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Kipu Quantum is a VC-backed quantum computing startup with offices in Karlsruhe and Berlin. We develop proprietary enterprise software solutions for corporate users in finance & insurance, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, automotive, and logistics. Our breakthrough technology gives quantum computers, a nascent technology the potential to solve intractable computational problems five years earlier than competing approaches.

To build the world’s largest and most precise quantum computing platform and be the first company that demonstrates quantum advantage with relevance to industry use cases to the world, we need motivated employees that help design both our present and engage with the future!

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IP Manager (m/f/d) in Quantum Computing Start-Up

Berlin
permanent, full-time
Department: Operations
Seniority: experienced

Your mission

As an IP Manager (m/f/d) in a quantum computing start-up, you will play a crucial role in managing and protecting the company's intellectual property assets, as this role involves overseeing the identification, assessment, and protection of inventions, innovations, and technologies developed within the organization.

  • Primary point of contact for all scientific and administrative matters related to intellectual property
  • Creation and implementation of IP policies and processes in close cooperation with the external patent attorney and the IP-Committee
  • Ensure that the company's intellectual property portfolio is strategically managed and aligned with business goals
  • Work closely with our tech team and internal inventors to understand technology roadmaps, to identify areas for intellectual property development and to stay up-to-date with the status of filed patents
  • Filing and reviewing patent applications and invention disclosure forms from inventors
  • Assess the freedom to operate for the company's products and technologies, detecting and addressing potential infringements
  • Regular review of current scientific literature to stay updated on emerging technologies, advancements, and research that might intersect with IP concerns with specific regard to Quantum computing

Your profile

  • Completed studies in a scientific or economic field, e.g. physics, chemistry, computer science, law or equivalent qualifications
  • Well-founded experience in working with a patent attorney or a patent department of a university institution 
  • Familiarity with patent laws and procedures in relevant jurisdictions
  • A basic understanding of quantum computing concepts would be an advantage
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • True startup mindset; hands-on, driven, resilient. As we are a young venture, we all must wear different hats and contribute to different aspects of the business
  • Excellent command of English is necessary and German is a big plus

Why us?

  • The chance to join one of the hottest start-ups in Quantum Computing and shape the future of technology - your input will make a strong impact
  • We care: You can expect a very international, open, transparent and caring company culture 
  • Targeted promotion of your skills and abilities with room for individual development in our team
  • Flexible working hours with the option to work up to 100% mobile
  • A modern coworking workspace in the heart of Karlsruhe or Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg), Germany
  • Various benefits such as team events, contribution to public transport, workation options, …
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Quantum Algorithm Engineers (m/f/d)

Berlin
permanent, full-time
Department: Innovation
Seniority: experienced

Your mission

We are thrilled to announce that several positions within our esteemed Innovation Team are open since now and will be filled along 2024! This presents a fantastic opportunity for dynamic and talented individuals to join our organization and contribute to cutting-edge projects that will enable Quantum Advantage! As Quantum Algorithm Engineer (m/f/d) you will be part of our Innovation team, a smart, creative and revolutionary group of ambitious Scientists and Engineers, desire to make a significant impact and push the boundaries of what is possible.

  • You will be developing quantum algorithms to tackle industry-relevant problems on available noisy quantum computing hardware towards achieving quantum advantage
  • You will be developing Kipu Quantum computing paradigms on digital-analog quantum computing, digitized-counterdiabatic quantum computing, and analog quantum computing
  • You will be part of contributing to patent applications, scientific articles, and white papers

