Senior Staff Theorist

Quantum Compilation

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201-500 employees

Develops scalable trapped-ion quantum computers


Compensation Overview

$175,954 - $230,369Annually

+ Health insurance options + Pet insurance + Legal insurance + Home internet stipend + Generous PTO plan + Parental/adoption leave + Paid holidays

Senior, Expert

Seattle, WA, USA

Required Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Phd in a field related to quantum computing
  • At least 5 years of experience working on aspects of quantum compilation, circuit synthesis, quantum error correction or quantum computing architecture
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 10+ years of experience in quantum computation
  • 3+ years of experience outside of an academic setting
  • A track record of scientific publications and/or patents related to quantum computing
  • Experience working on quantum error correction
  • Experience working on NISQ applications
  • Extensive knowledge of quantum algorithms
  • Great coding skills and experience delivering work to software engineers
  • Lead the development of IonQ’s compiler roadmap
  • Help develop architectures for IonQ’s future quantum computers by providing the right compiler abstractions and running trade studies
  • Develop compilation techniques that improve performance of algorithms running on IonQ’s current quantum computers
  • Prototype code and write documentation for new compilation techniques
  • Assist the compiler team with the implementation of compiler techniques in production code
  • Work with error mitigation and error correction experts to co-develop methods that improve performance of current and future devices
  • Work with quantum application and architecture experts to design the end-to-end circuit optimization framework

IonQ is developing quantum computers using a trapped-ion approach, focusing on leveraging unmatched physical performance, perfect qubit replication, optical networkability, and highly-optimized algorithms to create scalable and powerful quantum computing technology. This technology has the potential to support applications such as direct carbon sequestration, better battery materials, improved drug discovery, and quantum machine learning.

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College Park, Maryland



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Biweekly catered lunches

Parental leave

Health, vision, & dental insurance

Flexible time off

401(k) with 5% match

University facilities

Commuter benefits