Software Engineering Manager - Internal Quantum Software and Tools

Berkeley, CA /
Software Engineering – Software Engineering /
Full-time (Remote)
As a Software Engineering Manager at Rigetti you will work cross-functionally to plan and execute the development of cutting edge software within Rigetti’s full-stack quantum computing platform. In this role, you will also help manage the Internal Quantum Software team in the development of control software for custom fabrication equipment to applications development and scaling database infrastructure. Lastly, you will be instrumental in developing and scaling an existing talented and highly motivated software team, into one that can meet tomorrow’s challenges.

Together with your team, you will empower our scientists to to build the world's most powerful computers to help solve humanity’s most pressing and important problems. These systems will perform computations that today’s fastest supercomputers are incapable of — unlocking entirely new classes of problems and offering a direct path to solutions. Rigetti Computing is composed of scientists, engineers, builders, and visionaries. We believe quantum computing is going to significantly affect health care, how we treat disease, how we generate energy, and how we feed humanity.

In order to thrive in this role, you should be skilled and interested in building, maintaining, and deploying quality software while being an inspiring leader, both technically and as a people manager. While expertise in Physics or Quantum Mechanics is not an absolute requirement, we hope to find someone who is excited, if not familiar with, supporting and working with scientists, particularly physicists and hardware engineers.

As scientific and 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 strongly encouraged.

Key Responsibilities

    • Manage a team of 3-6 highly technical software engineers
    • Work cross-functionally with physics, hardware, fabrication and design teams
    • Define project plans and coordinate between multiple groups
    • Work on career plans and individual growth/mentorship for new employees
    • Provide technical and architectural software leadership
    • Own the primary measurement data platform for our quantum processors and associated tools built with React and Angular.
    • Primary languages of development are Python and Julia

About You

    • Expert in Python, Julia or another high-level language (e.g. Lisp, Go, Erlang, Scala, Clojure)
    • Expert in Postgres or similar database and data platforms.
    • Experience with modern testing, integration and deployment.
    • Ability to identify, prioritize and facilitate the solving of critical problems in a fast-paced, evolving environment.
    • Robust communication skills and ability to communicate with senior executives, technical leaders and individual contributors.
    • High degree of emotional intelligence, including the ability to both effectively engage and inspire one’s team members
As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, we have committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our employees and have adopted a virtual interview process. We are open to candidates who are interested in working remotely full time, so long as they are based within the United States and can commit to working pacific standard time hours. Occasional visits to our Berkeley Headquarters may be required.

Benefits and Perks:
Rigetti seeks individuals who are motivated by grand challenges and the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the exciting quantum computing space. As long-term visionaries, we offer employees opportunities for continuous personal and professional growth so they can advance our mission to help solve humanity's most important and pressing problems. To support the financial success and health of our employees and their families, we offer the following benefits in addition to a competitive base salary:

- 401k Plan
- Generous Equity Grant
- 98% coverage on Medical (Kaiser or Anthem Blue Cross), Guardian Dental, Guardian Vision
- Anthem Blue Cross Life Insurance at no cost to the employee
- Opportunities for additional performance-based equity grants or bonuses 

To help our employees bring their best selves to work, we also offer various perks to support each individual to perform at their highest level and foster work life balance. All full-time exempt employees are eligible for:

- Unlimited PTO as soon as they join
- Fitness Activity & Gym Membership Reimbursement
- 16 Week Paid Parental Leave
- FSA & Commuter Benefits
- Employment Assistance Program (EAP)
- Flexible Work Schedule

As we continue to grow our company, we will prioritize applicants who have created a thoughtful application and share our vision and passion for quantum computing. While we regret that we can't hire every applicant, we keep applications on file for 2 years and will reach out if you're a good fit for a future opportunity. 

About Rigetti
Rigetti Computing is on a mission to build the world’s most powerful computers. Based in Berkeley and Fremont, CA, we are scientists, engineers, builders, and visionaries who believe quantum computing is going to significantly affect health care, how we treat disease, how we generate energy, and how we feed humanity. We design and fabricate quantum circuits and deploy them as quantum computers available online. Our engineers build the full stack of technologies that are integrated into these machines, including cryogenic hardware and microwave circuitry, advanced analog and digital control modules, and a software stack that provides the world’s most advanced SDK and runtime environment for quantum computers. Our quantum computer is available through Our product, Quantum Cloud Services, which is the world’s first full-stack programming and execution environment for quantum/classical computing. We were founded by Chad Rigetti in 2013, and today employ over 120 people.

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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.