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Researcher/Senior Researcher - UI/UX Software

Cork Institute of Technology

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  • Fixed term contract
  • Updated 13/10/2017
  • Daniel Spillane
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Nimbus Centre

Researcher / Senior Researcher - Software

2 year Fixed-Term Whole-Time or Part-Time (in the first instance)


Cork Institute of Technology, which incorporates the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, CIT Cork School of Music, and the National Maritime College of Ireland, invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of Researcher / Senior Researcher at the Nimbus Centre.

The Nimbus Centre has over 90 staff and is involved in an extensive range of applied research and innovative embedded computing system projects with partners across industry and the globe. We have a broad portfolio of projects in the Internet of Things space covering domains such as Energy, Water, Smart Cities and Industry 4.0. This is a very vibrant sector of the Irish technology economy and the Nimbus Centre’s diversity of projects and multi-discipline team members reflect this. Nimbus is based in our own large purpose built facility on the CIT campus with state of the art research equipment to support our activities. Nimbus is also part of two SFI funded research centres namely, CONNECT and CONFIRM, with links into Lero and Insight SFI Centres through the new SFI funded Enable spoke programme.  Nimbus delivers over 60 projects per year for start-ups, SMEs and multinational companies with over 40% rate for repeat business.

The successful candidate will have access to new and innovative thinking and team working, excellent opportunities to enhance and develop capabilities and the potential to extend contract based on available funding and performance.

Interested candidates should hold an Honours Primary Degree (Second Class or higher) in Computer Science (related discipline) – or equivalent. Participation in or experience steering funding proposal submissions at European and/or National level would be an advantage.

This work is inherently exciting and diverse with industry and academic stakeholders. The successful applicant will need to collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams – hardware / data analytics / social scientists / engineers. The ideal candidate will thrive in a work environment that requires strong problem solving skills and independent self-direction, coupled with demonstrable aptitude for team collaboration and open communication.

For the Software Researcher roles the candidate(s) should have a good knowledge and experience working with all or a subset of the following areas and technologies:

  • State of the art software development methods and techniques - for e.g.: SOA; agile; UML; test driven developments.

  • Demonstrable skills across a number of the following:- C++; Java/JEE; MySQL/NoSQL; HTML5; AngularJS/JQuery; MEAN Stack; Python; Open Cloud.

  • Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following is an advantage:- Messaging systems like RabbitMQ or Kafka; algorithm design experience;


Salary: Based on experience in the range of €34,975 to €50,487 per annum

            For exceptional candidates in the range of €52,716 to €66,924 per annum

Applications by CIT eRecruitment system only.  Applications will not be accepted in any other format. Please log on to

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1.00 pm on Thursday, 19 October 2017.

Cork Institute of Technology is an equal opportunities employer.



In addition to the minimum qualifications, it may be necessary to introduce further shortlisting criteria. Therefore, applicants may be shortlisted on the basis of qualifications and suitable experience, based on details given in the Application Form. Applicants should note that they may be called for more than one interview.

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