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Oxford Quantum Circuits

In office: Shinfield, England

  • 🇬🇧 United Kingdom

Junior Software Engineer - Cloud


At Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC) we build quantum computers to enable life-changing discoveries: from new drug modelisation to longer-lasting battery technology and portfolio optimisation. We have launched Europe’s first Quantum Computing as a Service (QCaaS) – to bring quantum to our customers’ fingertips and help them improve their operations and trailblaze new commercial and scientific approaches.

Our team is composed of 80+ people with various backgrounds in quantum physics, nanotechnologies, hardware, software and business operations from marketing to intellectual property. We are all bound by the desire to put OQC at the forefront of the quantum revolution and help solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.

Previous quantum computing experience is NOT REQUIRED to be successful in this role


As a Junior Software Engineer at OQC, you will work in the software team with a focus on developing cloud services and tools enabling high-performance access to Quantum Computers, you will be part of a growing team of software engineers developing solutions for a variety of challenges encountered by our partners and end-users. In this role, you will also develop and maintain critical tools supporting business development and management of Quantum computing services.

We are looking for candidates with outstanding problem solving skills, excellent software engineering knowledge. This role suits junior software engineers who can turn their hand to a range of different problems from development of web applications to writing high performance webservices. This is a a very exciting area and demanding innovative solutions.


  • Design and develop high-quality software in novel, highly technical field exploring new opportunities through R&D

  • Identify, prioritize and execute tasks in the software development life cycle.

  • Work within an agile team environment, ensuring exceptionally good interactions with team members and stakeholders.

  • Apply software engineering practices to ensure that our developments provide correct functionality and performance.

  • Maintain and incrementally improve existing services based on technical and business led requirements.

  • Collaborate with internal teams to create and improve software solutions for accessing quantum computers.

  • Contribute towards other projects with critical timescales as needed by the business.

  • software development commercial/academic experience

  • Good knowledge of Python with understanding of software design and implementation

  • Experience in building API and web applications using Flask/Django frameworks

  • Exposure to large codebases in team environment.

  • Strong understanding of common data structures and programming patterns.

  • Passion for DevOps and Building out CI/CD to improve automation.

  • Exposure to Test-driven development

  • Technically versatile and able to learn new skills that you can apply across multiple types of work.

We offer competitive renumeration based on experience.

We also offer multiple benefits, from private medical insurance to Employee Assistance Cash Plan, from cycle to work to gym and fitness memberships. All our employees also participate in our ESOP. from more info visit