Quantum Research Scientist - Test And Measurement

3+ months agoGlendale, CA


The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Center for Quantum Computing in Pasadena, CA is seeking to hire a scientist for a role in the Test and Measurement Group within the Quantum Hardware Team. As a member of the hardware team, you will interact with scientists and engineers with a diverse set of technical backgrounds. You will have the opportunity to learn from an experienced group of scientists and work hands-on with our quantum measurement systems. You will be expected to contribute to the improvement and development of these systems. Possible tasks include: automating data collection, scripting analysis routines, and characterizing quantum device or control system performance. You will be responsible for clearly documenting your work and effectively communicating with the rest of the team.

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 meditation scheduling, running group meet-ups, and a culture of sharing 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 mentorship programs. You will work closely with quantum research scientists and have opportunities to learn about quantum computing technology and contribute to the development of scientific software for quantum computing at AWS.

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.


• bachelors in physics, engineering, computer science, or related field
• excellent communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative team environment
• familiarity with at least one scientific programming language
• problem solving skills


• prior experience with data analysis and statistics
• fluent in Python or Julia programming language
• prior experience writing instrument control software or automating data acquisition
• prior experience in a research environment

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

Job ID: Amazon-1460771