R&D Manager - Commercial Quantum Computing

Wako / Tokyo
Science & Technology – Quantum Computing Hardware /
Full-time /
Our team of scientists is leading the way in the development of quantum computing. As world’s largest integrated quantum computing company, we united Cambridge Quantum’s advanced software development with Honeywell Quantum Solutions’ high-fidelity hardware to accelerate quantum computing. With full-stack technology, we’re scaling quantum computing and developing applications to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. We could be even better with you!
At Quantinuum, we believe quantum information systems will revolutionize the way we work and live. We are leading the way by helping our customers develop quantum-enabled solutions that provide a competitive-edge in their markets.
We’re hiring the world’s best talent to make it happen. Join us!  
We are seeking a highly qualified R&D Manager - Commercial Quantum Computing to lead a physics team building, testing, upgrading, and operating commercial quantum computers for our new lab in metro-Tokyo area in development.. The manager in this position will lead and mentor a group of atomic/molecular/optical (AMO) physicists, technicians, and engineers. This role comprises individual technical contribution, technical leadership, and people-management, in roughly equal parts.  As such, candidates will boast a broad and deep understanding in quantum computing or atomic/molecular/optical (AMO) physics. 

Key Responsibilities

    • Lead a team of scientists, engineers, and technicians who operate, maintain, and upgrade commercial quantum computers
    • Collaborate with an international team of scientist and engineers in the development and testing of new quantum computing hardware and algorithms
    • Perform and guide efforts in conceptualizing, developing, designing, assembling, and validating advanced quantum computers and their component systems
    • Perform technical goal setting, engineering performance assessments and compensation adjustments
    • Apply technical experience in QC and/or AMO physics to mentor & aid technical staff
    • Meet project objectives by hiring and developing staff with the right skills for success
    • Partner with technical leadership to provide staffing resources, training and career development
    • Lead technical teams to meet programmatic performance, schedule, cost, and quality commitments
    • Plan and nurture career development of direct-reporting engineer/scientists
    • Mentor, coach, and train direct-reporting engineer/scientists
    • Co-own, with other relevant stakeholders, the QC/AMO technology portfolio, including IP development and capture, commodity liaising with procurement, and long-term development strategy and roadmap


    • Ph.D in Physics, Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field preferred
    • 7 or more years of post-graduate experience (MS or PhD inclusive) developing atomic/molecular/optical (AMO) /or QC systems
    • Minimum 1 year of experience serving as the leader of an advanced technical team (either task leadership or personnel management, or both)
    • Proven expertise in AMO physics and/or Quantum Computing
    • Experience in complex task management (cost, schedule, risk/opportunity, etc)
    • A track record of high-technology (engineering, or physical science) development
    • Work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in Japan.
    • Ability to read, write, and verbally communicate technical topics in both English and Japanese 
    • Valid authorization to work in Japan, such as Research visa, Japan citizenship, etc.

We Value

    • A strong and active network of professional relationships
    • Strong organizational & leadership skills; Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Selection Process

    • To access confidential information to carry out this job you will be requested to submit personal information to the U.S. government through Quantinuum upon your consent.
    • We expects multiple interviews with combination of HR, hiring manager and peer members.
    • Background check to verify academic & professional record will be required between offer-onboarding period.