PhD Research Studentship in e-Business/Web Service Application Development

Collaborative research project between MPP Global Solutions and the University of Bolton

Reference Number : BIG06-MPP1

Fixed term scholarship : 3 years

Scholarship : Fees fully paid and a tax free bursary (£12,300 p.a.)

Closing date : 19 November

* International students are also eligible to apply

A graduate is sought to work on a Web/Mobile services research project to develop a MPP-Specific Service Oriented Architecture.

The project aims to develop standards and best practices by studying current web application development processes and methodologies at MPP and incorporate state-of-the-art practices in the Web Applications domain.

The project is a collaborative research effort between the Business Informatics Group in the Business school at the University of Bolton and MPP Global Solutions.

MPP Global is a leading provider of web, mobile and eCommerce technology services to several customer segments.

The company offers solutions with a range of products and applications that transform and drive the web and mobile commerce.

The core expertise of MPP encompasses Web, SMS, Mobile Internet, Micropayment and Macropayment Commerce Solutions.

Within a short span of time, the company has gained multiple blue-chip customers which include SKY, BBC and Universal Music.

The project entails a 4 days-per-week work placement at MPP which involves analysing, developing and improving the Web application development and deployment methodologies.

The research student will also attend 1 day per week at the University for updating subject specific knowledge and research skills.

The successful candidate will be expected to register and complete a PhD within the fixed term scholarship.

Job specifications: Qualifications and experience

  • The applicant must hold a minimum 2:1 Bachelor's or Master's degree in project related subject areas such as Computing, Information Technology or e-Business.

  • A minimum of one year web programming experience in C#, ASP.Net and VB.Net with an understanding of XML, Web Services and SOAP.

  • Experience in SQL Server Database and UML is desirable.

  • Programming is a core pre-requisite for the role.

  • The applicant must have sound communication skills and be able to interact effectively with various stakeholders in the project including the core customers and business partners of MPP Global Solutions.

  • The applicant must be a self-motivated and task driven individual.

    These qualities are essential as the proposed project involves accomplishment of operational tasks at MPP Global Solutions and PhD research activities.

  • Experience in developing web services, eCommerce or mobile commerce applications is desirable.

    To apply, please send your full CV or resume with the title and reference of the position to:

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