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Video Codec Research Engineer – KTP Job Opprtunity

GPGPU Video Codec Research Engineer

University of the West of Scotland – with Codeplay Software Ltd.

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: Not specified Competitive salary based on experience (plus £4,000 training budget)
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent

University of the West of Scotland in Partnership with Codeplay Software Ltd.

GPGPU Video Codec Research Engineer (Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate) based in Edinburgh

  • Competitive salary based on experience (plus £4,000 training budget)
  • 24 month fixed term post with potential for permanent employment
  • Opportunity to register free of charge for a Higher Degree (Ph.D.)
  • Gain management experience
  • Apply your degree and lead your own project in a business
  • Work with senior company management to realise benefits to the business

Codeplay offers industry leading compiler technology IP and development services for a wide range of GPUs and specialised processors. Codeplay technologies arise from more than 10 years of research, development and customer feedback in commercial C/C++, shader and OpenCL compilers. The company have adapted their optimising compiler technology, tools and integrations for a variety of single and heterogeneous multi-core processor systems. Codeplay offers customised technology to support new processors, programming languages, and integration into 3rd party development toolchains. Codeplay’s experience enables them to advise on compiler-friendly instruction sets and processor designs.

As part of our strategic development, the company is embarking on a collaborative programme with the University of the West of Scotland to enhance the international marketing potential, effective service delivery and up-selling capability of the organisation via innovative, technology-driven, service-oriented collaboration with key business partners.

We wish to recruit a post-graduate in Computer Science/Software Engineering/Information Technology or with a relevant degree involving a significant amount of software development. The successful applicant will have industrial experience in a software development environment along with a sound knowledge of programming language C/C++. Experience of test-driven development, agile software development, or technical writing is desirable. Familiarity with the following technologies would also be a significant advantage: image and video processing and codecs; graphics programming; and GPGPU technology, or other hardware acceleration. You should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a high performance team, collaborating with colleagues and sharing expertise. Good project management and organisational skills is essential to the role, as are strong analytical and numerical skills with the ability to understand and process data.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is one of Europe’s leading graduate recruitment programmes. High calibre graduates are employed to work on specific projects of strategic importance to companies, whilst being supported by a dedicated University or College. All graduates spend around 10% of their time in training and development and are offered the opportunity to gain a Diploma in Management. While you will be recruited by the University and work to their terms and conditions of your employment, your role will be based at the company. For more information, visit

Further information, including details of how to apply, is available at or by contacting the Department of People and OD by email to or telephone: 0141 849 4078 quoting reference 14/179.

Informal enquiries to Dr Naeem Ramzan (email: and Dr Paul Keir (

Closing date for applications: 17 September 2014

Interviews: 1/2/3 October 2014

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