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Quantum Algorithms Researcher (Hybrid)



Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

About Xanadu

Xanadu’s mission is to build quantum computers that are useful and available to people everywhere.

At Xanadu, we are learners, innovators, researchers, collaborators and problem solvers. We are creating something that has never been built before. Few people in their life will be able to be a part of something like this, where if we are successful, the technologies we develop will solve some of the world’s most challenging problems, and literally change the world. And that is something to be excited about!

Your role and responsibilities

As a Quantum Computing Educator at Xanadu, you will be helping to bring quantum computing—a cutting-edge society-transforming technology—to the world. Focusing on our open-source quantum computing software PennyLane, you will develop exciting high-impact content read by thousands of scientists, developers, educators, students, and enthusiasts each month.

In this role, you will:

  • Produce engaging and accessible content in the topic areas of quantum computing, quantum machine learning, quantum chemistry, and quantum programming
  • Write compelling tutorials, demos, how-to guides, blogs, documentation, webpages, and educational materials for both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Create hands-on programming challenges for quantum computing students, learners, and enthusiasts
  • Develop content for Xanadu’s community-building events, such as our quantum computing hackathon QHack
  • Work collaboratively with members of Xanadu’s development, research, product, and marketing teams

Basic qualifications & experience

  • Undergraduate degree in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related technical field
  • Experience working in quantum computing or quantum science
  • Experience communicating scientific concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience developing content using diverse formats: text, images, videos, blog posts, tutorials, code, challenges, puzzles, etc
  • Demonstrated interest and commitment to education, outreach, and community building
  • Comfortable working with Python
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple competing priorities
  • Excellent communication abilities
  • Very strong attention to detail

Preferred qualifications & experience

  • Graduate degree in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related technical field
  • Experience with quantum software libraries, e.g., PennyLane, Qiskit
  • Familiarity with the broader quantum computing software and hardware landscape
  • Experience with social media (Twitter, Linkedin)
  • Experience with Search Engine Optimization techniques


Our values are important. They are fundamental and lay the foundation for the culture at Xanadu.

At Xanadu, we are committed to building an inclusive, safe, and equitable culture and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. We are committed to meeting the needs of all individuals and support a barrier-free workplace. Should you require accommodations at any point during the recruitment process please contact Human Resources at