Software Engineer, Design & Fabrication

Berkeley, CA or Fremont, CA
Systems & Services – Internal Software Engineering /
Full-time /
The Internal Software team at Rigetti is responsible for supporting and accelerating the continual improvement of the company's quantum processor hardware: theory and design; fabrication; device characterization for process feedback; and calibration and deployment of our quantum processing units (QPUs) for benchmarking and application development. We own data infrastructure, web applications, and a framework for writing and rewriting calibration software in Python by a team of user/developers who specialize in experimental physics and quantum benchmarking.

In this role, you will help maintain and develop one of the company's most important internal applications used in the production of our QPUs. You will collaborate closely with members of the quantum circuit design and fabrication teams, as a member of the internal software team where you will have support and mentorship in applying our knowledge and tools.

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    • Migrate design software to work with new database schema and assist with migrating user workflows
    • Maintain backlog and provide feature development
    • Provide code review for contributions from domain experts in design and fabrication

Required Qualifications

    • Experience working on production software (version control, testing, code review)
    • Experience with Python
    • Experience with relational databases and REST APIs for accessing data
    • Experience working in fabrication or working with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software (or both)
$106,000 - $140,000 a year
Rigetti complies with all local and state regulations in regards to displaying salary ranges. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate’s relevant work experience, skills, and geographic location. Rigetti offers a full slate of benefits from competitive salaries, equity, medical, dental and vision paid at 98% for employees as well as rejuvenation days, a flexible vacation policy, commuter benefits, a 401(k) plan and paid parental leave program. 
As engineering leaders, we value diversity and are committed to building a culture of inclusion to attract and engage innovative thinkers. Our technology, meant to serve all of humanity, cannot succeed if those who built it do not mirror the diversity of the communities we serve. Applications from women, minorities, and other under-represented groups are encouraged.

About Rigetti
Rigetti Computing is a pioneer in full-stack quantum computing. The company has operated quantum computers over the cloud since 2017 and serves global enterprise, government, and research clients through its Rigetti Quantum Cloud Services platform. The company’s proprietary quantum-classical infrastructure provides ultra-low latency integration with public and private clouds for high-performance practical quantum computing. Rigetti has developed the industry’s first multi-chip quantum processor for scalable quantum computing systems. The company designs and manufactures its chips in-house at Fab-1, the industry’s first dedicated and integrated quantum device manufacturing facility. Rigetti was founded in 2013 by Chad Rigetti and today employs more than 130 people with offices in the United States, U.K., and Australia. Learn more at

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Export Licensing Compliance
This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws and regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  Please note that any offer for employment may be conditioned on authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export control laws and regulations without sponsorship for an export license. In order to ensure compliance, Rigetti must determine U.S. citizenship or U.S. visa/immigration status of all prospective applicants for this position.

Any citizenship information provided will be reviewed solely for export control compliance purposes.  Only applicants eligible to receive export-controlled items, software, technology, and information will be considered for this position.  Citizenship information will be handled in accordance with Rigetti’s policies prohibiting discrimination based upon classifications protected by federal, state, or local law.

Rigetti is committed to full compliance with applicable anti-discrimination laws. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We strive to create an inclusive work environment and will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.