We’re building the world’s best quantum computers to solve the world’s hardest problems.

We believe useful quantum computers will look as different from the laptops and smartphones we use every day as classical computers appear next to an abacus. And we believe the best way to build a quantum computer is by starting with nature’s qubit: the atom. Accurate, powerful, and flexible, ionized atoms are the heart of our quantum systems.

After decades of research, IonQ was founded in 2015 by Chris Monroe and Jungsang Kim with $2 million in seed funding from New Enterprise Associates, a license to core technology from the University of Maryland and Duke University, and the goal of taking trapped ion quantum computing out of the lab and into the market. The next year, we raised an additional $20 million from GV, Amazon Web Services, and NEA, and built two of the world’s most accurate quantum computers.

College Park, MD

Our Team

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Jonny Ai

FPGA Engineer

Stewart Allen

Chief Operating Officer

Jason Amini

Sr. Physicist

Joel Apisdorf

Principal Engineer

Kristi Beck

Sr. Physicist

Aleksey Blinov

Software Engineer

Mohua Bose

People Operations

Vandiver Chaplin

HPC Engineer

Peter Chapman

President & CEO

Jwo-Sy Chen

Sr. Physicist

Coleman Collins

Product Designer

Shantanu Debnath

Sr. Physicist

Chunyang Ding

Associate Physicist

Mahsa Dornajafi

VP Finance & Operations

Andrew Ducore

Software Engineer

Niko Grzesiak

Associate Physicist

Kai Hudek

Sr. Physicist

Mel Jameson

Software Engineer

Matthew Keesan

VP Product Development

Jungsang Kim

Co-Founder & CSO

Sarah Kreikemeier

Mechanical Engineer

Kevin Landsman

Senior Physicist

Ming Li

Senior Physicist

Shea Metzgar

Electrical Engineer

Jonathan Mizrahi

Director of Hardware

Chris Monroe

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist

Yunseong Nam

Sr. Theoretical Physicist

Sovanna Oeun

Executive Assistant

Neal Pisenti

Sr. Physicist

Justin Scott

Electrical Engineer

Omar Shehab

Computer Scientist

Phil Solomon

Electrical Engineer

Walker Steere

Associate Physicist

Carl Thomas

Associate Physicist

Felix Tripier

Software Engineer

Mike Williams

Director of Control Systems

David Wong-Campos

Sr. Physicist

Kenneth Wright

Sr. Physicist

Daniel Zambrano

Sr. Physicist

Board & Advisors

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Ron Bernal

Venture Partner, NEA

Blake Byers

General Partner, GV

John Preskill

Professor of Physics at Caltech

Andrew Schoen

Principal, NEA

Jagdeep Singh

CEO at QuantumScape


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Help shape the future of computing.

We’re growing a passionate, diverse team of collaborative, creative people. We believe in pursuing innovative, challenging work with integrity, alongside team members we can learn from and grow with. Intrigued, but unsure if you're a fit? We encourage you to apply, as we need a range of experiences on the team.

We work in College Park, down the street from the University of Maryland and just a few minutes from Washington, DC.

Here are some of our benefits:

Biweekly catered lunches
They’re not laser cooked, but they’re delicious.
Parental leave
100% paid maternity and bonding leave for eligible employees.
Health, vision, dental insurance, and an HSA for you and your family.
Flexible time off
We believe in achieving our goals and then taking the vacation we need.
Save in our 401(k) and we'll match up to 5% (vesting over five years).
University facilities
Access to UMD library, gym, and more.
Commuter benefits
Spend pre-tax dollars on public transportation or your bicycle (we provide secure, covered storage).