PASQAL designs and develops Quantum Processing Units and dedicated software tools. Our 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. In addition to the outstanding computing power that they provide, QPUs are very energy efficient meaning that they will significantly contribute to reducing 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 benefits from numerous recent achievements in laser cooling of atoms, opto-electronics, vacuum and detection systems… Based in Massy and Palaiseau, at the heart of the Paris-Saclay quantum ecosystem, PASQAL is funded by Quantonation, a VC fund focusing on Quantum Technologies, and is attracting world-class investors.

Joining PASQAL is an opportunity to actively 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 technological 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.

Senior Quantum Applications Engineer

Job description

Within the Hamiltonian and Applications Design team, you will be instrumental to extend the field of applications of PASQAL Quantum Processor. This implies working on existing applications and developing new ones.

Your focus will initially be mainly in the field of graph theory, machine learning and related applications.

You will be in charge of the technical relationship with existing Clients, lead R&D projects with prospective ones as well as with internal users. You will work in close collaboration with the Engineering and R&D teams and with external partners, along all phases of the projects.

You will contribute to the development of our Intellectual Property portfolio.

As Senior Quantum Applications Engineer, you will supervise a small team of Quantum Applications Engineers

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: full time

Qualification & Experience

You hold a MSc or a PhD in Applied Mathematics or in a related field.

You have experience in leading a small technical team.

A previous comparable experience in a similar position is preferred.


The successful candidate will have a strong taste for Applied Mathematics and graphs, and a keen interest in deep tech and new technologies.

Your main scientific and technical skills are in algorithms development, numerical simulations and report / documentation writing.

You have already lead a small team of people and are experienced in the management of collective projects.

In this position you will build upon your interpersonal skills and ability to manage projects in cooperation with internal and external partners.

Notions of quantum computing, atomic physics and optics are a plus.

Appetence for working in a multicultural environment and English professional proficiency are mandatory for this position. Which implies numerous contacts with international partners.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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