Senior Devops Engineer, Security

· College Park, Maryland
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced


IonQ is developing the world's first fully expressive, full-stack quantum computer based on trapped-ion technology. We are pushing past the limits of classical physics and current supercomputing technology. These computers are poised to unlock the staggering potential of the quantum realm and help remake industries like medicine, materials science, simulation, finance, strong A.I., machine learning, cryptography, high-performance supercomputing, and more.

Quantum computers are a revolutionizing technology — they will transform business, society, and the planet for the better, and IonQ is at the forefront of this revolution. We’re proudly supported by high-quality investors like Amazon Web Service, Columbia Capital, NEA, ACME, and more.

We’re looking for a Senior Devops Engineer. As a Senior Devops Engineer, you’ll be part of a cross-functional team whose mission is to lead IonQ on its journey to define and enable the world’s best quantum computers and keep IonQ at the forefront of the industry.


As a senior devops engineer with a security focus, you will be expected to...

Get hands on:

  • Help build out and maintain our on-premises and cloud-based infrastructure 
  • Help develop and implement our digital and physical security plans
  • Analyze root causes, trends, and systematic issues


  • Coordinate and drive incident response
  • Lead our NIST800-53 compliance efforts and SOC2 audits


  • Improve the security and privacy of our cloud infrastructure and facilities
  • Prepare teams across the company through exercises, training, and collaboration
  • Collaborate with both technical and non-technical teams, from legal, to engineering, to finance, to operations, to supply chain


The ideal candidate will have experience leading or contributing to multiple simultaneous initiatives, balancing multiple activities with a keen eye for prioritizing for the biggest impact. You’ll be able to balance technical expertise and savvy with strong business judgment to make great technology choices with lasting impact. You’ll strive for simplicity and demonstrate significant creativity and incisive judgment. You'll enjoy learning technical topics, working across multiple business streams, and be uniquely positioned to help us reach the next horizon in secure quantum computing.

In the first three months, you’ll be helping roll out the next iteration of our formal security program, while getting us ready for our SOC2 audit later this year.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience -- untraditional backgrounds are welcome and encouraged!
  • Proficient programming expertise in Go or Python
  • 5 years of experience with incident or emergency response coordination
  • Technical experience in systems administration, software engineering, digital forensics, security engineering and/or privacy engineering


  • Familiarity with NIST800-53 and other infosec frameworks
  • Prior experience with SOC2 audits
  • Master’s degree or PhD in Computer Science
  • Familiarity with Google Cloud Platform and Terraform
  • Excitement to learn and get things done right
  • Empathy for your internal and external customers and excellent communication skills, since you’ll be working with folks of all backgrounds -- technical and non-technical alike!


Given the nature of our business, we will maintain our headquarters which are located down the street from the University of Maryland. Our office is bright and open and a fun, collaborative environment, where we value each other’s unique qualities. IonQ is a five-minute walk to the Metro, which takes just twenty minutes to get to Washington, DC. Currently, we are encouraging work-from-home with office and laboratory visits only as needed. 

IonQ reflects the globally diverse audience that our products and technology serve. We believe that in addition to hiring the best talent, a diversity of perspectives, ideas, and cultures leads to the creation of better products and services. We hire people with a broad set of skills who are ready to take on some of humanity’s greatest challenges and make an impact on millions, if not billions, of users.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply.

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    College Park, Maryland
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