Experimental Quantum Computing Physicist

Date:  Sep 23, 2022
Country:  United States
State / Province:  Massachusetts
City:  Cambridge
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  43562

About Keysight

Keysight is on the forefront of technology innovation, delivering breakthroughs and trusted insights to the world’s visionaries and innovators in electronic design, test, manufacturing, and optimization. Our ~14,000 employees create world-class solutions in wireless communications, 5G, automotive, quantum, aerospace, defense, and semiconductor markets for customers in over 100 countries.


We’re recognized as a Great Place to Work across the globe due to our robust culture and dynamic working environment. Our global team acts as “One Keysight,” using collaboration, inclusivity, and integrity to advance technology. We’re driven and curious, and we value all ideas, especially bold ones. And our strong culture extends far beyond our own walls. We leverage our corporate social responsibility framework to support our communities, nurture the next generation of engineers, and promote environmental sustainability. Our technical solutions – and our methods for creating them – help connect and secure the world. Learn more about what we do and how we do it.

Job Description

Keysight is the world's leading electronic measurement company, helping scientists and engineers address their toughest technical challenges with confidence through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Our employees leverage their insight and passion to deliver measurement solutions in wireless communications, aerospace and defense, and semiconductor markets with world-class platforms, software and consistent measurement science. 

This job will be part of the Communications Solutions Group, which is responsible for Keysight's portfolio in the Wireless Data Ecosystem, including wireless devices, operators, internet infrastructure, and Aerospace & Defense. Our software-centric solutions accelerate our customers' time to market and reduce their costs - giving them a competitive advantage in today's and tomorrow's technology waves. 

This position is targeted for an Experimental Quantum Computing Physicist who will join an R&D team inside Keysight's Quantum Engineering Solutions (QES) organization, which is responsible for producing world-leading solutions for the challenging and exciting market of quantum technologies, including quantum computing, quantum communications and quantum sensing. 

In this role, you will work with physicists and engineers around the globe, driving innovation across Keysight’s quantum solutions. You will leverage cutting-edge instrumentation to develop advanced tools for qubit control, pulse sequencing, and automated device tune-up, thus enabling the next generation of quantum experiments.  


This position is based out of our R&D office in the Cambridge area. 


Job Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent field.  
  • 4+ years' experience working with experimental quantum systems in industry or academia 
  • Experience with scientific measurement techniques and instrumentation 
  • Proficiency in Python 
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment and to develop teamwork among individuals and over geographically disperse teams 


Additional desired expertise: 

  • Qubit characterization, gate calibration, control of multi-qubit circuits with superconducting, spin, or atomic systems 
  • Development of software to execute quantum experiments 
  • Collaborative software development tools and practices, such as GitHub, Bitbucket, JIRA 

This position will be based in Cambridge, MA



Job Function



Day Job


Full Time (F)

Travel Required:

< 25%

Duration (Temp Positions Only):

Not Applicable


Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:


Americas : United States : Massachusetts : Cambridge

Job ID : 43562 


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