PASQAL designs and develops Quantum Processing Units and dedicated software tools. These innovative processors address applications which are out of the reach of the most powerful existing supercomputers, encompassing real-world challenges as well as fundamental science. As they are very low energy intensive, they will significantly contribute to reduce the carbon footprint of the computing industry. 

PASQAL has partnerships with key users in the fields of energy, IT, finance, drug and chemical design, automotive… The maturity and potential of our technology and the quality of our scientific team has been rewarded several times at French, European as well as global levels. 

Our technology builds upon considerable knowledge accumulated over decades by the Institut d’Optique near Paris (IOGS / CNRS); it makes the best of numerous recent achievements in laser cooling of atoms, opto-electronics, vacuum and detection systems. Based in Massy and Palaiseau, at the heart of the quantum ecosystem south of Paris, PASQAL is funded by Quantonation, a VC fund focusing on Quantum Technologies, and is attracting world-class investors.  

Joining PASQAL is an opportunity to contribute to the rapid development of a Deep-Tech startup at the forefront of the second Quantum Revolution. You will be directly involved in one of the greatest challenges ever, shaping the technology landscape of the 21st century. You will work among top-class engineers and scientists, competing against the world’s biggest players. 

Quantum Hardware Engineer

Job description 

Within the Research & Development team, you will be involved in the development of neutral atoms quantum processors. As a quantum hardware engineer, you will contribute to the assembly, tuning and operation of a processor and to the specification and achievement of its overall performance. 

You will also be involved in the design and implementation of new technological developments, which you will be responsible for testing and validating on the processor. For this purpose, you will need to collaborate across the hardware and software teams of PASQAL. 

You will finally assist in the practical implementation on the processor of quantum simulations and of quantum computing algorithms. 

This position is a job creation, to foster the growth of PASQAL’s activity. 

Location: Massy – Palaiseau (Southern Paris area – France)
Start date: position available now
Type of contract: permanent contract

Qualification & Experience 

You hold a MSc or a PhD in Quantum Physics.  

A previous research experience is preferred in Atomic and Molecular Optics; an experience in cold neutral atoms or ions will be highly valued. 


The successful candidate will have a strong taste for Quantum Information and Atomic Physics, and a keen interest in deep tech and new technologies. We are looking for someone who is really excited about our technologies and the scientific challenge that we are facing.  

Your main scientific and technical skills are in optics, hardware / software interfacing and data analysis. 

In this position you will build upon your interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team. 

English fluency is required for this position. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer 

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