Software Engineer cQASM tooling

Updated: 15 days ago
Deadline: 03 Jun 2024

Quantum is the future and the Netherlands occupies a unique position in the area of quantum technology, with QuTech at its core. Come work as a SOFTWARE ENGINEER at our growing research center, located on the buzzing campus of Delft University of Technology.

You will be part of the cQASM tooling team. The main goal of this team is to develop the next iteration of the common quantum assembly language (cQASM) and accompanying tools which lie at the heart of our full-stack quantum computer - Quantum Inspire. These tools encompass a parser, compiler and simulator to be used in the next generation quantum computers.

You will also be linked to the Feld Group at the department of Quantum & Computer Engineering, which will give you the opportunity to collaborate on cutting-edge projects, working hand in hand with researchers. Your office will be in the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science building on campus. This will enable idea sharing and collaboration while independently contributing to separate projects.

Your daily responsibilities will be:

  • Designing and implementing a coherent tooling system, consisting of several components, for processing quantum algorithms, tailored to meet user needs.
  • Developing and testing tooling software, ensuring quality through unit and integration testing.
  • Collaborating in a team with an agile/scrum development strategy.
  • Engaging in projects with PhD/MSc students, with potential involvement in scientific publications.

We are looking for a software engineer with a Master’s Degree and ideally a PhD thinking level in applied mathematics or physics. For this role an extensive experience in C++ and Python-based software development (minimum 3-5 years) is a must.

Additional skills we seek include:

  • Experience in designing and developing production-grade software.
  • Proficient understanding of quantum computing fundamentals, such as qubit state, quantum gates, circuit model, and quantum computer architecture.
  • Knowledge of general concepts regarding the processing of programming languages, e.g., language parsers, ASTs, and compilers.
  • Experience with programming environments on Unix/Linux, including macOS.
  • Experience with CI/CD, using GitHub. Knowledge of Docker and GitHub actions is an advantage as well as Experience working in agile/scrum development settings.

On top of skills, we are also looking for and independent and a hands-on software engineer who thrives in collaborative environments and enjoys working effectively with both software engineers and researchers.

We would like to emphasize that we are looking forward to receiving applications from all qualified candidates, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity. We do encourage women and individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

  • A Duration of contract of 12 months with prospect for extension.
  • A job of 32 to 38 hours per week.
  • A salary based on scale 11 of the CAO for Dutch Universities with a minimum of [€4332] and a maximum of [€5929] gross per month based on a fulltime contract (38 hours), plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount on health insurance.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave.
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values  and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

QuTech is a mission-driven research institute run jointly by Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). Together, we work on a radically new technology with world-changing potential, developing scalable prototypes of a quantum computer and an intrinsically safe quantum internet.

We are creating the quantum future, and we believe that quantum technology will be a game changer in many social and economic sectors – including health, agriculture, climate and safety. To achieve our ambitious goals, we bring together scientists, engineers and industry in an inspiring environment, with plenty of space for ambition, entrepreneurship and innovation. Our research and engineering activities are conducted in three divisions: Quantum Computing , Quantum Internet and Qubit Research . 220 FTE and over 300 curious people work in our divisions and support teams, and we actively welcome new colleagues who share our vision and enthusiasm.

Have a look at our video and get a glimpse of QuTech.

For more information about this position, please contact Sebastian Feld, research group leader at QuTech at [email protected] .

For questions about the procedure, please contact our Senior Recruiter Audrey Monje at [email protected] .

Have you become enthusiastic about this vacancy? Then apply directly via the ‘Apply’ button before 3 June2024. We look forward to receiving your motivation and resume.

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Applying for an exemption for specific research and educational areas is an obligatory part of the selection procedure for this vacancy. This exemption must be obtained from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) before an employment contract is agreed upon. Click here  for more information.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Please do not contact us for unsolicited services.


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