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Researcher – Linked Data Technology

Intelligent Society Platform Research Division

Hayes Park, Uxbridge, UK

Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe (FLE) is a multidisciplinary centre which, as part of Fujitsu’s global R&D activity, conducts research and development in the fields of information technology and mobile communications.

The Intelligent Society Platform Research Division of FLE is at the forefront of exploring how information technology systems can evolve to manage and enhance modern life. Our current research and development activities include cloud services and solutions, and linked data technology.

Applications are invited for the position of Researcher to support our research and development activities in Linked Data technology, including the development of new applications. Our outputs are prototype products and services, technical strategies, standards, and patents.

The successful candidate will work in a group that is currently researching and exploring business opportunities for Linked Data, which supports the building of a Linked Data platform. In their role, the candidate will explore the application of Web and Linked Data technologies particularly in the area of healthcare and sensor networks.

The principal responsibilities of the role will be to:

  • Implement in code from proof of concept through to near production quality prototypes that realize these ideas and exploitations
  • Develop new ideas combining an understanding of systems, businesses and human processes in the context of their engineering characteristics
  • Architect solutions that implement these ideas in the real world. Exploit the ideas in patents and publications
  • Socialize the ideas inside and outside Fujitsu

Ideally, candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Extensive software engineering experience: JVM Languages (Scala, Java, JRuby, Groovy,..)
  • Knowledge of web application technologies – Webby data systems (REST, Linked data)
  • Experience with deploying Analytics in a distributed data processing systems (e.g: Hadoop, Akka, Storm)
  • Experience with Semantic Web and Linked Data is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of Healthcare IT
  • Able to express ideas in proof of concept and production quality code
  • Adaptable, willing to learn new fields and develop new skill sets
  • Excellent communication skills, report writing and presentation skills
  • PhD in a relevant field would be desirable

Appointment will be made at a grade that is commensurate with past experience. We offer a competitive salary and excellent working conditions together with an attractive benefits package.

Applications, including a covering letter, CV and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to by 18th September 2014.