Embedded Software Engineer

Cambridge, UK
Job type
Full Time
Contract length

About us

Riverlane builds ground-breaking software to unleash the power of quantum computers. Backed by leading venture-capital funds and the University of Cambridge, we develop software that transforms quantum computers from experimental technology into commercial products.

You will join our cross-disciplinary team of software developers, mathematicians, quantum information theorists, computational chemists and physicists – all world experts in their fields. Our collaborative, close-knit team has a track record of delivering high-quality R&D across the full quantum stack. As a growing company, you will have the freedom to think independently and creatively, as well as contribute to Riverlane’s business development.

We offer a competitive salary, equity options, and relocation costs.

What you will do

Working as part of a flexible engineering team, you will collaborate in the development of one of the components of our Deltaflow Product, the runtime. As part of your role, you will:

  • Develop low level drivers for CPUs and FPGAs
  • Design Python logic for tooling, monitoring and analysis of our Deltaflow runtime
  • Work with the Deltaflow Language team to bring new ideas to life
  • Collaborate with co-workers and external hardware developers to shape our next great product

You do not need a background in quantum computing as relevant training will be given.

What we need

  • A Master/PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related discipline from a top university
  • Experience (commercial or academic) with one or more of: Embedded Systems Design, Low-level Drivers (e.g. SPI, I2C, PCIe)
  • Proficient in test-driven development, Python 3.x, C/C++
  • A quality-focused individual with a passion for new technologies
  • Working knowledge of Continuous Integration frameworks (e.g. Jenkins)
  • Operating Systems architecture, processes, threads
  • An interest in quantum computing

Even better if...

  • Relevant Industry experience
  • Makefile, CMake, Docker (or other containerization techniques)
  • Open-Source collaborations
  • Real Time Systems
  • System/Cyber-Security
  • Compilers (commercial or academic-projects)
  • GPU programming for computation
  • SystemC or another SoC simulation languages
  • Designing programming languages or DSLs
  • Dataflow processing systems such as Niad, Kafka, etc.
  • Open FPGA tooling such as Verilator, Symbiflow etc

How to apply

Please upload a CV and covering letter by clicking ‘Apply Now’.  Your covering letter should explain why you are applying for the job and what skills and experience you can bring to the role.

If you have any queries, please contact jobs@riverlane.com.

Everyone is welcome at Riverlane. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from eligible and suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity/paternity.

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