We are scientists, engineers, builders and visionaries
We are scientists, engineers, builders and visionaries

We are scientists,
engineers, builders,
and visionaries

Our Vision

 

We believe that quantum computing will fundamentally change the world for the better and will affect nearly every industry over the coming decades.

We will become the world's leading quantum computing platform, to enable the pursuit of quantum advantage by scientists and researchers around the world. 

We’re looking for the most brilliant and creative people in the world to join us in our mission. 

If you have a good heart, a strong mind and an ability to thrive in a rigorous environment, then talk to us. 

Our Values

 

Growth mindset - We seek opportunities to grow by striving wholeheartedly to accomplish our mission.

Grit  - Passion x Perseverance. We are earnest, dedicated, and focused.

Lightness and joy - We enjoy our work and celebrate successes.

Humility, vulnerability, and compassion - The only limitation to growth is the extent of our willingness to take risks, to be wrong, and to learn.

Systematic, conscientious, rigorous - In everything we do, we create a platform for our sustainable success.

Job listings

See our current positions and apply here.

  • Accountant

    Finance & Supply Chain, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    Rigetti is looking for a talented early-career Accountant to provide support to the financial department by managing daily accounting tasks. You will be part of a team of professionals working to maintain order and transparency for the company’s finances. Reconciliations and journal entry posting are a large part of the accountant’s day-to-day work. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in accounting principles and able to work comfortably with numbers and attention to detail. You will contribute to the overall efficient operation of the department and help the company be fully aware of its financial condition, supporting key stakeholders to make the right decisions and accomplish long term success.
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  • Accounting Manager

    Finance & Supply Chain, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    The Accounting Manager at Rigetti will supervise, track, and evaluate day-to-day activities. Accounting manager responsibilities include establishing financial automated procedures by developing and implementing systems for collecting, analyzing, verifying, and reporting information. Accounting Manager reports to the company’s Controller and will supervise 1-2 employees.
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  • Computational Scientist

    Go to Market, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    We are looking for a talented Computational Scientist to develop/implement algorithms and end-to-end computational workflows that leverage quantum computers to solve domain-specific problems in quantum chemistry, optimization, or machine learning.
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  • Customer Success & Support Associate

    Go to Market, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    Rigetti Computing has built some of the world’s first quantum computers. Our products (both the hardware and the Forest software platform) are defining a new quantum industry whose success will be measured by the value it brings to users. Our customer success team is responsible for helping customers get started programming quantum computers, and ensuring they have the tools and capabilities to succeed in their efforts.

    As a member of the Customer Success team, you will be the primary interface between the company and key users of our product, Forest, across the research, enterprise and developer communities. You will be interacting with our top users and build relationships with them to understand what they are trying to accomplish by using quantum computers, help them achieve those goals, and solicit their feedback and input to make our product even better.

    While previous work experience is helpful, this is a new market and a new industry. We recognize that there is no exact analog to what we are building and so welcome backgrounds of many kinds. You should relish the creative opportunity to do something totally new.
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  • DevOps Engineer

    Software Engineering, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    As a DevOps Engineer, you will be responsible for building out, maintaining, and improving the DevOps systems at Rigetti. This includes  a robust multi-language unit testing, build systems, continuous integration / continuous delivery for all of our software,  and supporting workflows for issue tracking and code review. As Rigetti is a full-stack company that fabricates silicon chips, builds microwave hardware, and writes software to calibrate and control a quantum computer, this is an incredibly unique and creative opportunity to participate in the creation of  DevOps systems that can serve a multi-disciplinary domain on the bleeding edge of science and technology. The ideal candidate is an accomplished software engineer with demonstrable experience in building and using  modern DevOps tools, supporting and educating software engineers while weaving new systems into their workflows. 
     


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  • Electrical Engineer

    Engineering Operations, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    As an Electrical Engineer on the Rigetti Control Systems team, you will work on designing hardware to generate microwave pulses that control and readout the qubits in our quantum computing system. As a new engineer, you’ll be expected to first learn and then contribute across the team including on board design and layout, board testing and system level integration.  You’ll work with other engineers on the team as well as across teams, including embedded software engineers, mechanical engineers and physicists to define tests and to help troubleshoot problems. Because of this interdisciplinary nature, good communication skills are paramount.
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  • Embedded Software Engineer

    Software Engineering, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    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 our quantum computers.  The role also 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 and reception. Our engineering team iterates hardware and software rapidly, so your approach to engineering must be both agile and include a systems level design sensibility.

