Quantum Performance Engineer

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.

We are expanding our business activities around High-Performance Computing and Quantum Computing and are looking for a

Quantum Performance Engineer

Job Summary

This position involves working with existing and emerging quantum benchmarking algorithms, to measure and optimise their performance on quantum simulators and real quantum hardware, as well as projecting performance to future quantum systems.

Primary duties and responsibilities

  • Complete performance-based benchmark tests in a timely manner, often under short deadlines, to support customer workloads as well as internal product decisions.
  • Continuously monitor and analyze performance metrics to identify trends, patterns, and areas of improvement.
  • Generate reports and provide insights on performance to the management (experience with MS Office tools is required).
  • Understand quantum computer architectural components and features, as well as performance estimation methodologies used to provide required information, and performance assessments for benchmarks on future ParTec and competitive systems.
  • Recommend configurations and settings for different types of hardware to be used by ParTec customers.
  • Maintain current knowledge of competitors’ and ParTec’s products and relevant quantum performance optimization techniques to ensure ParTec’s ability to provide high-quality system and application performance results.
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues across the company, as well as peers outside the company, to produce optimal performance results of quantum benchmarking codes run on ParTec platforms.
  • Building, debugging, running, optimizing and benchmarking popular existing and emerging quantum algorithms to benchmark QPU scale, quality and speed, as well as application areas such as optimisation, machine learning and chemistry.

Required skills and experience

  • Bachelor degree (Masters or PhD preferred) in Computer Science, Maths, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or similar.
  • Experience in quantum benchmarking, quantum circuit design and optimisation, quantum compilers, or a related area.
  • The ability to convey highly technical materials to a variety of audiences both inside and outside of ParTec.
  • Keen analytical skills and problem-solving ability.
  • Desire and ability to work with leading edge technology.
  • Ability to work under demanding deadlines.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks in a fast-paced challenging environment.
  • Fluency (written & spoken) in English is required.

Desired skills and experience

  • Experience with Qiskit, Pennylane, Cirq or other programming environments.

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