Full-Time

Quantum Applications Architect

PsiQuantum

PsiQuantum

201-500 employees

Building photonics-based, large-scale quantum computers

Hardware
AI & Machine Learning

$132,500 - $175,000

Equity

Mid

Remote in USA

Required Skills
Python
Data Structures & Algorithms
Requirements
  • Degree in Physics, Math, or Computer Science or equivalent
  • PhD in Physics, Math, or Computer Science with a focus on quantum information theory or quantum computation preferred
  • 3+ years of relevant academic or industry research experience in quantum algorithms, quantum applications, or quantum circuit compilation strongly preferred
  • Experience with quantum algorithms and compiling in the regime of fault-tolerant gates preferred
  • Experience working with partners in academia or industry to analyze real-world quantum applications of interest preferred
  • Proven team player with an ability to work effectively across departments, sites, and time zones
  • Ability to work independently and contribute to a fast-moving start-up environment
  • Experience programming in Python, C++ or similar languages
Responsibilities
  • Research and development of quantum algorithms tailored for fault-tolerant quantum computers
  • Work closely with external partners to instantiate, validate, and optimize quantum algorithms for use cases across a variety of domains, such as life sciences or sustainability
  • Establish benchmarks and problem instances to validate post-classicality of quantum algorithms
  • Simulation and analysis of resource requirements for fault-tolerant implementation of quantum algorithms in photonic quantum computing
  • Collaborate with quantum architecture group to co-optimize algorithm methods with architectural design

PsiQuantum stands out as a leader in the quantum computing industry with its unique photonics-based approach, which allows for manufacturing in a conventional silicon chip foundry, a method that is both practical and scalable. The company's culture is a blend of quantum physicists, semiconductor, systems, and software engineers, and system architects, all dedicated to error correction and solving real-world problems. With a mission to build the world's first commercially useful quantum computer, PsiQuantum is poised to address significant challenges across various sectors, including climate tech, energy, pharma, defense, and financial services.

Company Stage

Series D

Total Funding

$745.5M

Headquarters

Palo Alto, California

Founded

2015

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

5%

1 year growth

12%

2 year growth

41%