Internship at Q*Bird’s Software Team

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We will tackle the question of how to implement communication between quantum hubs and nodes, including both photonic clients and processing nodes, at both the hardware and software level. We will integrate the control of Metropolitan Hubs into a classical network infrastructure.

You’ll be a hands-on coder; a developer with responsibility to extending existing sub-systems and for building whole new sub-systems. Tasks will be broad. You’ll be developing services in a service-oriented architecture, both between and within, a distributed system of network devices. You’ll work on defining new communication protocols between quantum network devices, securing those protocols with cryptography, working on API design, interfacing with existing communication/routing infrastructure, and working with prototype systems. You’ll probably need to learn new skills and languages (e.g. Rust). You’ll work most closely with the other software engineers, and interact with the hardware team when needed.

The best candidates are a Master’s student or recent graduate in computer science, engineering, or a comparable discipline.

  • Have a strong desire to develop one’s own code and tests.
  • Are a hands-on developer eager to deliver quality code.
  • Experience (ideally 3+ years) in C++ or Rust, or, experience in a similar programming language like Python or Go and a desire to learn Rust.
  • Experience modern version control (git) and best practices like code-reviews.
Building for One Europe QIA Internship Programme 2024
Interested in this internship? Send an application on or before 15 May 2024!

To submit an application, sending your CV (max 2 pages) and motivation letter to on or before15 May 2024. Kindly write “INTERNSHIP APPLICATION” on the subject line of your email.

*List of eligible countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden


Q*Bird, a spin-off from TU Delft/QuTech, is a start-up in the Delft Quantum Ecosystem. It provides technology for quantum secure networking, upgradable to future connectivity.

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