Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratory (QVIL) is a not-for-profit organisation located in Waterloo, Ontario, the heart of Canada’s ‘Quantum Valley,’ and aims to solve challenging, real-world problems with quantum solutions.
QVIL is currently hiring for a software engineer to join our quantum navigation team. The quantum navigation project aims to apply cutting-edge control theory and device engineering to an excellent quantum sensor, the nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond. We require a software engineer who will integrate optimal control theory, including machine learning algorithms and Bayesian estimation, with on-the-fly, adaptive quantum control of an experimental testbed. The scientifically and technically challenging project will be carried out with a team of academic and industry researchers to facilitate rapid development in technology readiness and real-world testing.
Applicants should have an advanced degree (PhD) or equivalent experience in physics, applied mathematics, electrical engineering, or software engineering and should have a background in engineering and controlling experimental quantum systems. Experience with FPGAs, robotics, Hamiltonian engineering, Bayesian estimation, optimal control or machine learning are beneficial.
A successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers from QVIL and the University of Waterloo and interface with industry representatives to translate proof-of-concept demonstrations to commercial solutions.
The position will be for two years with the possibility of renewal. A successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers from QVIL and the University of Waterloo and interface with industry representatives to translate proof-of-concept demonstrations to commercial solutions.
Quantum Valley Ideas Lab is committed to diversity and inclusion. A diverse workforce with a wide range of perspectives and ideas benefits our goals. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. If you require an alternative format for this job posting, please email “[email protected]”.
Applicants should provide a full CV and a cover letter explaining their interest in the position.