Quantum Information Processing Architect

Date of Job Posting
October 18, 2020

Full Time

Vancouver / Remote, 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 Vancouver / Remote, 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

Yes, I would like to apply

If the above description sounds like you, you can send your resume and cover letter to jointheteam@photonic.com or complete the application below.