QNLP Product Evangelist

Oxford /
Science & Technology – Quantum NLP & Quantum AI /
Cambridge Quantum (CQ) is a global leader in quantum computing.  Our software helps our partners, collaborators, and clients to solve the most difficult problems in their industries through quantum computing. Our focus is in the areas of quantum chemistry, quantum machine learning, quantum algorithms and quantum encryption.

Cambridge Quantum (CQ) is seeking an Evangelist for Quantum Natural Language Processing (QNLP), and Compositional Intelligence (CI) program more broadly, to work with the Oxford-based QNLP team. QNLP is a new field of research aimed at the design and implementation of NLP models that run on quantum hardware.  CI more broadly aims to provide AI models guided by compositional structures.
As someone who has a passion for science and technology you will be working actively engaging with the quantum community and clients to promote CQ’s QNLP & CI research, products and offering. You will be the ambassador for our QNLP & CI outreach program aimed at expanding its profile and attraction. You will be responsible for continuing to grow the interest in QNLP & CI through a combination of marketing, promotion and education both on and offline.
Day to day your activities will focus on developing relationships with some of the world’s largest global companies, research institutions (including universities) and governments. You will also embed yourself within the various quantum communities, actively speaking at conferences and events to articulate the benefits and use cases of our technology. You therefore must be someone who thrives on delivering technical conversations, enhanced with your ability to enjoy online and offline conversations with our community.
The QNLP & CI team at CQ follows a two-stage process, involving (1) research, design, and development of models on classical hardware; and (2) transportation of the models to quantum hardware.  Recent work includes [1].  A lighter presentation including an account on compositionality is [2].  
[1] Lorentz et al.  QNLP in Practice: Running Compositional Models of Meaning on a Quantum Computer.  arXiv:2102.12846
[2] Coecke et al.  How to make qubits speak.  arXiv:2107.06776

Key Responsibilities:

    • Growing the interest, following and attraction on CQ’s QNLP & CI products
    • Exceptional verbal communication and soft skills, with and the ability to talk to diverse audiences through different online and in-person channels.
    • The ability to translate complex technical concepts and technologies into strategic business and customer-centric value propositions.
    • Ability to interact, build trust and influence various stakeholders including users, clients (technical and non-technical) and internal scientific teams.
    • A proactive operator who is confident to jump on opportunities as they arise.
    • The ability to travel with the demands of the role when required.

Key requirements:

    • MSc in a relevant STEM subject (Physics, Maths, Computer Science, philosophy).
    • Some familiarity with QNLP & CI related research
    • Strong written communication skills, designing technical presentations, white papers and technical support tools for users.
    • A passion for emerging technology and a strong desire to communicate technical elements in a simple, effective manner to a target audience

Desirable experience:

    • Familiarity with implementation of quantum software on near-term quantum hardware.
    • Experience in compositional structures.
    • Professional work experience of 2+ years.
    • A Ph.D. in a relevant area.
What is in it for you?

Working alongside a highly talented team, with leading names in the quantum computing industry. We offer a highly competitive package including equity participation, 28 day’s paid annual leave, a workplace pension and a positive approach to flexible working.

About Us:
Founded in 2014, CQ operates at the very core of quantum computing and is backed by some of the world’s leading partners with strong domain expertise including IBM, Honeywell and JSR Corp. Our core focus is in quantum software and enterprise applications in the area of quantum chemistry, quantum machine learning, and quantum encryption.  With over 150 professionals, CQ has a strong and unique scientific grounding in terms of its core team with over 100 scientists, of which over 70 are Ph.D. holders. CQ has a “Science Led; Enterprise Driven” approach and built a tier one ecosystem of customers, investors, and partners including IBM, Honeywell, JSR Corp, Total, Nippon Steel, and many other Fortune 500 companies. We are in the process of expanding our operations significantly across our offices in Cambridge (U.K.), Oxford, London, Washington, DC, and Tokyo.

In June 2021, CQ announced a merger with Honeywell Quantum Solutions (HQS), a Honeywell business unit and maker of the highest performing quantum computer currently available. Honeywell has been an investor in and commercial partner with Cambridge Quantum since 2019. The deal is intended to close in Q4 this calendar year and is subject to the satisfaction of certain regulatory approvals, and other customary closing conditions.

Please note that employment at CQ is subject to successfully passing our pre-employment screening checks.
CQ is an inclusive equal opportunity employer