At Universal Quantum we are creating the impossible. Together we are creating truly impactful quantum computers. We are looking to hire an embedded software engineer to develop firmware for our quantum processors. Passionate about helping create technologies which can change the world? We may be the right place for you so get in touch!

What you'll accomplish

  • Design and develop embedded software to operate quantum computing hardware
  • Assess third party and open-source software
  • Benchmark using quantum computing algorithms and optimize software
  • Work with a multidisciplinary team of electronic engineers, physicists, hardware designers and software developers
  • Document the systems you help design, build, and maintain
  • Take responsibility of major features within the Quantum Computing Software Stack

    The 3 most critical attributes we'll use to compare candidates

    1. Solid programming experience in C, C++, and Python
    2. Experience designing, developing, debugging, testing , maintaining, and profiling commercial quality embedded software
    3. Collaborative team player with good communication skills

    Other must-have skills

    • 5+ years of experience designing, developing, debugging, testing , maintaining, and profiling software using C, C++
    • Writing readable, high integrity, efficient, and well documented code
    • Experience writing software to interface with FPGA's / ASIC
    • Designing low level schedulers for time aligning hardware operation
    • Experience developing, and interfacing with device drivers
    • Experience with serial communication protocols (ideally I2C, SPI, USB)
    • Pragmatic approach to decision-making and design choices
    • Previous experience in start-ups or dynamic work environments

    “Nice to have" skills

    • Python development experience
    • Developing RISC compilers
    • Familiarity with Linux Based OS
    • Experience working with standard lab equipment (oscilloscopes, logic analysers, eg)
    • Bachelor’s/Master's degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering or a related discipline


    Competitive salary, equity options, competitive pension, private health insurance, and relocation support