Systems Architect


College Park, MD, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: IT
  • Post Date: 04/10/2021
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  • Company Address: 4505 Campus Drive, College Park, MD, 20740

About IonQ

IonQ is developing world-leading general-purpose quantum information processors. Our unique trapped-ion approach combines unmatched physical performance, perfect qubit replication, optical networkability, and highly-optimized algorithms to create a quantum computer that is as scalable as it is powerful, and that will support a broad array of applications across a variety of industries.

Job Description

IonQ is looking for a quantum systems architect to help further advance our state-of-the-art trapped ion quantum computer. You’ll work closely with quantum technologists and R&D staff to work on various system-level aspects of designing, constructing, and operating large-scale trapped ion quantum computers. We’re looking for people who are self-motivated, self-directed, and innovative, with a great attitude and work ethic.



  • Developing and specifying achievable hardware, firmware, and software requirements at a systems level that, together, will lead to state-of-the-art trapped ion quantum computing systems in short-, medium-, and long-term timeframes 
  • Leading studies and facilitating discussions to efficiently arrive at practical solutions to quantum architecture challenges through close collaboration with quantum technologists, theoretical and experimental physicists, electrical and software engineers, and more


Required Skills/Education:

  • Doctorate degree in computer science, systems engineering, physics, or relevant field
  • Demonstrated experience in directly working with quantum technologies
  • A record of doing system-wide analysis of quantum computing architectures.
  • Success working collaboratively in a diverse team environment


Desired Skills/Education:

  • Working knowledge of AMO physics
  • Working knowledge of ion trapping
  • Experience with real-time operating systems
  • Working knowledge of quantum error correction and/or quantum algorithms
  • Experience building modeling and simulation tools for classical or quantum architectures         

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