Principal Research Scientist - Quantum Algorithms

Research – Theory /
Alice&Bob is developing the first universal, fault-tolerant quantum computer to solve the world’s hardest problems. The quantum computer we envision building is based on a new kind of superconducting qubit: the Schrödinger cat qubit. In comparison to other superconducting platforms, cat qubits have the astonishing ability to implement quantum error correction autonomously!

We are at the forefront of the quantum race, competing with tech giants such as Google or IBM. We are growing fast, securing 30 million USD of funding in 2022 to develop our unique technology. We are 80 and counting, between physicists, PhDs, engineers and experienced business professionals, all united in reaching our ambitious goal. If you are an explorer, craving to challenge yourself and make quantum computing come true, come and join us!

As a Principal Research Scientist - Quantum Algorithms, your mission will be to lead the Quantum Algorithms & Applications team. This team works with Alice&Bob’s clients and strategic partners to develop quantum algorithms tailored to their problems, and to optimise their fault-tolerant implementations on Alice&Bob architecture in collaboration with the Quantum Architecture team.


    • Lead research activities on quantum computing applications,
    • Manage the technical collaborations with Alice&Bob clients on their use cases,
    • Conduct in-depth adaptation/optimisation of quantum algorithms for dedicated use cases and perform resource estimations,
    • Develop the applications roadmap of Alice&Bob quantum processors.


    • PhD in Quantum Algorithms or a closely related field (Quantum Computing, Computer Science)
    • Experience: 5+ years of research in the Quantum Algorithms or equivalent experience, Experience publishing academic papers as a lead author
    • Experience participating in top conferences in Quantum Algorithms
    • Skills:Expertise in quantum computing, quantum algorithms, quantum applications, Demonstrated research track record in Quantum Computing, Experience as a manager, Excellent communication skills


    • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
    • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
    • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
    • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
    • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
    • Stock Option Plan

Research shows that women might feel hesitant to apply for this job if they don't match 100% of the job requirements listed. This list is a guide, and we'd love to receive your application even if you think you're only a partial match. We are looking to build teams that innovate, not just tick boxes on a job spec.

You will join of one of the most innovative startups in France at an early stage, to be part of a passionate and friendly team on its mission to build the first universal quantum computer!

We love to share and learn from one another, so you will be certain to innovate, develop new ideas, and have the space to grow.