Job offer in england KEEP Associate (VR Systems Engineer) at University of Essex

Knowledge Exchange and Embed Partnerships (KEEPs)

KEEPs is a three-way project between a company, a university and a graduate (known as an Associate), which enables the transfer of knowledge, technology and skills to which the company currently has no access. Supported by the university, KEEP Associates manage strategic projects within the company.

A KEEP can help graduates to enhance their career prospects by providing them with an opportunity to manage a challenging project, which allows them to use their degree, and is central to an organisation’s strategic development and long term growth.

Whilst the Associate leads the KEEP project, they are supported by experienced staff from the company and university. For more information visit

The Project

The University of Essex in partnership with Geocurve Ltd offers an exciting opportunity to a graduate with the relevant skills and knowledge to work on a KEEP project. This post is fixed term for 12 months.

The duties of the post will include:

  • Customer engagement and requirements analysis
  • Capturing data
  • Processing data and developing VR applications
  • Virtual Reality application improvement with customer

Key Requirements

  • Experience of OpenGL, C++, Visual Studio, Unity, Hammer and Steam
  • Prior experience of games writing and game engines
  • BSc or Higher in Computer Science

As a KEEP Associate, the post will offer the following benefits:

  • A training budget of £3000 (exclusive of salary).
  • An interesting and challenging role, with exposure to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Full access to university resources to complete the project.
  • World-leading Academic and Company project supervision.

About Geocurve Ltd

We combine all surveying processes in to unique and sometimes complex deliverables. We have 5 departments at the moment, surveying, UAV, data and mobile mapping, with the VR department coming shortly. We pride ourselves on our innovative approach and our ability to solve most surveying problems. Geocurve is not only a work place, but a team and a family member.About the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of EssexThe School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering comprises 1,200 students from more than 75 countries, supported by 170 academic, research and support staff. The school is conducting world-leading research in areas such as evolutionary computation, brain-computer interfacing, intelligent inhabited environments and financial forecasting, and boasts the largest robotics research group of its kind in the UK.


Geocurve Ltd

Tintagel House

London Rd




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