Senior Software Engineer, Qubit Manufacturing

Fremont, CA
Technology Organization – Software Engineering
The Senior Software Engineer, Qubit Manufacturing, will be responsible for developing control software for manufacturing and metrology tools in our fab and creating data processing pipelines to load fab data into our production datasources.  As the person in this role, you will also be the primary representative of the Software team at our fabrication facility in Fremont, and will also support Fab teams with analytical software development and data-driven decision making. You will have a direct role in the manufacturing of the next generation of quantum processors. This position is based at our quantum fabrication facility in Fremont, CA.

Rigetti Computing is building 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. We are 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. Rigetti is the only company deploying full-stack solutions for hybrid classical/quantum computing. Our 16-qubit quantum computer is available online through our Quantum Cloud Services platform, and the first commercially useful applications are already under exploration.  

Key Responsibilities

    • Develop control software for custom fab equipment and metrology tools
    • Automate data processing pipelines for runtime manufacturing and metrology data
    • Analyze production data to help drive process improvements
    • Assist fab engineering teams with data analysis and tool development
    • Create interactive tools, dashboards and interfaces to enable turnkey analysis by teams across the company

Early Projects

    • Use in-line imaging tools to automatically identify defects and issues with the fabrication process
    • Study room-temperature and low-temperature measurements of our devices and use them to evaluate the impact of experimental process changes
    • Integrate our Manufacturing Execution System with our internal production databases
    • Capture runtime data from fab equipment and correlate it with low-temperature device performance

About You

    • Familiar with writing control software for experimental electronics
    • Skilled in Python, Julia, or another high-level language
    • Familiar with software development best practices (version control, automated testing, etc.)
    • Familiar with modern data processing and analysis

Preferred Qualifications

    • MS or PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science or a related field
    • Contributor to open-source software projects
    • Experience working in a cleanroom or with micro- or nano-electronic fabrication
    • Experience developing desktop GUIs with Qt, wxWidgets, Electron, or similar

    • Experience with:
    • Semiconductor device characterization
    • Relational databases
    • Front-end web development in a framework like React, Angular, or Vue
    • Communicating with hardware over GPIB, serial, Ethernet, etc
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.

Rigetti Computing offers a comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare coverage. For more information, refer to our Careers page.


Rigetti Computing is a full-stack quantum computing company based in Berkeley and Fremont, CA. We design and manufacture superconducting quantum integrated circuits. We package and deploy those chips in a low-temperature environment, and we build control systems to perform quantum logic operations on them. We build software to integrate our systems directly into existing cloud infrastructure.

Our product, Quantum Cloud Services, is the world’s first full-stack programming and execution environment for quantum/classical computing. QCS includes Quil (quantum instruction language), our programming standard for quantum/classical computing.

We were founded by Chad Rigetti in 2013, and today employ over 100 people, about 40 of whom hold PhDs in physics, computer science, math, chemistry or engineering.

For more information, refer to our About page.