Back-end Developer / Solutions Architect

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The Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Liverpool John Moores University is seeking to appoint a back-end developer/solution architect to join an exciting research and development project combining IoT sensors, data science, artificial intelligence, and database/IoT/mobile app development to deliver innovative sustainable transport solutions for the Liverpool City Region and beyond.

The project has already developed an exciting suite of digital assets currently being used by local authorities and citizens in the Liverpool City Region, including a network of IoT sensors, an intelligent dashboard, and an active travel mobile app. Some information about the project and its outputs can be found here, here, and here.

Working with an experienced team, you will provide essential maintenance to the current back-end and its associated visual dashboard, making sure that it continues to deliver the expected outputs. In addition, you will have the freedom to lead the development of some improved back-end functionalities to make the system even more useful for users and widen its scalability and commercial attractiveness. If successful, this will help sustaining the team and making this post permanent.    

It is expected that you will have strong, demonstrable experience and knowledge in back-end development leading to successful products. Excellent Python programming skills in Linux is a must. Good knowledge and experience of Django, Plotly’s Dash, Postgre SQL, Pandas, ECMAScript / Javascript is required. You should also have some experience in AWS or similar cloud platforms. Knowledge in Golang would be highly advantageous although not essential. Experience working with IoT and/or smart cities systems is also desirable but not mandatorily required.

This R&D project is the extension of the technical strand of a wider Liverpool City Region (LCR) Sustainable Green Travel Corridors project, which supports the economic resurgence of the Liverpool City Region by improving sustainable transport links (such as cycling and walking), removing transport barriers and broadening the travel choices available to LCR visitors and residents.

Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Trung Thanh Nguyen, email:

LJMU values diversity and provides a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone can fulfil their potential.

Closing date: 8 June 2022

LJMU is committed to achieving equality of opportunity.

For further information about this vacancy and to apply online please click Apply above.

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