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Machine Learning/Data Engineer
Summary of Position and Responsibilities
As part of Xanadu’s Machine Learning team, the selected candidate will be responsible for working with a multidisciplinary team of machine learning experts and quantum algorithm developers to bring machine learning models into production. They will develop, deploy, and maintain code, models, and pipelines leveraging various cloud providers and services; automate model training, testing, deployment, and monitoring; and design solution architectures for data driven applications.
Prospective applicants must have strong technical, programming, and mathematical skills. They must possess the ability to evaluate established methods and tools, learn new ones quickly, and apply their knowledge to solve practical problems. Applicants should be self-motivated and demonstrate the ability to successfully meet objectives. Familiarity with quantum computing is not essential for this position, but is a definite plus.
Basic Qualifications and Experience
- MSc in Machine Learning, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, or a related field.
- Experience building and deploying production-grade machine learning applications at scale.
- Strong software engineering skills across multiple languages (Python, Scala, Java, C++, etc.)
- Experience building and supporting development environments for Machine Learning/Data Science teams.
- Experience with distributed computing frameworks like Spark, Dask, or Hadoop.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience
- PhD in Machine Learning, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, or a related field.
- Solid mathematical understanding of machine learning, statistical modelling, probability theory, and linear algebra.
- Experience with frontend and backend web application development.
- Passionate about agile software processes, data-driven development, reliability, testing, and continuous delivery.
- Familiarity with and experience working in a fast-growing technology start-up environment.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a copy of your CV along with a cover letter outlining why you think this is the right role for you!
At Xanadu, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, safe, and equitable culture that meets the needs of all individuals. We actively support a barrier-free workplace and ensure team members feel included, valued, and heard. We are dedicated to being a fair and equitable employer, and that includes the representation of women in STEM. Should you require accommodations at any point during the recruitment process please contact Human Resources at email@example.com.Apply Now
Quantum Photonic Engineer
Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute to the next revolution in computing technology? Do you want to take part in an exciting and rapidly growing new industry? Do you want to put your skills to use at the forefront of a cutting-edge field? Our Hardware team is looking for someone like you!
Summary of Position and Responsibilities
Xanadu is seeking a full-time Quantum Photonic Engineer to work within the hardware team (20+ physicists and engineers) to develop and optimize all aspects of their cloud hardware stack and its integration with existing systems. This role involves full-stack systems-level design, construction, prototyping, testing, and deployment of cutting-edge photonic technology. In addition, candidates may be responsible for writing patents and peer-reviewed publications describing these devices and their capabilities, when applicable. The selected candidate will work with our established team of physicists and engineers to help build our photonic quantum computation platform based on the continuous variable (CV) approach. Successful applicants will have a proven track record of the following:
- PhD in Experimental Physics, Electrical Engineering; or
- Related relevant discipline, in at least one of: Photonics, Optics, Atomic/Molecular/Optical (AMO) Physics, or similar fields
- At least 1 year post-doctoral or industry experience (preferred)
- Experience working in a collaborative team-based development environment
- Experience with complex fiber optic components and systems
- Experience with nonlinear optics or nonlinear photonics
- Strong record of independently led projects
- Experience automating and developing control systems for complex experiments using Python
- Custom PCB design and testing
- Optical and electrical chip packaging solutions
- Integrated optics
- Mechanical CAD design
- Experience with technical product development
Our team is located in Toronto, Canada. We have a great team that tailors individual relocation and immigration packages to best support your move.
Please submit a copy of your CV and any additional information outlining why you think this is the right role for you! We’re looking forward to reading your application.
At Xanadu, we are committed to building an inclusive, safe, and equitable culture and fostering anenvironment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. We are committed to meeting theneeds of all individuals and support a barrier-free workplace. Should you require accommodations at anypoint during the recruitment process please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.Apply Now
Senior Software Developer
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Xanadu is a leading full-stack quantum computing and advanced AI company. Our mission is to build quantum computers that are useful and available to people everywhere. With a world-class global team and over $40 million in funding from top tier investors, Xanadu is the world-leader in photonic quantum computing, solving the most significant and computationally intensive problems facing enterprises today.
As a Senior Software Developer you will help build a trustworthy AI platform to combat rogue quantum and classical AI. Xanadu is a full-stack quantum computing and advanced AI company. You will be involved in completely reshaping the nature of computation as we know it.