    For this role, we are considering both junior, mid-level and senior-level candidates.
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  • HR/Recruiting Coordinator (contract)

    People Ops, Contract - Short Term in Berkeley, CA

    We are looking for a talented Recruiting/HR Coordinator to assist with various HR and Recruiting functions.

    On the Recruiting side, you will help shape our employment candidate experience. With impeccable communication and attention-to-detail skills, you will ensure that all of our employment candidates have a positive experience while interviewing with Rigetti. You will be responsible for posting jobs, scheduling interviews, arranging travel, addressing concerns and more. You understand that our hiring managers are our customers and enjoy coaching on interviewing best practices, and shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment.

    Prior experience with Lever is a strong plus. It's fine if your experience is with a different ATS, as long as you have a strong technical aptitude and can pick up new systems quickly.

    For the HR side, you will assist with the following:

    Administering benefit plans, including enrollments, changes and terminations
    Managing new hire onboarding paperwork, including I-9 verification and documentation
    Keeping employee manual, HR policies up to date
    HRIS data entry
    Updating monthly HR dashboard
    Preparation of the performance review process
    Providing administrative support as needed, including record-keeping and file maintenance

    Position may require the ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance
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  • Mechanical Engineer/Technician

    Engineering Operations, Contract - Short Term in Berkeley, CA

    The Technical Operations Team (TechOps) at Rigetti Quantum Computing is filling the role of Electromechanical Technician. As a member of this team you will be working with dilution refrigerators, microwave electronic circuits, and the hardware to support it all at the heart of our quantum computing technology.

    You will work with distinguished scientists and design engineers to bridge the fabrication and testing of quantum computing devices. As a member of the team that speeds up the fab to test cycle, some of your daily responsibilities and activities will include assembling, disassembling, and cycling cryo units; adding and driving standard operating procedures; creating and maintaining living process documents; and technical troubleshooting.

    In this role, you will draw on your years of practical experience in electro-mechanical systems, (ideally cryogenic systems), implementing and troubleshooting designs, working closely between the TechOps and Assembly Teams on the implement of the next generation of fridge hardware and chip support infrastructure. The model candidate will have performed a hands-on function with interdisciplinary advanced technology teams at industry-leading companies or academic labs.

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  • Process Engineer (Packaging & Assembly)

    Fabrication, Full-time in Fremont, CA

    As Process Engineer (Packaging & Assembly), you will be in charge of sustaining activities in backend packaging and assembly process toward building quantum integrated circuits. You will spend your time immersed in the hands-on fabrication of these devices. You will work in a fast-paced environment with a wide range of engineers and scientists in process, integration, design and quantum engineering.

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  • Process Technician (Packaging & Assembly)

    Fabrication, Full-time in Fremont, CA

    As Process Technician (Packaging & Assembly), you will be in charge of sustaining activities in backend packaging process toward building quantum integrated circuits. You will spend your time immersed in the hands-on fabrication of these devices. You will work in a fast-paced environment with a wide range of engineers and scientists in process, integration, design and quantum engineering.

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  • Quantum Engineer - Computational Modeling

    Full-Stack Quantum Engineering, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    As a quantum engineer for computational modeling you will be part of the team responsible for developing scalable and efficient simulation software. Working intimately with our research department, you will contribute to improving our quantum hardware simulation tools (both internal and external research software) and shaping how the industry will practice quantum hardware design and modeling.
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  • Quantum Engineer I

    Full-Stack Quantum Engineering, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    As a Quantum Engineer I, you will contribute to systematic improvements throughout Rigetti Computing’s full stack quantum computing architecture. You will design and carry out experiments in order to create concrete functionality, outline hardware requirements for the engineering organization, and integrate novel capabilities into our quantum systems. You will elevate physics breakthroughs into stable technology by working closely with a uniquely diverse team of engineers. 
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  • Quantum Engineer II

