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.

Our 2017 JQE class hailed from top universities: Caltech, Harvard, Harvey Mudd, Princeton, Stanford, TU Delft, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UMass Amherst, and Yale. Between them, they had degrees in physics (5), applied physics (2), computer science (2), electrical engineering (2), engineering physics (2), mathematics (2), and astrophysics. Several were double majors. The class included 6 women and 5 men. Thank you to our class of 2017!

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Application

Open through October 31st

Full-time

For seniors graduating 2018 or earlier

Intern

For summer before senior year

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

  • Director of HR

    People Ops, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    About the Job

    The Director of HR will be a hands-on HR professional who will execute and develop practices and processes across all functional HR areas including recruiting, on-boarding, training and development, employee relations, performance management, compensation and benefits, equity grant programs, and internal communications. Rigetti Computing is a full-stack quantum computing company based in Berkeley and Fremont, CA. We design and manufacture superconducting quantum integrated circuits. We package and deploy those chips in a low temperature environment, and we build control systems to perform quantum logic operations on them. We build software to integrate our systems directly into existing cloud infrastructure.  In 2015, after working in the quantum computing group at IBM, Chad Rigetti founded the company because he believes that the first useful quantum computers are within reach, and that quantum computing has the potential to one day have an enormous positive impact on humanity. We are a team of scientists, engineers, builders, and visionaries who share those beliefs and work every day to make them a reality. At present we are entirely venture-backed. Our investors include: Andreessen Horowitz, YCombinator, Vy Capital, Bloomberg BETA, and more.

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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 at the heart of quantum computer assembly, working alongside electronics engineers and physicists at the assembly and test stages of our quantum computers. In this role you will support new product introduction through collaborative development of assembly and test procedures with our engineering team. 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. You will report to the Head of Manufacturing. Rigetti Computing is a full-stack quantum computing company based in Berkeley and Fremont, CA. We design and manufacture superconducting quantum integrated circuits. We package and deploy those chips in a low temperature environment, and we build control systems to perform quantum logic operations on them. We build software to integrate our systems directly into existing cloud infrastructure.  In 2015, after working in the quantum computing group at IBM, Chad Rigetti founded the company because he believes that the first useful quantum computers are within reach, and that quantum computing has the potential to one day have an enormous positive impact on humanity. We are a team of scientists, engineers, builders, and visionaries who share those beliefs and work every day to make them a reality. At present we are entirely venture-backed. Our investors include: Andreessen Horowitz, YCombinator, Vy Capital, Bloomberg BETA, and more.

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  • Technician

    Hardware Engineering, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    About the Job

    As a Technician in the TechOps organization at Rigetti Computing you will contribute to the heart of our quantum computing technology by working with dilution refrigerators, microwave electronic circuits, mechanical assemblies and hardware, to bridge the fabrication and testing of quantum computing devices. The role of the TechOps team is to deliver reliable, high availability test systems to enable an optimized fab-to-test cycle. Some of your daily responsibilities and activities will include assembling, disassembling, and cycling cryo units, monitoring key process parameters for anomalies, developing and maintaining best practices and standard operating procedures, and technical troubleshooting. In this role, you will draw on your education and practical experience in electro-mechanical systems (ideally cryogenic systems) to apply and troubleshoot designs, working closely between the TechOps and Assembly Teams. You will help to implement the next generation of hardware and chip support infrastructure. Ideally you will have previously performed a hands-on function with interdisciplinary advanced technology teams in the military, at industry-leading companies, or in academic labs. Rigetti Computing is a full-stack quantum computing company based in Berkeley and Fremont, CA. We design and manufacture superconducting quantum integrated circuits. We package and deploy those chips in a low temperature environment, and we build control systems to perform quantum logic operations on them. We build software to integrate our systems directly into existing cloud infrastructure.  In 2015, after working in the quantum computing group at IBM, Chad Rigetti founded the company because he believes that the first useful quantum computers are within reach, and that quantum computing has the potential to one day have an enormous positive impact on humanity. We are a team of scientists, engineers, builders, and visionaries who share those beliefs and work every day to make them a reality. At present we are entirely venture-backed. Our investors include: Andreessen Horowitz, YCombinator, Vy Capital, Bloomberg BETA, and more.

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  • Systems Engineer

    Information Technology / IT, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    About the Job

    As Systems Engineer you will handle all issues surrounding Rigetti Computing’s client-server IT elements and related systems, as well as automation and procedural functions to best support the entire organization. We’re looking for a technical leader, with a broad range of experience, who can help chart the direction of Rigetti’s IT path. This role reports to the Director of IT. Rigetti Computing is a full-stack quantum computing company based in Berkeley and Fremont, CA. We design and manufacture superconducting quantum integrated circuits. We package and deploy those chips in a low temperature environment, and we build control systems to perform quantum logic operations on them. We build software to integrate our systems directly into existing cloud infrastructure.  In 2015, after working in the quantum computing group at IBM, Chad Rigetti founded the company because he believes that the first useful quantum computers are within reach, and that quantum computing has the potential to one day have an enormous positive impact on humanity. We are a team of scientists, engineers, builders, and visionaries who share those beliefs and work every day to make them a reality. At present we are entirely venture-backed. Our investors include: Andreessen Horowitz, YCombinator, Vy Capital, Bloomberg BETA, and more.

