Quantum Engineer

Berkeley, CA
Hardware Engineering

As a Quantum Engineer you will drive systematic improvements through Rigetti Computing’s full stack quantum computing architecture. You will lead the design and execution that turns  experiments into advanced hardware functionality: pushing new demands into the engineering organization and pulling novel capabilities into state-of-the-art systems. You will rapidly and tenaciously elevate physics breakthroughs into stable technology, working closely with a uniquely diverse team of engineers.

Your training and achievements as a physicist in quantum information means that you, more than anyone else, already know how hard this will be. And that’s why you’ve sought us out.


    • Translate fundamental physics into engineering specifications.
    • Lead experiments to make efficient progress toward systems-level improvements.
    • Collaborate effectively across diverse teams of expert engineers (software, mechanical, etc.).
    • Deliver large-scale, reliable, coherent quantum computers.

About You

    • PhD in Physics/Applied Physics/EE with focus on quantum information science (experiment or theory).
    • Expertise in the practical implementation of coherent quantum effects and control.
    • Track record of meaningful accomplishments in quantum science.
    • Strong coding skills.

Nice to have

    • Direct experience with circuit QED physics and devices.
    • Prior technical role in an industry or start-up environment.
    • Training in microfabrication process development, metrology, and improvement for superconducting microwave circuits.
    • Functional understanding of quantum characterization, verification, and validation; quantum error correction; quantum limited amplification; and quantum processor architectures.
    • Command of RF measurement techniques.
    • Knowledge of advanced statistical concepts.

Rigetti Computing is developing cloud-deployed quantum computers to solve humanity's most pressing and valuable problems. We are a highly diverse and interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers working at the cutting edge of technology in a mission-driven entrepreneurial environment. We believe that bringing together teams from various cultures, educational backgrounds, and technical disciplines helps them to see things from more points of view and to make great products that change the world for the better.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.