Advanced Research Engineer Data Connectivity

Liverpool Permanent

Job Reference: 014034

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The Manufacturing Technology Centre is a UK success story - created to provide manufacturing systems solutions in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. Working in partnership with Consilium Recruit they are seeking an Advanced Research Engineer Connectivity. This role is based in the Informatics department within Digital Engineering, delivering work in the area of infrastructure and connectivity.



Benefits: The MTC lead the way with a superb suite of benefits including; 33 days holiday, fully flexible working week Monday-Thursday, Smart Holiday system, Life Assurance, Payment of professional subscriptions, Plus many others.


Flexibility is key to success at the MTC and many of their colleagues work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, compressed hours, flexible location. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don‘t let anything stop you from applying.


Clear career progression routes, Training opportunities and a Mentorship program are some of the ways we invest in our engineers and prioritise their personal development.




The Role



The Advanced Research Engineer Connectivity is focused on the technical delivery of highly innovate work and support the development of project related activities across The MTC, working across various technology departments and industrial sectors.



Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Largely independent supply of project‘s technical deliverables and act as Technical Lead for smaller projects where required; ensuring work meets or exceeds agreed customer requirements within agreed budgets and timescales.

  • Undertake innovative Engineering research work focused primarily on technology/manufacturing readiness levels (TRL/MRL) 3+, and able to demonstrate industrial project delivery.

  • Contribute to the design and delivery of new and novel technology capability projects

  • You will require involvement in all aspects of the project delivery, taking ownership and ensuring compliance with all relevant standards, technical support of commissioning, management of project budget and deliverables.

  • You will be supported by a network of passionate and friendly engineers, technology managers, technical specialists, project managers and business support staff to help deliver innovative, impactful work to our stakeholders both internal and external.



The Person


The ideal candidate for the role of Advanced Research Engineer Connectivity would have/be:


  • Experience with design and development of digital connectivity and interoperability system solutions in applications for manufacturing, logistics, infrastructure and/or similar

  • Experience with industrial communication protocols and interoperability standards (OPC-UA, MQTT, ProfiBus, ModBus TCP).

  • Experience with embedded systems and IIoT technologies, such as Wi-Fi, LoRa, Bluetooth and Zigbee.

  • Broad Knowledge of OT and IT Connectivity standards and digital manufacturing/ Industry 4.0 reference architectures.

  • Demonstrable programming experience using high level languages (e.g. C, C++, Java, C#)

  • Experience with data acquisition from various sources, including robots, machine programming logic controllers (PLC‘S), sensors and edge devices.

  • Knowledge of Systems Engineering methodologies, system modelling tools and performing customer requirements analysis

  • Self-motivated and a self-starter, with the ability to work autonomously to meet deadlines, budgets and quality expectations, both within a team, or independently.

  • Degree calibre engineer, technologist, scientist or mathematician.

  • 2 or more years` recent work experience in the field of Industrial Connectivity and IIoT or a related field


To apply for the position of Advanced Research Engineer Connectivity please forward an up to date copy of your CV to Marlena Matusik.


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