Research Software Engineer

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7070827 (Ref.No. EPSMA1025)
Posted: October 9, 2020

Job Description

Are you a skilled and motivated computer software professional looking for your next challenge? Are you interested in supporting academics in one of the leading research-intensive universities in the UK by helping them to bridge the gap between research and cutting-edge applications in FinTech? Would you like to enhance your skills and boost expertise via playing a key role in an ambitious commer­cialisation related project?

We are looking for a talented and highly competent Research Software Engineer (RSE) to join our project in the area of statistical modelling and machine learning. The project, funded by the Northern Triangle Initiative (NTI), aims to package a state-of-the-art multivariate extreme value model into a scalable prototype software solution with validated capability to process real-time data and provide accurate predictions of future extreme events, primarily targeting roll-out in the FinTech sector. The RSE job will entail the architecture development and solution implementation both on premises as well as a scalable cloud hosting, including user interface (UI) design.

You will be based in the School of Mathematics working in close contact with Dr Leonid Bogachev (PI), and will also be interacting with the University of Leeds Research IT Professional Service as well as with the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA). The post is fixed term until 31 July 2021 at 50% to 100% FTE. Where appropriate and upon request, we will consider job sharing and/or flexible work arrangements including variable FTE and time commitment.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Mr Martin Callaghan, Research IT

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 0273 or email:


Dr Leonid Bogachev, Reader in Probability, School of Mathematics

Tel: +44(0)113 343 4972 or email:

Further information 

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Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Mathematics
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time:  50% - 100% FTE
Post Type:  Full Time/Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Until 31 July 2021)
Release Date:  Wednesday 07 October 2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 08 November 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSMA1025

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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