Chief Technical Officer

Job Description:

Sparrow Quantum (SQ) has received a large investment and is in a rapidly expanding phase. To manage our Research and Development department, we are seeking an experienced Technical Manager with hands on experience in quantum photonics. You will be responsible for engineering world leading research on single-photon sources based on advanced InAs quantum dots operating at 5 K into a user-friendly plug and play product. You will be managing a rapidly growing team of Optical Researchers and Engineers as well as closely collaborating with our partners at the Niels Bohr institute. The job calls for leadership and strong competences within science and engineering of advanced photonics systems.

Formal position title:

Chief Technical Officer.

Job Overview:

  • Management of all technical staff in Sparrow Quantum
  • Development of technical plans for engineering our products
  • Sparring with the technical staff on technical solutions to engineering problems
  • Develop Sparrow Quantum’s product portfolio further
  • Technical contact to project customers and partners
  • Coordination and consultation with researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute
  • Project management
  • International travels when required

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Responsible for the planning and day to day operation of the technical activities at Sparrow Quantum
  • Hiring of new staff
  • Ensuring a good work environment and coaching of our technical staff
  • Ensuring that the activities of Sparrow Quantum are aligned with the activities at our research partner at the Niels Bohr Institute
  • Reporting of the technical progress to the CEO and the Board of Directors

Education level:

  • Master or PhD in Optical Engineering/Quantum Photonics/Physics/Photonics
  • Experience in people management
  • Personal characteristics.
    • Structured
    • Focused
    • Good communicator
    • “Easy going” personality with a “can-do” attitude
    • Easily blending in with university people however still with a strict commercial mind-set.
    • Self-starter
    • Safety centric

We offer:

  • Challenging job in a rapidly growing start-up working at the frontier of quantum technology
  • Possibility to grow with the company
  • Attractive compensation package


Application deadline

  • Send you CV and a 1 page motivation letter via below button "Apply online" before January 15, 2022
  • Start date is your earliest convenience in 2022
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