We are looking for a Research
Engineer with good knowledge and experience in system architecture and
development for our European Big Data Laboratory in London. As part of
Hitachi’s European Research and Development Centre you will help to identify
and develop new solutions in collaboration with our customers and business
units leveraging Hitachi technologies and research.
In this position, you
will work initially on creating solutions for video analytics and public safety
but can expect to work on projects in other technical and business fields later
on. You will explore and understand relevant state-of-the-art technologies in
each field and develop solutions for our customers by integrating Hitachi and third-party
technologies. Knowledge and experience in network security is an advantage.
As a Research Engineer,
you will work closely with researchers within Hitachi R&D primarily in
Europe, but you will also be expected to connect with researchers in Japan and
North America, as well as business consultants and clients in Europe.
You will report to the Head
of the European Big Data Laboratory and will be based in London.
Main Tasks and Responsibilities
video and image analytics solutions based on knowledge and experience of system
solutions by developing the necessary software and integrating relevant
technological components with appropriate modifications.
the value of the solution to targeted users in a collaboration with business
- Preparing and
submitting patents on the technical solutions to provide competitive advantage
and protect Hitachi’s IP; and after obtaining appropriate protection,
publishing technical results to establish Hitachi as a leader in big data and
- As part of a
team, planning, preparing and executing Proof-of-Value (PoV) of solutions and
refining the solution based on external feedback.
- As part of a
team, presenting proposals to business units to develop commercial
opportunities aligned with current and/or future product lines of Hitachi Group
with Hitachi business units and customers to understand their requirements.
Attend meetings with Hitachi Business Units and customers, presenting and
communicating ideas and concepts.
with R&D co-workers, customers, partners, engineers, and business units in
Hitachi with the goal of commercialising the proposed solution.
with Lab Manager on any project issues,
where these cannot be resolved within the team.
demonstrations and presentations to BUs and customers.
Key Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree in computer science, data science, mathematics
or related field
- Good knowledge of and experience with system architecture,
network security, database, linux operation (installation, shell commands, and
shell scripts), and/or system integration
- Ability to employ innovative video and image analytics,
visualisation techniques and machine learning techniques to support the
resolution of complex problems
- Knowledge and experience of video and image
- Knowledge and experience of web-based
programming such as node-red, node.js, and REST API
- Knowledge and experience of video / image
processing such as RTSP, ONVIF, similar image searching, and image recognition
- Knowledge and experience of virtualizations such
as vmware, virtualbox, and/or docker
- Excellent communication and presentation skills
- Strong willingness to discover social
infrastructure related issues in various regions and to solve them with Video Analytics
- Experience in
identifying and solving technical issues and performing quantitative
evaluations and comparisons of technologies in terms of performance,
reliability, resource consumption, usability, and functionality
- Proven delivery of innovative
solutions is desired
- Experience of leading
novel research project from concept proposal to prototype development
addition to offering a market competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme,
Hitachi also provide an attractive benefits package, which is regularly
reviewed, and offers a wide range of benefits that you can choose from,
Company Funded Benefits
- Market competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme
- Generous holiday entitlement -
with the option to buy up to an additional 8 days per year
- A Holiday Banking scheme allowing you to bank untaken holiday to use
- Group Personal Pension
- Private Medical Insurance with self-funded option to increase cover to include family members
- Employee Assistance Programme available to all employees
- Personal Accident Insurance
Voluntary Benefits (funded by employee) including;
- Cycle To Work scheme
- Gym Membership
- Dental Insurance with option to include dependent children
- Health screening
- Dining card
Hitachi Europe Ltd is a social innovation
company with headquarters based in Maidenhead, England. The company’s European
operations employ over 550 people to deliver services and solutions to
customers in several key business areas. The company's portfolio includes
digital media products, industrial components and equipment, European
procurement and sourcing, research and design, information systems.
HEU is also responsible for managing a Shared
Services Group that provides the Company's business units with a range of
innovative and effective common services that deliver value, create ‘lean’
processes and support growth and development - including HR, IT, Legal, Finance
& Accounting, Corporate Communications & Sustainability, and Business