Lead Laser Scientist

5 days left

Minnesota, US
Estimated Salary Wage: $143,000 - $179,000
Apr 30, 2024
Posting live until
May 30, 2024

Science Led and Enterprise Driven.


Our team of scientists is leading the way in the development of quantum computing. The 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 Lead Laser Scientist in our Golden Valley, MN Location.

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

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


  • Ph.D. completed prior to start
  • Minimum 5+ years (degree-inclusive) 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)


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 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.


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