Systems Research Group Manager

Date Posted: July 7, 2022


If you have a systems focus and are interested in leading cutting-edge research at an institution where your work can have a direct impact on commercial products, we encourage you to apply for this position. The Systems Research Group in Microsoft Research Redmond is devoted to advancing the state of the art in cloud computing, distributed systems, and operating systems, while making systems secure, scalable, fault-tolerant, manageable, fast, and efficient. We expect to grow substantially through hiring, and seek a group manager who can guide that growth in a way that enhances diversity and maintains our inclusive and collaborative culture.



Microsoft Research provides a collaborative, supportive, inclusive, and respectful environment for some of the world’s best researchers and engineers. Together, we strive to create innovative solutions to computing’s toughest challenges and improve the lives of people everywhere. With this posting, we seek group manager candidates with a proven track record of managing teams to effect highly impactful research. The ideal candidate is skilled at managing independent researchers and engineers and making their contributions visible to upper management, knows how to grow a team in a way that enhances diversity and maintains an inclusive and collaborative culture, is comfortable managing a team that spans multiple time zones and different work preferences in a physical/virtual hybrid work environment, is quick to learn and adapt, and has the ability to develop an original research agenda. Successful candidates will be expected to manage team members in support of their career goals; interact closely with Microsoft’s product groups; transform research ideas into concrete systems; and report on their findings at top technical venues. If you thrive in environments of “deep thinking” and fast-paced entrepreneurial execution, then this is the place for you.


Required Qualifications: 

  • PhD or tenured position in computer science, or a related field
  • Strong publication record in peer-reviewed CS conferences/journals, including at least one publication in ASPLOS, EuroSys, FAST, HPCA, ISCA, MICRO, NSDI, OSDI, PLDI, POPL, S&P, SIGCOMM, SIGMETRICS, SIGMOD, SOSP, USENIX ATC, USENIX Security, or VLDB.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills
  • The ability to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment
  • Demonstrated leadership in research
  • Significant participation and activity in the scientific community on program committees, editorial boards, etc.


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