In their words

What's it like to work at Rigetti Computing?

Matthew Reagor

Quantum Engineering at Rigetti

“I joined Rigetti to help build something new. Not only the machine; but to help build a team that could tackle fundamental physics in a radically practical manner, at a scale and pace that matches the hardness and importance of the problem before us.”

Colm Ryan

Quantum Engineering at Rigetti

“Building the full stack of a computationally and commercially interesting quantum computer is a phenomenal integration challenge. With a team from many engineering backgrounds, we have the resources at Rigetti to tackle all the facets of this challenge. This allows me to focus on the physics of improving the understanding and control of our devices.”

Guen Prawiroatmodjo

Software Engineering at Rigetti

“Rigetti is a truly unique place to work: in the Bay Area, close to where the action is on the latest developments in tech and software, combined with the cutting-edge of condensed matter physics. It’s an exciting and stimulating mix, and the rare opportunity to actually build a completely new technology, rather than theorize about it.”

Nikolas Tezak

Software Engineering at Rigetti

“Building a product introduces real-world constraints and guides us towards discovering the correct engineering principles and trade-offs for this blossoming technology. I know that at Rigetti I can continue to discover fascinating new science while also learning from my peers and growing my technical skillset.”

Genya Crossman

Quantum Engineering at Rigetti

“I have yet to hear about other opportunities similar to what I've found at Rigetti Computing for a young physicist at the start of her career. The interdisciplinary nature of our work and the culture built around it has driven me to collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds who are enthusiastic about working with Junior Quantum Engineers.”

Marcus da Silva

Quantum Engineering at Rigetti

“I have been impressed by how quickly information flows between theory, fabrication, and experiments at Rigetti, and the rate at which we can respond to new ideas and challenges. The scale and speed of these efforts is unlike anything I have experienced in my career.”

Will Zeng

Software Engineering at Rigetti

“I’ve wanted to build a quantum computer for a long time. To do it will take a team with drive, focus and strong collaboration. Joining Rigetti gave me a chance to help build exactly that team. There are no distractions here—we are all committed and focused on making useful quantum computers a reality.”

Sabrina Hong

Quantum Engineering at Rigetti

“Working at Rigetti is unlike any other experience I've had working in experimental physics. The drive and enthusiasm at Rigetti is truly unique and I look forward to every day that I can learn more and contribute to this growing company and technology.”

Junior Quantum Engineer program

Work with senior researchers building real quantum computers, even without a Ph.D.

We’re not only inventing an industry, but training the next generation of experts to lead it. You’ll receive an intensive education in the theory and practice of quantum computing with superconducting qubits, and immediately contribute to our systems and applications. The three-year program can lead to promotion to Quantum Engineer, which is otherwise a post-Ph.D. position.

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JQEs come from diverse technical fields such as physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer science.

We’re thrilled to welcome our 2017 JQE class. They hail from top universities: Caltech, Harvard, Harvey Mudd, Princeton, Stanford, TU Delft, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UMass Amherst, and Yale. Between them, they have degrees in physics (5), applied physics (2), computer science (2), electrical engineering (2), engineering physics (2), mathematics (2), and astrophysics. Several are double majors. The class includes 6 women and 5 men. Welcome to Rigetti Computing!

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Life beyond the lab

We balance focus and hard work with a holistic approach to supporting passions, wellness, and life goals. Nutritious meals and snacks, a gym stipend, meditation group, and rock climbing club all help us enjoy being healthy together. And we care about your financial future, too: every employee is an owner in the company’s success with an equity package and opportunity to participate in a 401k.

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Healthcare

We offer quality medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as life insurance—and we pay 100% of the premiums for both employees and dependents.

Flexible PTO

We trust and empower employees to design their lives for their own productivity and joy, and encourage long vacations of 2-3 weeks every year to recharge.

Parental leave

We provide a generous leave policy so all parents can focus on their growing families after births and adoptions.

Jobs

Current openings

  • Network Engineer

    Information Technology, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    About the Job

    This role will be the primary person meeting needs surrounding Rigetti Computing’s network elements and related systems, as well as assisting with automation and procedural functions to best support the organization. The role is key; you will help to define and build our network infrastructure, while still working within multiple small teams. The ideal candidate for this role will be a collaborative and curious technologist who wants to be a part of a very exciting organization, and have a lot of fun in doing so.

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  • Electron Beam Lithography Engineer - Fabrication

    Fab, Full-time in Fremont, CA

    About the Job

    The EBL Engineer will carry out all necessary processes for fabrication of novel quantum bit devices. The individual in this role will spend each day immersed in the hands-on fabrication of these unique devices. 

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  • Sr. Digital Designer

    Control Systems, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    About the Job

    As a Senior Digital Design Engineer within the Rigetti Control Systems team, you will develop the electronics that control and read the qubits in our quantum processor ICs.  This involves designing digital hardware employing FPGAs and high speed data converters with rigorous signal fidelity requirements. In this role, you will draw upon your extensive background and interdisciplinary experience to rapidly deploy cutting-edge digital solutions within our quantum computers.

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  • Sr. Mixed Signal Engineer

    Hardware Engineering, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    About the Job

    As a Senior Mixed Signal Engineer within the Rigetti Control Systems team, you will develop the electronics that generate and condition signals for the readout and control of our quantum processor ICs . This includes the design of hardware over a large applications space from low frequency, low noise analog to the multi-GHz RF circuitry interfacing with our digital systems. In this role, you will draw upon your extensive background and interdisciplinary experience to rapidly deploy cutting edge solutions within increasingly complex systems.

