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Senior Software Engineer – Compilers and Hardware Drivers

Malibu, CA, USA Req #467
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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 – Compilers and Hardware Drivers

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 the 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 systems & execution team you will be responsible for developing software that interfaces directly with the specialized hardware that manipulate our quantum devices.


  • Build software within our back-end compilation stack, including hardware instruction assemblers and temporal scheduling algorithms, for running complex programs on distributed and synchronized hardware.

  • Create device drivers for custom hardware and scientific instruments.

  • Maintain and extend framework for exposing device drivers to other software subsystems.


  • 7+ years relevant software engineering experience.

  • Proficiency in C++. Some experience with Python also desired.

  • Understanding of the structure of compilers.

  • Familiarity with digital electronics, FPGAs, and/or laboratory instrumentation.

  • 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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  • Malibu, CA, USA