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Software Systems Engineer

Infleqtion

Infleqtion

Software Engineering
Oxford, UK
Posted on Monday, June 26, 2023
We are looking for a full-time Software Systems Engineer, with a hardware background to join our fast-growing team located in central Oxford. The candidate must enjoy working in a team and be highly organised - this is a great opportunity for an individual to gain new skills and grow their career as the company grows.ColdQuanta UK is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infleqtion/ColdQuanta, Inc. headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Infleqtion leads the market in commercialising quantum atomics, the next wave of the information age. Our Quantum Core™ technology uses ultra-cold atoms cooled to a temperature of nearly absolute zero using lasers to manipulate and control the atoms with extreme precision. From Quantum Core technology we manufacture components, instruments, and turnkey systems that address a broad spectrum of applications ranging from timekeeping and navigation to quantum computing, and from radio frequency (RF) receivers to quantum communications systems. Primary Responsibilities
  • Develop interfaces to third party hardware and APIs in Python or C
  • Control measurement devices and lab instruments using Python or C
  • Write software to integrate disparate hardware elements into time-sequenced system
  • Test software and hardware stack in benchtop and real-world conditions
  • Develop basic user interfaces in Python
  • Work closely with others to define and implement validation tests
  • Generate well-defined code documentation
Requirements Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor of Science or Engineering
  • >4 years of industrial experience (or equivalent)
  • Excellent working knowledge of Python
  • Track record of controlling third party hardware with in-house software
  • Strong understanding of version control workflow (e.g. Git)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, to test and investigate software/hardware issues
  • Experience using benchtop test equipment (e.g. oscilloscopes, function generators)
  • Experience developing python wrappers for third party library files
  • Knowledge of low-level communications schemes, such as SPI, I2C and UART
  • Experience developing software in Linux and Windows environments
  • Strong time management, multi-tasking, and report writing skills
Desirable Requirements Experience with:
  • Python virtual environments
  • Working knowledge of C
  • Controlling hardware using real-time software environments
  • Stabilising outputs with control loops
  • Lab instruments such as benchtop power supplies, spectrum analysers, signal generators, logic analysers, and instrument connectivity for script automation
  • PCB tools: experience with schematic capture and a basic understanding of PCB layout techniques
Benefits
  • Market leading salary
  • Unlimited paid time off (PTO)
  • Generous company pension contribution
  • Cycle to work and technology schemes
  • Incentive stock option plan