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Python Developer for Quantum Experiments - CIPHER - 1467

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

Atlanta, GA
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Title: Python Developer for Quantum Experiments - CIPHER - 1467
JobID: 1467
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description: Do you like to code?  Do you like a research environment? Do you like learning new things?  Come join a team of people building experiments in quantum systems research.  Georgia Tech Research Institute ( seeks computer scientists for full-time research faculty positions within its CIPHER lab.


Develop software that operates cutting edge physics lab experiments.  The Quantum Systems Group ( at GTRI designs and hosts world class experiments in ion trapping and atom-based quantum sensor development.  These experimental systems need reliable and stable toolsets to make them run well; so GTRI needs exceptional computer scientists to help keep our quantum device experiments best-in-class.

This position will require Python software engineering skills.  Persons in this position will be tasked to modify a large research-grade python code, enhancing it in response to end user requirements, and improving code maturity.  Additionally, persons in this position will support development of software for lab new equipment as needed.

Research Engineer/Scientist I

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

Research Scientist II

  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.


  • Must possess extensive experience with object oriented software development and software engineering methodologies.
  • Must have experience developing in Python (3.0 preferred).
  • Must work well in a team environment that includes end users.
  • Must be a US citizen.


Languages (Python, C++, C, Java, etc.) and libraries (PyQt, GUI development).

Software engineering tools (git, JIRA, Stash) and operating systems (Windows, Linux).

Scientific tool development (Python using numpy, scipy, and matplotlib).

Experience with a physics lab environment.  Experience developing hardware lab equipment software drivers using Python, GPIB programming, communication protocols (TCP/IP) stack, client/server networking, FGPAs, VHDL, Igor, and Igor Script.


The Georgia Tech Research Institute has been recognized as one of Atlanta’s Best Places to Work by the Atlanta Business Chronicle 4 of the last 5 years. GTRI is a great place for intellectually curious, world class technology oriented engineering and scientific talent to work. Our applied research projects are challenging and cutting edge. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits (including 21 days of paid vacation a year), professional growth, and a defined career growth strategy.  GTRI employs over 1,220 world class engineers and scientists.

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Georgia Institute of Technology is a leading research university committed to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.

Ranked as the #7 best public university, Georgia Tech provides a focused, technologically based education to more than 21,500 undergraduate and graduate students.

Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report.

Degrees are offered through the colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Sciences, the Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

The strong academic work ethic at Tech is balanced by a collegiate atmosphere incorporating both intercollegiate and intramural sports, campus traditions, and some 400 student organizations.

Alongside their academic achievements, Tech students are also active in the community, earning a well-rounded education through community service activities.

As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 centers focused on interdisciplinary research that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to American government, industry, and business.

There is no doubt that Georgia Tech stands out as a distinctively different kind of university, one that is eagerly encouraging and developing the revolutionary technologies of the 21st century.

Equipped with the extremely rich resources of an outstanding student body and faculty; strong partnerships with business, industry, and government; and support from alumni and friends, Georgia Tech is designing a future of global preeminence, leadership, and service.