Quantum Theorist – Simulation Focus

Boulder, CO /
Quantum Applications Engineering /
/ Hybrid
At Atom Computing, we’re building quantum computers with atomic arrays of optically-trapped neutral atoms, empowering researchers and companies to achieve unprecedented breakthroughs. Join an incredible team of scientists, engineers, and business professionals to advance the state of the art in quantum technologies that will transform computing performance.

We are seeking experts in classical simulation of quantum systems to support a variety of projects that help with the development of neutral atom quantum computing. As a Quantum Theorist at Atom Computing, you will join a team of talented scientists and engineers who are working to translate fundamental atomic physics to a scalable, fault-tolerant quantum computer.

Job Responsibilities

    • Conduct independent and collaborative theoretical and computational projects pertaining to neutral atom quantum computing.
    • Contribute to the development and operation of a variety of quantum circuit simulation programs.
    • Contribute to the development and operation of classical simulations of quantum hardware.
    • Collaborate with Quantum Applications Engineers, Error Correction Theorists, and AMO Theorists to develop realistic circuit-level error models.
    • Contribute to the development of benchmarking and verification procedures for quantum computing devices with large qubit arrays.

Experience & Education

    • PhD (or Masters degree and equivalent professional experience) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field.
    • Familiarity with different methods of quantum circuit simulation.
    • Familiarity with QCVV methods.
    • Familiarity with physics based simulations of gate operations and/or quantum error correction are pluses. 


    • Ability to adapt and develop complex computer programs.
    • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse team of experimental physicists, hardware, and software engineers.
    • Temperamentally suited to work at a fast-growing, early stage startup: self-motivated, humble, driven, collaborative, and has a high tolerance for ambiguity and uncertainty.
Atom Computing provides a wide variety of perks and benefits, including fully paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for our employees and their dependents. Additionally, unlimited paid time off, 401K company matching, short- and long-term disability, FSA, dependent care benefits, and life insurance.  We also offer drinks, snacks, and catered team lunches in our offices, every day!

The base salary range for this position is between $135,000 - $165,000, commensurate with experience. In addition to salary, we offer an annual bonus and equity in the company.

Atom Computing is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to Workplace Diversity.