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Belfast, Northern Ireland


30,000 +

Closing Date

2021-03-08 12:00:00


Digital Engineer – Data/ Internet of Things (IOT)

  • We are now recruiting for a Digital Engineer focused on Data analysis and Industrial Internet of things. You will join us on a fixed term contract for 33 months or until 31 December 2023 (whichever is soonest), in the first instance. You will be working closely with industry partners utilising your digital engineering knowledge to leverage innovative and imaginative new process developments to further industry 4.0. You will be working on projects that will bring the opportunity to develop links and collaborate with other like-minded advanced technology centres within the UK and further afield, as well as with our industry partners and academic colleagues. This project, along with your direct input, will positively impact our local economy and bring new technical benefits to manufacturing industry. This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated team player who is passionate about innovative technology and is interested in advancing their knowledge and experience in this area.

    The Northern Ireland Technology Centre at Queen’s University Belfast, has been operating for over 50 years as one of the University’s primary links with industry. The NITC works at the interface of academia and industry, applying leading edge research to solve industry problems and advance manufacturing capability. As part of Queens University’s Advanced Manufacturing strategy to support economic development within Northern Ireland and beyond, an investment of £6M has been made to create an Advanced Manufacturing Technology facility in the NITC, with further investments planned. The Centre has built up a dedicated team of engineers working across a range of industry focussed innovation projects, covering areas such as CNC Machining, Metrology, Automation & Robotics, Digital Manufacturing and Engineering Design. One of our key growth areas is focussed on the application of Digital Engineering to support the adoption of Industry 4.0 enabled processes within manufacturing. This is one of the most exciting challenges facing manufacturing industries today and the NITC is driving to be at the forefront of how this technology can be developed and applied.

    The successful candidate should have strong experience in Data analysis and Industrial internet of things and preferably have experience in the deployment and integration of these solutions into a production environment. You should have a demonstrable background of integrating manufacturing applications with industrials systems

    The successful candidate must have, and you should clearly demonstrate this in your CV/Cover letter: 

    • Honours degree in computing, engineering, science, or a related discipline with at least three years’ relevant industrial experience OR minimum HND in a related discipline with at least five years’ relevant industrial experience
    • A minimum of 3 years recent relevant experience in a manufacturing environment (relevant is defined as the securing and contextualisation of data from multiple sources, development of Apps, preparing reports and dashboards.
    • Demonstrable knowledge and/or experience in one or more of the following: 
    • Data harvesting – MES, ERP, SQL/No SQL Databases, Enterprise systems
    • Data Dashboarding - Enterprise and open source systems
    • Proven ability in using Data driven decision making tools and techniques, specifically:
    • Multi source data decision making
    • Role based alerting and insights
    • Data driven machine control
    • Workflow development
    • We offer excellent terms and conditions, such as:
    • 42 days annual leave
    • Excellent employer pension contribution
    • Diverse and inclusive working environment
    • Family friendly policies
    • Staff discounts 
    • Staff training and development
    • Reward and recognition scheme

    Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation based on our talented, multinational workforce. Throughout the University, our academics are collaborating across disciplines to develop new discoveries and insights, working with outside agencies and institutions on projects of international significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

    We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UK’s most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression. We are ranked 1st in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, (Innovate UK) 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

    Further information about the Centre can be found at:

    Salary scale: £33,797 to £40,322 per annum 

    Closing date: Monday 8 March 2021

    Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 23 March 2021

    For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’.  You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, via email

    The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all.

    However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. Also Protestants are currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals.

    As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN.

    It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other.  More details on all our networks can be found at

    Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding.

    Ref: 21/108639

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