Senior Software Engineer QINC

QuTech is an advanced research center aimed at realizing a quantum computer and quantum networks. It is a joint venture between Delft University of Technology and TNO, located on the campus of Delft University of Technology.

To realize its goals, QuTech is organized into roadmaps, where the roadmap of Quantum Internet and Networked Computing (QINC) is responsible for the goal of quantum networks. Communication networks – connecting a vast number of devices anywhere on earth using classical communication – have had a revolutionary impact on our world. The long term vision of the QINC roadmap is to build and apply fundamentally new network technology by enabling quantum communication between any two points on earth. At short distances, such networks provide a scalable path to building truly large scale quantum computing systems by networking small quantum processors into one big quantum computing cluster. At long distances, a Quantum Internet will – in synergy with the ‘classical’ internet that we have today – connect quantum processors at a distance in order to achieve unparalleled capabilities that are provably impossible using classical communication.

QINC is working on realizing a small scale test network linking both simple quantum equipment capable of enabling cryptographic applications such as secure communication, as well as sophisticated quantum processing devices across several Dutch cities in 2020. It has the technological know-how enabling early stage networks in metropolitan areas such as the Randstad, and the ambition to bring this technology to a practical reality. QINC has an integrated effort at the cutting edge of research and development, spanning quantum hardware and software. It is recognized as a world leader in quantum networking, and leads the European Quantum Internet Alliance (QIA), a team effort of academia and industry across Europe with the long term goals of realizing a large scale quantum internet. QINC is a highly collaborative multi-disciplinary effort involving more than 50 researchers, and engineers from across the world. QINC is a young, ambitious, fast moving team determined to be the first to achieve a technological goal akin to the first moon landing. We are now seeking several software engineers, and one senior software architect to join us in this exciting endeavor.

Job description:

We are seeking a senior software engineer who can adopt a leading role in our new software engineering team (3-4 fte). In this position, you will lead software activities within QINC. Your responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate the development of key QINC software projects.
  • Conduct project management activities across QINC software projects, such as scheduling milestones, tracking progress, aligning work across different projects, communicating with principle investigators in research and engineering, and keep the focus on delivering project commitment.
  • Develop and recommend software engineering best practices.
  • Stimulate the growth of the team and the personal development of the team members
  • Ensure training of developers, engineers and researchers in software engineering best practises.

Job requirements:

  • Passionate about advancing communication technologies to entirely new heights
  • Experience in software project management, including agile project management
  • Good communication and people management skills
  • Degree in computer science, engineering or comparable discipline
  • Experience in systems programming (5 years+)
  • Experience in programming for embedded systems
  • Experience in C and Python (5 years+)
  • Experience with network programming (5 years+)
  • Comfortable with a rapid prototyping approach to development where research can change requirements from iteration to iteration
  • Proactive and able to independently devise solutions
  • Team player
  • Ambitious and flexible
  • For this vacancy an EU work permit is required

General details of vacancy:

Areas of work: IT
Professional and intellectual level: University level
Type of employment: temporary, 1 year with the intention of a permanent contract
Working hours: 38-40 hours
Salary: Min 3637 euro – max 5656 euro gross per month based on a full-time basis.

Other information:

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Dr. Julio de Oliveira Filho, email:

To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV along with a letter of application before September 15, 2019 to Mrs Helena Nwosu-Pronk, management assistant,