Software Engineer

Cambridge, UK
Job type
Full Time
Contract length

About Us

Cambridge, UK | Full-time | Permanent

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

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

  • Implement new features in Python
  • Integrate and test them in our Deltasimulator (C++/SystemC) and Deltalanguage (Python)
  • Improve test coverage, code quality and security of the solution
  • Collaborate with co-workers and external hardware developers to shape our next great product

What we need

  • A Master/PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics or a related discipline from a top university
  • Strong experience (commercial or academic) with Python3.x and C++
  • Ability to work in a team and take directions well
  • Familiar with test-driven development
  • A quality-focused individual with a passion for new technologies
  • Operating Systems architecture, processes, threads
  • An interest in quantum computing


Even better if you have experience of

  • Working knowledge of Continuous Integration frameworks
  • Knowledge of Makefile, CMakefiles, Container technologies
  • SystemC or another SoC simulation languages
  • High Performance Computing Libraries

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

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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