Senior Quantum System Architect

Date of Job Posting
March 13, 2021

Full Time

Coquitlam, British Columbia

Job Summary

The Senior Quantum System Architect is responsible for building system architecture design for silicon-based quantum computation. The Senior Quantum System Architect is a deeply creative systems engineer with years of experimental quantum technology expertise. While many concepts from classical computer architecture – microarchitecture, instruction set, etc. – will continue to be useful, the many challenges of developing a quantum computing system will inspire new concepts and techniques. As a Senior Quantum System Architect, you will work with teammates with expertise spanning device physics to classical computer architecture and compilers, as well as our silicon qubit processor team. Together, you will develop, prototype, and implement key solutions for our silicon-based quantum computer architecture.

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, prototype, and implement 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 and build architectures that balance both quantum and classical resources
  • Collaborate with the Photonic team to tailor fault-tolerant architectures to real-world silicon devices and develop 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

  • Masters or PhD in Electrical engineering, Physics, Applied Physics, or related field.
  • 10 years of experience in the field of quantum engineering
  • Experimental quantum technology expertise in quantum optics, spin qubits, photon-spin interfaces, and quantum control and measurement
  • Deep expertise working at the interface of condensed matter physics and quantum information science
  • Training in microfabrication process development, metrology and improvement for photonic integrated circuits
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively solve engineering problems
  • Outstanding teamwork skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
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