- Is able to take a technical leadership role
- Is comfortable working in cross-functional teams
- Is able to evangelize proper software development practises throughout the team
- Can work anywhere in the stack, from databases, to REST APIs and above
- Is comfortable working with a variety of open-source software including Nginx, Redis, and Postgres
- Understands the full lifecycle of software development, including version control, code review, testing, continuous integration, logging, documentation and debugging
- Is able to work productively on a geographically distributed team
- Is able to contribute to open-source projects at a high technical level
- Is curious and enthusiastic about new and unfamiliar technologies
- Pays careful attention to detail
- Has good communication skills and can express complex technical concepts in a clear and easy to understand way
- Has 4-8 years of experience working in the field
- Is proficient in Python
- Is adept at working with Linux
- Is comfortable working with Git and GitHub
- Is a generalist developer who is comfortable working in multiple languages
- Hands-on experience building large, fault-tolerant, distributed systems at scale
- Experience using Docker and deploying to cloud platforms like AWS or Google Cloud
- Working knowledge of client-server architecture
- A basic understanding of machine learning and AI
At Xanadu we primarily work with Python, but we use a variety of tools including C++, Postgres, Redis, Docker, CI pipelines, and multiple cloud platforms. We build using a distributed microservice model, and we are constantly exploring new technologies to add to our stack.
Please submit a copy of your CV and any additional information outlining why you think this is the right role for you! We’re looking forward to reading your application. This posting will close on March 27th, 2020.
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 email@example.com.Apply Now
University of Toronto (Department of Physics) - Postdoctoral Fellow
Area of Research: Quantum Optics, Experimental and Theoretical
Description of duties: Frontiers in Continuous Variable Quantum Computation
The University of Toronto Department of Physics, in collaboration with Xanadu (www.xanadu.ai), a full-stack quantum computing startup company in Toronto, is initiating a joint research program into frontier projects on continuous variable quantum optics, in particular, the generation and characterization of non-Gaussian and Gaussian states. Within this project there are a variety of roles, from pure theory through to device engineering. Within the experimental efforts, skillsets involving both conventional bulk optical techniques, as well as integrated photonics, are being sought. As such, both theorists and experimentalists will be considered. Successful candidates will meet the criteria below.
Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery, and knowledge creation. It is widely recognized to be one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, driven to invent and innovate. In the
physical sciences, the University has a long history of world-class research in quantum physics, optics, information and computing, coordinated through the interdisciplinary CQIQC, the Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Control.
Xanadu is a venture-backed startup company, located in Toronto, Canada. Xanadu designs and integrates quantum silicon photonic chips into existing hardware to create truly full-stack quantum computing. Xanadu has a world-class team of R&D professionals developing the theory, hardware and software for our unique style of photonic quantum computing. The company currently has more than 40 PhDs from leading institutions around the world, and is continuing to steadily grow its technical team. In June 2019, Xanadu publicly announced a Series A financing round, worth $32M CAD, from the largest venture investors in Canada.
The company has built a multi-million dollar, fully functional optics lab at its headquarters in Toronto, and works with a number of different suppliers internationally for key components like photon-number-resolving detectors, high performance laser light sources, and photonic integrated circuit fabrication.
Experimental work will be performed primarily at the Xanadu labs, while theory work will be carried out primarily at the University. The Xanadu labs are about a ten minute walk from the Department of Physics. This project is supported in part by the MITACS Elevate program, project IT15614.
Salary: $62,500 annually, plus benefits
- PhD or higher in relevant field of physics or engineering
- Proven track record of excellence in their research domain of expertise
- For experimental applicants, experience with continuous variable protocols is an asset,
but not required, including techniques like:
- Homodyne detection (time domain data acquisition)
- Photon counting and heralded state preparation experiments
- Parametric nonlinear optics
- Interest in close collaboration between theory and experimental teams
All individuals interested in this position must submit a complete academic CV and short cover
letter/email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date.
Closing date: when filled
Supervisor: Professor John Sipe
Expected start date: As soon as possible
The initial appointment will be for one year, with renewal for a second year contingent on appropriate progress in the first year.
The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.
Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE
3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.
This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially
welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal
People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to
the further diversification of ideas.