[erlang-questions] Job opportunity plus MSc in Erlang

S.J.Thompson <>
Tue Jun 19 14:06:49 CEST 2007



Job: Erlang Training and Consulting and the University of Kent

We are very pleased to announce a job opportunity at Erlang Training and
Consulting (ETC), London, and the University of Kent, Canterbury under the
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships scheme. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
support partnerships between business and universities or research
organisations.

This two-year position will give you a unique opportunity to develop
leading-edge technical skills while working in a software development
company, and so gaining excellent business skills. The project builds on
research from the University of Kent and will develop a number of generic
software components which can be reused across the products the ETC
produces. These components include monitoring, statistics gathering, audit
logs, authentication and upgrade tools. The tools will be extracted from
existing systems, using refactoring techniques.

These applications will be tested and deployed in commercial applications
covering the areas of Instant Messaging and SMS, E-Commerce, Telecoms and
Location-Based Services. The applicant is furthermore encouraged to
produce academic papers on the experiences of using generic components in
Erlang based systems and to present his or her work at conferences, as
well as completing an MSc by research at the university.

Further details:

The project

The objective of the project is the development of a number of software
components and techniques including:

  - A set of software components accessible through a web based interface.
  - Generic versions of the software components developed as above.
  - Routines and procedures for commercial systems release and deployment.
  - Refactoring support for component extraction.
  - Exemplar product for operation and maintenance as developed above.
  - Training for ETC's staff over generic component extraction and usage.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships:

  - Provide a springboard to accelerate your career
  - Offer an opportunity to gain valuable R&D experience in a commercial environment
  -  Develop your personal, business and academic skills
  -  Benefit from a strong support network involving company staff, academic experts and KTP consultants
  - Opportunity to lead and manage a project with defined goals
  - Deliver an excellent chance of a permanent post with the company partner
  - Provide business management qualifications
  - Offer an interesting, varied and challenging role

The suitable candidate will:

  - Be qualified to a good honours degree (2.1 or 1st) in MSc or BSc Computer Science (or equivalent)
   - Have a grounding in functional and concurrent programming, and in computer systems and an evidence of passion for technology.
  - Optionally, you may ideally have experience of using Erlang and of working with industry.

If you'd like to discuss any aspects of this position please mail Simon
Thompson at 

If you are interested in this exciting career opportunity please send
three copies each of a full CV and a one-page letter explaining how you
are suited for the position quoting reference 323, together with the names
and addresses of two referees to Staff Recruitment, Room 121, Registry,
University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ. Or email,
 Please ensure that all documents are attached in
Word or PDF format only.

Closing date for applications: 11 July, 2007
Interviews will be held at the ETC offices in London in the week of 23 July, 2007.

For full job specification please visit: http://www.kent.ac.uk/jobs/research/323.html

Simon

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Simon Thompson                                  
Director and Professor of Logic and Computation
Computing Laboratory                             phone: +44-1227-823820
University of Kent                               fax:   +44-1227-762811
Canterbury, Kent
CT2 7NF, UK                                     www.cs.kent.ac.uk/~sjt/
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