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Software Development Engineer, Design and Simulation, Center for Quantum Computing

Job ID: 2122080 | Amazon Dev Center U.S., Inc.


Job summary
The AWS Center for Quantum Computing is hiring a software engineer with expertise in electronic computer-aided design automation, computational geometry, and/or research software engineering. Working in a team of scientists and engineers, you will develop 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
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 other 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.

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.

Key job responsibilities

  • Building software tools to automate the design, layout, and simulation of quantum devices and their packaging.
  • Mentoring research scientists who actively contribute to the codebase through pair programming, design review, and code review.

About the team
Our team is comprised of scientists and engineers from a variety of backgrounds. Our diverse perspectives help us innovate in quantum hardware design and design tools.


  • 1+ years of experience contributing to the system design or architecture (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
  • 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
  • Programming experience with at least one software programming language.


The following are criteria of an ideal candidate but not required:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in computer science, physics, or related field.
  • Expertise in electronic computer-aided design automation, computational geometry, and/or research software engineering.
  • Track record of open source contributions.
  • Experience with the Julia programming language.
  • Experience working in a research environment with other engineers and scientists, especially on device design and/or device fabrication.
  • Curiosity and capability to research and learn new techniques or technical topics rapidly.

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