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Product Manager - ORCA UK

ORCA Computing

ORCA Computing

London, UK
Posted on Friday, March 10, 2023

Open position

Product Manager

London ORCA Computing Ltd.

About ORCA Computing:

ORCA Computing develops full-stack photonic quantum computers with the aim of unlocking new fields of applications and helping transform industries. By combining proprietary technology with off-the-shelf telecom components, we provide a unique approach to address use cases such as machine learning and optimisation. With a number of government and enterprise customers around the world, we are actively deploying and applying our technologies to real world challenges. ORCA Computing is also the project lead in the multi-year Innovate UK Quantum Data Centre of the Future project which is bringing together experts in quantum technologies, cybersecurity, data centres and telecommunications to develop solutions for a quantum future.

ORCA Computing’s multidisciplinary team of quantum scientists, engineers and mathematicians are developing hardware and architectures to completely change the face of high-performance computing and networking, from near-term quantum devices and applications to universal, fault-tolerant quantum computers.

We are growing and providing the opportunity to work at the leading edge of quantum alongside world renowned experts, expanding your skillset and forging wonderful relationships along the way. Our teams enjoy a collaborative, friendly, and dynamic environment with the goal of bringing the best out of each other to achieve the very heights of what is possible.

We offer workplace flexibility with generous benefits including a pension plan, holiday allowance and equity. There are significant opportunities for learning, growth, and exciting new responsibilities.

Job Description:

We are looking for a Product Manager who will bring a strong mix of technical, commercial and customer-facing skills. You will have the opportunity to build winning strategies in support of the growth plans of the business. You will help create products with strong market fit by defining a clear vision that aligns with product engineering team goals while keeping up to date on all market developments essential to achieving our desired outcomes. Key aspects of this role focus on developing and maintaining the product roadmap, aligning with internal business and technical stakeholders, and communicating our unique value throughout the customer journey in the rapidly developing quantum computing space. You'll also work closely with our sales and marketing teams to create compelling messaging that resonates with customers and leads at all stages of the buyer and user journey.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Maintaining strategic oversight acting as a central hub for critical information about our products, vision, market requirements, and competitive landscape.

  • Continually gather and analyse data and business intelligence from all available sources to inform the formulation and maintenance of our product roadmap; inclusive of feature differentiation, positioning and pricing.

  • Collaborating with a broad range of teams to ensure our products’ success at every stage of the lifecycle.

  • Active support for business development activities as the technical authority for ORCA Computing’s products in the market.

What you’ll be bringing to the team:

  • Knowledge & Proficiency in our key technology areas of quantum computing, HPC and Machine Learning.

  • Knowledge & Proficiency in Core Product Management Skill Areas: technology mapping, business case analysis, competitor analysis, market segmentation, buyer persona analysis, positioning, pricing strategy, and a lifecycle perspective.

  • Proven experience developing and distilling market research via qualitative and quantitative methods and proficient analytical skills and passion for analysing products, competitors, and market dynamics.

  • Strong and persuasive communication skills to articulate a clear product strategy to both internal stakeholders and external audiences.


  • Masters or PhD Degree (or comparable experience) in a science, technology, business field.

  • 5+ years of integrated product management experience specifically within a B2B technology industry.

  • Organised, detail-oriented and capable of advancing projects simultaneously.

  • Outstanding English communication skills (written, oral and interpersonal).

  • Industry experience in quantum computing, HPC or AI is highly desirable.

To apply:

ORCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, colour, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.