Chief Research Officer

Qubit9

Hamburg, Germany

Full-Time

Submitted on 2022-09-06

Summary

The company trusts you to identify and deliver innovative technological research and proofs that will put us ahead of our competitors and change how the world uses the cloud. You will undertake a blend of rapid reviews of evidence, evaluate solutions to be fit for purpose, designing, and helping deliver prototypes, research with the aim of enabling Engineering teams to take advantage of the latest in computer science research to integrate into products to be beyond leading edge. If you are still reading this, then you are at the right place, and we would love to hear from you!

Contact Person:
Daniel Baker
Languages:
  • English
  • Job Type:
    Full-Time
    Responsibilities
    • Work independently and directly with internal Engineers and external academics and experts to help gather knowledge, identify leading edge solutions for Product integration.
    • Undertake research, review, and build design or build prototypes from new or existing scientific papers.
    • Develop and identify new knowledge in topics around HPC, distributed compute, cluster computing, confidential compute, cryptography, distributed storage, blockchain technologies and cloud computing.
    • Design and build prototypes taking advantage of this research and hand off the Production development to the Engineering teams.
    • Partner with the CTO, CIO, and Head of Product to identify new opportunities, key research topics and deliver findings, designs, and prototypes.
    • Partner with external research organizations and work with public institutions to further research and funding.
    • Work with the Head of people to improve external developer relations, and present at conferences and give talks.
    • Provide coordination support on partner and investor relations
    • Contribute to the creation and development of a diverse and inclusive culture across the organization, collaborating across departments.
    • Undertake any reasonable work that is e required from time to time.
    Qualifications
    • Are self-driven and motivated, with a strong work ethic and a passion for problem-solving
    • Enthusiastic mission led individual who shares our values
    • Demonstrates creativity and critical thinking when designing and delivering research and recommendations
    • Highly capable communicator, listens carefully, clearly sharing information (written and verbal) and can persuade and influence others, establishing positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
    • Well organized with effective time management, able to deliver at pace to tight deadlines whilst regularly reprioritizing according to business priorities
    • Excellent judgment in determining the appropriate level of quality in their work.
    • Recognises the importance of diligence and precision, whilst also knowing when to balance that with when the output is good enough for its purpose.
    • Excellent people skills with the ability to establish, build and maintain healthy relationships with diverse stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
    • Flexible and enthusiastic about working in a start-up, growing organization
    • Able and willing to learn more, develop skills and fill gaps in knowledge and to support others in doing the same.
    • Initiative-taking with the ability to work on own initiative, while also delivering collaboratively as part of a team.
    Required Experience
    • Has held a senior research position previously and extensive industry experience
    • Experience of scoping and undertaking high quality, rapid research in a computer science related science field
    • Strong ability to draw out messages from complex evidence, present them for a lay audience in plain English and author compelling reports and findings.
    • Experience of working independently to identify innovative, diverse sources of quantitative and qualitative data and intelligence. Understands and presents the limitations of that data.
    • Experience of presenting to a diversity of audiences, ranging from senior management, external technical experts, policy professionals and wider teams of non-experts.
    • Comfortable working with technical and scientific information
    • Experience working for a company that runs a SaaS, PaaS, has a Production environment or have designed or developed and operated large-scale infrastructure services.
    • Experience in one or several of these: HPC, distributed compute, cluster computing, confidential compute, cryptography, distributed storage, blockchain technologies and cloud computing.
    • Experience of project management including planning, resourcing, monitoring, and reporting BONUS:
    • You understand cloud platforms architecture.
    • Has worked for a Global Cloud provider, especially with a US customer base
    • You have experience designing and building infrastructure technology solutions
    • Had your research integrated into successful products or widely recognized by the Computer Science community in a specific domain
    • You have patents that are currently used in production solutions
    • Has led a small research or development team
    • Has been part of a successful launch, IPO, acquisition
    Preferred Educational Qualifications
    • A Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field
    More Details

    The company trusts you to identify and deliver innovative technological research and proof that will put us ahead of our competitors and change how the world uses the cloud. You will undertake a blend of rapid reviews of evidence, evaluate solutions to be fit for purpose, designing, and helping deliver prototypes, and research with the aim of enabling Engineering teams to take advantage of the latest in computer science research to integrate into products to be beyond the leading edge. If you are still reading this, then you are at the right place, and we would love to hear from you!