Senior Staff Scientist
Updated on 3/18/2024
IonQ

201-500 employees

General-purpose quantum processor manufacturer
Company Overview
IonQ's mission is to build the world’s best quantum computers to solve the world’s most complex problems. The company has a unique trapped-ion approach combines unmatched physical performance, perfect qubit replication, optical network-ability, and highly-optimized algorithms to create a quantum computer that is as scalable as it is powerful, and that will support a broad array of applications across a variety of industries.
Hardware
B2B

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$784M

Founded

2015

Headquarters

College Park, Maryland

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

18%

1 year growth

60%

2 year growth

185%
Locations
Seattle, WA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Python
Data Structures & Algorithms
CategoriesNew
AI & Machine Learning
Applied Machine Learning
AI Research
Requirements
  • PhD in Quantum Physics, Engineering or a related field and 5+ years professional experience
  • Demonstrated experience in the characterization and benchmarking of quantum processors
  • Specialization in quantum information theory, quantum computing, or similar
  • Python programming
  • 10+ years experience in a professional or academic setting
  • Experience with trapped ion systems
  • Experience with programming in modern C++ or Rust
  • Experience running algorithms on quantum computers (submitting jobs, collecting & analyzing results)
Responsibilities
  • Develop many-qubit benchmarks capable of assessing the holistic performance of a quantum processor
  • Tailor benchmarks to be sensitive to specific types of noise as determined by component-level characterizations and first principles
  • Work collaboratively with other physicists and software engineers to implement characterization and benchmarking methods within a larger analysis framework
  • Collaborate with sub-system teams to develop technical requirements for engineered systems
  • Explore scientific literature and contribute to the dissemination and development of learning resources
  • Plan and lead technical projects involving multiple stakeholders from different teams within the organization