Lead Laser Scientist - 1643

Golden Valley, MN
Science & Technology – Quantum Computing Hardware /
Full-time /
Science Led, Enterprise Driven – Accelerating Quantum Computing
Quantinuum is the world’s largest integrated quantum company, pioneering powerful quantum computers and advanced software solutions. Quantinuum’s technology drives breakthroughs in materials discovery, cybersecurity, and next-gen quantum AI. With approximately 500 employees, including 370+ scientists and engineers, Quantinuum leads the quantum computing revolution across continents.
We unite best-in-class software with high-fidelity hardware to accelerate quantum computing. With integrated full-stack technology, our world-class team is rapidly scaling quantum computing.
Quantinuum recently secured $300m in funding, visit our news pages to learn more about this and other Quantinuum scientific breakthroughs and achievements: https://www.quantinuum.com/news
We are seeking a Lead Laser Scientist in our Golden Valley, MN Location. 

Key Responsibilities:

    • Lead a team of laser scientists and optical engineers supporting the development of commercial and research systems for quantum computing
    • Gather project requirements, turn them into action plans, and ensure the team completes tasking on-time with proper prioritization
    • Mentor team members on technical and scientific topics
    • Provide technical expertise to laser and optical projects with the goal of maximizing performance and robustness
    • Install, troubleshoot, and maintain commercial laser systems (training provided)
    • Integrate complex, high precision optical sub-assemblies into higher level systems and maintain them


    • Bachelors Degree
    • Minimum 5+ years’ experience using and maintaining optical, opto-mechanical and/or laser systems
    • Applicants for employment for this position must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Quantinuum. (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status)


    • Ph.D. in Optics, Physics, Applied Physics, or related field
    • Experience leading a team of scientists to complete well-defined projects as well as broader research initiatives
    • A demonstrated history of mentoring junior scientists
    • Broad understanding of optical principles and practices and intimate knowledge and experience applying this knowledge to projects
    • Experience characterizing, stabilizing, and servoing diode, fiber, and/or Ti:Sapphire lasers
    • Working knowledge of Python for system control, system testing, and data analysis
    • Experience with cryogenics and ultra-high vacuum systems
    • Experience with quantum information processing and/or quantum computing
    • Experience with engineering change documentation; ability to work from assembly drawings, schematics, wiring diagrams, sketches and other written, visual and oral instructions
$143,000 - $179,000 a year
Compensation & Benefits:
Range posted is inclusive of bonus target when applicable
Estimated Salary Wage: $143,000 - $179,000 

What is in it for you?
A competitive salary and innovative, game-changing work
Flexible work schedule
For full-time employees, we offer: Employer subsidized health, dental, and vision insurance; Equity, 401k retirement savings plan + 12 Paid holidays and generous vacation + sick time
Quantinuum is a team of over 450+ people. Among them you'll find the world's leading quantum computing hardware and software experts; Not only are they driven to discover the future, but they are also committed to change the world for the better
Paid parental leave
Employee discounts

Quantinuum is an equal opportunity employer. You will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.