University of York

University of York

KTP Associate in Model-Based Software Engineering

United Kingdom

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KTP Associate in Model-Based Software Engineering


Computer Science


£36,024 - £46,974 per year + £2,000 per annum personal training budget


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    The University of York's Department of Computer Science and Leonardo UK are collaborating in an Innovate UK funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), aiming to develop a model-based software architecture digital platform that will support the engineering and delivery of complex systems of systems at Leonardo, and are looking for a KTP Associate to join the project. Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security. Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,000 employees, of which 7,000 are based in the UK. York's Computer Science is a UK top ten research department - according to the Times Higher Education's ranking of the latest REF results (2021). The Department's Automated Software Engineering group that the KTP Associate will join, is a global leader in model-based software engineering research, open-source development and knowledge transfer.

    The successful applicant will be employed by the University of York and based within Leonardo UK. We welcome applications from candidates who may wish to work fully remotely (from within the UK) or to combine remote and office working, in accordance with the University's remote working policy. You must be eligible for full security clearance. For more information and guidance please visit: https: // www. security-vetting-clearance-levels.

    Contract: Fixed Term - 18 months/Full Time

    Salary: £36,024 - £46,974 dependent on experience and fixed for the project duration. Plus £2,000 per annum personal development budget.

    Location: Leonardo UK, Crewe Toll, Edinburgh, Scotland


    The KTP Associate will contribute to the envisioned digital platform by developing supporting tools for an existing domain-specific modelling language. These will include interfaces and transformations to integrate with off-the-shelf modelling tools as well as model management facilities for activities such as model validation and code generation. The KTP Associate will collaborate closely with a second associate who will develop a model repository for publishing and reusing component and system models across systems, and a continuous integration/delivery infrastructure that can automate consistency checking and artefact integration and delivery activities. Both KTP Associates will work closely with the Leonardo Software Application Framework (LSAF) team and will jointly develop a case study with internal customers to assess the benefits of the new software architecture digital platform.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • An MSc or PhD in a technological / engineering area related to software or systems engineering (or significant industrial experience).

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science (at least 2.1) or in a related discipline.

  • Experience with object-oriented development using Java (or similar programming languages).

  • Experience with modern version control systems (e.g. Git).

  • Experience with developing plugins/extensions for integrated development environments (e.g. VS Code, IntelliJ, Eclipse) would be useful but is not essential.

  • Experience with domain-specific modelling technologies (e.g. Xtext, Sirius) would be useful but is not essential.

  • Proven ability to work under own initiative and as a team player.

  • Interview date: TBC

    For informal enquiries: please contact Professor Dimitris Kolovos on [email protected].

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

    Job details


    KTP Associate in Model-Based Software Engineering


    University of York


    United Kingdom


    May 08, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 04, 2024

    Job type



    Computer Science,Engineering

    About the employer

    The University of York was established in 1963 when the University Grants Commission permitted a university in 1960. The university started operating with its first batch of 230 students on Oct. 9, 1963, under the leadership of Lord James as its chancellor. Originally the university only had 28 staff members and six departments; economics, English, education, history, politics, and mathematics. At present, the university includes nine colleges and more than 30 research centers and academic departments. The university is now accredited by the Privy Council.

    Located in Heslington, the University of York has been improving and expanding its campus ever since its establishment. The campus has plenty of landmarks, sculptures, and college buildings. The King's Manor is a historic structure that currently houses the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the Department of Archaeology. Located in the center of the campus, Central Hall is a tiered auditorium used for hosting concerts, competitions, conferences, graduations, fashion shows, and other events. The university's archives and library network includes many libraries on the campus and in the nearby area. The JB Morrell library is the campus' main library. Heslington Hall is another significant landmark of the campus.

    The University of York offers a plethora of undergraduate, research, and postgraduate programs in various fields like archaeology, sciences, computer science, law, management, medicine, mathematics, languages, arts, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. The university has 18,930 students. The university has collaborations with reputed research-oriented institutions across the world. It is a part of an alliance of 24 well-established research-intensive universities. Also, the university has great student exchange programs and research links with numerous other universities around the globe. It offers excellent professional training to its students and provides them outstanding employment opportunities in prestigious firms.

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