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Applied Quantum Scientist

Job ID: 1718848 | Amazon Dev Center U.S., Inc.


Amazon Braket is looking for Applied Scientists in quantum computing to join an exceptional team of researchers and engineers. Quantum computing is rapidly emerging from the realms of science-fiction, and our customers can the see the potential it has to address their challenges. One of our missions at AWS is to give customers access to the most innovative technology available and help them continuously reinvent their business. Quantum computing is a technology that holds promise to be transformational in many industries, and with Amazon Braket we are adding quantum computing resources to the toolkits of every researcher and developer.

As an Applied Scientist in the Amazon Braket team, you will develop advanced software solutions for compilation, simulation, and optimization of quantum computing programs in the cloud. You will play a key role in shaping the development roadmap of the service, and evangelizing new features and capabilities. You will also have the opportunity to create white papers, write blogs, build demos and generate other reusable collateral that can be used by our customers. Most importantly, you will work closely with our quantum computing hardware and theory teams, as well as industry and academic partners. Our team collaborates across the entire AWS organization to drive innovation and deliver the right solutions based on customer needs.

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.

We are committed to the growth and development of every member of the Quantum team. 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 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.

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 meditation scheduling, running group meet-ups, and a culture of sharing wellness tips.


· PhD in a quantum computation related field (Quantum Physics, Quantum Chemistry, Computer Science, etc.)
· Experience using Python or similar programming language
· Familiarity with quantum computing libraries, such as Pennylane, Qiskit, Cirq, Forest, etc.
· Expert knowledge in quantum computation and variational quantum algorithms, such as, QAOA and VQE
· 4+ years of experience in conducting research oriented projects
· Publications or presentation track record in recognized academic journals/conferences in a relevant field
· Demonstrated ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations


· PhD in quantum computation
· Academic or industry experience in quantum chemistry, optimization, or machine learning
· 2+ years of working on commercial quantum computation at hardware, software, or consulting companies
· Expert knowledge in quantum computation and variational quantum algorithms, such as, QAOA and VQE
· Experience with AWS technologies like EC2, S3, CodeCommit, & Cloudwatch
· Familiarity with using data visualization tools
· Demonstrable track record of dealing well with ambiguity, prioritizing needs, and delivering results in a dynamic environment

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