Quantum Applications and Solutions Scientist

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

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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 Quantum Applications and Solutions Scientist. As a Quantum Applications and Solutions Scientist, 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. 

You will be part of an R&D team that will drive the adoption of our quantum computers to solve the world’s most computationally challenging problems.


  • Identifying and developing quantum algorithms that promise quantum advantages in practice and at scale
  • Developing quantum circuits that implement quantum algorithms in close collaboration with quantum compiler experts and quantum system experts
  • Communicating and collaborating with external partners of IonQ to help determine and solve problems of interest that leverage IonQ’s quantum computers
  • Contributing to software toolchains that help widen IonQ’s quantum computer user base



  • Doctorate degree in Physics, Computer Science or relevant field, or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience in quantum information science
  • Proven communication skills and quick learning capability
  • Success working collaboratively in a team environment



  • Working knowledge of Python or C++
  • Working knowledge of Linux


Location: 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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  • Location
    College Park, Maryland
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience