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Finland is in an exceptional position to lead the quantum revolution.
~ Prof. Mikko Möttönen
Chief Scientist, IQM
New office in Munich, Germany
IQM has recently established an office in Munich, Germany and we are growing our co-design team there. Munich offers a fantastic quality of life in a modern city. It is very clean, safe, and child friendly. Combined with the fact that there are many possibilities for leisure activities in all areas, it makes life in Munich very pleasant.
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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.
- 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
- 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.