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Quantum Physicist

Quantum Brilliance

Quantum Brilliance

Acton ACT 2601, Australia
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

About Quantum Brilliance

Here at Quantum Brilliance, we are the world pioneer in room-temperature quantum computing using synthetic diamonds. Our unique vision is to make quantum computing available as an everyday technology, from data centres to remote and mobile systems like autonomous robots and satellites. In contrast to quantum computers that fill a room, we are developing quantum accelerators with more compute power than a classical supercomputer but a form factor smaller than a lunchbox.

Founded in 2019 by experts in diamond quantum science from the Australian National University, we are a full-stack quantum computing company. An Australia-German company, our HQs are in Canberra and Stuttgart, with additional locations across Australia and southern Germany. We are working with global technology innovators to develop quantum computing applications, integrate quantum with high-performance computing, solve materials science challenges and develop ultra-precise semiconductor manufacturing and control techniques.

Quantum Brilliance’s vision to enable mass deployment of quantum accelerators will propel industries to harness edge computing applications and next-generation supercomputers. Quantum Brilliance’s international partnerships extend into North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, working with governments, supercomputing centres, research organisations and industry experts.

We are backed by eminent venture capital funds and major research and technology institutes.

Overview of the role:

The Quantum Physicist will work in our Canberra-based Quantum Devices and Development (QDEV) team, where we are developing and manufacturing compact, room-temperature diamond NV-centre based quantum computer hardware and software for deployment to customers worldwide. This role will also work closely with the Quantum Control Systems team, using Python programming to set up and take measurements to characterise and optimise quantum systems. They will be involved in quantum hardware maintenance and development, benchmarking and support the team to push the limits of performance on both our laboratory and product-prototype systems

Key Accountabilities:

  • Developing, operating, and maintaining NV centre physics experiments.
  • Building software tools to calibrate, verify and benchmark performance of both classical control and quantum hardware.
  • Controlling complex systems of electronic and nuclear spins.
  • Executing quantum circuits and benchmarking protocols, as well as interpreting their results.
  • Designing and implementing experiments to characterise errors in spin control and qubit operation.

Technical Capabilities


  • 3+ years’ experience conducting experimental research in quantum or a related field (can include PhD work).
  • Python-based software development for interface with and control of hardware
  • Growth mind-set that enjoys pace and constantly evolving challenges, with a passion for turning cutting edge science into practical reality.
  • Ability to set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, adapt to rapidly changing needs, and understand how a project fits into the bigger picture.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills, able to articulate complex ideas, and ability to establish productive working relationships with both physicists and engineers in a commercial environment.


  • Experience with control and characterisation of multi-qubit quantum systems (such as NV centres in diamond or similar spin-based quantum systems, e.g. neutral atoms, trapped ions, solid state defects, superconducting qubits.)
  • Experience with quantum circuits and relevant optimisation methods
  • Experience in technical leadership of projects, independently defining and solving problems.
  • Familiarity with other programming languages – e.g. C++
  • Demonstrated ability to,
    • Understand quantum systems and test them experimentally
    • Design, build, control, and troubleshoot experimental systems
    • Participate in collaborative software projects
    • Deliver results through publication, patents, operational products, etc.
  • Expertise with relevant experimental equipment and techniques such as,
    • RF electronics, including arbitrary waveform generation, mixers, amplifiers, and near-field antennas.
    • Experiment control systems: analogue and digital I/O, software control of hardware.
    • Research-grade laser-optics systems, e.g. confocal microscopes.


  • Masters or PhD degree in Quantum Engineering, Physics or related field

Why Quantum Brilliance?

At Quantum Brilliance, you’ll join a team of experts working to create a massive, transformative impact globally. You’ll join a team of problem-solvers, who are curious and driven to understand and master new things. We pride ourselves on a collaborative environment, where we learn from the unique expertise that each person brings and support the growth of each team member. Quantum Brilliance’s vision to enable mass deployment of quantum accelerators will propel industries to harness edge computing applications and next-generation supercomputers.

If the above seems well aligned and you are looking for an opportunity to progress your career into a dynamic and fast-moving startup/scaleup venture in the Quantum Computing arena, then we would love to hear from you.