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Superconducting Hardware Technology Development Manager

STFC - The Science and Technology Facilities Council

Location: Didcot
Salary: £50,702 to £56,336 gross per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd September 2021
Closes: 17th October 2021
Job Ref: 210000ZH

Are you experienced in Quantum Computing? Do you pride yourself as an excellent communicator, both in writing and speaking? Are you keen to be part of a Centre dedicated to drive the UK to the forefront in the Quantum Computing field?

STFC (part of UK Research and Innovation) are seeking a Superconducting Hardware Technology Development Manager to work alongside the Directors of the National Quantum Computing Centre to lead in a variety of exciting science and engineering projects.

You will utilize and enhance your skills in qubit hardware and systems architecture, design and implementation to develop scalable, flexible and robust quantum assets that can be deployed to meet the goals of the NQCC enabling the delivery of scalable quantum computing capabilities against the technology roadmap. Key projects will include Hardware stabilisation, high performance logical qubit development, scalable qubit architecture design, error mitigation and benchmarking and verification protocols.

You will understand materials performance and device characteristics to drive improved long-term qubit performance, whilst working closely with colleagues across the centre to implement the architecture and deploy services. You will define work plans for specific NQCC Projects and mentor members of the technology team to promote best practice software development across the NQCC.

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Educated to PHD or equivalent in a relevant subject such as physics, computer science or engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Significant knowledge of superconducting qubit device and control architectures, and a high level of technical expertise in quantum computing.
  • Understanding of high-performance computing and/or relevant related technologies.
  • Familiar with a range of professional tools and methods related to programme delivery.
  • Available to travel/work within the UK and overseas when required.

Choosing to come to work at UKRI means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits including a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance, access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to see more details and to apply please visit our job board at Job Search Results - Careers Portal Careers. Ple ase include a covering letter outlining how you fit the role criteria.

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