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Senior Software Engineer
Automation and Calibration
Posted on 11/12/2022
Hyattsville, MD, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or relevant field and/or experience
  • 5+ years of backend software engineering experience using a general-purpose language like Go or C++ (useful skills: device I/O, concurrent programming, algorithms and data structures, API design)
  • Expert data analysis skills in areas like statistical testing, modeling and mathematical optimization, and/or machine learning
  • Masters degree or PhD in Physics, and/or exposure to quantum physics or quantum information science
  • 10+ years of software engineering experience
  • Knowledge of Rust, Go, and/or Python
  • 5+ years of machine learning experience
  • Prior experience in control theory (PID implementation and tuning, parameter estimation, adaptive filters)
  • Digital signal processing experience
  • Experience developing real-time planning algorithms
  • Comfort with performance profiling
  • Write code used to run physical experiments and regular quantum computer operations
  • Closely collaborate with a cross-functional team to produce higher quality quantum computations
  • Write adapters for new hardware devices and new capabilities
  • Automate and optimize the calibration of our systems' physical parameters
  • Collect and analyze data in a tight, continuous improvement loop
  • Contribute to technical documentation and perform code reviews
  • Pair program with experimental physicists, teaching scalable software engineering practices along the way
  • Mentor junior staff

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