Senior Software Engineer, Quantum Control (Python)

Los Angeles, CA
Technology – Engineering /
Full-Time / Permanent
/ Hybrid
About us
We hold the key to making quantum useful! Q-CTRL is a company with a deep start-up spirit with offices in Sydney, Los Angeles and Berlin. Our goal is to revolutionize the quantum future of technology by delivering transformational, real-life outcomes for the world’s most innovative and impactful industry. Simply put, we make quantum technology useful.  

We’re led by our values; to be real, be trusted, be just, and be revered. They guide us in everything we do - how we work together and how we shape the future of the quantum field. We want the best talent in the world to join our team - from operations, product, design and marketing through to quantum research.  So whether you’re a quantum expert or simply unsure where you fit into a business like ours, we want to hear from you!

What you'll be doing:

    • Development work in the application code base for Q-CTRL’s software platforms
    • Assist in integrating our new and existing products into external customer’s systems
    • Implementing new control and error mitigation techniques developed through research for improving circuit performance
    • Mentoring other developers and autonomously addressing high priority work
    • Review and address code and comments submitted by the team via pull requests
    • Build tooling surrounding logging, experimentation, and quantum device benchmarking

Ideally you'll have:

    • A Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, physics, or related STEM field
    • 3+ years of experience as an individual contributor in a professional software role
    • 4+ years of programming experience with Python (preferred), Rust, or Go
    • A background in quantum computing, software design, high performance computing, or the related
$82,500 - $198,000 a year
The US base salary range for this opportunity is determined by position, level, location and experience. Individual pay will be based on specific job-related skills, experience, education and other contributing factors determined throughout the interview process. Should you have any questions related to the compensation package, please speak directly with the Talent Acquisition representative.

Please note, the salary range listed for US job postings reflect the base salary only. This does not include bonus, employee stock options or benefits. For more information on benefits at Q-CTRL, please visit our careers page at

Flexibility: We embrace workplace flexibility so you worry more about your global impact vs a rigid work schedule
Attractive salary: You’ll get to live the start-up life without start-up wages
Equity: We want people to have a sense of ownership in what they do and offer the potential for equity share and annual bonuses
Resources: We are well funded by the world’s best technology investors, letting us chase our ambitions with minimal constraints
Parental support: We offer paid parental leave to support you and your loved ones!
Diversity: We’re an equal employment opportunity employer. We value diversity, inclusion and providing equal opportunities to all, actively supporting initiatives like the ‘Global Women in Quantum’ program among others 
Unique culture: You’ll be surrounded by some of the world’s leading physicists, engineers, product, marketing and design people (to name a few!) with a strong desire to learn and transfer knowledge
Meaningful values: You’ll work with an incredibly supportive team who work consistently to deliver our core values to be real, be trusted, be just and to be revered 
Personal development: We provide you with a personal development and wellness budget 
Impactful work: Last but not least! You’ll have the opportunity to work in the world’s leading field of technology and truly make an impact that matters! 

Please note: Q-CTRL is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace. We are committed to being inclusive in the way we hire. We strongly encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the requirements mentioned in the job posting. 

To recruitment agencies, we do not accept unsolicited branded profiles and are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.