Senior Solution Quantum Architect

Posted Date 1 month ago(1/5/2023 1:24 AM)
Requisition #
Security Clearance
Public Trust
Full Time
Portal Location : Location
US-CA-Mountain View
Minimum Salary
USD $132,120.00/Yr.
Maximum Salary
USD $297,180.00/Yr.


Noblis is seeking a self-motivated, energetic individual to work as a Senior Solution Quantum Architect with a strong background in strategic solutioning, quantum algorithm development and overall unconventional computing. The candidate will be responsible for providing expertise to NASA's Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab (QuAIL) with the vision to demonstrate that quantum computing and quantum algorithms may someday dramatically improve the agency’s ability to address difficult optimization and machine learning problems arising in NASA's aeronautics, Earth and space sciences, and space exploration missions.  This position will be performed on-site at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Mountain View, CA. 



  • Provides senior expert level technical and strategic engineering/consultant services to the NASA QuAIL program
  • Provides solutioning, algorithm development, and optimization strategies.
  • Provides senior level technical and strategic advice for multiple QuAIL projects to ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.  
  • Applies knowledge of Quantum hardware, software development and applies and/or develops advanced technologies, scientific principles, theories, and concepts to address next generation system requirements.
  • Perform software service requirements development, software service design, integration activities, support system test and evaluation, configuration control, and other engineering efforts to integrate machine learning techniques for NASA.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 10+ years of experience OR Master’s degree with 8+ years of experience or Doctorate with 4+ years of experience in physics, computer science, mathematics, chemistry or engineering
  • Expertise in programming and compilation of optimization problems to near-term quantum processors, both gate-model quantum processors and quantum annealers
  • Expertise with enabling efficient utilization of the prototype quantum hardware available for experimenting with quantum and quantum-classical hybrid approaches for exact and approximate optimization and sampling.
  • Expertise in research and development of quantum computational approaches to challenging combinatorial optimization and sampling problems with relevance to areas such as planning and scheduling, fault diagnosis, and machine learning.
  • Expertise with gate-model processors
  • Minimum of 3 years managing staff/direct reports.


At Noblis we recognize and reward your contributions, provide you with growth opportunities, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, and work-life programs. Our award programs acknowledge employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our service standards. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in our benefit programs. Other offerings may be provided for employees not within this category. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Benefits page on our Careers site.


Salary at Noblis is determined by various factors, including but not limited to, the combination of education, certifications, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, internal and external equity, location, and clearance level, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements and applicable employment laws. The projected compensation range for this position is provided within the posting and are based on full time status. Part time staff receive a prorated salary based on regularly scheduled hours. The estimated minimum and maximum displayed represents the broadest range for this position (inclusive of high geographic and high clearance requirements), and is just one component of Noblis’ total compensation package for employees.


With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. Noblis seeks an environment free from COVID-19 and prefers all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  Attestation of vaccination status will be required for employment with Noblis.  Unvaccinated employees may be subject to additional health and safety requirements to include any federal, state and/or client restrictions.


Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI, and Noblis MSD tackle the nation's toughest problems and apply advanced solutions to our clients' most critical missions. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise together in an environment of independence and objectivity to deliver enduring impact on federal missions. Noblis works with a wide range of government clients in the defense, intelligence and federal civil sectors. Learn more at Noblis -About Us


Why work at a Noblis company?

Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public. Noblis has won numerous workplace awards. Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace.


Noblis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race (as well as because of or on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.


Noblis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Noblis will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact

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