Memory Systems Computer Architect

Job Type:Full Time

Microsoft Quantum has assembled a talented and diverse international team to create the world’s first scalable quantum computing system. Our full-stack approach involves exciting innovation from the physics at the quantum plane to providing global quantum services. The Microsoft Quantum program strives to fundamentally change the world of computing in order to help solve humankind’s currently unsolvable problems. We are on the cusp of an accelerated effort in quantum computing.

This position offers an opportunity to have a meaningful influence on a revolutionary technology. The research effort includes a diverse staff of theoretical and experimental physicists, hardware designers and software engineers around the world.

Our Sydney lab, based at the University of Sydney, is looking for an experienced computer architect to bring life to new research and be a leader in the field of quantum computing and classical control systems.


This role involves deep, hands-on technical work in a small, collaborative, environment. We are looking for someone who is as passionate about their own contribution as they are empowering and inspiring others. This person will be responsible for contributing to the technical direction of the research based on experimental results, program needs and the input from cross-functional colleagues.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Carry-out detailed performance analysis of various compute platforms, including sub-systems that comprise non von-Neunmann computer architectures.
  • Architect and understand approaches to overcome the “memory-wall” inherent to modern computing paradigms, mindful of power, thermal management, latency, bandwidth, etc.
  • Design, simulate, and compare different emerging memory technologies for applications in quantum and cryogenic computing.
  • Help define strategy and roadmap for standing-up novel approaches to overcome limitations of memory sub-systems in a variety of architectures.



  • A degree in electrical engineering, physics, or similar.
  • 5 years of experience in computer architecture, memory circuit design, and /or device engineering.
  • Familiarity with engineering practice and design methodologies.

Desired Skills:

  • Deep understanding of computer architectures, past and present.
  • Knowledge of memory devices, performance limitations, and opportunities for future technologies.
  • Knowledge of CMOS-based technologies, circuits, and design principles.
    Knowledge of superconducting circuits, and / or quantum computing, and / or neuromorphic compute paradigms.
  • Knowledge of embedded systems, operating systems, digital circuits, data converters, high-speed synchronization techniques, and associated compute platforms.
  • Some experience with high-speed test and measurement equipment.

This position will be required to pass the Microsoft background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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