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  • Head of Communications

    Marketing & Communications, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    About the Job

    As Head of Communications at Rigetti Computing, you have primary responsibility for marketing communications, message and content strategy, social media, and PR for an industry-defining hard tech company. Your role is to define and drive our message and brand to the market, potential customers, employees, and the quantum computing community. Rigetti Computing is a team of world-class scientists and engineers pushing the boundaries of science and technology to achieve an incredibly ambitious mission. Your goal is to fascinate our community and market with our story. You revel in the opportunity to launch a disruptive product into a new market, and enjoy the challenge of crafting a compelling story to illuminate a complex idea. You excel at both the creative thinking and execution required to deliver the right message to the right audience at the right time. Rigetti Computing is a full-stack quantum computing company based in Berkeley and Fremont, CA. We design and manufacture superconducting quantum integrated circuits. We package and deploy those chips in a low temperature environment, and we build control systems to perform quantum logic operations on them. We build software to integrate our systems directly into existing cloud infrastructure. In 2015, after working in the quantum computing group at IBM, Chad Rigetti founded the company because he believes that the first useful quantum computers are within reach, and that quantum computing has the potential to one day have an enormous positive impact on humanity. At present we are entirely venture-backed. Our investors include: Andreessen Horowitz, YCombinator, Vy Capital, Bloomberg BETA, and more.

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  • Process Operator/Technician: Lithography and Wet Processes

    Fabrication, Full-time in Fremont, CA

    About the Job

    The person in this role will provide process, metrology & data gathering, and test support for engineers in the development and fabrication of novel quantum bit integrated circuits. Rigetti Computing is a full-stack quantum computing company based in Berkeley and Fremont, CA. We design and manufacture superconducting quantum integrated circuits. We package and deploy those chips in a low temperature environment, and we build control systems to perform quantum logic operations on them. We build software to integrate our systems directly into existing cloud infrastructure.  In 2015, after working in the quantum computing group at IBM, Chad Rigetti founded the company because he believes that the first useful quantum computers are within reach, and that quantum computing has the potential to one day have an enormous positive impact on humanity. We are a team of scientists, engineers, builders, and visionaries who share those beliefs and work every day to make them a reality. At present we are entirely venture-backed. Our investors include: Andreessen Horowitz, YCombinator, Vy Capital, Bloomberg BETA, and more.

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  • Process Operator/Technician: Dry Etch and PVD

    Fabrication, Full-time in Fremont, CA

    About the Job

    Rigetti Computing is a full-stack quantum computing company based in Berkeley and Fremont, CA. We design and manufacture superconducting quantum integrated circuits. We package and deploy those chips in a low temperature environment, and we build control systems to perform quantum logic operations on them. We build software to integrate our systems directly into existing cloud infrastructure.  In 2015, after working in the quantum computing group at IBM, Chad Rigetti founded the company because he believes that the first useful quantum computers are within reach, and that quantum computing has the potential to one day have an enormous positive impact on humanity. We are a team of scientists, engineers, builders, and visionaries who share those beliefs and work every day to make them a reality. At present we are entirely venture-backed. Our investors include: Andreesen Horowitz, YCombinator, Vy Capital, Bloomberg BETA, and more.   The person in this role will provide process, metrology, and data gathering support for engineers in the development and fabrication of novel, quantum bit integrated circuits, and will report to the VP of Process Technology.

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  • Algorithms & Applications Researcher - Quantum Simulation

    Device Design & Theory, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    About the Job

    As an Algorithms & Application Researcher at Rigetti Computing, you will research and develop algorithms and applications for our quantum hardware technology. You will work collaboratively with both our internal research and engineering teams as well as external partners and the academic community. We hope you come from a history of high-impact work, but we're flexible on the details — great research comes from mixing a variety of backgrounds and viewpoints. We’re especially passionate about candidates with experience producing great research papers AND great code. Rigetti Computing is a full-stack quantum computing company based in Berkeley and Fremont, CA. We design and manufacture superconducting quantum integrated circuits. We package and deploy those chips in a low temperature environment, and we build control systems to perform quantum logic operations on them. We build software to integrate our systems directly into existing cloud infrastructure.  In 2015, after working in the quantum computing group at IBM, Chad Rigetti founded the company because he believes that the first useful quantum computers are within reach, and that quantum computing has the potential to one day have an enormous positive impact on humanity. We are a team of scientists, engineers, builders, and visionaries who share those beliefs and work every day to make them a reality. At present we are entirely venture-backed. Our investors include: Andreessen Horowitz, YCombinator, Vy Capital, Bloomberg BETA, and more.

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  • Algorithms & Applications Researcher - Quantum Machine Learning

    Device Design & Theory, Full-time in Berkeley, CA

    About the Job

    As an Algorithms & Application Researcher at Rigetti Computing, you will research and develop algorithms and applications for our quantum hardware technology. You will work collaboratively with both our internal research and engineering teams as well as external partners and the academic community. We hope you bring a history of high-impact work, but we're flexible on the details — great research comes from mixing a variety of backgrounds and viewpoints. We’re especially passionate about candidates with experience producing great research papers AND great code. We will consider two kinds of candidates: researchers with direct experience in quantum algorithms for machine learning, and machine learning researchers with a demonstrable interest in quantum computing and algorithms. Rigetti Computing is a full-stack quantum computing company based in Berkeley and Fremont, CA. We design and manufacture superconducting quantum integrated circuits. We package and deploy those chips in a low temperature environment, and we build control systems to perform quantum logic operations on them. We build software to integrate our systems directly into existing cloud infrastructure.  In 2015, after working in the quantum computing group at IBM, Chad Rigetti founded the company because he believes that the first useful quantum computers are within reach, and that quantum computing has the potential to one day have an enormous positive impact on humanity. We are a team of scientists, engineers, builders, and visionaries who share those beliefs and work every day to make them a reality. At present we are entirely venture-backed. Our investors include: Andreessen Horowitz, YCombinator, Vy Capital, Bloomberg BETA, and more.

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