Program Manager

Deadline for receipt of applications: February 27, 2023 23:59 AoE (28 February 2023, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)

It is necessary to hire a Program Manager to lead a program of reforms and technical maintenance of IMDEA Networks laboratories. That includes the planning and execution of the appropriate reforms, and optimization and automation of the infrastructure management tasks.

Skills Required

  • University degree, preferably Electrical Engineer, Telecommunications Engineer, Computer Engineer.
  • IT tools: ERP; software for the integral management of projects and portfolio of projects such as Ms-Project; Analytical tools with SAS Studio, office software (Microsoft Office – high knowledge of advanced functions of Excel and Google sheet eg Solver, SQL
  • Knowledge of Spanish public procurement law (LCSP)

Additional Complementary Skills

  • Leadership; planning and organization; negotiation; interpersonal management skills


English, high level. Spoken and written


  • Minimum 5 years experience in planning, maintenance and project positions.
  • Project Management Professional Certificate (PMI-PMP).

Tasks and responsibilities

Research Support Activities to be developed:

  • Design process improvement and refurbishment of research spaces, facilities and maintenance services.
  • Manage the program of reforms: New technical facilities, platforms, hardware and software and auxiliary equipment. Define report and indicators ex. capacity utilization, % of errors, etc.
  • Preparation of the bidding documents for the launch and management of the bidding procedures and their publication in the Comunidad de Madrid Contracts Portal.
  • Develop the quality function and suppliers management: Improvement of the quality of the products and services of the reduction of the costs (TCO), definition of the Suppliers Overall Rating (SOR), establishment of synergies with other institutes, audits of quality, etc.
  • Select and implement resources planning tools.
  • Build a central repository of measurement data complying with the requirements of confidentiality, integrity, availability and data retention policies.
  • Prepare the Registros de Actividades de Tratamiento (RAT) to manage personal data security and comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • Study the state of the art of the equipment and technical installations during the reform program: Mass storage, GPUs, FPGAs, ASICs, etc. or big data and cloud-based machine learning solutions such as Amazon, Azure, Google Cloud, etc. Define the decision parameters (SNR values, bandwidth, warranty time, price, etc.), to evaluate which option is the most convenient.
  • Manage the guarantees of the new facilities/devices, and define the procedure for returns.
  • Define the safety measures in laboratories, eg. requirements on distribution of wiring, number of devices that can be located on the ground, whether it is mandatory or a fire extinguisher or another PCI measure, etc.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

IMDEA Networks Institute aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore qualified female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Until a balanced ratio of men and women has been achieved at the institute, preference will be given to women if applicants have similar qualifications. IMDEA Networks Institute actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants are not to be discriminated against in personnel selection procedures on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, religion or ideology, age, sexual orientation (anti-discrimination). People with disabilities who have the relevant qualifications are expressly invited to apply.

  1. Remember to select the following option: Research Engineer & Support: [Gestor de programas de proyectos / Program Manager] [BOCM] [2023]
  2. Deadline for receipt of applications: February 27, 2023 23:59 AoE (28 February 2023, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)