Embedded Software Team Leader at Quantum Brilliance

Full-Time, Control Systems, Canberra, AU canberra full-time
Posted a month ago

About us

Quantum Brilliance is the world leader in room-temperature quantum computing using synthetic diamonds. Our unique vision is to make quantum computing available as an everyday technology, from data centres to remote and mobile systems like autonomous robots and satellites. In contrast to quantum computers that fill a room, we are developing quantum accelerators with more compute power than a classical supercomputer but in a form factor smaller than a lunchbox.

Founded in 2019 by leaders in diamond quantum science from the Australian National University, we are a full-stack quantum computing company. An Australia-German company, our HQs are in Canberra and Stuttgart, with additional locations across Australia and southern Germany. We are working with global technology leaders to develop quantum computing applications, integrate quantum hardware with high-performance computing, solve materials science challenges and develop ultra-precise semiconductor manufacturing and quantum control techniques. We are backed by leading venture capital funds and major research and technology institutes.


The Embedded Software Team Leader is a critical member of the company’s control systems research and development team. You will be the direct line manager for a small team of software and systems engineers in our lab in Canberra. This team are responsible for developing the control systems for our quantum computer hardware and typically have expertise in embedded software, FPGA design, electronics, and work closely with our Lab Team to develop the required hardware control and data processing capabilities. Most team members have a background in software/system engineering or physics research. We are looking for an experienced line manager whose primary responsibility is to guide the Control Team’s success. You will deal with multiple stakeholders within the company and, depending on your expertise and interests, you could have responsibilities in technical leadership and strategic considerations.

Job Summary

Your roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Leading a team of software and systems engineers
  • Supporting the growth and career development of individuals in the team
  • Building and maintaining a positive team culture and morale
  • Responding to the needs of your team and the needs of the company
  • Understanding and preparing for the needs of upcoming projects
  • Ensuring the team has sufficient capability to execute projects (including hiring and upskilling)
  • Conducting performance reviews

About you:

  • Degree Qualification in Science, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or similar
  • 3+ years R&D or research experience
  • 2+ years team leadership experience (ideally an R&D or research team)
  • Experience with embedded systems, FPGA, Python and/or electronics
  • Previous experience in a start-up is a bonus
  • Able to anticipate the needs of upcoming projects and envision projects from start to finish
  • Excited about emerging technology
  • Excellent communication skills and able to deal with multiple internal stakeholders
  • Ability to juggle multiple competing tasks
  • Ability to coach teams through the ups and downs of startup life
  • An advocate of agile workstyle and diversity
  • Not afraid to wear various hats and interested in helping shape and sustain a progressive organisational culture

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment; hence we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We are aware that some individuals tend to only apply for jobs when they meet 100% of the criteria. If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit!