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Research Scientist - Design Tools

Job ID: 1557755 | Amazon Dev Center U.S., Inc.


The AWS Center for Quantum Computing is looking to hire a Research Scientist with expertise in computational geometry, design automation, and/or research software engineering. Working alongside physicists and engineers, you will focus on developing software for the automated design, layout, and simulation of superconducting or hybrid quantum devices and their packaging. Your work will enable the robust and scalable development of quantum information processors.

Work/Life Balance
At the AWS Center for Quantum Computing, we understand that developing quantum computing technology is a marathon, not a sprint. Mental and physical wellness is encouraged within our team and throughout AWS. 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 a culture of sharing wellness tips.

Mentorship and Career Growth
We are committed to the growth and development of every member of the Center for Quantum Computing. 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. You will work closely with quantum research scientists and have opportunities to learn about quantum computing technology and contribute to the development of scientific software for quantum computing at AWS.

Inclusive and Diverse Culture
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.


  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. in computer science, physics, or related field
  • 4+ years of software development experience
  • Curiosity/capability to research and learn new techniques or technical topics rapidly


  • Two years using Julia and/or C++ in a professional setting, or with track record of open source contributions

Experience with any of:

  • Computational geometry
  • Data structures and algorithms for electronic design automation
  • Mesh generation / refinement / etc.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.