Quantum Applications Engineer
Location: Anywhere in the US or Canada
D-Wave is looking for exceptionally motivated and bright people who love to see the impact of their work daily and who want to be a part of a ground-breaking shift in the computing industry. We are working to radically expand the limits of computers by commercializing quantum computing.
D-Wave builds systems that exploit the most fundamental forces in nature for computation. The company's flagship product, the D-Wave 2000Q, is built around a superconducting quantum processor and is available to customers such as Lockheed-Martin, NASA, Los Alamos National Lab, and Google.
We're working hard to exploit quantum resources which are known to offer large computational speedups on some problems. The D-Wave quantum annealing computer samples from probability distributions and optimizes functions that are computationally intractable using classical hardware.
Position: Quantum Applications Engineer
D-Wave is growing its application-development work with specific customers and needs people with the right skills. We’re looking for insightful thinkers who are adroit with combinatorial problems, who can learn the nature and benefits of our quantum processors, and who have the programming expertise to turn that understanding into usable application software. We expect that it will take most applicants a few months to acclimate to using D-Wave’s unusual quantum-annealing-based quantum processor. Knowledge of quantum physics may shorten that time, but probably not much.
Delivered performance is perhaps the key measure of our success, so we strive for fast execution in all we do. Depending on the customer we’re working with, we open-source much of our work; for example, our release of qbsolv (github.com/DwaveSystems/qbsolv) received major positive feedback from media as diverse as Wired magazine and the Wall Street Journal.
The Customer Applications group is a distributed team, led from Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, and we welcome applicants throughout Canada and the US for the role. Successful candidates will have passion for technology, focus on enabling customer success, skill working autonomously and with a small team, drive to improve continuously, and professional pride.
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