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Do you want to solve some of humanity's most complex challenges?

Join Riverlane and help us get to useful quantum computing sooner than previously imaginable.

We are looking for talented people who want to make an impact. Collaborate with our team of world-leading scientists and engineers to achieve something that has never been done before - building an operating system for error-corrected quantum computers. A background in quantum computing is not always necessary for many of Riverlane's roles.

Current vacancies

Lead Digital Design Engineer

As a Lead Digital Design Engineer you will work on the complete ASIC/FPGA product development flow, starting from understanding the problem space, specifying the architecture, developing the micro-architecture, writing RTL and then taking the design through to implementation to obtain the best possible power, performance and area.

Cambridge, UK

Hardware Formal Verification Engineer

You will join the Engineering Function, focusing on the verification of our hardware IPs and SOC solutions. As part of the verification team, you will define IP, subsystem and system level tests – to fully test our solutions.

Cambridge, UK

Embedded Systems SDET

As an Embedded System Engineer in Test, you will work “full stack” on embedded software driving custom hardware. You will own the quality of the entire system, ensuring that no sub-system gets missed in testing.

Cambridge, UK

Software Engineer

As a software engineer, you will work in the software management layer above the quantum control system. You will design parts of this stack and get it working on real customer systems.

Cambridge, UK

Delivery Manager

Delivery Managers are embedded within our cross-functional value streams, which include scientists, engineers, product managers and other technical roles.

Cambridge, UK

Business Development Manager

The successful candidate will identify and exploit growth opportunities, build partnerships with a range of different organisations in the UK and Europe, and ensure the partnerships deliver on expected outcomes.

Cambridge, UK
Flexible working
Flexible working

Flexible working

Getting face-to-face is something we value and is essential for our roles and to support our growth. We operate a hybrid working policy, with the staff in the office at least three days a week, with the option to work two days from home.

Many of our staff work flexibly in other ways, including part-time, We also offer relocation assistance. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility and support you need.

Application process

This is very much a two-way process - a chance for you to learn more about the role and Riverlane and for us to find out about you and your work experience.

Our recruitment process is transparent and relaxed. You can expect the following:

HR interview

We want to learn more about you, your job motivations and how well you align with our values. The interview also gives us a chance to answer your questions about the role and what it's like to work at Riverlane.

45 min

Technical interview

Our hiring managers want to understand more about your technical skills and experience and what you can contribute to the role. They will also provide more details about the role and answer any questions you may have.

30 min

Skills challenge

To help us assess your technical capabilities, we will give you one week to solve a role-specific technical challenge. Feel free to ask questions along the way!

1 week

Final interview

You've made it to the end of the process! Your final interview takes place at our Cambridge office or via Zoom, introducing you to some of our technical team and a senior staff member. We'll ask you to discuss your submitted solutions to the technical challenge, and the team will dig deeper into your skills and experience.

1 hour

Internships & Graduate Schemes
Internships & Graduate Schemes

Internships & Graduate Schemes

We provide opportunities for students and recent graduates to gain meaningful work experience and explore a career path in quantum computing.

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Employee assistance programme
Group life assurance
Private medical insurance
Options scheme
Relocation assistance
Group personal pension scheme


Our employee benefits are currently provided to permanent UK employees and administered in accordance with Riverlane's policies, plans and procedures. The company reserves the right to amend the selected benefits providers and the terms of cover at any time.