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Software Engineer on NQIT (2.0 FTE available)

Posted: 30th November 2018

Department of Computer Science, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford.
Software Engineer on NQIT (2.0 FTE available)
Fixed term until 30 November 2019
Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

We have a vacancy for experienced software developers, who between them have the ability to design highly parallelised software for the purposes of simulating quantum algorithms, and to develop text-based and graphical interfaces for such software. You will work on a project with Dr. Niel de Beaudrap, to develop software for users to emulate quantum computational processes.

This project aims to provide a demonstration of the capabilities of quantum computers, in advance of the availability of a robust quantum architecture, in the form of an emulator which can be run on personal computing systems and on high-performance computer systems. This emulator will act as a demonstrator for the public and for industrial users, and as a testing platform for academics. This role is an exciting opportunity to demonstrate skill in developing for different platforms, while becoming acquainted with a new model of scientific computation, including state-of-the-art algorithms for the evaluation of tensor networks and very high-dimensional linear transformations. This project is being undertaken with the expectation of strong industrial engagement with companies whose business relies on supercomputing.

The primary selection criteria are a degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field, such as computer science, physics, or mathematics, familiarity either with parallel programming and high performance computing, or experience in developing graphical user interfaces, the ability to create well-documented software, including an organised approach to structuring and commenting code, demonstrable knowledge of program development tools (e.g. revision control systems, debuggers, and profilers), and software development experience in C, C++, Python, or closely related languages.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 7 December 2018.

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