Product Manager – Quantum Error Correction

Cambridge, UK
Job type
Full Time
Contract length

About Us

Cambridge, UK | Full-time | Permanent

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.

About the role

About the role

You will be the general product manager for Deltaflow Decode, Riverlane’s quantum error correction product. Working on the intersection between research and product development, you will define how our industry-leading technical work on noise modelling, new quantum error correcting codes and decoder implementation come together into a product that will appeal to quantum computing hardware companies around the world.

You must be passionate about discovering customer problems and requirements. You will need to be equally comfortable probing the technical and the business needs of our customers; this will require developing significant technical knowledge about quantum error correction. You will then help scope and steer the engineering and research efforts of the team based on the insights you gather. To ensure the team is building the right product, you will also need to develop and manage a reference customer program from which your team can continually derive actionable feedback.

What you will do

What you will do

  • Identify and refine market opportunities and define product vision and strategy for Deltaflow Decode
  • Focus the team’s research efforts by defining a research strategy in tandem with a product strategy for Deltaflow Decode
  • Perform in-depth user research with our reference customers and users to discover opportunities to apply our approach to practical implementations of quantum error correction; use these learnings to define new products specifications and enhance existing products
  • Work with Programme and Delivery Managers to prioritise research and R&D opportunities for the Deltaflow Decode team
  • Gather product requirements and work closely with the engineering team to translate these requirements into a technical implementation plan
  • Create programmes to test and iterate the product with users and customers
  • Own the relationship with reference customers and ensure that products are delivered on time and on budget
  • Share customer insights with the immediate team and the rest of the company
  • Own go-to-market plans, work closely with product marketing on launch plans and subsequent campaigns

What we need


  • Degree in physics, mathematics, computer science, engineering or related field
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a technical product management or technology strategy role OR extensive research experience in quantum computing (algorithms, error correction, quantum simulation, quantum hardware)
  • Previous product management responsibilities such as conducting product discovery, defining and refining product value propositions, performing user research and creating product requirement documents.
  • Experience working with or in engineering or research teams on technical products or projects
  • Experience maintaining and navigating customer and user relationships
  • Ability to learn new technical subjects quickly, break them down into clear themes, and explain them to a broader audience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills working across departments and disciplines
  • Ability to prioritise across multiple activities, prioritising the most important actions
  • Excitement about quantum computing and the opportunity to shape cutting-edge technology

Even better if

  • You have knowledge about quantum error correction techniques
  • You have knowledge of embedded systems or System-on-Chip engineering
  • You have some project management experience
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How to apply

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 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.

 If you need any adjustments made to the application or selection process so you can do your best, please let us know. We will be happy to help.