Quantum Computing Application Analyst

At ParTec AG, we design, build, and support purpose-built heterogeneous supercomputer solutions for science using our modular supercomputing architecture approach.

As a hardware-agnostic system provider, we work closely with leading technology vendors in the field. For building some of the largest and most complex supercomputers in Europe, we integrate a broad range of products and compute technologies of different origin and maturity level into total system solutions using our ParaStation Modulo software suite.

For strengthening our team designing systems solutions for quantum and high-performance computing, we are looking for a

Quantum Computing Application Analyst

Job Summary

This position involves working with applications of quantum computing (QC) and assessing complex scientific problems to identify where quantum computing can accelerate the workloads. Projects could involve: profiling and optimizing scientific applications with integrated quantum kernels, evaluating quantum algorithms for near-future quantum computers, proposing how existing algorithms can be used for real-world use cases, and improving application performance on new hybrid HPC-QC systems. This position involves rigorously assessing the benefits of quantum computing and helping to educate and train external partners and customers on the relevant use cases and software.

Required skills and experience

  • PhD in Quantum Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or a related field.
  • At least 3 years work experience outside of a post-doc desired.
  • Experience with parallel scientific applications and/or HPC workflow frameworks.
  • Knowledge of Qiskit, Cirq, PennyLane, or similar.
  • Knowledge of quantum mechanics, quantum algorithms and quantum circuits.
  • Knowledge of NISQ quantum algorithms and applications.
  • Familiarity with the quantum hardware and providers (quantum annealers, superconducting qubits, neutral atoms, trapped ions, photonics).
  • Strong competence in a programming language (C, C++, python).
  • Familiarity with Linux, bash.
  • The ability to quickly learn new skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and analytical ability.
  • The ability to effectively communicate scientific results and complex concepts to domain experts and non-experts.
  • Fluency (written & spoken) in English is required.

Desirable skills

  • Experience with application performance modelling and/or a deep understanding of scientific HPC applications.
  • 6+ years of software development experience.
  • Experience with cloud environments and container orchestration.
  • Experience with optimization techniques and state-of-the-art machine learning tools.

Job conditions

  • Flexible work hours, flexible workplace including home office
  • Office environment available at our German headquarter in Munich
  • Occasional travels, mostly to destinations in Europe

This is an exciting opportunity in one of the most advanced and dynamically developing fields of computing.

If you are interested in working with us, please send your application with resume and salary expectations to