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We have open positions for quantum experts, software architects,  microwave engineers and more.  Find your best fitting position below or send your open application letter.
 
Contact us at careers@meetiqm.com for more information.

Why IQM

By joining IQM, you will enter a deeptech company set up to drive disruptive advancements in quantum computing. We are a world-class team of quantum physicists, engineers, and computer experts working together to create new values for quantum computing. IQM is integrated into the high-tech campus in Otaniemi near Helsinki, providing a state-of-the-art cleanroom and perfect lab conditions. Working in Helsinki means enjoying the modern Nordic lifestyle in one of the most attractive and the happiest country in the world. We are strongly integrated into the European quantum efforts and our international team is connected to business leaders and high-tech companies around the globe. Together, we aim to shape the future by developing disruptive technologies for quantum computing.
© Mikko Raskinen/Aalto University
Finland is a center of gravity for quantum research

~ Prof. Mikko Möttönen

Chief Scientist, IQM

Job Openings

Scope

You will join the core R&D team developing a superconducting quantum processor. Your role involves deep, hands-on technical work in a focused, collaborative startup environment with experts in quantum device design and testing, as well as supporting technologies including electronics, software, and system-level engineering. Your main responsibilities will be the characterization and benchmarking of the qubits and qubit systems, and developing the surrounding infrastructure.  You will be guiding the technical direction of the research based on the experimental results, with constant awareness towards company milestones in collaboration with our multidisciplinary team. Your exact role will be tailored depending on your interests and experience level, and you may also contribute to the modeling and design aspects.


Key Responsibilities include:

  • Hands on characterization and measurement of superconductor-based qubits and quantum devices.
  • Development of automated measurement practices.
  • Collaborate with software, hardware and device fabrication teams to determine development path for a scalable superconducting quantum processor.
  • Contribute to the design aspects of qubit test circuits and the quantum processor.
  • Establishing lab best practices and protocols to ensure quality of work and the safety of all involved.


Qualifications


Basic:

  • MSc or PhD in Electrical engineering, Physics, Applied Physics or related field.
  • Experience in radio-frequency measurements at cryogenic temperatures
  • Ability to apply advanced laboratory instrumentation and control electronics in measurements, including RF and microwave characterization tools (e.g. VNAs, spectrum analyzers, lock-in ampifiers), digital measurement control hardware and measurement control software


Desired:

  • Experience on experimental work with qubits
  • Theoretical understanding on qubit circuits
  • Basic knowledge of microwave engineering
  • Experienced in programming languages like Python, Mathematica and MATLAB.
  • Experience in simulation tools such as HFSS, Comsol, Sonnet, or equivalent.
  • Keen experimental insight with an ability to devise and focus on key experiments.
  • Excellent communication (English, verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Highly motivated, and excited by self-directed, hands-on work.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to new situations in a rapidly changing research environment.
  • Strong teamwork skills.

You get to be a critical contributor in building and defining truly novel and groundbreaking new
technology – quantum computers. Software or IT focused specialists do not need to understand
quantum computation in their work, although willingness to learn is of course an advantage.

You are smart and get things done. You have solid programming and software design skills, and you
are an experienced software developer. You have participated in designing the architecture of
software systems. You have built backend services, and you know your way around relational and
non-relational databases. You have written Python code and want to work with Python. You know
HTTP. You keep your skills and knowledge fresh and are always eager to learn more.

You create elegant solutions amidst complexity. You know how to build new services from scratch
but are not afraid of diving deep into legacy codebases as well. You care deeply about building
quality in and keeping the internal and external quality of your applications high.

Your work at IQM includes hands-on programming, reviewing code, discussing design decisions,
testing, documenting etc. – the standard day-to-day work of any software team. Readiness for
teamwork and collaborating constructively with physicists and other engineers is key. We also
expect you to make sound technical decision that have a big impact on IQM’s success.

Further expectations for a lead developer

You have designed the architecture of numerous software systems, and you understand how to
balance current needs with future scalability and extensibility.

You take an active role in working out requirements and following up on existing features. You make
sure the individual components as well as their integration work as they should.

You lead by example and lift others. You create visibility and communicate clearly. You know which
discussions to facilitate and which to leave to happen on their own within the team. Your
contribution to technical decisions is valued by the whole organisation.