    Full-Stack Quantum Engineering, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    As a Quantum Engineer you will contribute to systematic improvements throughout Rigetti Computing’s full stack quantum computing architecture. You will design and carry out experiments in order to create concrete functionality, outline hardware requirements for the engineering organization, and integrate novel capabilities into our quantum systems. You will elevate physics breakthroughs into stable technology by working closely with a uniquely diverse team of engineers.
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  • Quantum Test Engineer (Berkeley)

    Full-Stack Quantum Engineering, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    As a Quantum Test Engineer you will contribute to the characterization and qualification of our quantum devices. As we work towards scaling, improving the performance, and deploying more of our devices, you will be responsible for characterizing newly fabricated chips, and will assist in assessing the deployability of these chips for production. Your role will also include working closely with the broader full stack quantum engineering team to iterate and improve upon our characterization procedures. The Quantum Test Engineer position is an exciting new role at Rigetti, whose definition will evolve over time.  

    We are looking for a diligent individual who is excited about helping the team bridge between R&D and producing a quantum device.

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  • RF Packaging Engineer

    Engineering Operations, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    As an RF Packaging Engineer at Rigetti, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team working to design, fabricate and test 3D packaging solutions for quantum integrated circuits.  You will be working to design 3D interconnect solution using modelling tools such as HFSS. This will also involve designing and executing experiments to test ideas on a rapid iteration cycle and working with a broad team of physicists, mechanical engineers and process engineers to build functioning prototypes that satisfy a diverse set of requirements.  A demonstrated ability to work on multi-physics problems is required with experience not only in RF and microwave engineering but thermal, mechanical and micro/nano-fabrication concepts. Good written and oral communication skills are needed as well not only to work successfully within the team but to work effectively with 3rd party vendors. Previous experience developing RF packaging solutions will be beneficial in helping to come up with the next generation of packaging for quantum integrated circuits
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  • Sales & Marketing Content Manager

    Go to Market, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    You are a wizard of words. You love making even the most challenging topics a pleasure to read and easy to consume. You learn quickly and bring a fair amount of technical chops to the table but you prefer the beauty of language over data. The Marketing Content Manager is responsible for authoring a wide variety of content to support the needs of Rigetti’s growing Enterprise team. We regularly take a tough subject matter and make it approachable to a non-technical business audience.  Other times, your writing will need to hold up to the critical eye of a technologist or academic scholar. To be successful you will need to know the difference. Some examples include, but are not limited to white papers, case studies, sales decks, infographics, blog posts, articles, and customer proposals. The successful candidate will have experience in B2B marketing, content production, and deeply technical environments. 

    Applicants must submit a portfolio that showcases a variety of work, including at least one long-form authored piece such as a branded white paper or case study. Prior work should reflect understanding of enterprise hardware, software, or services or other highly technical subject matter. Don’t hesitate to throw in some of your more relaxed writing examples as well that showcase your personal style.

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  • Senior Accountant

    Finance & Supply Chain, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    We are looking for an experienced Senior Accountant to oversee various accounting operations under direction of company’s Controller.  The Senior Accountant will serve as an integral part of all company’s finance activities. The Senior Accountant responsibilities at Rigetti  include reconciling account balances and transactions, maintaining general ledger and routine postings and running month-end close procedures. A successful Senior accountant combines excellent system skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyze financial reports and forecasts. The ideal candidate has also experience collaborating with a team of accountants and junior accountants. Duties also include ensuring accuracy and effectiveness in all of our accounting tasks.
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  • Senior Electrical Engineer

    Engineering Operations, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    As a Senior Electrical Engineer on the Rigetti Control Systems team, you will design, develop, and deploy hardware to generate microwave pulses that control and readout the qubits in our quantum computing system. This involves board design (schematic and layout), which includes digital, analog and RF components. Testing is another major thrust including verification using scopes, spectrum analyzers, VNAs, as well as testing on the qubits themselves. As part of this process you’ll work closely with other engineers on the team and with many different teams with different backgrounds. This includes embedded software engineers, mechanical engineers and physicists to help define requirements, build tools and test the system. A key aspect of this position is working with the physics teams to design the hardware to meet requirements set by the physics of our quantum processors. This will require an ability to collaborate, communicate effectively (both written and oral), and to understand problems at a system level and be willing to trade off where necessary.  As a senior engineer, we are also looking for you to bring your previous experiences to deepen our understanding of digital board design, including experience specifying and designing critical circuit components such as power supply rails, clock distribution and high-speed transceivers.
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  • Senior Full-Stack Software Engineer

