Quantum Applications Engineer
UK - Cambridge

Job Reference: 000458

Location: UK - Cambridge

Closing Date: 07/09/2023

Job Posted Date: 06/07/2023

Salary: Competitive

Employment Type: Permanent - Full-time

Business Type: Quantum Technology

Toshiba is determined to become one of the world's leading cyber-physical-system technology companies through strategies that include pioneering development of quantum cryptography solutions. Toshiba's Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) offering brings the fundamental laws of Quantum Physics to network communications and computing. Based on decades of academic and scientific research, Toshiba's industry leading approach to information technology provides organizations with the ability to revolutionize their IT infrastructure with the most secure communications known today.

We are looking for an experienced and driven Quantum Applications Engineer who will play a key role in the servicing and installation of quantum cryptography products developed by Toshiba.  In this role you will be fault finding and diagnosing quantum cryptography products both onsite at Cambridge, UK and in the field. You will also be involved in the installation and commissioning of quantum cryptography products around the world.  This is a unique opportunity to work with cutting-edge quantum cryptography technology with a diverse range of commercial clients. You will be joining a dynamic organisation, working within a team of engineers and researchers, with the ability to make a significant impact and playing a major role in the success of next-generation secure communication products.

Appropriate training will be given.


  • Customer/Partner Technical Support:
    • Provide technical assistance, support, and solutions to customers deploying Toshiba's QKD platform system.
    • Improve customer understanding of system applications.
    • Respond to customer and partner inquiries.

  • Servicing:
    • Develop procedures for servicing and installing secure optical communication systems.
    • Set up and characterise optical communication systems to prove error free functionality and conformity to design standards.
    • Isolating, diagnosing and fixing problems.
    • Documenting test procedures, process improvements, nonconformities and test results.

Essential Requirements:

  • Experience of successful experimental/practical work
  • Customer-facing experience supporting highly technical products
  • Ability to work analytically and to solve problems efficiently
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work individually or as a team member 
  • Willingness to travel on a regular basis

Desirable Requirements:

  • Degree level qualification in Electronic Engineering, Physics, Electronics, Computer Science or a related discipline
  • Experience of digital electronics or fibre optic systems
  • Familiarity with Linux operation systems ​​​​​​​


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.