Quantum Research Scientist, Control and Benchmarking

Job ID: 1056474 | Amazon Dev Center U.S., Inc.

DESCRIPTION

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Center for Quantum Computing in Pasadena, CA, is looking to hire a Quantum Research Scientist with expertise in the high-level design, test and measurement, and benchmarking of superconducting quantum circuits. You will join a multi-disciplinary team of theoretical and experimental physicists, materials scientists, and hardware and software engineers working at the forefront of quantum computing. Candidates may have experiment and/or theory backgrounds. You should have a deep knowledge of the design and implementation of quantum circuits, experience studying their noise properties, and expertise in gate/circuit benchmarking and optimization. You may also have experience in working at a low level close to the hardware, with detailed knowledge of qubit control and read-out techniques. A breadth of knowledge spanning quantum control, quantum error correction, and quantum many-body physics will also be valuable.

Candidates with a track record of original scientific contributions will be preferred. We are looking for candidates with strong engineering principles, resourcefulness and a bias for action, superior problem solving, and excellent communication skills. Working effectively within a team environment is essential. As an experienced scientist, you will be expected to propose and drive new ideas, stay abreast of the field, and lead and mentor junior colleagues.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· PhD in physics, applied physics, or electrical engineering
· 4+ years of industry or academic experience after PhD
· A deep understanding of quantum mechanics and the engineering of quantum systems, with expertise covering multiple of the following topics: superconducting qubits, cavity/circuit QED, quantum optics, open quantum systems, quantum tomography and benchmarking, quantum control, quantum error detection and correction, quantum information, many-body physics
· Superior skills in problem solving, organization, and communication
· Thrives in a collaborative environment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Proficient in a scientific programming environment (one or more of Julia, Python, Mathematica, MATLAB)

· One or more of the following:
· Strong command of the basic toolset for analyzing superconducting circuits (circuit Lagrangians and Hamiltonians, canonical quantization, etc.)
· Familiarity with black-box quantization and network synthesis
· Experience with simulating open quantum system dynamics
· Familiarity with superconducting quantum circuit fabrication
· Familiarity with low-level hardware for control and read-out of superconducting quantum circuits
· Familiarity with a variety of quantum computing architectures and algorithms

· Experience working closely with scientists and engineers having a wide range of technical skill levels
· Curiosity/capability to research and learn new techniques or technical topics as needed
· Comfortable working in a diverse group and contributing to an inclusive culture