Quantum Circuit Compiler Engineer

IonQ - College Park, MD

Full-timeEstimated: $85,000 - $110,000 a year
IonQ is developing the world's first fully-expressive, full-stack quantum computer based on trapped ion technology. We are pushing past the limits of classical physics and current super computing technology to unlock the staggering potential of the quantum realm. Quantum computing is poised to reshape medicine, materials, simulation, and much more.

Located down the street from the University of Maryland, IonQ is conveniently located within walking distance from the Metro rail, which is a quick trip to Washington, DC. Our office is a bright and open workspace, in a fun, fast-paced, and exciting environment, where we value each other’s unique qualities. If this sounds like the work environment for you, we encourage you to apply.

Developing novel methods to optimize quantum circuits for our trapped ion quantum computers

Improving and maintaining our quantum circuit compilation software stack

Closely collaborating with experimental physicists, quantum algorithm researchers, and software engineers to improve performance of quantum programs executed on our quantum computers

Engaging in research to advance fundamental knowledge of circuit compilation techniques

Contributing to technical documentation

Required Skills/Education:
Doctorate degree in Physics, Computer Science, Electrical / Computer Engineering or relevant field and/or more than 5 years of documented, relevant experience

Proven problem-solving capabilities in quantum circuit compilation

Success working collaboratively in a team environment

Desired Skills/Education:
Expert-level knowledge of Fortran (especially F77!) and/or C

Experience with CUDA or other GPU acceleration frameworks

Working knowledge of Linux

Working knowledge of Github

Please include a CV and a cover letter containing a research statement (max. 13 pages). The research statement should include your scientific achievement in the relevant field, well formulated, realistic proposals for short- and medium- term research projects targeted specifically for IonQ’s systems, and your long-term goals and visions for this position.