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Senior Software Engineer, Internal Quantum Software and Tools

Rigetti Computing, Berkeley, CA

On a mission to build the world's most powerful computer.


As a software engineer on the Internal Quantum Software and Tools team you will be responsible for building tools for the storage, retrieval, and visualization of data generated by the engineering teams at Rigetti. You will collaborate closely with process engineers, experimental physicists and software engineers and play a direct role in enabling the teams to organize their data, understand and analyze it, and find patterns that will drive improvements to the fabrication and control of the next generations of quantum processors.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deploy tools, data pipelines and visualization software (either custom built or commercial) that will help engineers discover relationships and patterns
  • Collaborate with our IT infrastructure team to build and maintain fast, robust and scalable data storage solutions for all data that touches the fabrication, characterization and deployment of quantum processors
  • Grow our data API to serve as the single source of truth for all engineering teams across the company
  • Collaborate with our design, fab and quantum measurement teams to solve technical problems

Early Projects

  • Scaling out our database design and infrastructure to capture and simplify access to new and existing data elements
  • Working with our team of physicists to automatically detect data anomalies
  • Building UIs for visualizing and tracking design and manufacturing performance
  • Help develop new tools for modeling the performance of future designs 
  • Improve monitoring and reliability of tools and services

About You

  • You have experience designing, constructing, and maintaining data pipelines that interface with applications written in various languages such as Python and Julia
  • Seasoned in software engineering practices such as version control, code review and continuous integration
  • Experience working with RDBMS systems (such as PostgreSQL)
  • You are familiar with data visualization tools and the various ways in which they can be customized

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with front-end web development in a framework like React, Angular, or Vue
  • Experience in working with data pipelines that include “real-life”, noisy data, such as data from sensors or software performance logs
  • Experience working with online and offline data systems
  • Experience with public cloud platforms
  • Experience with containerization
  • You enjoy working in a collaborative environment with interdisciplinary engineering teams that have similar but unique goals
  • You have an interest in and understanding of database architecture, schema evolution and data integrity
  • Position may require the ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance
As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, we have committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our employees and have adopted a virtual interview process. We are open to candidates who are interested in working remotely full time, so long as they are based within the United States and can commit to working pacific standard time hours. Occasional visits to our Berkeley Headquarters may be required.

Benefits and Perks:
Rigetti seeks individuals who are motivated by grand challenges and the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the exciting quantum computing space. As long-term visionaries, we offer employees opportunities for continuous personal and professional growth so they can advance our mission to help solve humanity's most important and pressing problems. To support the financial success and health of our employees and their families, we offer the following benefits in addition to a competitive base salary:

- 401k Plan
- Generous Equity Grant
- 98% coverage on Medical (Kaiser or Anthem Blue Cross), Guardian Dental, Guardian Vision
- Anthem Blue Cross Life Insurance at no cost to the employee
- Opportunities for additional performance-based equity grants or bonuses 

To help our employees bring their best selves to work, we also offer various perks to support each individual to perform at their highest level and foster work life balance. All exempt employees are eligible for:

- Unlimited PTO as soon as they join
- Fitness Activity & Gym Membership Reimbursement
- 16 Week Paid Parental Leave
- FSA & Commuter Benefits
- Employment Assistance Program (EAP)
- Flexible Work Schedule

As we continue to grow our company, we will prioritize applicants who have created a thoughtful application and share our vision and passion for quantum computing. While we regret that we can't hire every applicant, we keep applications on file for 2 years and will reach out if you're a good fit for a future opportunity. 

About Rigetti
Rigetti Computing is on a mission to build the world’s most powerful computers. Based in Berkeley and Fremont, CA, we are scientists, engineers, builders, and visionaries who believe quantum computing is going to significantly affect health care, how we treat disease, how we generate energy, and how we feed humanity. We design and fabricate quantum circuits and deploy them as quantum computers available online. Our engineers build the full stack of technologies that are integrated into these machines, including cryogenic hardware and microwave circuitry, advanced analog and digital control modules, and a software stack that provides the world’s most advanced SDK and runtime environment for quantum computers. Our quantum computer is available through Our product, Quantum Cloud Services, which is the world’s first full-stack programming and execution environment for quantum/classical computing. We were founded by Chad Rigetti in 2013, and today employ over 120 people.

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Export Licensing Compliance
This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws and regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  Please note that any offer for employment may be conditioned on authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export control laws and regulations without sponsorship for an export license. In order to ensure compliance, Rigetti must determine U.S. citizenship or U.S. visa/immigration status of all prospective applicants for this position.

Any citizenship information provided will be reviewed solely for export control compliance purposes.  Only applicants eligible to receive export-controlled items, software, technology, and information will be considered for this position.  Citizenship information will be handled in accordance with Rigetti’s policies prohibiting discrimination based upon classifications protected by federal, state, or local law.

Rigetti is committed to full compliance with applicable anti-discrimination laws. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We strive to create an inclusive work environment and will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About Rigetti Computing

Rigetti Computing is a full-stack quantum computing company. We design and manufacture superconducting quantum integrated circuits. We package and deploy those chips in a low temperature environment, and we build control systems to perform quantum logic operations on them. We build software to integrate our systems directly into existing cloud infrastructure.

We believe the first useful quantum computers are within reach, and we believe quantum computing has the potential to one day have an enormous positive impact on humanity. To help realize that vision, we also develop new algorithms for quantum computing, with a focus on near-term applications in computational chemistry and machine learning.

Our product, Forest, is the world’s first full-stack programming and execution environment for quantum/classical computing. Forest includes Quil (quantum instruction language), our programming standard for quantum/classical computing.

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