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  • Electronic Technician

    Hardware Engineering, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    About the Job

    As an Electronic Technician at Rigetti Computing, you will be responsible for the build and test of advanced RF board level and sub-system modules within its quantum computers. In addition, you will support new product introduction through collaborative development of assembly and test procedures with engineering.  This position will require you to draw upon your broad experience and technical training to assemble, debug and test state-of-the-art modules requiring a mix of micro-electronic and SMT assembly skills.

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  • Senior Software Engineer

    Software Engineering, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    About the Job

    As a Senior Software Engineer working on Control Systems at Rigetti Computing you’ll build the bedrock software layers that make quantum computing possible. Think "an Operating System for a Quantum Computer". This software is the nervous system that calibrates and operates our technology. You should be interested in building robust software systems for both laboratory and production environments. This is a highly creative role and you must be comfortable with invention. An introduction to the higher levels of the software stack for quantum computing can be found here.

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  • Full-stack Software Engineer

    Software Engineering, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    About the Job

    As an engineer on the Rigetti software team, you’ll develop performance tools and web applications that help us configure, test and analyze our quantum computers.   Rigetti engineers are a passionate, dedicated team working across multiple scientific and engineering disciplines including RF electronics, cryogenics, superconducting circuits, mechanical engineering and computer science. We build our software using reliable technologies such as Docker, Flask, Linux, Postgres and Python. Expertise in these areas is a plus but having familiarity with other common web languages and relational databases are fine substitutes. We are looking for engineers who understand that simplicity and reliability are aspects of a system to be carefully evaluated with every technical decision. The full-stack engineer is a foundational role in our software organization and will form the kernel of a growing web team. Kinds of projects you would work on over the course of a typical week: Prototype a web application for browsing test and measurement data. Whiteboard a fix to our production software and then make it happen. Work with internal customers on designing and coding a REST API. Collaborate with peers to provide feedback on a technical design proposal.

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  • Quantum Engineer

    Hardware Engineering, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    About the Job

    As a Quantum Engineer you will drive systematic improvements through Rigetti Computing’s full stack quantum computing architecture. You will lead the design and execution that turns  experiments into advanced hardware functionality: pushing new demands into the engineering organization and pulling novel capabilities into state-of-the-art systems. You will rapidly and tenaciously elevate physics breakthroughs into stable technology, working closely with a uniquely diverse team of engineers. Your training and achievements as a physicist in quantum information means that you, more than anyone else, already know how hard this will be. And that’s why you’ve sought us out.

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  • Quantum Computing Theorist

    Software Engineering, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    About the Job

    As a quantum computing theorist at Rigetti Quantum Computing, you will have access to the cutting edge quantum hardware technology to develop your research. The ideal candidate will have a history of high-impact work, but we're flexible on the details — great research comes from mixing a variety of backgrounds and viewpoints.

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  • RF Engineering Technician

    Hardware Engineering, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    About the Job

    As an RF Engineering Technician at Rigetti Computing, you will support the development of advanced signal delivery and packaging technologies that ensure the proper operation of our quantum processors. You will assist in the assembly and test of passive and active microwave assemblies, modules, and systems deployed in deep cryogenic environments.  In this role, you will draw upon your strong hands-on experience developing, building, testing, and troubleshooting microwave hardware for demanding environments.

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  • Sr. Cryogenic Microwave Engineer

    Hardware Engineering, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    About the Job

    As a Senior Cryogenic Microwave Engineer at Rigetti Computing, you will lead the development of advanced signal conditioning and delivery technologies that ensure optimal operating conditions for our quantum processor ICs. As a principal designer, you will be responsible for both passive and active microwave assemblies, modules, and mechanical systems that achieve dense RF and DC interconnects, proper EMI shielding, filtering, and amplification in an ultra-low-noise, milli-Kelvin environments.   In this role, you will draw on your years of practical experience designing microwave subsystems for extreme environments and your mastery of contemporary and collaborative design processes, documentation, and tools. The ideal candidate will have worked with interdisciplinary advanced technology teams at industry-leading companies or labs, and he or she will have a proven track-record of delivering complex mission-critical microwave assemblies in a fast-paced environment.

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  • Sr. RF Design Engineer

    Hardware Engineering, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    About the Job

    Operating  the world’s first high performance and scalable quantum integrated circuits requires a sophisticated electronic control system. Today, this is both technically challenging and laborious, typically done through a complex suite of RF signal generation and measurement equipment. As the Senior RF Design Engineer at Rigetti Computing, you will help define the control system requirements and system architecture as well as design and build the RF circuits that drive our quantum computers. This is a unique opportunity to design and integrate custom hardware that make quantum computing a reality. In this role, you will work alongside our team of experts in software, hardware, and quantum physics.  

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  • Senior Embedded Software Engineer

    Control Systems, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    About the Job

    As an Embedded Software Engineer on the Rigetti Control Systems team, you will develop firmware for the embedded processors that generate and receive the microwave and analog signals that operate the quantum computer, and you will develop the drivers for the PC software that determines the system operation.  This includes coding purpose-built drivers for custom electronics, working with physicists to develop software for controlling quantum chips, and ensuring nanosecond timing for signal generation. Our engineering team iterates hardware and software rapidly, so your approach to engineering must must be both agile and include a systems level design sensibility. 

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