Senior project manager

Permanent employee, Full-time · Delft

Your mission

Qblox is seeking a driven project manager to join us in our mission to build industrial scale quantum computers.The candidate will be responsible for project management, execution, and reporting for high-tech engineering projects across all aspects of our R&D organization, including electrical engineering, FPGA, (embedded) software engineering, quantum application engineering and test and development. This is an opportunity to learn about the overall business of Qblox across all R&D teams and to drive high impact change throughout the organization. To be effective in this position, candidates must possess interpersonal skills to cross functional boundaries and to build constructive and effective relationships across the entire organization. You will work closely with the roadmap leaders, quantum architects, the R&D teams, product engineering and the commercial teams. You will report to the CTO.

Your profile

Your role & responsibilities

  • Make sure projects are navigated through our project flow and finished within time and budget. 

  • Actively engage and align with the R&D team leads to secure necessary resources.

  • Create detailed project plans including resource requirements.

  • Define deliverables for project team members.

  • Delegate tasks and follow up.

  • Communicate project progress to senior leadership as well as stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

  • Understand proper escalation paths and act accordingly.

  • Manage external stakeholders.

  • Manage project interdependencies.

  • Understand and is able to assess and mitigate project risks based on input of team members.

  • Properly manage impact of changes to the initial project plan.

Education & experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in physical sciences or engineering. Business training (eg MBA) is highly regarded, but not required.

  • Minimum 8 years experience, with at least 5 years experience in managing projects in an R&D/High tech environment (must-have) with internal and external business partners.

  • In-depth knowledge of technology tools for data management, modeling, forecasting, and reporting purposes.

  • Must have practical experience with project planning and a successful track record of execution.

  • Project Management qualification (e.g. PMP) or other formal training is desirable.

  • Experience with Jira and agile methodologies (Kanban) is a plus

  • Technical background with relevant knowledge in at least one discipline (hardware engineering, RF engineering, embedded systems, quantum computing)

Skills & competencies

  • Ability to work effectively across functional boundaries: influence and inspire throughout the company;

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills: generates and pursues positive ideas to diminish the conflict situation and enhance relationships;

  • Technical skills: ability to understand high-tech electronics development and its requirements 

  • Excellent organizational planning and time management skills:effectively identifies and adjust key priorities and timelines;

  • Highly effective communication skills: uses a highly effective communication style that engages others and builds credibility and trust with a variety of audiences outside and across the organization;

  • Pays attention to detail and feels personally responsible and accountable for the quality delivered;

  • Decision-making: able to make decisions in situations of uncertainty or ambiguity. Weighs up various alternatives with speed and confidence, when making both routine and complex decisions.

  • Team work: makes suggestions, provides necessary resources, or removes barriers to facilitate the accomplishment of team goals;

  • Adaptivity and stress tolerance: recognizes changing circumstances and can identify what adjustments need to be made to plans, goals, strategies and ways of working;

About us
At Qblox, we operate at the frontier of the quantum revolution delivering advanced technologies needed to build Quantum Computers. This field is rapidly growing and will impact society on a global level. With a dedicated team of scientists, engineers and developers we are pushing quantum technology to support experimentalists worldwide with our scalable qubit control and readout equipment. Since 2019, Qblox has grown into a dynamic company employing 85+ innovative, international minds, all dedicated to the company’s mission. We celebrate equality and diversity. We are growing exponentially and welcome talented individuals who share our enthusiasm to make a difference. We’re striving to build a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, experiences, and skills. If you are to join us, you can expect: 

  • An international, interdisciplinary team of highly-skilled physicists, engineers, designers and scientists with an open working culture
  • A high-curiosity, high-performance and invigorating team dynamic
  • Flexible working hours: hybrid working options and travel allowance for commute
  • 30 days annual leave and holiday allowance
  • Company-sponsored retreats and Friday lunches
  • Modern, open office
  • Competitive compensation and participation plan
  • Opportunities for international travel for conferences, partnerships and customer visits
As a spin-out of the Delft-based quantum technology institute, 'QuTech' (a collaboration between the Delft University of Technology and TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research), our relationship with QuTech and other leading labs around the world enables us to implement the latest scientific insights and take a position up front in the worldwide race towards quantum computers.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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