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Lead Full Stack Software Engineer, Internal Software Applications

Rigetti Computing

Rigetti Computing

Software Engineering, IT
Berkeley, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, January 5, 2024
The Internal Software team at Rigetti Computing is responsible for supporting and accelerating the continual improvement of the company's quantum processor hardware: theory and design; fabrication; device characterization for process feedback; and calibration and deployment of our quantum processing units (QPUs) for benchmarking and application development. We own data infrastructure, web applications, and a framework for writing and rewriting calibration software in Python by a team of user/developers who specialize in experimental physics and quantum benchmarking.
This role is a leadership position within the team. We'll rely on you to own the team's small portfolio of web applications, ensuring stability of those that are mature while leading the architecture and development of a new application. We have a strong and supportive organization that will support you in becoming our guru on these applications, and you'll be able to build and leverage great relationships with internal stakeholders who are always a Slack huddle away from some face time and fast feedback and happy to dive into technical details when you need them. As the company grows, we would ideally like you to able to expand your reach by managing people and potentially hiring new additions as you find the need arises (while staying scrappy of course).
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  • Interface directly with domain experts in Quantum Processor Design, Fabrication, and Calibration organizations
  • Maintain legacy applications in React, Angular, Python, and even a little Julia
  • Architect and develop a new web application supporting our industry-leading measurement and calibration framework
  • Maintain a product roadmap, coordinate and delegate work, and report progress to leadership
  • Mentor and develop other engineers
  • Build and maintain healthy patterns around tooling, testing, and deployment
  • Work with backend to maintain application UI over API versions and schema evolution

Required Qualifications

  • Deep expertise in one or more modern web frameworks, including React
  • Experience in Python as a web backend
  • Familiarity with data visualization libraries in both Javascript and Python
  • Expertise in relational databases and REST APIs for accessing data

Preferred Qualifications

  • Higher education in a scientific discipline such as physics, mathematics, statistics, or computer science
  • Deep expertise in Python as a language, including uses in scientific applications
  • Experience working with GraphQL in production
  • Experience working with event-streaming frameworks such as Kafka
  • Readiness to manage a small but mighty team of engineers if called for
As engineering leaders, we value diversity and are committed to building a culture of inclusion to attract and engage innovative thinkers. Our technology, meant to serve all of humanity, cannot succeed if those who built it do not mirror the diversity of the communities we serve. Applications from women, minorities, and other under-represented groups are encouraged.
About Rigetti
Rigetti Computing is a pioneer in full-stack quantum computing. The company has operated quantum computers over the cloud since 2017 and serves global enterprise, government, and research clients through its Rigetti Quantum Cloud Services platform. The company’s proprietary quantum-classical infrastructure provides ultra-low latency integration with public and private clouds for high-performance practical quantum computing. Rigetti has developed the industry’s first multi-chip quantum processor for scalable quantum computing systems. The company designs and manufactures its chips in-house at Fab-1, the industry’s first dedicated and integrated quantum device manufacturing facility. Rigetti was founded in 2013 by Chad Rigetti and today employs more than 180 people with offices in the United States, U.K., and Australia. Learn more at www.rigetti.com.
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Export Licensing Compliance
This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws and regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Please note that any offer for employment may be conditioned on authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export control laws and regulations without sponsorship for an export license. In order to ensure compliance, Rigetti must determine U.S. citizenship or U.S. visa/immigration status of all prospective applicants for this position.
Any citizenship information provided will be reviewed solely for export control compliance purposes. Only applicants eligible to receive export-controlled items, software, technology, and information will be considered for this position. Citizenship information will be handled in accordance with Rigetti’s policies prohibiting discrimination based upon classifications protected by federal, state, or local law.
Rigetti is committed to full compliance with applicable anti-discrimination laws. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We strive to create an inclusive work environment and will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.