IQM Finland Oy

(Junior) Software Engineer, Quantum Software

Published on 28.07.2021

(Junior) Software Engineer, Quantum Software

IQM is the European leader in superconducting quantum computers, headquartered in Espoo, Finland. Established in 2019, we have grown to 100+ employees and have established a subsidiary in Munich, Germany. We build quantum computers for research laboratories and supercomputing centers. For industrial customers, we deliver quantum advantage through our unique application-specific co-design approach. We foster creativity, ingenuity, and the ability to solve problems in everything we do. When we are creating something so unique, there are no crazy ideas, no limits, just sparkles of innovation. We are here to extend the limits of what is possible. Quantum computing is a field of industry where the concept of the impossible is redefined. Learn more about IQM on Youtube and LinkedIn.

IQM is now looking for a Software Engineer in a focused, collaborative scale-up environment to support the development of quantum computing – do you want to be part of this? IQM, a fast-growing company with already more than 100 professionals, builds scalable hardware for universal quantum computers, focusing on superconducting technology addressing the next big challenge: scalability. They are developing 2nd generation quantum processors based on proprietary technology that allows them to significantly speed up the clock speed of quantum processors. Quantum computing will revolutionize industries like drug discovery, materials science, and finance by solving complex problems in hours instead of years, and as the largest quantum computing hardware company in Europe, IQM aims to demonstrate the fastest qubit reset and readout in the industry.

As a Software Engineer, you will be responsible for developing and extending layout design software and supporting quantum engineers designing the hardware. You will develop and work with open-source software – you can get familiar with part of the code here. More specifically, your primary focus is in supporting quantum computing by developing the software which is used to design the on-chip layout of the superconducting quantum processors and other components. Your work will mainly consist of developing, testing, and documenting your code. In this position, you’ll have a great opportunity to grow with an international and quickly growing company. In the future, you’ll get to participate also in other software development projects that will come along. IQM is constantly growing and that provides great opportunities to proceed in your career the way you prefer.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with independent problem-solving skills and a natural capacity to learn and master complex systems and unforeseen practical challenges. This position is ideal for someone with a proactive attitude towards hands-on work and an ability to be flexible and adapt to new situations in a rapidly changing research environment. However, support and help from highly skilled colleagues are always near and IQM provides a hands-on orientation program for new employees. You get to work in close co-operation with other software developers as well as with our quantum engineers. Hence you’ll need good teamwork skills.

We hope you have:

  • Studies from a relevant technical field
  • Minimum of internship experience from software development – we are also open for experienced developers as the role is customizable
  • Independent programming skills with Python
  • Interest in the field of quantum computing
  • Professional skills in English – we do not require knowledge of the Finnish language

Bonus points:

  • Knowledge or experience from any other programming languages (e.g. C++ or Java)
  • Experience from 2D graphics programming
  • Version control SW experience
  • Linux and Windows experience
  • GitHub and GitLab experience
  • Electronic design automation knowledge or experience

IQM offers you:

  • A possibility to work in an ambitious, growing, and international environment of a scale-up company
  • A possibility to grow and learn a lot of the unique domain of quantum computing
  • A hands-on orientation, and support from a truly talented and diverse team
  • An enthusing working atmosphere and office facilities at Keilaniemi with fantastic public connections
  • A great salary and benefits such as devices of your choice, lunch, gym, public transport/parking area benefits, snacks and drinks at the office, travel insurance for work and free-time, and health care benefit, annual bonus based on targets
  • A possibility to work partly remotely

In this position, you will be employed directly by IQM. The contract is permanent.

Interested in joining the crew? Please submit your CV or LinkedIn profile (cover letter optional) by the latest 11th of August via our application system. Feel free to mention your salary request, possible GitHub (or similar) profile, and preferred starting date in your application documents. Remember to use the application system, we do not accept applications by email.

You can familiarize yourself with IQM here: For more information about the recruitment process contact aTalent’s Recruitment Manager Jessica Vilppula between 3rd-4th of August (+358 505395987, jessica.vilppula(at) or Miili Reponen (+358 50 475 4889, miili.reponen(at) between 9th-11th of August.

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