Research Software Engineer

Ulm, Germany

Research Software Engineer

QuiX Quantum is at the forefront of the development of photonic quantum computing, a rapidly developing sector. We are a high-tech start-up based in Enschede, the Netherlands, and Ulm, Germany. 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 research software engineer to strengthen our team.

What will you be doing?

As research software engineer you will be part of our software development team. The software team develops software for characterization of quantum hardware, interfaces to and control of our devices and simulators of (quantum) physics processes. Your focus will be on projects where high computing performance is needed, for example in simulating our quantum computing circuits. Given your specific skills, you will be working closely with, aside from the other software team members, our quantum system architects and quantum application engineers on running quantum algorithms on our computers.

You will take care of:

·       Contributing to our software team

·       Developing a quantum computing simulator to identify the effect of errors.

·       Simulating quantum photonic circuits

·       The (co-)development of the software stack of our first universal quantum computer.

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

What we ask of you:

·       MSc or PhD in Computational/Theoretical/Quantum Physics or Quantum Computing.

·       Experience with HPC and skilled using C/C++ and Python programming languages.

·       Some knowledge of software architectures and best practices.

·       Experience with working in a software development team.

·       Background in quantum physics simulations is a plus.

·       Passion for your profession.

·       Creative thinking and a proactive style of work.

·       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. 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 Ulm, Germany. As we have become used in recent years, working at home is possible. The working language of our company is English, and we encourage and facilitate acquisition of German language skills.

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!

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