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Senior Software Engineer - Control Systems

Atom Computing

Atom Computing

Software Engineering
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024
At Atom Computing, we’re building quantum computers using arrays of optically trapped neutral atoms that will empower customers to achieve unprecedented computational breakthroughs. Join an incredible team of scientists, engineers, and business professionals to advance the state of the art in quantum technologies that will transform computing performance.
We are seeking an embedded software engineer to assist in the implementation of the control systems for our quantum computers. This position will report to the Control Systems Manager.
Candidates will also be considered for Atom's location in Boulder, CO. Under exceptional circumstances we may allow fully remote.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and test firmware and software for high-speed arbitrary waveform generation, image processing, scientific instrument control, and digital feedback loops.
  • Implement embedded device driver APIs, Linux kernel modules, and orchestration functions in Rust, Python, and C/C++.
  • Integrate and test control system hardware and software. Write test procedures, unit tests and assist with system level testing and debug.

Experience & Education

  • BS, MS, or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Experimental Physics, or a related field.
  • At least 3 years of relevant postgraduate professional experience. Experienced candidates welcome. New/recent graduates will not be considered.


  • Temperamentally suited to work at a fast-growing, early-stage startup: self-motivated, humble, driven, collaborative, and with a high tolerance for ambiguity and uncertainty.
  • Proficiency with Rust, Python, and C/C++.
  • Expertise in embedded Linux and bare metal firmware development in C/C++ for ARM microcontrollers and embedded microprocessors.
  • Familiarity with Git version control and software development best practices.
  • Integration, debug, and test experience with prototype electronics assemblies.
  • Willingness to learn atomic, optical, laser physics, and quantum mechanics concepts to put work in context.
  • Software-defined radio knowledge, knowledge of Lua, and familiarity with digital interfaces to FPGAs are definite pluses.
Atom Computing provides a wide variety of perks and benefits, including fully paid medical,
dental, and vision insurance for our employees and their dependents. Additionally, unlimited paid time off, 401K company matching, short- and long-term disability, FSA, dependent care benefits, and life insurance. We also offer drinks, snacks, and catered team lunches in our offices, every day!
The base salary range for this position is between $140,000 - $160,000, commensurate with experience. In addition to salary, we offer an annual bonus and incentive stock options for equity in the company.
Atom Computing is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to Workplace Diversity.