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Lead developer and system architect for cloud-based quantum control system at Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (Jülich, Deutschland)

With world-leading expertise in optimization and simulation of quantum systems, as well as a rich network of academic and industry partners we are currently establishing a joint start-up company for the automatic manipulation and training of quantum computer devices. This venture is coordinated by our Peter Grünberg Institute – Quantum Control (PGI-8) and Peter Grünberg Institute – Quantum Computing Analytics (PGI-12). The project is funded by the Helmholtz Validation Fund and will officially launch in 2021. The PGI-8 specializes in novel optimal control strategies for emerging quantum technologies. We have pioneered methods for optimizing a wide range of target systems, including NV-centres, Bose-Einstein condensates, trapped ions, cold atoms, superconducting qubits, and quantum dots. Current research directions include tensor network methods, machine and reinforcement learning, in-situ optimal control, and quantum model reduction techniques. The PGI-12 specializes in detailed understanding of quantum devices at the software and firmware level. Methods for leakage suppression, low-power measurements, characterization and benchmarking, and implementation of NISQ-era quantum algorithms were pioneered here. Current research directions include overseeing the European-level project for a superconducting quantum computer prototype, and studying tradeoffs between digital and analog technologies.

We are looking to recruit a

Lead developer and system architect for cloud-based quantum control system

Your Job:

  • Lead, together with scientists, the development of a cloud-based quantum control platform
  • Lead and advise on high-level software design and architectural decisions
  • Implement suitable procedures for the entire software development life cycle, and make sure everybody (including you) writes high-quality and maintainable code and documentation
  • Provide technical supervision for software developer colleagues
  • Recruit software developers in cooperation with our HR department
  • Interface with team scientists and partners

Your Profile:

  • Master’s degree in computer science or a similar field (or corresponding experience)
  • In-depth experience with software design and development, especially in Python
  • Extensive experience with cloud systems, distributed and client / server architectures, including related frameworks and RESTful Web services
  • Expert knowledge on real-time data processing, storage, visualization, and analysis using web-based data applications (e.g. Kibana, Apache Kafka, Plotly)
  • Detailed expertise on software development tools
  • Adaptive to a fast-paced academic research environment with geographically distributed teams and multiple scientific activities running in parallel
  • Excellent listening and communication skills
  • Background in (quantum) physics, machine learning, or numerical algorithms is an advantage

Our Offer:

We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change! We support you in your work with:

  • Participation in the inception of a quantum-computing start-up from the ground up with the possibility to transition from Forschungszentrum Jülich to the start-up
  • Work in a world-leading group on quantum technology as part of an international and interdisciplinary team
  • Outstanding computing facilities at one of Europe’s largest research establishments
  • An extensive operational healthcare management
  • Comprehensive training courses and individual opportunities for personal and professional further development
  • Extensive company health management
  • Ideal conditions for balancing work and private life, as well as a family-friendly corporate policy
  • Flexible working hours, the option of slightly reduced working hours, and 30 days of annual leave
  • A large research campus with green spaces, offering the best possible means for networking with colleagues and pursuing sports alongside work
  • Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service

We offer you an exciting and varied role in an international and interdisciplinary working environment. The position is initially for a fixed term of 2 years, with possible long-term prospects. Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD).

Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

We look forward to receiving your application until 14.01.2021 via our Online Recruitment System!

Questions about the vacancy?

Get in touch with us by using our contact form.

Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via email.

www.fz-juelich.de

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