Quantum Research Scientist - Design and Simulation

3+ months agoSan Francisco, CA


The AWS Center for Quantum Computing is a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and technicians, all working to innovate in quantum computing for the benefit of our customers. We are looking to hire a Quantum Research Scientist to design and model novel superconducting quantum devices, including qubits and their readout and control schemes. Candidates with a track record of original scientific contributions will be preferred. We are looking for candidates with strong engineering principles, resourcefulness, and a bias for action. Organization and communication skills are essential.

Work/Life Balance
At the AWS CQC, 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
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• PhD in physics, applied physics, electrical engineering, or equivalent degree in a similar field
• Knowledge of quantum mechanics, with expertise in at least one of the following topics: superconducting qubits, hybrid quantum acoustic devices, cavity/circuit QED, quantum optics, open quantum systems, superconductivity (phenomenology or microscopic theory)


• Experience with microwave and/or multiphysics modeling software (one or more of COMSOL, Sonnet, Microwave Office, ANSYS, Keysight ADS, Cadence AWR, etc.)
• Proficient in a scientific programming environment (one or more of Julia, Python, Mathematica, MATLAB)
• Effective working in a team environment with other engineers, scientists and technicians who have a wide range of technical skill levels
• Comfortable working in a diverse group with a geographically distributed team and contributing to an inclusive culture

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Job ID: Amazon-1351335