Riverlane has experts in mathematics, computer science, chemistry, physics and quantum computing. Together, we are growing fast and need smart people to join our friendly team.


Our world-leading, multi-disciplinary team is based in the heart of Cambridge, UK.  We work together to develop pioneering quantum software. Curious by nature, and optimistic in outlook, we have a razor-sharp focus on doing whatever it takes to get to useful quantum computing, sooner.

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.

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.

Our next internship competition will open in January 2022.

Our mission inspires the work that we do, and our values guide the way in which we work with our customers, partners and with each other.

Our values

Collaborative – We work together and leverage our combined skills to build products that unleash the power of quantum computing.

Supportive – We encourage, care and support each other to help us to do our best work.

Tenacious – Our perseverance and positive, can-do approach mean that we will get to quantum advantage sooner.

Curious – We are inquisitive, open-minded, and not afraid to make mistakes.

Entrepreneurial – We focus on finding solutions to problems that matter.


  • icon-collaborative Healthcare benefits
  • icon-location Employee Assistance Programme
  • Competitive salary
  • icon-options Options scheme for all staff
  • icon-reclocation Relocation assistance
  • icon-pension Group Personal Pension Scheme
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • icon-sofa Relaxed working environment

Our Application Process

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 skills and experience. 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 a CV and covering letter. Tell us why you want the job at Riverlane and what skills and experience you can bring to the role


Telephone interview

We want to find out more about you and your motivations for the job. It’s also a chance for us to answer any questions you may have about the role or working at Riverlane. This call usually takes around 30 minutes.


Face to face interview

This will take place in our Cambridge office (or via Zoom if you live abroad). You’ll meet some of our technical team and a member of the exec. We’ll dig more deeply into your skills and experience. Prior to your visit, we’ll send you a technical puzzle, which we’ll discuss at the interview. You will be with us for around 1.5 hours.



We will get back to you as quickly as possible with a verbal offer and send you a contract in the next week. If we don’t think you’re right for Riverlane at any stage in 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 Policies

Recruitment privacy policy

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

Conditions to employee benefits

*These 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.