About the Company

Quantum computing will change the world but with current approaches, the true impact of quantum computers lies at least a decade away. We plan to offer true quantum computational power to solve industry critical problems, specifically in the area of optimization and machine learning, in a much shorter time frame.

The Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech SL startup company is the quantum spin-off from the Barcelona Supercomputer Center (BSC), the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Institute of High-Energy Physics (IFAE) that started operations in 2020 on the back of international customer multi-year contracts.

Qilimanjaro has brought together a great team of scientists with extensive training, knowledge and experience in international labs at MIT, Caltech, Waterloo in Toronto, Stony Brook and TU Delft.

Our integrated hardware & software team focuses on leading edge coherent quantum annealing with high-quality superconducting qubit architectures to deliver scalable app-specific fully quantum processors and correspondingly tuned algorithmic services in a short timeframe with an aggressive co-design approach. Qilimanjaro is a contributor to the H2020 competitive research project AVAQus on coherent quantum annealing financed by the European Commission and whose coordinator is a Qilimanjaro co-founder.

Project Information

Position: Junior Hardware Quantum Engineer holding a master’s degree or equivalent in a field related to experimental quantum computing.

Location: Barcelona, at the Qilimanjaro laboratory headquarters in the Bellaterra, Autonomous University of Barcelona campus, as well as its remote sites.

Duration: Indefinite

Starting Date: September 2022

Description of available position:

The Junior Hardware Quantum Engineer position is a unique opportunity to become a trained researcher in the field of quantum computation and the emerging quantum industry. This position is targeted at highly motivated researchers who are willing to join a diverse environment with strong overlaps between experimental and theoretical physics, engineering and software.

Topics-Main tasks:

  • Design and simulation of superconducting qubit chips.
  • Fabrication of superconducting qubit devices in cleanroom environment.
  • Device characterization and validation.

Skills of Interest:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in experimental Quantum Computing, preferably superconducting qubits.
  • Expected experience for experimental positions: experimental work in solid-state qubit laboratory, cleanroom lithography techniques, knowledge in quantum information and superconducting qubits in particular, programming skills, microwave engineering.


Interested applicants may submit their CV and a Motivation Letter to qilimanjaro@qilimanjaro.tech

Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech is an inclusive company and an equal opportunity employer.

No discrimination will be made based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.