Keep Quantum Simple - BC-378

Preferred Disciplines: Computer Science or Physics – Masters / PhD
Project length:  4-12 months (1 to 2 units)
Desired start date: ASAP
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
No. of Positions: 1 to 2
Preferences:  Quantum and Developer backgrounds. Language : no preferences
Company: Backrail Technologies Inc.


About Company:

Backrail Technologies makes quantum and hybrid computing accessible via software designed for developers, system managers, and CIOs.

Project Description:

We realized that there’s not enough focus on the developers in the Quantum sector so we want to build, design and deliver developer tools and a hybrid systems management platform that would enable people to take advantage of this amazing technology. So pragmatic, realistic tools that help enable quantum and hybrid computing for the masses.

Background and required skills

Research Objectives/Sub-Objectives:

Accelerate a quantum and hybrid future with the addition of more tradtional developer tools to the sector.

The key challenge for us is understanding how and when to send the problem to quantum vs traditional. We are looking for help with an alogrithm on how to break down problems and direct them to varied computational overhead based on a quantum advantage. This will also involve understanding and working with the best tools to help deal with quantum error correction or error mitigation.


To be determined

Expertise and Skills Needed:

  • Understanding and expertise of Quantum and hybrid computing and problems it is best to solve
  • Broad, general understanding of the developer tools


For more info or to apply to this applied research position, please

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  2. Interested students need to get the approval from their supervisor and send their CV along with a link to their supervisor’s university webpage by applying through the webform