Life At D-Wave

The Details…

  • Employee ownership
  • Flexible working hours
  • Support for conference attendance
  • Healthy work-life balance
  • Encouragement to publish and patent your ideas
  • Competitive benefits package
  • Social events – enjoy events ranging from lunch and learns to street hockey
  • Employee Lounge – relax in our massage chair or play a game of foosball or pool
  • State of the art espresso machine – learn from the best educated baristas around

Why Work at D-Wave?

“What am I proud of?

Here’s the planet with all these people on it, with all these huge critical problems on it, and I get to work in one small place on the planet with this elite group of people, to be able to tackle and solve some of the world’s hardest and most difficult problems socially, politically, environmentally.. and I feel pretty proud that I get to work here, around this. It’s not a regular job, it’s not a regular place.”

Finding Ways to Solve the Hardest Problems

“What’s great is the multi-disciplinary nature of this company. If you’re a qubit physicist at an academic institution it’s like, oh, I’m measuring coherence times, or doing rabi oscillations, but you’re not going to interact very often with people doing real applications.

At D-Wave we’re working on everything from water network optimization to genomic analysis, so you have people thinking about what are you going to do with quantum computers as well as people who are doing fundamental research, or doing experiments, as well as the guys building the IO system.” 

The Expertise and Resources You Need

“When I was in academia I was the person gathering the data, the person running the fridge, the person doing design, and doing all of that in a pretty mediocre way.

At D-Wave there are people really good at doing data, really good at running cryogenic fridges, really good at doing design. So, things happen and stuff gets done and that is something that I’ve really enjoyed coming here from academia, there’s manpower and expertise that I didn’t have before.”

Collaborative Problem Solving

“The company is collaborative by nature, we listen to each other, there’s a lot of very smart people with very strong opinions but we work together.”

“The feedback I’ve gotten from people coming here from graduate school is that there is a very clear objective, ‘we’re going to save the world kind of thing’.. I think most of the people really like each other and there’s a culture of collaboration, it’s not contentious.”

Learning and Real Innovation

“One of the best things about working here is interacting with a diverse group of people, from cryogenics and electronics experts to physicists and software developers and mathematicians. It’s just such a broad range of skills, that’s all thrown together, it’s quite amazing.”

“Xerox PARC, Bell Labs, those places don’t exist anymore and academicians tend to think that’s where more of the innovation is going on. I think there’s more innovation going on in start-up companies, the kind of stuff that changes the world, so you’ll do more science here then you will elsewhere.”

A Work Day At D-Wave

“There’s a total sense of wonder, people think this is so cool.”

“There are no common days. That’s a really good sign, ‘cause there’s nothing worse than going to a job and it’s groundhog day, every freaking day.”

“Everything happens so fast. It seems like we’re talking about something and then we’re doing it in 5 minutes and a few days later, it’s done. Really, it’s amazing, very unique.”

“You’ve got to be constantly forward thinking, you can’t just get yourself into a routine because that routine is not going to be the same one next week.”

The Coolest Things about Working at D-Wave

“Basically we get to be the first people to use the most powerful quantum computers in the world.”

“Well, I think the coolest thing is taking care of systems and the technology that’s helping to power quantum computing. I mean, who else in the world can say that they worked for a quantum IT department?”

“Nobody else is doing this anywhere, They’re not going to find another job, to my knowledge on this planet specifically, maybe elsewhere, that is doing what we are.”

Meet Some of Our Team

Mark
Director, Research

"On my first visit I was overwhelmed by the enthusiasm, passion, and ambition of the team, and I knew I wanted to be a part of it. After more than eight years at D-Wave, it is still the caliber of the people I get to work with that means the most to me."

Team Member Since: 2005

Diane
Director, Customer Training

“People come to our classes with curiosity and fascination. We lead them through the evolution of quantum technology to the fundamentals of our system, then introduce them to advanced topics and techniques. They leave amazed and wanting to learn more."

Team Member Since: 2014

Mohammad
Principal Scientist

The project itself is very interesting and exciting. It is both scientific and technological. Moreover, a large collaborative work like this, with high dedication and different expertise, is very rare in most other places.

Team Member Since: 2000

Kelly
Processor Architecture Researcher

“You don't really go into a pure math degree thinking you're going to get a job in industry, but here I am doing what I love, using talents that I never expected to use in a professional setting."

Team Member Since: 2015

Andrew
Optimization Algorithms Researcher

"Suddenly I had an opportunity to combine difficult mathematics with a concrete goal: developing a completely new type of computer.  So I took it."

Team Member Since: 2013

Adam
Software Developer

"Part of it’s just having access to some of the stuff the company does. Otherwise I would read about it, but I would never actually get to use it."

Team Member Since: 2013

Current Openings

Physics and Engineering 1 opening

D-Wave’s physics and engineering team is responsible for research, development, and fabrication of the quantum computer hardware system. 

Business Services 1 opening

The Business Services Team makes sure the company operates as efficiently as possible while safeguarding its assets. The team is focused on ensuring that internal customers receive the highest support and service. 

Current Openings

Sales 1 opening

The Sales team works with leading organizations in industry, government and academia to promote, sell and support D-Wave’s technology. Our diverse team includes people with backgrounds in high performance computing, systems engineering, physics and quantum computing. 

Current Openings