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Research Engineer
Quantum Optimisation Algorithms, Location must be UK
Posted on 2/16/2023
London, UK
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • You hold an advanced degree in physics, mathematics, or engineering with a strong focus in quantum information science, or equivalent
  • You can synthesise research findings into resilient, performant software written in Python 3, following established software development practices
  • You are an outcome-driven problem solver, eager to learn from experts in quantum computing and error mitigation, and ready to adapt to new challenges
  • You communicate clearly with our researchers and program managers, and are familiar with the demands of performing industrial research under government programs
  • You thrive in fast-paced environments, making sure our customers are happy, and our developments are robust, well-documented, and properly tested
  • You will be a member of a small international team responsible for undertaking work in the field of quantum combinatorial optimisation algorithms and their implementation on NISQ devices, in collaboration with our customer
  • You will work with our software engineers to transfer successful research into production software, where it can be used to inform current and future system performance and support the needs of customers more broadly
Desired Qualifications
  • Familiarity with Python numeric toolkits such as numpy, jax, networkx, xarray, cvxpy
  • Experience with quantum specific libraries e.g. pyQuil, Qiskit and Pennylane
  • Experience performing experimental work on NISQ era quantum computers
  • Experience in combinatorial optimisation techniques

51-200 employees

Full-stack quantum computing systems
Company Overview
Rigetti’s mission is to build the world’s most powerful computers to help solve humanity’s most important and pressing problems. The company builds quantum computers as well as the superconducting quantum processors that power the machines. Rigetti provides a Quantum Cloud Services platform that lets their machines be integrated into any public, private, or hybrid cloud.
  • 401k
  • Equity grant
  • Medical, dental & vision
  • Performance-based bonuses
  • Flexible PTO
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Parental leave
  • FSA & commuter benefits
  • EAP
  • Flexible work schedule
Company Core Values
  • Mission driven
  • Collaborative
  • Dynamic