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Inside Sales Engineer - Quantum Cores



Sales & Business Development
Boulder, CO, USA
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023
Infleqtion delivers high-value quantum information precisely where it is needed. By operating at the Edge, our software-configured, quantum-enabled products deliver unmatched levels of precision and power, generating streams of high-value information for commercial organizations, the United States, and allied governments. With 16 years of ColdQuanta's pioneering quantum research as our foundation, our hardware products and AI-powered solutions address critical market needs in PNT, global communication security and efficiency, resilient energy distribution, and accelerated quantum computing. We currently have offices in Austin, TX; Boulder, CO; Chicago, IL; Louisville, CO; Madison, WI; Melbourne, AU; and Oxford, UK. Learn how Infleqtion is revolutionizing how we communicate, navigate, and discover at We are recruiting for a Inside Sales Engineer - Quantum Cores role.


This position is a full-time, hybrid-based position which will be located in our Boulder or Louisville, Colorado office.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Vice President, Quantum Components, the newly hired sales engineer will be the primary technical point of contact for our customers and will support the Sales team by providing engineering technical leadership and support to customers on product application through the quote process. This is done by gathering critical-to-application technical information through our qualification process to develop solutions from our product portfolio of standard and custom products that solve the customers’ needs.


The duties and responsibilities outlined below include essential functions of the role. Depending on business needs, this role may perform a combination of some or all the following duties. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

  • Work with our customers to clearly understand technical specifications, requirements, and other criteria and develop product solutions that meet their needs to help Sales qualify new opportunities across our product portfolio of standard and custom products
  • Lead discussions and negotiations on technical specifications, requirements, and product delivery through the quote process; Develop accurate information and clearly understand and document customer needs
  • Work with product management, engineering, production manufacturing, and procurement to develop accurate costing, pricing, and lead times for all customer quotes, developing project plans where appropriate
  • Support the sales team and international distribution partners by creating quote packages, including specifications, drawings, and acceptance test documentation
  • Primary point of contact to troubleshoot performance issues with customers and support the RMA process for product returns, partnering with Quality and Production teams to resolve issues promptly
  • By responding to prospects and existing customers, you will help ensure company’s products and support services meet or exceed customer expectations
  • Participates in customer support meetings, sales process development, voice of customer data collection and other technical sales activities


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree in AMO physics, engineering, or similar field required; Candidates with a PhD in AMO physics that have a desire to work closely with customers in a commercial role are encouraged to apply
  • A minimum of 1-3+ years' experience in atomic optical physics, quantum product technology or related engineering field with knowledge in optics, opto-mechanics, optical coatings, laser systems or industrial manufacturing of advanced photonics products
  • Prior customer-facing experience including demonstrated success in helping to grow bookings and sales revenue in the same or similar role working with customers from the academic research market and commercial OEM companies is desired
  • Passion for selling, learning about our customers’ needs and challenges and an ability to cultivate and grow collaborative relationships with the Sales team and internal Production Engineering and Quality teams
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a startup environment, self-motivated, and enjoys working directly with customers and comfortable dealing with challenges – technical, commercial, customer – and working to resolve to the benefit of all parties
  • Strong understanding of how to read prints/drawings and analyze technical data and information related to quantum experiments involving atoms and ions, optics, lasers, and complex optical systems
  • Experience with ERP/CRM systems (e.g., Salesforce) and similar enterprise software platforms
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and effectively, and through a collaborative partnership model, help Sales to provide timely support to customers; Proactive engagement with other internal functions (Product Management, Engineering, Production, Quality, Supply Chain, Shipping)
  • Highly proficient in MS Office tools, with experience using SolidWorks or other similar software tools is ideal
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively share and communicate information with technical and non-technical staff
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new and complex topics quickly
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with all levels of an organization in English; Professional-level communication skills, including verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work comfortably in a highly collaborative, cross-functional, team-oriented, and matrixed environment
  • Desire and demonstrated ability to thrive and adapt and produce results in a fluid, dynamic, and fast-paced environment
  • Passion for solving complex problems and challenges in a highly technical and scientific environment
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to effectively prioritize work activities and tasks
  • Ability to travel domestically up to 15% to visit customers and attend events
  • This role requires that you do not require sponsorship or a work visa transfer

This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws and regulations, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Please note that any offer for employment may be conditioned on authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export control laws and regulations without sponsorship for an export license.


The targeted salary range for this role is $100,000 to $140,000 plus commissions.

In addition. we offer a generous Total Rewards program which includes:

  • 100% company paid Employee coverage for Medical, Dental, Vision, and Short/Long Term Disability insurance programs
  • Employer funded Health Savings Account
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • 401(k) safe harbor contribution
  • Company paid Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Flexible Savings Account
  • Paid FMLA Leave
  • Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Employer Assistance Program
  • Student Loan Repayment

Equal Opportunity

Here you have freedom to embrace your whole self: who you love, your gender identity and expression, skin color, age, appearance, disability, neurodiversity, DNA, military/veteran status, citizenship, and other factors that make up who you are. Your uniqueness is valued, welcomed, and appreciated here. We are dedicated to providing a positive workplace and base all employment decisions on your qualifications, performance, merits, as well as business needs. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Contact Information

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