Location: Trinity College Dublin
Level: Post-Doctoral Researcher

Specific Purpose Contract – Full-time (12 months)

Reports to: Prof. Anil Kokaram

Salary: €38,631 to €49,048 per annum (depending on experience)

Hours of Work:

Closing Date:  Until filled


The successful candidate will be expected to take up post as soon as possible

Post Summary

The successful candidate will be expected to take up post as soon as possible

The ADAPT Centre, the centre for digital content technology, seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to conduct research in the area of computer vision and image processing in our spin-out research team ‘Arama’. We require a highly motivated researcher to join the team in Trinity College Dublin in the school of Computer Science and Statistics to work on an exciting programme of applied research which automates the televising of soccer games. As a university-based research centre, ADAPT also strongly supports continuous professional development and education. In ADAPT you will develop as an engineer, technically and scientifically. In addition, ADAPT will support you to enhance your confidence, leadership skills and communication abilities. Arama uses AI and computer vision to automate the televising of soccer games. Emerging from emanating from the research of Prof. Anil Kokaram (https://www.tcd.ie/eleceng/mmt/people/akokaram/), we are searching for an experienced senior engineer to lead the engineering of this research into product. The Senior Engineer will lead the technical aspects of the projects with responsibility for overseeing Arama’s technical roadmap and managing a small team of engineers and researchers.

Informal enquiries about this post should be made to by e-mail to: Donal Scannell (donal@bornoptimistic.com)

Standard Duties and Responsibilities of the Post

  • Design and build the technical architecture and infrastructure necessary to enable the successful deployment of our sizing tool.
  • Manage the product roadmap and technical risks whilst ensuring the timely delivery of goals.
  • Collaborate with our users, partners, and other stakeholders at Arama and Adapt to develop the sizing tool.
  • Work with the Commercial Lead to hire and train new team members.
  • Develop and support the processes necessary to allow the team to operate effectively.

Funding Information

The position is funded by Enterprise Ireland.

Person Specification

The successful candidate should be comfortable with high levels of autonomy, be proactive, and thrive in uncertain and ambiguous environments. Candidates should be motivated by difficult problems and eager to bring a new product to market.


Candidates appointed to this role should hold a Masters in Computer Science or Engineering and previous experience in a senior engineer, team leader or scrum-master role.

Knowledge & Experience


  • Comfortable with the full software development cycle and DevOps practices.
  • A strong sense of product design and intuition about customer needs.
  • Are thoughtful about code quality, test-driven development and software architecture.
  • Are familiar with computer vision techniques and methods.
  • Excellent written and oral proficiency in English.


  • Full-stack development experience
  • Agile development

Skills & Competencies

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent written and oral proficiency in English. (essential)Proven ability to prioritise workload and work to exacting deadlines.
  • Excellent problem solving abilities.