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Mathematician - Quantum Compilation (Summer 2021)

Malibu, CA, USA Req #519
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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

HRL is a global leader in silicon quantum dot technologies. In addition to the research and development of physical devices, HRL engages in the development of advanced software for programming these devices, including a state-of-the-art quantum compiler.

As a mathematician, you will take part in a well-specified project for improving how we compile certain classes of quantum operators to specific hardware configurations. The project includes a theory portion and a software engineering portion, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate abstract results with a concrete implementation.


  • PhD in mathematics (pure or applied), with a focus on combinatorics, algebraic structures, representation theory, and/or other discrete mathematics
  • Ability to write well-engineered software
  • Excellent technical/research writing
  • Demonstrated history of mathematical research activities
  • Excellent ability to prioritize, pace, and report on progress and results
  • U.S. Citizen

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.
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  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Malibu, CA, USA