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Senior Software Engineer – Quantum Control

3011 Malibu Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265, USA Req #254
Friday, December 18, 2020

Located in Malibu, California, HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.

Senior Software Engineer – Quantum Control


For more than 70 years, HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.  We are looking for a senior software engineer to help us develop future of quantum information technologies.  Scientists and engineers at HRL use our quantum software development kit everyday to better operate, understand, and advance our devices.


As a senior software engineer on the quantum control team you will be responsible for developing software for the automation and characterization of our devices.



  • Build software for automating complex sequences of experiments.
  • Design algorithms for accurately calibrating and benchmarking quantum devices.
  • Build rich visualizations to exhibit device characteristics and performance.
  • Collaborate with data engineering team to collect and organize data so that it can be readily used to understand and advance our quantum devices.


  • 5+ years relevant software engineering experience.
  • Proficiency in Python.
  • Experience with leading open source Python packages such as Pandas, NumPy, Jupyter,
  • Familiarity with one or more relational database system.
  • Familiarity with quantum physics.
  • Experience with software engineering practices such as version control and continuous integration.
  • Solid understanding of core computer science fundamentals including data structures, algorithms, and computer architectures.
  • U.S. citizenship; active security clearance or ability to obtain one.
This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.
HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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