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Research Director

Can you boost the scientific foundation for our future development? 

As our new Director of Research, you head our Research Team and liaise between Milestone Systems, the international scientific community and current and emerging technology giants.  

Make the world see Milestone Systems and our video management software as the enabler for autonomous cars, robots, production documentation and a host of AI-applications by building strong partnerships with scientific communities and technology partners. 

Can you show us a strong academic track record of publications, patents or possibly a PhD? Or a similarly impressive career in the Software Industry, working across the board on projects with multiple international participants? Can you secure external funding for research projects and turn scientific and technological trends and breakthroughs into a solid foundation for product development?  

Then we could see you as our new Director of Research. You’ll join a fast-growing company with big ambitions. Our leading open platform technology, open business model and open company culture has fuelled our company for 20 years and made us a global player in the video management industry. Here, you and your colleagues work with solutions that help organizations manage risks, protect people and assets, optimize processes and reduce costs. Welcome to the open platform company. 

You establish partnerships and a strong foundation for decision making  

As our new Director of Research, your primary task is to explore new developments in software and technology to find out where the next seismic shift will occur – and to ensure that Milestone Systems gets to harness it first. As the world’s leading developer of video management software, we work with bleeding edge technologies like AI, AR, IA, super computing, etc. That means we use more disc, bandwidth, CPU and GPU resources than is generally available today, so knowing where the boundaries will be pushed next is critical to our continued success. And you and your team will be responsible for spotting the openings.  

You will manage our Research Team and oversee our technology collaboration with industry giants like Microsoft, Nvidia, Intel and all Milestone Systems technology partners. In addition, you will collaborate with universities, identifying relevant student projects and important research teams in Denmark and abroad. Finding collaborators is generally not hard, as video management software essentially provides the eyes for many AI and robot applications. Finding the right collaborators, on the other hand, is up to you. 

Finally, you will also be responsible for devising, designing and securing funding for innovation projects covering large and challenging research areas in DK and EU.  

Strong academic credentials or software industry experience 

To succeed in this position, you bring a strong academic track record or an equally impressive career in the Software Industry to the table. You could be a University Professor wanting to take on research in the private sector, a Software Manager longing to dive deeper into technology research and development – or have a similar, relevant background. Having scientific publications or patents to your name, or experience with video, high performance computing and AI is a benefit, as is strong university relations, a broad network and a knack for attracting and hiring talent.  

As a manager, you build strong relations to your colleagues and employees, and confidently oversee a portfolio of projects, including EU Horizon 2020-funded projects and projects funded by Innovation Fund Denmark. Your communication skills are well above average, and you present ideas and results for large and international audiences with passion and conviction, further establishing Milestone Systems as a credible scientific collaborator. 

Application and contact 

To apply for this position, click the Apply button and follow the steps, keeping relevant documents like CV, certifications etc. handy. If you have any questions about the position, please contact VP of R&D, Hans J Skovgaard by emailing to

Milestone Systems is a global industry leader in open platform IP video management software, founded in 1998 and now operating as a stand-alone company in the Canon Group. Milestone technology is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations, providing flexible choices in network hardware and integrations with other systems. Sold through partners in more than 100 countries, Milestone solutions help organizations to manage risks, protect people and assets, optimize processes and reduce costs. 

We call ourselves the open platform company. That stands for three things: open platform technology, an open business model and an open company culture. Our video management software (VMS) solutions are designed with an open architecture which allows for easy integration with other security and business systems. Yet open platform encompasses so much more. It also represents an open business model with an extensive technology and channel partner network, where everyone benefits from stronger innovation and value creation for our end-customers. Our open company culture is a foundation for how we collaborate internally and conduct business and share expertise and knowledge with partners and customers. 

We are a fast growing company with big ambitions. The entrepreneurial spirit that founded the company can still be seen and felt, even though today we’re a global player in the surveillance industry. We’re headquartered just outside of Copenhagen, Denmark and we have offices in more than 20 countries. We offer a flexible work environment where our employees get to define their workday and have a great deal of influence over how they use their time. We work hard, set our ambitions high and celebrate our successes together. If you are change-willing, internationally-minded and interested in growing as a professional, you’ll fit in just fine. Be sure to follow us so you can be the first to know about job vacancies.

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