Front End Developer

Cambridge /
Science & Technology – Quantum Software & Algorithms /
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.

Front End Developer - Quantum Software

Our Cambridge-based quantum software team seeks to hire an experienced Front End Software developer. In this role you will help to develop and deliver the user facing elements of CQ’s web services for cloud-based quantum computing software. You’ll work closely with our quantum computing researchers and software teams to make using quantum computers as easy as sending email.

About the role:
This position involves building user-facing web pages for running programs on quantum computers, and for making the results available to researchers. In this role you will be responsible for maintaining and improving existing systems, and you will be heavily involved in building new systems to support our emerging quantum software applications.  A background in computer science or software engineering is required.


    • Previous experience focusing on Front end development
    • Comfortable working on software with a team, communicating ideas, and writing code, ideally Python and Javascript, that can be understood by others
    • Experience with collaboration tools (e.g. version control, bug tracking systems) and general programming tools (e.g. a debugger, profiler, software testing tools)
    • A 2:1 degree or higher in Computer Science, or significant commercial/professional experience in a similar Front end development positions
    • Familiarity with modern JavaScript frameworks such as React, Vue.js or Ember.js
    • Working with UI/UX designers and other Front end developers
    • Strong communication, time-management, and process management skills

Desirable Skills:

    • Familiarity with quantum computing, quantum algorithms, or quantum information
    • Experience working in a DevOps environment
    • Experience deploying web applications to cloud service providers
    • Skill in visual and user interface design
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