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Software Intern - Device Theory

  • Circuit Design
  • Internship
  • Cambridge, MA

Posted on June 4, 2024

Atlantic Quantum is seeking an intern for 2024 to assist in developing software for simulating our quantum processors. You will be working closely with our design & simulation team on the modelling of superconducting circuits using theory based on quantum mechanical formalism. Your tasks will include:

  • Developing and improving an internal Python-based package for Hamiltonian simulation of quantum processors.

  • Benchmarking simulation tools on various hardware platforms such as in-house CPUs and GPUs as well as cloud-based services (AWS and Microsoft Azure).

  • Comparing different numerical techniques for solving the time-dependent Schrödinger equation and for finding eigenstates of large Hamiltonian matrices.

Atlantic Quantum believes that fault-tolerant quantum hardware is the key to making progress in quantum computing. We take on this uniquely tough challenge with a team of deep experts in the field, anchored in Cambridge and Gothenburg to reflect our MIT and Chalmers roots. Our combined US and EU presence helps attract talent, investments, and partnerships to accelerate the development and commercialization of scalable quantum computing. We offer flexible work in a fast-moving start-up environment, with strong ties to world-class academic research.

Required Qualifications

  • Coursework in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or a related engineering discipline.

  • Good understanding of quantum mechanics and linear algebra.

  • Proficiency in Python or in a similar high-level programming language

Preferred Qualifications (nice to have as many as possible)

  • Excellent understanding of advanced graduate-level quantum mechanics topics such as perturbation theory.

  • Research experience in computational physics.

  • Familiarity with QuTiP or similar packages for simulating quantum systems.

  • Experience in collaborative software development.

Location: Cambridge, MA

Duration: 8-12 weeks during 2024

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US. The candidate must have the capacity to comply with the requirements of applicable U.S. export control laws and regulations, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

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Atlantic Quantum is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace. Atlantic Quantum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.