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Senior Quantum Engineer (Experimentalist)

Company: Rigetti And Company Inc
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Quantum Engineer (Experimentalist) Rigetti Computing is developing cloud-deployed quantum computers to solve humanity's most pressing and valuable problems. We are a highly diverse and interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers working at the cutting edge of technology in a mission-driven entrepreneurial environment. We believe that bringing together teams from various cultures, educational backgrounds, and technical disciplines helps them to see things from more points of view and to make great products that change the world for the better. As a Senior Quantum Engineer with a focus on device performance and new architectures, you will work on innovative solutions for the next generation of quantum hardware. In your daily work, you will design experiments to test new device layouts and original manipulation protocols, perform measurements and data analysis, and propose new experimental solutions or improve the existing procedures. In this position, you will develop new experimental protocols in addition to developing goal-oriented plans to identify and resolve experimental anomalies. You will work on improving single- and two-qubit gate performance with a focus on developing experiments that improve fidelities, suppress residual interactions, and mitigate non-ideal effects on multi-qubit platforms. What you'll be doing:

  • Implement new control techniques to improve single- and two-qubit gates performance
  • Suppress or mitigate spurious effects during parallel gate operation and idling
  • Implementing and testing error-correcting codes
  • Design experiments and benchmarking techniques to validate new devices and protocols
  • Analyze data and identify anomalies
  • Propose new ideas to improve the performance of the next generation of quantum devices
  • Collaborate with our hardware team to define specifications and requirements for control electronics
  • Collaborate with our software engineers to maintain and improve software for R&D measurements and for general company useWhat You Bring to the Table:
    • Experience with superconducting quantum devices, time-domain measurements, single- and two-qubit gates
    • Knowledge of error-correcting codes and techniques
    • Comfortable with experimental problem-solving and experimental research work with a focus on product development
    • Ability to focus on defined goals and quickly adapt the plan in view of new data -
    • Knowledge of Python
    • Enjoys teamwork and inter-team collaboration Benefits and Perks: Rigetti seeks individuals who are motivated by grand challenges and the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the exciting quantum computing space. As long-term visionaries, we offer employees opportunities for continuous personal and professional growth so they can advance our mission to help solve humanity's most important and pressing problems. To support the financial success and health of our employees and their families, we offer the following benefits in addition to a competitive base salary: - - 401k Plan - Generous Equity Grant - 98% coverage on Medical (Kaiser or Anthem Blue Cross), Guardian Dental, Guardian Vision - Anthem Blue Cross Life Insurance at no cost to the employee - Opportunities for additional performance-based equity grants or bonuses - - To help our employees bring their best selves to work, we also offer various perks to support each individual to perform at their highest level and foster work life balance. All full-time exempt employees are eligible for: - - Flexible PTO as soon as they join. - Fitness Activity & Gym Membership Reimbursement - Employment Assistance Program (EAP) - Flexible Work Schedule - As we continue to grow our company, we will prioritize applicants who have created a thoughtful application and share our vision and passion for quantum computing. While we regret that we can't hire every applicant, we keep applications on file for 2 years and will reach out if you're a good fit for a future opportunity. About Rigetti Rigetti Computing is a pioneer in full-stack quantum computing. The company has operated quantum computers over the cloud since 2017 and serves global enterprise, government, and research clients through its Rigetti Quantum Cloud Services platform. The company's proprietary quantum-classical infrastructure provides ultra-low latency integration with public and private clouds for high-performance practical quantum computing. Rigetti has developed the industry's first multi-chip quantum processor for scalable quantum computing systems. The company designs and manufactures its chips in-house at Fab-1, the industry's first dedicated and integrated quantum device manufacturing facility. Rigetti was founded in 2013 by Chad Rigetti and today employs more than 180 people with offices in the United States, U.K., and Australia. Learn more at www.rigetti.com . Don't see the job you want? Apply here so we can keep in touch with you when the right role opens up in the future! Export Licensing Compliance This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws and regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Please note that any offer for employment may be conditioned on authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export control laws and regulations without sponsorship for an export license. -In order to ensure compliance, Rigetti must determine U.S. citizenship or U.S. visa/immigration status of all prospective applicants for this position. Any citizenship information provided will be reviewed solely for export control compliance purposes. Only applicants eligible to receive export-controlled items, software, technology, and information will be considered for this position. Citizenship information will be handled in accordance with Rigetti's policies prohibiting discrimination based upon classifications protected by federal, state, or local law. Rigetti is committed to full compliance with applicable anti-discrimination laws. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We strive to create an inclusive work environment and will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Rigetti And Company Inc, Berkeley , Senior Quantum Engineer (Experimentalist), Engineering , Berkeley, California

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