Software Engineer

At KETS Quantum, we are developing secure communications using future-proof, scalable, and easily-deployed photonic hardware. The founding team have invented the world’s first chip-based quantum secured encryption technologies – from quantum random number generators to quantum key distribution devices.

Following the launch of a collaborative Innovate UK project with Airbus and an ambitious expansion plan for 2018, we are looking for talented engineers to join our team. We are developing complex electronic, photonic, and software systems with global opportunities for revenue generation and need to build the team who can help us develop and take these products to market.

Reporting to the CTO, you will be joining us at a critical stage in the development of our first products. You will be part of the engineering and technology development team and will specialise in software engineering for the control, data-processing, and communications systems of quantum secured communication products. You will work closely with analogue and digital electronic hardware engineers. Experience in one or more of the following is required: software development and engineering (C/C++ or equivalent), software architecture, data processing, knowledge of communications and security concepts. Experience of working in teams specialising in technology development is essential.

The successful applicant will work closely with our founding team, business advisors, and our collaborators in academia and industry, and as part of the set-squared start-up community.

We offer a competitive salary, benefits and access to company share options.

Download a detailed person specification (pdf)

Informal enquiries or applications (CV and cover letter) can be made to We are open to part-time working and job share. Please do get in touch if you would like to explore these options.