    Software Engineering, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    As the Senior Full-Stack Software Engineer, you will be responsible for solving technical and product challenges for Quantum Cloud Services – pioneering the development of the most advanced Quantum Compute Platform in the world – while working cross-functionally with engineers and physicists across the organization.
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  • Senior Quantum Engineer

    Full-Stack Quantum Engineering, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    As a Senior Quantum Engineer you will contribute to systematic improvements throughout Rigetti Computing’s full stack quantum computing architecture. You will design and carry out experiments in order to create concrete functionality, outline hardware requirements for the engineering organization, and integrate novel capabilities into our quantum systems. You will elevate physics breakthroughs into stable technology, working closely with a uniquely diverse team of engineers.
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  • Senior Software Engineer, Data Platform

    Software Engineering, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    As a software engineer on the data platform team you will be responsible for building tools for the storage, retrieval, and visualization of data generated by the engineering teams at Rigetti. You will collaborate closely with process engineers, experimental physicists and software engineers and play a direct role in enabling the teams to organize their data, understand and analyze it, and find patterns that will drive improvements to the fabrication and control of the next generations of quantum processors.
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  • Site Reliability Engineer

    Infrastructure Engineering, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    The Site Reliability Engineer will be responsible for building, upgrading, and operating Rigetti’s core server infrastructure. As a member of the Infrastructure team, you will be responsible for the vital systems that power all aspects of our business. This is a role for the highly-skilled and experienced IT/technology generalist.
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  • Software Developer in Test and QA Automation Lead

    Software Engineering, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    As an SDET, you will be responsible for Rigetti’s automation testing & frameworks to ensure production grade release quality of the QCS software platform.  This is a unique, hands-on opportunity to define, design, develop, implement, and lead the QA automation framework across Rigetti.  Quantum Cloud Services (QCS) is the first quantum platform designed to unlock the potential of quantum computing and its applications. You will play a direct and critical role in the software quality and reliability of Rigetti’s quantum computers and work closely with our team of talented software engineers and physicists as you lead and implement testing automation initiatives.
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  • Software Engineer, Quantum Applications & SDK

    Software Engineering, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    As a software engineer in quantum applications working at Rigetti,  you will be responsible for building and maintaining the software that will unlock the potential of quantum computing. Working closely with our team of talented software engineers and physicists, you will play a direct role in empowering users of Rigetti’s quantum computers.


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Employee benefits

We care about our people and their people. We balance focus and hard work with a holistic approach to supporting passions, wellness, and personal growth.

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Healthcare

Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage for our employees and their families. We cover 98% and 95% of employees' and dependents' premiums respectively.

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Equity

Every full time employee at Rigetti receives an option grant in the company, giving everyone an opportunity to share in our long term success

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Time away

We have a flexible vacation policy, plus generous parental and military leave. We believe in giving our employees an opportunity to reflect, truly unplug and connect with what matters most to each of us.

JQE
JQE

JQE program

Our Junior Quantum Engineering
Program is designed to support our
early career engineers and technicians
across the stack through mentorship,
ongoing education, and a capstone
project. Our summer intern applications
are closed, and will reopen Fall 2019.

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What people have said about the JQE program.

Deanna Abrams

"I love being a JQE at Rigetti. Having the opportunity to do work with intelligent and kind people, and to feel that I'm meaningfully contributing to such an exciting project, is a dream come true."

Chloe Song

"The JQE Program has been an incredible opportunity for me to try new things and expand my skill set as an engineer. Not only am I provided with invaluable training and support from my colleagues, but also the opportunity to be a direct contributor to important projects."

Yuvraj Mohan

"Working at Rigetti has given me the opportunity to work towards building a full-stack quantum computing system. This is an experience I simply couldn’t have gotten anywhere else!"