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[Met-jobs] Job Opening with Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications, SoXSA

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Thu, 31 Mar 2016 17:33:30 +0000

Solution Architect (Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications, 
Salary range:  £38,896 - £47,801
Closing Date: 09 May 2016
Job details 

Based at the University of Strathclyde, and collocated with one of Europe’s 
largest space research groups, Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite 
Applications (SoXSA) has created a new focal point for the Satellite 
Applications Catapult, linking the science base with industry. SoXSA takes a 
leading role, driving growth in satellite applications by engaging the end user 
and their supply chains. It acts as a rallying point for SME engagement with 
relevant expertise from across the UK research base and space sector. SoXSA is 
aligned with the overarching need for a major applications pull across all 
sectors; technology push alone is not sufficient to deliver the ambitious 
growth targets. SoXSA is embedded in a vibrant environment, proactively 
targeting innovative SMEs and providing a focal point for the best researchers, 
SMEs, large industry and customers to work together to achieve commercial 
innovation, forming new partnerships to deliver growth. By partnering with 
Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the Solutions Architect will pull-through and 
exploit innovative concepts & technologies developed within the research base 
to generate economic impact within the Highlands & Islands.

The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology 
company, fostering growth across the economy through the exploitation of space 
by helping organisations make use of and benefit from satellite technologies, 
and bring together multi-disciplinary teams to generate ideas and solutions in 
an open innovation environment. The Satellite Applications Catapult is a 
not-for-profit research organisation innovating for a better world, empowered 
by satellites, with a mission and vision to be at the heart of the ongoing 
revolution in satellite services, having a global impact due to the power that 
satellites bring to bear on the challenges of the modern world.

The Opportunity

SoXSA is expanding and seeks a Solutions Architect based in the Highlands and 
Islands region to identify, develop and launch innovative new opportunities 
across key growth sectors using space enabled data.

Working with the Satellite Applications Catapult, the UK Space Agency, and 
Highlands and Islands Enterprise this appointment is for an initial period of 2 
1/2 year to deliver a programme of partnership work between industry and 
academia, fostering growth across the economy of the Highlands and Islands 
through space technology and data.

Reporting to the Director of SoXSA, the Solutions Architect will lead the 
development and operations of SoXSA in the Highlands and Islands. Engaging with 
companies to develop the exploitation of data and services, linking company 
needs to the UK research base and leading the development of workshops, 
symposia and other events that will stimulate industrial collaborative projects 
contributing to the Satellite Applications Catapult’s aim for the UK to secure 
10% share of the global space market by 2030 (estimated to be £40bn). This is a 
high profile, leadership role and pivotal to the on-going success of SoXSA.

To be considered for the role, you will have a minimum of Degree in a relevant 
subject, a track record in a similar role within a similar specialism and 
environment, a track record of successfully developing effective strategic and 
operation plans as well as evidence of successfully leading significant and 
complex projects. You will have experience of engaging and developing 
collaborative opportunities with industry and other relevant stakeholders, 
proven leadership ability with excellent interpersonal and communication 
skills, and the confidence in engaging with, influencing and presenting to 
diverse audiences. You will also have the proven ability to influence others, 
particularly at a senior level, and proven analytical and problem solving 

Initial interviews are scheduled for 31 May 2016.

Job details 

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Hina Bacai, Business Development 
Manager, SoXSA at<> on 
0141 548 5796.

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