Software Team

Team Objectives and Work Description_

Qilimanjaro software team main goals are two-fold:

  • For one side, the software team helps the other teams (both hardware and theory) on achieving their goals via providing the software tools and expertise to speed up their developments and make them production-ready.
  • For another side, it builds the Quantum as a Service solution to let our clients connect to our quantum machines and run either their coded algorithms or our portfolio algorithms.

Both of these two goals rely on building our software stack, named Qilima, that at the same time will be implemented on the open-source framework, QIBO, in which Qilimanjaro contributes.

Team members_

Artur Garcia Sáez

Co-founder and Chief Software Architect

Artur Garcia-Saez obtained his Ph.D. at The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) working on classical and quantum correlations. Since then, he has worked at Universitat de Barcelona and the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook. He is currently working at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center on optimization problems and Machine Learning applications.

Albert Solana

Senior Quantum Engineer

Albert Solana is the current Software Lead and holds a postgraduate in Quantum Engineering (UPC), an MBA at ESADE & Stern NYU and a BSc in Computer Science (UPC). He developed his professional experience in the consulting business in innovative technologies, such as: digital identity, blockchain, Big Data and Data Science, and quantum computing. Currently coordinating the software team to design and implement the Quantum as a Service (QaaS) to provide service for Qilimanjaro clients.

Joel Pérez Díaz

Quantum Engineer

Joel studied Physics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). After graduating, he worked in the tech industry for three years, where he gained experience as a software developer. With the goal of working in the Quantum Computing field, Joel did an MSc in Photonics at The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), where he did his Master Thesis using Machine Learning to detect Quantum Phase Transitions. He is currently a part of Qilimanjaro’s Software Team, where he is using and growing his knowledge in quantum physics and computer science with the development of quantum algorithms and the low-level software to control the quantum hardware.

Javier Sabariego

Quantum Engineer

Once he obtained his MSc in High Energy Physics (UAB, IFAE), he started his professional career working as a backend web developer for Air-Fi, a small communications company were he would contribute to the development of a wifi-based Indoor Positioning System (ISP). Eventually, he would become the Product Manager of the ISP.


His professional and academic profiles would come together at Qilimanjaro, where he is currently a developer for the Quantum as a Service (QaaS) project.

Albert Mitjans

Quantum Intern

Conducted a bachelor’s degree in Physics at the University of Barcelona, during which I acquired self-taught skills in Python and Java programming languages. Consecutively started a master’s degree in Quantum Engineering at ETH Zurich, where I gained useful knowledge in areas such as Quantum Information Processing and Quantum Optics. There I also achieved expertise in C, C++ and SQL programming languages. Currently carrying out my master’s internship at Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech, where I am enthusiastically using both my quantum and programming experience to develop an API for quantum hardware control.