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Senior Researcher

Location: Cambridge
Company: Microsoft
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Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK) is searching for an exceptional applicant for a Senior Researcher role in storage systems within a multi-disciplinary team developing Holographic optical storage for the cloud. The ideal candidate will hold a PhD with appropriate post PhD experience gained in research or an industrial setting.
Responsibilities
The Researcher will work closely with other team members to innovate and drive the system design of a rack-scale cloud storage system built on holographic storage media. This will require workload analysis of Microsoft cloud workloads; storage stack design and data layout; and simulation of the design space using hardware models from our state-of-the-art hardware measurement platforms. The researcher will have access to workloads from our internal product partners, and will work with experts in storage, hardware design, and optical holography.
Qualifications
• Either a PhD or Masters in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering and at least 2+ years post-doctoral work in the field of cloud storage/distributed systems/system simulation.
• A strong publication record relevant to cloud storage.
• Experience in storage workload tracing, analysis, and modelling.
• Experience in system-level simulation using discrete-event simulation.
• Experience in storage software design including designing storage stacks for novel hardware, data layout, and log-structured techniques.
• Experience in hardware systems design at the rack level.
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.
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