Quantum Information Processing Architect

Date of Job Posting
March 13, 2021

Full Time

Coquitlam, British Columbia

Job Summary

The Quantum Information Processing Architect is responsible for system architecture design of silicon-based quantum computation. The Quantum Information Processing Architect is an expert in measurement-based quantum architectures, cluster states, quantum error detection and correction, and quantum fault-tolerance encodings and strategies. This role will collaborate with a diverse, multi-disciplinary group of engineers, scientists, and other technical team members on our hardware and quantum teams.

Working at

Photonic Coquitlam, British Columbia

  • Get in on the ground floor with a quantum startup company set to revolutionize computing
  • Work closely with some of the brightest innovators in quantum technologies
  • Enjoy a fast-paced and fun environment where you can take risks while tackling cutting-edge challenges everyday
  • Inclusive and open company culture
  • Competitive salary, benefits, and potential upside

What we need you to do

  • Work closely with the Chief Quantum Officer to provide the technical vision for the team
  • Design, model, and develop new architectures for fault-tolerant silicon-based quantum computing
  • Establish and coordinate the process to design, create, and integrate technical components to deliver silicon-based quantum computing
  • Create architectural models that balance both quantum and classical resources
  • Collaborate with the Photonic team to tailor fault-tolerant architectures to real-world silicon devices and to inform the development of hardware towards fault-tolerance
  • Explore how quantum devices can optimize key performance factors such as fidelity, connectivity, coherence, scalability, reliability, and efficiency
  • Write patents and peer-reviewed articles reporting advances where applicable
  • Identify and build collaborations with outside research organizations (government labs, academic groups)
  • Train, guide, and develop current and additional team members

What you bring to our team

  • Advanced degree (MSc or PhD) in an engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, statistics, or a related field with a focus on quantum error correction and fault tolerance
  • 7-10 years progressively responsible related work experience or equivalent combination of work and education
  • Experience with measurement-based quantum architectures, cluster states, quantum error detection and correction, and quantum fault-tolerance encodings and strategies
  • Experience modelling the above with parameters of real physical systems
  • Deep expertise working at the interface of condensed matter physics and quantum information science
  • Experience with quantum architecture best practices
  • Proficiency in working with Python or other modern programming language
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to new situations in rapidly changing research environment
  • Outstanding teamwork skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
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