Theory/Software team – Internship


We offer an Intern Theory/Software position to join the theory/software team at Qilimanjaro.

The theory and software teams at Qilimanjaro work closely to define and implement efficient quantum algorithms tailored to solve complex problems for the industry and academia through the use of the quantum devices developed by our hardware team. We also contribute to the development of Qibo, an open-source framework dedicated to managing both quantum simulators and quantum hardware. This framework builds a full-stack API from the top level applications that require the use of quantum computing, to the bottom level that controls the quantum hardware devices.

In this project, the intern will join the quantum theory and software teams at Qilimanjaro to identify and implement specific use-cases (both for industry and academia), which will be defined as part of the internship, using the Qibo framework and documenting the whole process to help future users with similar needs. 


  • Undergraduate or Master Student
  • Degrees: Physics, Computer Science/Engineering
  • Skills (desirable): theoretical physics, Python programming, curiosity, eagerness to learn.

Offices: Barcelona offices @Meraki, Carrer dels Comtes de Bell-Lloc, 161, 08014 Barcelona

Starting date and duration to be agreed between both parties. Essential to mention in your application your availability regarding the duration of the internship.

About Qilimanjaro:

Quantum computing will change the world but with current approaches, the true impact of quantum computers lays at least a decade away. We plan to offer true quantum computational power to solve industry critical problems, specifically in the area of optimization and machine learning, in a much shorter timeframe.

The Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech SL startup company is the quantum spin-off from the Barcelona Supercomputer Center (BSC), the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Institute of High-Energy Physics (IFAE) that started operations in 2020 on the back of international customer multi-year contracts.

Qilimanjaro has brought together a great team of scientists with extensive training, knowledge and experience in international labs at MIT, Caltech, Waterloo in Toronto, Stony Brook and TU Delft.

Our integrated hardware & software team focuses on superconducting qubits for gate-based quantum computers to focus on timely and affordable quantum advantage, by designing next-generation analog quantum processors with high quality qubits, which do not require quantum error correction and can therefore be faster-to-market.

If necessary, an agreement with your University may be arranged.

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