Head of Quantum Computing for Academia

Job ID: 1335764 | Amazon Dev Center U.S., Inc.


Do you want to be at the crux of the world’s leading researchers, and AWS’ work in the field of Applied Quantum Physics and Information Science? AWS' Quantum Computing Group is looking for a scientist to own our academic partnership strategy across universities and research labs. This role will have global scope and influence, driving and coordinating research efforts in a broad array of areas.

While this role will involve communicating and coordination across the globe including some travel (as safety allows), we strongly believe in prioritizing work/life harmony. The work/life integration within Amazon encourages a culture where employees work hard and have ownership over their downtime. We are exploring more structured wellness elements including for example meditation, running group meet-ups, and other wellness tips.

We are committed to the growth and development of every member of the AWS Quantum organization. You will receive career-growth-minded management and mentorship from a software and science team and also have the opportunity to participate in Amazon's science mentorship programs.

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.


-PhD in physics, applied physics, electrical engineering, or equivalent degree in a similar field
-Prior experience managing research collaborations across multiple entities
·Ability to think strategically and execute methodically


-Experience with and understanding of the global quantum information science landscape

· High attention to detail including proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation/Age.