Your profile

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Finance, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biology, or any other comparable field, ideally with specialization in quantum computing and/or quantum information
  • A robust and diverse quantum computing skill set and interdisciplinary experience in at least two of the following areas:
    • Quantum Many-Body Physics: Understanding complex quantum systems
    • Quantum Information Science, Computing, and Simulation: In-depth knowledge of quantum algorithms
    • Tensor Networks, DMRG, and Monte Carlo Simulation Techniques: Expertise in advanced computational methods
    • Quantum Machine Learning and Optimization Problems: Applying quantum computing to machine learning or optimization challenges
    • Understanding of Quantum Hardware: Knowledge of neutral atoms, trapped ions, superconducting circuits, and photonics, among others, including experimental background or hands-on experience with cloud quantum computers
    • Quantum Algorithms for Chemistry and Material Design: Experience developing algorithms for quantum chemistry calculations and material design
    • Quantum Complexity Theory: Proficiency in the theoretical aspects of quantum computing.
    • Quantum Algorithms for Finance: Experience in applying quantum algorithms to solve problems in finance
  • Ability to innovate and apply quantum computing principles across interdisciplinary sectors, including finance, chemistry, and material science
  • Hands-on experience with quantum hardware and a deep understanding of the latest advancements in quantum technology
  • Ability to think critically, innovate, and contribute significantly to quantum computing
  • True startup mindset: hands-on, driven, resilient. As we are a young venture, we all must wear different hats and contribute to different aspects of the business
  • Excellent command of English is necessary, and German is a big plus

Why us?

  • The chance to join one of the hottest start-ups in Quantum Computing and shape the future of technology - your input will make a strong impact
  • We care: You can expect a very international, open, transparent and caring company culture 
  • Targeted promotion of your skills and abilities with room for individual development in our team
  • Flexible working hours with the option to work up to 100% mobile
  • A modern coworking workspace in the heart of Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg), Germany
  • Various benefits such as team events, contribution to public transport, workation options, …
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Students

Working student (m/f/d) / Internship in Operations Research (OR) in Quantum Computing Start-Up

Karlsruhe
working student, part-time
Department: Development
Seniority: student

Your mission

As an intern or working student (m/f/d) in Operations Research (OR) you will be part of our development team and work at the intersection of quantum computing and operational research, leveraging your skills in mathematical modelling, and optimization algorithms. This role offers a unique blend of theoretical and practical experience, allowing you to contribute directly to the success of our cutting-edge projects.

  • Identify applications of quantum computing in operation research for various industry sectors
  • Estimate relevance of operational research solution in large-scale industrial application
  • Explore and implement classical heuristic algorithm to solve optimization problems in internal proof of concept projects
  • Prepare clear and concise reports and visualizations to communicate findings and recommendations to stakeholders, including senior management
  • Contribute to the development of tools and software solutions to solve optimization problem, leveraging your programming skills and understanding of relevant technologies

Your profile

  • You are a student enrolled at a German university, pursuing a bachelor's (> 3 Semester), master’s or PhD degree in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field
  • Strong mathematical background with knowledge of optimization techniques, linear algebra, heuristic algorithms, and probability theory
  • Proficiency in programming in Python, with experience and basics of algorithm development
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail and the ability to think critically and creatively
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to convey complex concepts clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Enthusiasm for quantum computing and its potential applications in solving real-world problems

Why us?

  • The chance to join one of the hottest start-ups in Quantum Computing!
  • A great learning and mentoring experience at the beginning of your professional career
  • A very international, open, transparent and caring company culture 
  • Flexible working hours with the option to work up to 100% mobile
  • Room for future growth in our team
  • Compensation per hour: 17,00 EUR
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Unsolicited Application

Unsolicited Application

Berlin
permanent, full-or-part-time
Department:
Seniority: experienced

Your mission

Didn't find the right job for you? Then simply send us your unsolicited application! ​

Your profile

As a ​fast growing company we are constantly searching for motivated talents ​in various areas, such as Quantum Computing R&D, Mathematics, Chemistry, Operations.

Why us?

  • The chance to join one of the hottest start-ups in Quantum Computing and shape the future of technology
  • A very open, transparent and caring company culture with a fast and agile development cycle
  • Flexible working hours
  • Nothing is set in stone yet - your input can make a strong impact!
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Why us?

  • The chance to join one of the hottest start-ups in Quantum Computing and shape the future of technology – your input will make a strong impact
  • We care: You can expect a very international, open, transparent and caring company culture
  • Targeted promotion of your skills and abilities with room for individual development in our team
  • Flexible working hours with the option to work up to 100% mobile
  • A modern coworking workspace in the heart of Karlsruhe or Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg), Germany
  • Various benefits such as team events, contribution to public transport, workation options, …

Contact us!

Svenja Anderer
HR Director Kipu Quantum GmbH

MAIL. hr@kipu-quantum.com
MOBILE. +49 172 399 5868