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Senior Quantum Engineer, Experiments (m/w/d)

IQM Quantum Computers
Munich, Germany / Espoo, Finland
Closing date
23 Apr 2023

Job Details

IQM is the European leader in superconducting quantum computers, found in Espoo, Finland. Since 2019, we have grown to 200 employees and have established subsidiaries in Germany, Spain, and France. We build quantum computers for research laboratories and supercomputing centers. For industrial customers, we deliver quantum advantage through our unique application-specific co-design approach.

We build world-leading quantum computers for the well-being of humankind now and for the future.


We are looking for a Senior Quantum Engineer, Experiments to support our mission of expanding the frontier of scientific and technological progress.

What will I be doing?

You will be leading a project team with a mission to conduct and improve calibration and benchmarking of superconducting quantum processing units and relevant test devices. You will collaborate closely with other teams which are working on providing the device design, device fabrication, software engineering support, and laboratory development. As a senior engineer, your work consists of the following tasks:

  • Planning of R&D activities by setting the priorities and timelines
  • Ensuring a timely execution and reporting progress of R&D activities
  • Participating in hands-on R&D work
  • Supporting your team with coaching and ensuring their learning and development in relevant areas of expertise
  • Instructing and coaching team members 

What skills do I need?

  • PhD in Electrical engineering, Physics, Applied Physics, other related fields (or demonstrated industry experience)
  • Good understanding and solid experience with superconducting qubit physics and experiments
  • Basic understanding of good software development practices, Python language, and version control systems
  • Experience with microwave electronics used in a typical superconducting qubit experiment setup
  • Good communication in English (verbal and written) 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills are seen as an advantage

What I can expect from IQM

  • An excellent opportunity to collaborate on world-class R&D and cutting-edge technology
  • An opportunity to work with a passionate and diverse company on a critical mission
  • A unique opportunity to make a real impact on the future of quantum
  • Growth and progress in a creative and open start-up environment
  • Team with a relaxed and cozy atmosphere


IQM imageIQM Quantum Computers is a European leader in building quantum computers.

About us
IQM provides on-premises quantum computers for supercomputing centres and research labs, and offers full access to our hardware. For industrial customers, we deliver a quantum advantage through a unique, application-specific co-design approach. We are also building Finland’s first commercial 54-qubit quantum computer with the VTT research centre and we are leading a consortium (Q-Exa) to build a quantum computer in Germany. This computer will be integrated into a high-performance supercomputer to create a quantum accelerator for future scientific research.

Why work for us
At IQM, we are building world-class quantum computers for the well-being of humankind, both now and in the future. In our pursuit to create technologies that revolutionize the world, we put people first. With our inclusive environment and working language of English, we currently employ professionals from more than 40 different nationalities. We are always on the lookout for awesome quantum engineers, software architects, project managers and other skilled professionals for our offices in Finland, Germany, Spain and France. We offer relocation support. In addition to internships, we offer project work to students.

What we are looking for
We love working with people who are hungry for information, who want to work with highly talented individuals and cutting-edge technology. If you are someone who wants to create and build exceptional technology and change the world, who has a growth mindset, who pursues excellence, and who sees value in collaboration to deliver the highest quality solutions, then let’s discover the next breakthrough together.

Read more about our current vacancies at or send us an open application.

Finland, Germany, Spain and France

Number of employees

Positions recently recruited for
Quantum hardware and software engineers, quantum application engineers, quantum algorithm engineers, project managers, software engineers, cleanroom technicians, equipment engineers, and other professionals

Desired degree disciplines/class
Undergraduate or postgraduate degree or demonstrated industry experience in physics, applied physics, electrical engineering, semiconductors, software engineering, or other related fields. Some technical roles may require professional qualifications

How to apply
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Closing date
All year round

Tel +358 50 5696 439

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+358 50 5696 439
Keilaranta 19
02150 Espoo

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