Vacancies: software engineers needed to explore the future of privacy

Posted by a.hay on 7 August 2014 - 2:00pm

The Open University has two new vacancies for software engineers, where they will work on research examining privacy and security.

The roles will involve two different projects, with the first, called Privacy Dynamics, looking at group behaviour from a social psychology perspective.

The second, Monetize Me, will look at business models for 'lifelogging' and other forms of self quantification and the implications these have for our personal data.

The posts will be based at the OU's Milton Keynes headquarters, where successful applicants will work at its software engineering laboratory, noted both for its world class research record and extensive facilities.

The contracts will be for a period of 2 to 3 years, and the salary range will between £31,342 and £37,394 with 33 days paid holiday.

Applicants will need to show they can develop the research application prototypes and software engineering tools needed for the projects' empirical studies. They must also be able to work effectively with colleagues from both within their field and across the disciplines.

To apply for the Privacy Dynamics and Monetize Me roles, please read their respective further particulars, and note that the deadline for applications is at 12.00pm on Thursday September 4th.

You can also contact the projects' principal investigator, Professor Bashar Nuseibeh, if you have any further questions.