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 (Engineering)

Job description

Within the Engineering & Production department, you will be in charge of designing and building industrial neutral-atom-based Quantum Processing Units (QPUs). As a Quantum Hardware Engineer, you will be leading a team integrating QPUs compatible with autonomous operation at our client’s remote facilities. You will contribute to improving sub-systems (electronics, opto-mechanics…) to optimize their integration and performance. Your tasks will range from improving engineering designs and procedures, to assembling and fully characterizing the units before delivery. After commissioning the units, you will ensure that they keep on operating at their best level of performances and you will manage maintenance operations.

You will also be involved in the design and the implementation of new technological developments emerging from the R&D department, which you will be responsible for testing on the industrial QPUs. For this purpose, you will need to collaborate with the other hardware and software teams of PASQAL.

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 experimental research experience is strongly recommended, with a preference in the field of Optics, Atomic and Molecular Physics.


The successful candidate will have a strong taste for Quantum Information and Atomic Physics, as well as a keen interest in industrializing deep techs. 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, electronics, 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.

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