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Software Engineer - Quantum Systems Control

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Software Engineering
Lexington, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2023

The Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group conducts quantum information science research from a shared foundation of innovative control-signal design, outstanding fabrication tools, and well-equipped measurement laboratories. The group has a broad range of experimental and prototyping activities. The group's quantum information science activities include the development of superconducting and trapped-ion qubits, and quantum sensing with nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond. In addition, the group has robust capabilities in classical superconducting circuits and integrated photonics. These component technologies are used in synergy with quantum information science demonstrations, as well as in standalone applications that include beyond-CMOS circuit technologies, energy-starved sensors, compact optical communication and laser radar transceivers, and microwave photonic signal processing.

Job Description

The group seeks a full-time software engineer to join our research team of quantum information and computing scientists. We are looking for a candidate that would aid in the development of software tools to support our research. Responsibilities include:

  • Building, testing, and maintaining software to control a prototype quantum computer
  • Developing calibration software and automated processing workflows
  • Documenting code and interfacing with researchers on our quantum hardware team
  • Data analysis and visualization


Bachelors degree plus 5 years minimum relevant experience. Proficiency in Python or similar object-oriented languages. Familiarity with Git and Agile development workflows. Effective communication with technical staff within and outside of field of specialization. Additional preferred skills include experience with software-hardware interface and a background in physics or quantum information science

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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

Requisition ID: 40288