doors, and conservatories for the building and construction trades, and of a building plastics range sold directly to the general public. Based in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, they have been operating for over thirty years, during which time they’ve won recognition as a ‘’Number One Fabricator’ for quality and customer service in both the 2005 and 2010 G-Awards and as environmentally-conscious innovators – winning the national 2009 Energy Efficiency Initiative Award.

About the role

Working in partnership with Staffordshire University, Lister Trade Frames are looking to recruit a high calibre recent graduate to lead a KTP (see below) project aiming to create a bespoke and state-of-the-art data analytics and management information IT platform at the company. Using the latest in distributed application and data management techniques and technologies, the new system will be designed to re-engineer the company’s internal processes and to drive its growth over the next five years. This project offers the opportunity and challenge of overseeing the entire system development cycle – from design and system specification through to development, testing, implementation and evaluation.

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A £4,000 training budget is also available.

About the person

The successful applicant will have an excellent working knowledge of software development, information systems, data analysis and Web 2.0 application development and previous relevant industrial experience or commercial qualification would be an advantage. You should possess excellent project management skills and demonstrate a high level of proficiency in both verbal and written communication. A positive approach to collaborative team working is essential as is the ability to lead and motivate others.

About Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)*

KTPs are part-government-funded partnerships between universities and businesses delivered by an Associate – a high calibre recent graduate in an appropriate field. The many benefits of being a KTP Associate include:

  • Gaining experience of managing a high-level and strategically important project
  • Funded postgraduate study (you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a masters /PhD)
  • A professional development and training budget
  • Automatic enrolment on KTP management training courses
  • Mentoring from academic staff and industry professionals

Find out more about KTP at http://www.ktponline.org.uk/graduate-opportunities

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to: ktpjob@staffs.ac.uk

Further details:

Staffordshire University is an equal opportunities employer.

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