Embedded Software Developer – Quantum Machines


Embedded Software Developer with hardware knowledge

The client

Quantum Machines (QM) is a company developing and commercializing systems and components for quantum computing. Established in 2018, QM is the leading provider of qubit-agnostic quantum control and operation systems, providing the world’s cutting-edge researchers and organizations with the critical tools needed to develop practical quantum computers.

QM is backed by globally recognized venture capital sponsors, including TLV Partners, Battery Ventures, Red Dot Capital Partners, Avigdor Willenz’s investment group, and Harel Insurance. The company is highly successful and doubled its revenue last year and is expected to do so again in 2023.

QM has a global reach of +300 customers in 23 countries across government, universities, and cooperations. Harvard University, Caltech, and Niels Bohr Institute are among QM’s customers, and customers typically have physicists and a Ph.D. background.

QM employs an interdisciplinary team of physicists and engineers of over 80 in Israel, Denmark, France, Germany, Canada, and the United States. The company has seen rapid expansion over the past year. As part of QM’s strategy to grow and establish a solid home base in Europe, QM acquired the Danish company QDevil in 2022. QDevil (established in 2016) is a developer and producer of electronic instruments and parts specialized in quantum electronics research. Both companies leverage expertise in quantum technology and talent in quantum electronics and specialized components.

QM plans to expand and grow the team in Copenhagen over the coming years to continue to deliver revolutionary technology within quantum computing.

This is where you get into the picture…

Engineering Team

You will join a small Engineering team that currently consists of 8 engineers who specialize in designing and developing electronic equipment for qubit-agnostic quantum control and operation systems. The team will grow considerably with more electronics engineers and software developers in the coming months.

The team is currently working according to “best practice” within software and electronics development, and you will help to formulate these into a commonly accepted process and working methodology.

For the right candidate, it is a unique opportunity to strongly influence the direction of and develop the future of quantum computing.

The Embedded Software Developer will report to Morten Kirkelund, Director of Engineering at Quantum Machines.

Role & Responsibilities

As part of the team, you will work in multiple areas and participate in the complete design and development cycle, which include the following:

  • Design, specify, develop and maintain embedded software within electronics equipment for quantum electronics and quantum computing.
  • Approx. 3-6 years of professional work experience with embedded software design/development.
  • Development of test methods and analysis.
  • Participate in integration, test and verification of the electronic equipment.
  • Participate in specification and documentation.
  • Handover to production.
  • Communication and troubleshooting with researchers, physicists, customers.

Your qualifications:

  • MSc. in electronic engineering and approx. 3-6 years of professional work experience.
  • Programming experience in embedded C and a scripting language (e.g. Python or similar).
  • Some FPGA/Hardware programming experience (VHDL/Verilog).

It’ll be an advantage to have experience with or know of:

  • Industrial R&D and production processes.
  • Digital signal processing.
  • Analysis of test results.
  • PCB and Altium Designer.

As a person you:

  • Have a creative mindset and a strong sense of order.
  • Thrive working as part of a team, but at the same time, enjoy working independently.
  • Are used to making a decision in a tight spot.
  • Focus on delivering high quality work.
  • Enjoy a high pace, and your structured approach enables you to handle simultaneous deliveries and short deadlines.
  • Communicate fluently in English, both orally and in writing. Fluent in Danish is an advantage.
  • Live in Copenhagen area and have a valid work & resident permit for Denmark.

What Quantum Machines offers

Quantum Machines offer an international, diverse, and innovative culture with passionate and highly skilled people. You will be working from their office in Copenhagen, with future plans to move to new offices.

QM offer all employees stock options in Quantum Machines. They also offer 25 days of holiday per year, with an extra five days (ferie fridage), plus five recharge days.

QM offer a pension scheme with health insurance.

Last but not least: Excellent coffee! A high-performance team deserves high-quality coffee!

How to come into consideration

Please get in touch with Associate Recruitment Partner Bettina Bakhauge by mail at bettina@peoplement.dk or by phone at +45 29 68 46 89
or contact Partner Anne Borgen by mail at anne@peoplement.dk or phone at +45 6169 0101 for more information.

You can apply for the position using this link.

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