Senior Staff Scientist
Quantum Applications and Solutions
Updated on 6/1/2023
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Computer Vision
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Advanced degree in Physics, Computer Science, Machine Learning, Operations Research or similar; or equivalent experience
  • Ability to identify, prioritize and communicate algorithmic tradeoffs among mathematical techniques used in quantum computing e.g. linear algebra, matrix decompositions, probability theory, symmetry, computational complexity analysis. Industry experience in a computational field
  • Research experience in quantum computing algorithms
  • Excellent technical and executive presentation skills, including ability to communicate from research interns, academia/government to the C-suite
  • Success working collaboratively while leading and guiding teams
  • Ability to share knowledge, energize, motivate, inspire, educate and mentor others
  • Proven track record of peer-reviewed publications, patents, conference presentations
  • Demonstrated experience developing and optimizing algorithms to increase performance
  • Working knowledge of Python and quantum frameworks such as Qiskit, Cirq, PennyLane or similar
  • Success working directly with clients and customers delivering business-relevant software applications and/or experience developing commercial software
  • Knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of different quantum computing hardware platforms, understanding of hardware-software codevelopment
  • Leadership experience in an R&D environment
  • Experience shipping quantum applications software
  • Subject matter expertise in an applications area such as finance, pharma/healthcare, chemistry, computer vision, operations research or similar
  • Identify quantum algorithms that promise quantum advantages, in practice and at scale
  • Develop highly differentiated quantum circuits for IonQ quantum computers, in close collaboration with quantum compiler experts and quantum system experts
  • Be a go-to technical leader and decision maker for a team of talented PhD researchers
  • Actively communicate and collaborate with external partners of IonQ
  • Grow IonQ's user base by fostering relationships with customers, identifying problems of real-world interest and contributing to quantum solutions
  • Be an internal and external advocate for the team
  • Accommodate occasional travel to headquarters and customer sites and occasional evening/off-hours meetings (need-basis)

51-200 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.
  • Biweekly catered lunches
  • Parental leave
  • Health, vision, & dental insurance
  • Flexible time off
  • 401(k) with 5% match
  • University facilities
  • Commuter benefits