Research Program Manager

CV Bay Ltd
Cambridge, UK
Closing date
15 Nov 2020

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We are currently looking to speak with Program Managers who specialise in the the field of Research and Development for a contract position based with our client who are located in Cambridge for a position working on a new revolutionary technique to store data.

The Environment you will work in.

The team is a highly cross-disciplinary group of computer scientists, physicists, and engineers working hand-in-hand and partnering closely with product teams across Microsoft to tackle the big and open challenges of next-generation cloud infrastructure. Our researchers and engineers have diverse expertise across many areas of systems and computer science (distributed systems, storage, operating systems, networking, verification, hardware and electronics, machine learning), optical sciences and advanced image processing, and engineering. We create new technologies and also develop partnerships with leading academic groups across the world.

is an exciting programme of research to advance and enable the adoption of optical technologies in the rapidly growing field of cloud infrastructure. We currently focus on three main areas: storage, networking, and compute. Our work spans the entire vertical stack, including optical device design and fabrication, optical system and sub-system design, and systems co-design and integration within the data centre infrastructure.


Work closely with our highly multidisciplinary team and our internal and external partners across the business to identify rapidly evolving priorities and implement effective operational solutions to sustain our rhythm of development.
Manage team budget and drive cost efficiency; including the production and coordination of reporting as required.
Act as interface between team members and hardware suppliers: translating specifications; ensuring item delivery is in line with project milestones; and processing documentation.
Follow documented procedures to ensure the compliance of business processes, such as secure data handling, non-disclosure agreements, strengthen our relationship with our partners and customers.
Apply their experience and look for opportunities of growth to evolve processes, services, and solutions and improve the customer, partner, and internal group experience.Skills/Qualifications

Likely to have a good degree in engineering or science.
At least 5 years' experience working as a program manager developing new cutting-edge technologies.
Highly desirable experience in cloud storage systems and/or advanced optical technologies.
Experience in managing highly multi-disciplinary projects (computer science, optics, robotics, electronics, software, mechanics)
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Understanding of fundamental business processes and challenges
Personal integrity, initiative, curiosity, and exceptional judgement. Microsoft runs on Trust.
Strong financial control - estimating costs and tracking spend against progress
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