£30k – £35k depending on experience
Deadline: 6 April 2018
Start date: Aug-Sept 2018 or as soon as possible

About the company
River Lane Research is a Cambridge based start-up working on quantum computing. We work on a mix of consulting services and a research and development programme into quantum software. Our products enable businesses to be ready for the revolution in computing power offered by quantum computers and our R&D helps bring that date closer. There are a number of exciting applications of quantum computing power and so we work on a variety of topics such as computational chemistry, optimisation, machine learning and security.The company has close links with some of the leading centres in quantum computing, such as the quantum information group at Cambridge University, works with a large US tech company, other start-ups in Cambridge and a
growing list of industry clients.

The role
You will be creating research software that is hugely innovative and at the cutting edge of technology. Working alongside leading quantum hardware providers your work will impact future scientific and technological development. You will

  • Read and discuss academic papers with your team mates and convert the ideas into code (Python/C++).
  • Design, implement, test, review, debug and optimise research code in consultation with collaborators.
  • Analyse data and communicate results in the form of discussions and reports to other team members and clients.
  • Develop well organised and documented code for individual projects or general use.
  • You will join us in our ideaSpace office in Cambridge and will be working in a highly dynamic team with a track record of delivering high quality R&D.
  • You will have scientific direction from leading academics. With the freedom to think independently and creatively this is an excellent opportunity for you to build your career.
  • As an early stage company, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the business development and strategic direction of thecompany.

Essential skills
A 2:1 or higher degree from a top university in a Science, Mathematics, Computer science or Engineering subject. Able to understand technical and advanced material and translate this into
code. Strong skills in mathematics and computer programming are also required. Good critical and logical thinking. Comfortable working in a team, you are able to communicate ideas and write
code that can be understood by others and builds on the wider project. Able to work independently and manage your time well. A background in quantum computing is not necessary as the relevant training will be given.

Other details and application
All candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Applicants should send a CV with cover note to Dr Steve Brierley at team@riverlane.io

Research Software Engineer – River Lane Research, Cambridge

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