QCaaS Senior Software Engineer


    Website OQC



    At Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC) we build quantum computers to enable life-changing discoveries: from new drug modelisation to longer-lasting battery technology and portfolio optimisation. We have launched Europe’s first Quantum Computing as a Service (QCaaS) – to bring quantum to our customers’ fingertips and help them improve their operations and trailblaze new commercial and scientific approaches.

    Our team is composed of 40 people with various backgrounds in quantum physics, nanotechnologies, hardware, software and business operations from marketing to intellectual property. We are all bound by the desire to put OQC at the forefront of the quantum revolution and help solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.



    Quantum Computing as a Service (QCaaS) is a fundamental part of our offering at OQC. Our QCaaS system allows us to deliver quantum computing to an increasing user base. We are seeking skilled and motivated developers to join our technical team to build high-quality, robust and scalable web services.

    In this development role, you will build and maintain services that reside in the cloud, but will have varied responsibilities to ensure that our systems are operational and serve a range of use cases. You will also contribute to the design and development of our QCaaS roadmap. You will work with a range of stakeholders to ensure project success, and will help develop and improve software best practices within our growing organisation. You may also work on systems that are for internal use, not directly aligned with QCaaS. We expect candidates with outstanding technical and team working skills, and a desire to achieve the best results for the organisation whatever the task may be. Knowledge of quantum computing is a bonus.



    • Work with internal and external teams to understand, distill and prioritise requirements
    • Develop and deliver projects to timescales defined by internal roadmaps
    • Document and communicate with a range of stakeholders
    • Apply software engineering practices to ensure that our QCaaS developments provide correct functionality and performance.
    • Maintain and incrementally improve existing services based on technical and business led requirements.
    • Take responsibility for the next generation requirements and designs relating to QCaaS and dependent systems, ensuring future business objectives can be met.
    • Work with a wide range of stakeholders on a day to day basis including contractors
    • Shape best practices in a growing organisation.
    • Mentor more junior members of a growing team.



    • 7+ years experience of software development for web based applications
    • Experience of working with different software lifecycle methodologies
    • In depth knowledge of Agile software development
    • Degree in a numerate subject
    • Experience working with Docker
    • Excellent knowledge of patterns as applied to web applications
    • Excellent knowledge of python and other high level programming languages
    • Excellent knowledge of QA as applied to software and products
    • Experience building relational databases for real world applications
    • Experience with cloud based service providers
    • Mentoring and leadership skills



    • Experience with job submission, software bus and queue management systems
    • Experience of project management within the software industry
    • Experience building highly secure systems
    • Experience of UI design methodologies
    • Formal qualifications in software engineering or computer science



    OQC’s office is located in Shinfield, Reading. There will be a requirement for occasional travel throughout the UK and elsewhere abroad for conferences, meetings and engineering visits.



    Please apply via https://apply.workable.com/oqc/ . As part of our application process we ask that you also provide us with a cover letter outlining why you think you would be a good fit for the role and what attracts you to OQC. Applications without a cover letter including this information will not be considered.

    We look forward to hearing from you!



    At OQC we are not just hoping you’ll fit in our culture. We aspire to thrive, as a company and as people, thanks to your diversity of thought and background. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to providing our team members with a work environment free from discrimination, where everyone is treated with respect. Our employment decisions are based on business needs, talent and merit and all our colleagues share in the responsibility for fulfilling our commitment to diversity. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, or if you think we can do better with our recruitment process, please contact us at careers@oxfordquantumcircuits.com

    To apply for this job please visit apply.workable.com.