Vacancy

Head of Quantum Architecture

QuiX Quantum is at the forefront of the development of photonic quantum computing, a rapidly developing sector. We are a tech start-up based in Enschede, the Netherlands. Since our start in 2019, we have presented two world record-breaking quantum photonic processors. As a fast-growing company, we are now looking for a new leader for our in-house quantum architecture team.

 

What will you be doing?      

 

As head of architecture, you will lead a team connecting the abstract idea of quantum computing to the practice of photonic quantum computing.  Integrating everything from quantum error correcting codes to the specifications of physical components, you will lead the design of QuiX’s quantum computer. The team will use theoretical or numerical methods to propose solutions or alternatives to overcome the technological hurdles presented by the architecture.  Your technical expertise will be in full use as you lead and train your team.

 

You will take care of:

·              Leading the development of our quantum computing architecture

·              Identify critical architectural challenges

·              Lead theoretical, numerical, and experimental efforts to further development

·              Implement a suitable error correction scheme for our universal quantum computer 

·              Attend international conferences representing QuiX

·              Run team meetings and manage a team of quantum architects

·              Report directly to the CTO, and be part of the management team of the company.

 

This position can be modified to suit a candidate, and mentorship and training are available for leadership skills.

 

What we ask of you:

·              PhD or equivalent in Quantum Physics, Quantum Computing, or similar

·              Some experience leading teams, managing PhD students, etc. preferred

·              Post-doctoral research experience (industrial or academic) a plus

·              Specific experience in quantum architecture or quantum computer design required 

·              Strong mathematical/theoretical background is a plus

·              Passion for your profession

·              Pro-active,innovative style of work and leadership

·              Proficiency in English language (verbal & written)

 

What to expect from us:

Working in a start-up means that your work contributes directly to the direction of the company, and you more than most as a senior member of the team. Together, we work on awesome and challenging projects in a high-tech and innovative environment. Everyone has their own specialty and together we form a dynamic and diverse team.

Your workplace will be in Enschede. As we have become used in recent years, occasionally working at home is possible. The working language of our company is English,and we encourage and facilitate acquisition of Dutch language skills.

At the office, we like to have lunch together at our big lunch table, or preferably outside in the sun. On Fridays, we end the week with a beer and a competition of pinball and foosball!

Employment conditions:

The position is full time. Your salary depends on both your education and experience. We have many educational opportunities, a generous number of vacation days and we offer a fully paid pension and attractive start up compensation. Equity plan participation available after the first year.

 

Are you as excited as we are to contribute to the fastest way to a quantum future? Do you want to be part of our journey to develop the world’s best quantum computer?Then join us!

 

For more info and applications, contact info@quixquantum.com.

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