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 start-up 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.
Software Engineer – Instrumentation and Data Analysis
You will join the software team within the Engineering and Production (E&P) department, which develops and industrializes ground-breaking technologies for Pasqal Quantum Processing Units (QPUs).
You will mainly be in charge of assisting the hardware team to maintain and improve the software controlling the QPUs, in pair with a senior developer.
The control software of the QPUs is a large Python code transferred from the R&D team. It has to be maintained, partly refactored and expanded to contribute to the effort of the hardware teams, to achieve leading-edge physics experiments using industrial-grade systems.
The code will eventually be replaced with a more robust solution being developed; you will oversee the transition and make sure that the machine remains operational.
In parallel, you will develop advanced data analysis tools to help the research team to get the best out of the data generated by the QPU.
Your key missions and responsibilities will include:
- Ramping-up on the existing code base.
- Ensuring software support for the hardware teams (in R&D and E&P departments).
- Developing user interfaces to display data generated by the QPUs, with PyQt.
- Taking user feedback into account to include it in software specifications and develop new features.
- Planning, developing and implementing the refactoring of the codebase to converge with the new architecture.
- Developing and implementing additional software to control new hardware instruments and modules.
This position is a job creation to support the strong growth of PASQAL’s Engineering and Production team.
Location: Massy – Palaiseau (Southern Paris area – France)
Start date: position available now
Type of contract: permanent contract
Qualification & experience
You own a MS level in Computer Science or Physics.
Your professional cursus provided you with 1+ year of experience with python development, and with a strong experience in data analysis.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a keen interest in new technologies and scientific challenges.
He/she will have a strong ability to work autonomously, with limited direction.
The following skills will be highly appreciated:
- knowledge in instrumentation,
- significant knowledge of PyQt (or of a Python UI framework),
- knowledge in Linux, source control (Git)
- knowledge of web front-end development appreciated
English professional proficiency is mandatory to work in PASQAL’s international environment.
We are an equal opportunity employer.