Software Engineer, Quantum Programming

Malibu, CA
Science & Engineering - Materials & Microsystems Laboratory – Materials & Microsystems /
Regular /
Based in Southern California with locations in Malibu, Calabasas, Westlake Village and Camarillo; HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art. 

HRL is a world-leader in silicon quantum dot technologies. At HRL, we engage in the development of a full quantum device and computation stack, including an optimizing compiler for a quantum programming language.
Essential Duties:
As a Compiler Engineer within the Quantum Programming group, you will be a core contributor to this stack, including both maintenance and significant new feature development. The compiler is primarily written in Common Lisp, and interfaces with a lot of software, both as a library and as a stand-alone application. As such, in this role, you will have opportunities to work on both quantum compilers as well as open-source Lisp compilers, especially in the area of the optimization and deployment of Lisp programs.
Required Skills
Outstanding programming skills, including full cycle software development with Git
Superb understanding of operating system fundamentals, the C ABI, programming language runtimes, and programming language implementation
Excellent skills in profiling and debugging
Familiarity with static and strong functional typing disciplines.
Experience doing academic research in computer science or mathematics is a plus
Demonstrated skills working on an industrial-strength compiler is a plus
Knowledge of Common Lisp (We use Steel Bank Common Lisp) is a plus
Knowledge of the fundamentals of quantum computing (not necessary, but a bonus)
Familiarity with scientific and numerical computing is a plus.
Required Education:
Bachelors in mathematics or computer science, or equivalent knowledge gained through industry experience
Physical Requirements:
Good written and verbal communication; punctual; strongly self-motivated
Special Requirements:
U.S. Citizen. Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $120,715 - $150,895 + bonus + benefits.

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HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our Regular/Full Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.

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