Senior HPC Infrastructure Engineer - Quantum Computing

Location: Remote

Team: Quantum Platform

Type: Full-Time

IonQ is developing the world's most powerful full-stack quantum computer based on trapped-ion technology. We are pushing past the limits of classical physics and current supercomputing technology to unlock a new era of computing. Quantum computing has the potential to impact every area of human society for the better. IonQ’s computers will soon redefine industries like medicine, materials science, finance, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cryptography, and more. IonQ is at the forefront of this technological revolution.


Building quantum computers requires lots of classical computers — we use massively parallel simulations running on high-performance computing clusters to help us inform our system design. As a Senior Infrastructure Engineer for HPC, you’ll help build and maintain this critical infrastructure.



  • Build out and maintain our on-premises and cloud-based HPC infrastructure 
  • Create and optimize continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines
  • Help improve the performance and cost of HPC code 


You’d be a good fit with:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, IT or equivalent practical experience -- untraditional backgrounds are welcome and encouraged!
  • 5+ years experience in technical infrastructure 
  • 2+ years experience in Slurm or other cluster managers
  • Familiarity with MPI or other multiprocessing schemes
  • Experience with Linux


You’d be a great fit with:

  • 5+ years in High Performance Compute cluster management
  • Expert-level knowledge of Fortran and/or C
  • Expert analysis skills in areas like statistical testing, modeling and general optimization; ML a plus
  • Knowledge of one or more domains of computational physics (PDEs, n-body, large-dimension integration, stochastic systems, ...)
  • Exposure to quantum physics and/or quantum information science

Our HQ is located in College Park, Maryland and we are a 15 minute metro ride from Washington DC. We have also recently announced our new manufacturing and production facility in the Seattle, Washington area. We are actively building out teams in the Washington D.C., Seattle, Boston and Toronto metro areas and will want to locate you in one of these geographies. However, IonQ will be expanding into additional geographies both domestically and internationally so don’t let this stop you from applying.
At IonQ, we believe in fair treatment, access, opportunity and advancement for all, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers. We empower employees to thrive by fostering a culture of autonomy, productivity, and respect. We are dedicated to creating an environment  in which any individual can feel welcomed, respected, supported and valued.
We are committed to equity and justice. We welcome different voices and viewpoints and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, and military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
If you are interested in being a part of this team and mission, we encourage you to apply.