If you relish technical challenges and want to help develop ground-breaking quantum software as part of our collaborative team, we’d love to hear from you. Take a look at our job opportunities below.


This is very much a two way process – a chance for you to find out about Riverlane and the role, and for us to find out about you and your work background. Our recruitment process is transparent and relaxed. There is no need to dress up for the interview (we’ll be wearing jeans!).



If you are interested in one of our advertised roles, please send us an up-to-date CV and covering letter. Tell us why you’re interested in working for Riverlane, and what skills and experience you can bring to the role.


HR phone screen

We want to find out more about you, your motivations for the job and whether you align with Riverlane’s values . It’s also a chance for us to answer any questions you may have about the role or what it’s like to work at Riverlane. This interview usually takes around 45 minutes.


Technical phone screen

The hiring managers want to learn more about your technical skills and experience, and what you can contribute to the role. We’ll leave time for any questions you may have. This interview usually takes 30 minutes.


Technical challenge

We’re interested in assessing your technical capabilities. You will have a week to produce a solution to a role-specific technical challenge. Feel free to ask questions along the way!


Technical Interview (Final Stage)

The final interview takes place at our Cambridge office or via Zoom. You’ll meet some of our technical team and a senior member of staff. We’ll discuss your solutions to the technical challenge, and the team will dig deeper into your skills and experience. You will be with us for around an hour.



We will aim to get back to you as quickly as possible with a verbal offer and send you a contract within the next week. If we don’t think you’re right for Riverlane at any stage of the process, we’ll let you know promptly. We are always happy to provide feedback.

Flexible Working

Connecting with each other is easy thanks to technology. However, getting face-to-face is something we value and is essential for our roles and to support our growth. With this in mind, our roles are not fully remote.

Many of our staff work flexibly in other ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need.

Recruitment Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Please check our recruitment privacy policy for more information.

Internship Scheme

Our full-time internships are designed to enable current students in a quantitative field to translate their skills and expertise into an industrial setting. Interns will have a dedicated supervisor and work on a project designed to make the best use of their background and skills whilst developing their knowledge of quantum computing. We will support all interns to try and produce a concrete output by the end of the internship e.g. a paper, product, or software tool.

Riverlane offers two internship schemes, one aimed at undergraduate and master’s students, and another aimed at PhD students. Both schemes are currently closed. Our Masters and PhD scheme, which runs every summer, will be open for applications in January 2022.