Quantum Applications Team Lead

Expiring today

Didcot, UK
£50702 - £56336 per annum
15 Nov 2022
30 Nov 2022
UK Research & Innovation

Quantum Applications Team Lead

Salary: £50,702 - £56,336 (Band F) gross per annum dependent on experience *

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time (We understand the importance of work-life balance, and are happy to discuss the possibility of flexible working with applicants)

Location: Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire, UK

Visa Sponsorship: We are able to sponsor Visa applications, reimburse application fees, and encourage international candidates to apply. A relocation package may be available.

Closing Date: Wednesday 30th November 2022


*Specialist Allowances, which are a form of additional pay independent of salary, may be applicable for this role for suitably qualified candidates- up to £5000


Together, our scientists, technologists, engineers and business support team explore the unknown and turn what they find into work that changes the world around us.

As part of the UK's National Quantum Technologies Programme, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is leading a programme to establish a National Quantum Computing Centre, a commitment of £93m over 5 years, dedicated to place the UK at the forefront of the field.

A purpose-built National Quantum Computing Centre will be built and operated by UKRI at the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire.

You will lead a team of Application Engineers who are developing quantum applications to provide solutions in response to real use cases. You will act as a technical authority and work closely with colleagues and external stakeholders to devise solutions in response to meaningful use cases. You will do this by identifying and implementing appropriate quantum algorithms.


You will build and maintain the workflows across the full lifecycle of quantum application development and deliver against a quantum application development roadmap. You will make site visits to commercial and academic partners and present work at both internal and external meetings.


To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Educated to Degree level, or with equivalent relevant experience, in a computing related field, including physics, maths and computer science
  • Experience and demonstrable track record in one or more of the following:
    • Quantum algorithm development
    • Quantum computing applications development
    • Quantum programming tools & languages
  • Familiarity with a range of professional tools and methods related to the development of applications for quantum computing
  • Experience of software tools and methodologies for reporting on and delivering R&D projects, including MS Office as a minimum
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to lead others, while influencing internal staff and end users
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, but also demonstrate autonomy within their area of responsibility


This is an exciting time to join the NQCC where you will have the opportunity to harness your research experience and drive forward quantum computing within the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme.

STFC offers a benefits package crafted to provide an excellent work/life balance including 30 days' annual leave, flexible working hours, a workplace nursery, outstanding pension scheme and social and sporting activities and societies.

We ask some of the biggest questions in the universe, to answer some of the biggest challenges

in the world. Together, our scientists, technologists, engineers and business-support team

explore the unknown across every field you could think of. What could you achieve with world-leading facilities and experts of one of Europe's largest research organisations by your side?


Join us and discover what's possible!