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Senior Quantum Software Engineer

Quantum Circuits

Quantum Circuits

Software Engineering
New Haven, CT, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 2, 2024
At Quantum Circuits Inc., we are building the world’s first truly algorithmic quantum computers to achieve transformational computing capabilities. Our full-stack quantum computing platform uses superconducting devices along with a modular, robust, and scalable architecture. Our unique approach is based on a decade of technology research and breakthroughs at Yale University's world-renowned quantum labs.
We are seeking a talented and experienced Senior Quantum Software Engineer to join our dynamic team and work on developing key pieces of QCI’s software platform and tools. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in back-end development with the ability to contribute to all stages of the software development lifecycle. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to design, develop, and deploy innovative solutions. We are looking for engineers with diverse experiences such as distributed systems, data streaming, scientific computing, embedded systems, networking, and real-time control systems.

Responsibilities / Description:

  • Collaborate with product managers, scientists, and other engineers to translate functional requirements into technical specifications and deliverables.
  • Work directly with physicists to understand their needs and enable them to do their best work through architecting, developing, and maintaining applications and systems from concept to production.
  • Architect and build efficient, reliable, and maintainable back-end systems.
  • Design and implement user interfaces using modern front-end technologies.
  • Write clean, well-documented code, and conduct thorough code reviews to ensure code quality and maintainability.
  • Troubleshoot and debug issues, identify bottlenecks, and implement solutions to optimize performance and improve the user experience.
  • Provide software mentorship and guidance to physicists driving software best practices.
  • This is a hybrid position based in New Haven, CT, with in-office work at least 3 days per week.
  • Sponsorship available.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum MS or higher in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering, Math, Physics, or Chemistry.
  • Minimum 5+ years of hands-on software development experience with Python and another general-purpose programming language such as Java, C, or C++.
  • Proficient in database systems and SQL with hands-on experience working with relational databases (e.g. PostgreSQL, Oracle).
  • Competence with Git version control, build tools, and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Use of software testing principles and practices, including unit testing, integration testing, and end-to-end testing.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts.
  • This is a hybrid position based in New Haven, CT, with in-office work at least 3 days per week.
  • Sponsorship available.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters or higher in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering, Math, Physics, or Chemistry.
  • Minimum 7+ years of hands-on software development experience with Python and another general-purpose programming language such as Java, C, or C++.
  • Minimum 2+ years with quantum API’s such as Qiskit, Q#, or CUDA Quantum.
  • Experience in scientific computing, quantum physics, or quantum computing a plus.
  • Experience with embedded systems, algorithms, and/or low-level control software for hardware a plus.
  • Experience with multi-threaded programming and execution.
  • Experience with cloud platforms specifically AWS.
  • Experience with containerization and orchestration technologies (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Experience with microservices architecture and RESTful APIs.
  • Experience with designing and building relational database schemas and query tuning.
  • Experience with NoSQL databases.
  • Experience with messaging systems, caching, and distributed systems (e.g. Kafka, RabbitMQ, Redis)
  • Experience with front-end technologies such as JavaScript and modern frameworks (e.g. React, Angular, or Vue.js).
Quantum Circuits Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran, or disability status.