ColdQuanta is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our teams, here in beautiful Boulder, Colorado; Madison, Wisconsin; and Oxford, UK.  We work in a dynamic and collaborative environment and value each person’s contribution whether technical or administrative.  Our employees  have the opportunity to transition world-class advanced research towards ground-breaking products and systems that address the rapidly-expanding quantum technologies market.   Our goals include:

– Developing a highly scalable neutral atom quantum computer
– Creating compact systems to make quantum sensors and navigators deployable
– Advancing key components and subsystems to enable widespread adoption of cold atom and ion trap systems for computing, signal processing, and communication systems.

ColdQuanta offers a competitive salary package including 401(k) Safe Harbor contributions, school loan reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vacation and sick pay among other benefits (to all full-time employees).

We do have snacks too!

Please email your résumés to [email protected]  If you would prefer to mail it please address it to the HR Manager, 3030 Sterling Circle, Boulder, CO 80301.

Equal Opportunity Employer

ColdQuanta provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, ColdQuanta complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

ColdQuanta expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of ColdQuanta employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

ColdQuanta does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiting agencies.

Open Positions

Career Opportunity: Software Engineer

About the Opportunity

We are developing a groundbreaking quantum computing hardware platform that goes far beyond the capabilities of silicon-based classical computer hardware. The quantum computer’s core foundation relies on a suite of uniquely integrated hardware/software toolsets. Many of our development efforts are greenfield, with the unique opportunity to research, define and implement new architectures and solutions. As part of a dynamic and talented team, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute in one or several advanced areas of system development described below.


  • Proficient in at least one of the following languages: Python, C, C++, C#, Rust, Go, Java
  • Ability to learn new programming languages, tools, and frameworks
  • Interest and ability to research topics in mathematics, physics, and/or quantum information science
  • Ability to apply new concepts to challenging problems through sound software engineering

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Extensive experience in Python
  • Experience working with data structures and algorithms
  • Development experience including software testing
  • Experience working in a Linux environment
  • 5 years’ industry experience in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field highly desirable


  • Gather requirements by communicating with researchers and end users
  • Manage project priorities, deadlines and deliverables
  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and improve software
  • Communicate your software designs and tools through documentation and design reviews

Hardware driver and compiler development

You will develop software and hardware solutions to some of the most technically-challenging problems that lie at the intersection of real time computing, automated hardware design and signal processing. You will research and develop software in collaboration with physicists and hardware engineers to provide real-time precision control of atomic systems. The subsystems you will work with range from microcontrollers, FPGAs, and digital signal synthesizers to compiler design and automatic hardware testing systems.

Systems development

You will have the opportunity to help build a quantum computing platform responsible for abstracting quantum computing resources for multiple users. This requires solving scheduling problems, creating data processing pipelines and solving complex optimization problems, while keeping availability and user experience in mind. To keep up with increasing data rates, you’ll also be extending and scaling our distributed system. This also includes building autonomous tuning/optimization software that incorporates the latest algorithms and methods for optimization, machine learning and optimal control theory.

Engineering Productivity

At ColdQuanta we are building software applications and systems that have never been built before to avoid downtime which is very costly given the demand for access to our hardware for research and commercial use. Our codebase is growing rapidly and we are constantly improving our automated testing and deployment tools. You will have the chance to help extend these automated testing systems and tackle the unique challenges of testing real time software, hardware and numerical analysis libraries.

 Applications development

You will have the opportunity to develop user interfaces and apps for the first quantum applications on a new scalable quantum computer. You will be responsible for building applications that translate real world problems across various technical domains into quantum algorithms that efficiently solve these problems. You will have the opportunity to research and implement cutting edge techniques in quantum circuit design and apply them. At ColdQuanta you will not just be copying another app on the market or improving an existing tool by a few percent, you’ll be building applications that exponentially advance drug discovery, material science and optimization problems just to name a few.