We are building quantum computers

IQM is a spin-out from Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The team’s pioneering work has already yielded breakthroughs in fundamental quantum computing hardware technologies. These innovations position IQM as an emerging hardware leader in the global effort to develop a large-scale quantum computing solutions for practical applications.

IQM has raised €11.5M of seed funding in July 2019.

We are now looking for a Business Controller to support our mission of expanding the frontier of scientific and technological progress.


What will I be doing?

  • Owning and building our finance and accounting functions
  • Supporting our future fundraising efforts
  • Creating strategic financial plans and analyses
  • Driving various business critical projects in addition to your immediate responsibility
  • Participating in and coordinating the accounting work partly performed by external accountants
  • Participating in monthly closings, preparation of financial statements and tax filings
  • Creating internal reports to support decision-making


What skills do I need?

  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in a corporation, startup or Big 4 accounting company
  • Ability to work in fast-paced work environment autonomously with minimal direction and willing to roll up your sleeves to do what needs to be done
  • You are business-savy and can take responsibility outside your immediate expertise
  • Great attention to detail
  • Confident user of Excel and financial tools
  • Strong communication skills in Finnish and English


Nice to have

  • Experience working in a growing startup
  • Hardware product experience
  • Fundraising experience


What I can expect from IQM

  • An important mission to work on with a passionate team
  • The unique opportunity to have a serious impact on a growing organization combined with an extremely steep learning curve
  • A competitive compensation package and plenty of room to progress alongside the company
  • A variety of breakfast foods stocked in a kitchen
  • Laptop, monitor and phone of your choice
  • Transport, sports and lunch benefits

How to apply
Please send your CV and Coverletter to careers@meetiqm.com

We are building quantum computers

IQM is a spin-out from Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The team’s pioneering work has already yielded breakthroughs in fundamental quantum computing hardware technologies. These innovations position IQM as an emerging hardware leader in the global effort to develop a large-scale quantum computing solutions for practical applications.

IQM has raised €11.5M of seed funding in July 2019.

We are now looking for a Head of People to support our mission of expanding the frontier of scientific and technological progress.

What will I be doing?

  • Setting up our talent acquisition processes to meet our ambitious growth targets
  • Developing our management practices for full employee lifecycle
  • Leading the development of IQM’s employer brand
  • Establishing people development initiatives for our teams
  • Managing IQM’s duties as an employer


What skills do I need?

  • 3-5 years of experience of leading HR/People Development efforts in a startup or a big corporation
  • Vision to develop IQM to be the best workplace imaginable
  • Ability to work in fast-paced work environment autonomously with minimal direction and willing to roll up your sleeves to do what needs to be done
  • Excellent communicator in Finnish and English


Nice to have

  • Experience in recruiting technical people
  • Experience in building a company from 30 people to +150
  • Team building experience


What I can expect from IQM

  • An important mission to work on with a passionate team
  • The unique opportunity to have a serious impact in a growing organization
  • A competitive compensation package and plenty of room to progress alongside the company
  • A variety of breakfast foods stocked in a kitchen
  • Laptop, monitor and phone of your choice
  • Transport, sports and lunch benefit

How to apply
Please send your CV and Coverletter to careers@meetiqm.com

Superconducting qubit technology operates at the frequency range of several GHz, and qubit test circuits and quantum processors require highly sophisticated microwave engineering solutions. For this end, we are seeking for a competent microwave engineer to support our quantum group in modeling and designing the microwave solutions for the quantum computing applications in different levels. Your will contribute to the integrated circuit design of the qubit test circuits and quantum processor circuit layouts by ensuring that the on-chip microwave structures perform as intended avoiding nonidealities. You will also contribute to the design of the connectivity and packaging, addressing the microwave properties of the PCB designs and packaging solutions. Furthermore, you will support our scalable electronics team in microwave engineering aspects.

Qualifications

Required:

  • MSc or PhD in Microwave engineering or equivalent field
  • Extensive understanding on the principles of microwave engineering, including high-frequency (RF, microwave or mm-wave) IC or PCB design
  • Microwave simulation experience in relevant tools such as HFSS, Sonnet, Comsol or equivalent
  • Experience on microwave characterization measurements and basic instrumentation such as VNAs and spectrum analyzers


Desired:

  • Experience from superconducting circuits
  • Experience from qubits
  • Excellent communication (English, verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Highly motivated, and excited by self-directed, hands-on work.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to new situations in a rapidly changing research environment.

Do you want to work with us?