IonQ To Become The First Publicly Traded Pure-Play Quantum Computing Company

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Our mission:To build the world’s best quantum computers to solve the world’s most complex problems

Quantum computers are a revolutionizing technology — they will transform business, society, and the planet for the better, and IonQ is at the forefront of this revolution.

After over 25 years of academic 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. In the following three years, we raised an additional $20 million from GV, Amazon Web Services, and NEA, and built two of the world’s most accurate quantum computers.

In 2019, we raised another $55 million in a round led by Samsung and Mubadala, and announced partnerships with Microsoft and Amazon Web Services to make our quantum computers available via the cloud. We’re now hard at work bringing our next generation of hardware to life and to partners around the world.

College Park, MD


Peter Chapman

President & CEO

Jungsang Kim

Co-Founder & CTO

Thomas Kramer

Chief Financial Officer

Chris Monroe

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist

Salle Yoo

Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

Board of Directors

Craig Barratt

Independent Board Member

Ron Bernal

Venture Partner, NEA

Blake Byers

General Partner, GV

Peter Chapman

President & CEO, IonQ

Jungsang Kim

Co-Founder & CTO, IonQ


Kenneth Brown

Associate Professor, Duke University

Jagdeep Singh

CEO at QuantumScape

Umesh Vazirani

Roger A. Strauch Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

Margaret (Peg) Williams

former Senior Vice President of Research and Development, Cray Inc.

Dave Wineland

Philip H. Knight Distinguished Research Chair, University of Oregon


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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).