Senior Project (Data Center design) Manager


Graphcore is a fast-growing global IT company with HQ in Bristol, England. See

The use of machine learning to reimagine software and services development is exploding.  Companies from every corner of the industry — the biggest cloud service providers to corporate industrials to financial services to healthcare to retailers — are exploring new ways of building products and services using data-centric learning models in place of traditional programming.  The drive to deliver more timely and accurate results is compelling an ever-greater need for specialized computing power. 


Graphcore has created a completely new processor, the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), specifically designed for artificial intelligence. The IPU’s unique architecture means developers can run current machine learning models orders of magnitude faster. More importantly, it lets AI researchers undertake entirely new types of work, not possible using current technologies, to drive the next great breakthroughs in general machine intelligence.

We believe our IPU technology will become the worldwide standard for artificial intelligence compute. The performance of Graphcore’s IPU is going to be transformative across all industries and sectors whether you are a medical researcher, roboticist or building autonomous cars.

Our team is at the forefront of the artificial intelligence revolution, enabling innovators from all industries and sectors to expand human potential with technology. What we do, really makes a difference.

Graphcore’s Oslo office has grown from 10 to 70 employees since August 2018 and our plan is to increase the growth significantly in the next 2-3 years. Graphcore has recently relocated to new offices, seaside in downtown Oslo.

As Senior Project (Data Center design) Manager, you will be working as a part of Graphcore’s engineering team in Oslo, developing Graphcore scaleout technology for our Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU).  In your role, you will be working closely with our “Products” , IT operations and engineering teams in Oslo and Bristol, on how to bring the benefits of our AI scaleout solution to our customers.



Our Senior Project (Data Center design) Manager will be responsible for establishing, and operate an external data center for our IPU-POD products. This work will include architectural design, and will be leveraging work, done by our IPU-POD SW product development teams, integrating that with third party job-schedulers, NAS, firewalls, VPN and networking solutions.



Key Skills

  • HPC or Cloud services
  • Building up data centers
  • IT admin experience
  • IT security design
  • Scalable NAS/disk systems
  • Data Center networking
  • High availability system design


Useful to Have

  • Master’s degree in computer science or other relevant technical degree
  • General Software development experience
  • System security experience
  • Job scheduling, Data Center Cluster Orchestration experience


This position will also require close interaction with colleagues in Bristol and external data center providers. This is a full-time role based in Oslo (Norway).

Read more about the Norwegian branch (in Norwegian) here:

We welcome people of different backgrounds and experiences and are committed to building an inclusive work environment, making Graphcore a great home for everyone. We are an equal opportunity employer and want to build a work environment where everyone is happy, productive and respectful, in order for them to do their best.


For questions regarding the position or Graphcore, please contact Stein-Sverre Wold +47 906 88 270 or Hanna Kaupang +47 481 72 822 in Compass Human Resources.


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