Full-Time

Staff Scientist

AMO Theory

Posted on 5/15/2024

IonQ

IonQ

201-500 employees

Develops scalable trapped-ion quantum computers

Hardware

Senior

Seattle, WA, USA

Required Skills
Python
Requirements
  • PhD in Quantum Physics, Engineering or a related field and 5+ years professional experience
  • Proficiency in scientific Python
  • Demonstrated experience in the modeling of complex quantum systems
  • 2+ years experience in industry
  • Prior experience in experimental quantum computing or related fields
  • Experience with trapped ion systems
  • Familiarity with industry-standard software development practices and version control systems
  • Experience with programming in modern C++ or Rust
  • Experience working with Mathematica or other computer algebra system
  • Experience in a large corporate or volunteer organization
Responsibilities
  • Develop detailed numerical and analytic multi-level atomic models of multi-ion systems driven by laser interactions
  • Analyze numeric and analytic results to determine engineering requirements to reach algorithmic performance goals
  • Prepare and disseminate reports to inform engineering decision making
  • Stay current with the latest research and advancements in quantum control techniques and contribute to the continuous improvement of our quantum computing platforms
  • Contribute to developing institutional knowledge and training resources for AMO physics

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.

Company Stage

IPO

Total Funding

$784M

Headquarters

College Park, Maryland

Founded

2015

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

15%

1 year growth

50%

2 year growth

148%

Benefits

Biweekly catered lunches

Parental leave

Health, vision, & dental insurance

Flexible time off

401(k) with 5% match

University facilities

Commuter benefits