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Policy & Standards Manager

PASQAL

PASQAL

Massy, France · Paris, France · France · Paris, France
Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2024
Research & Development · Massy, France 102, Paris · Hybrid Remote

Policy & Standards Manager

Participate in the rapid development of a deep-tech start-up at the forefront of the second quantum revolution!

About Pasqal

PASQAL designs and develops Quantum Processing Units (QPUs) and associated software tools.
Our innovative technology enables us to address use cases that are currently beyond the reach of the most powerful supercomputers; these cases can concern industrial application challenges as well as fundamental science needs.
In addition to the exceptional computing power they provide, QPUs are highly energy efficient and will contribute to a significant reduction in the carbon footprint of the HPC industry.


Job Description

As part of our strong growth, we are recruiting a Policy & Standards Manager to

will oversee and implement PASQAL’s standardization strategy to lead the creation of standards in quantum computing and sustainability and position PASQAL’s technology at the national, European and international levels.

In this context, your main missions will be as follows:

  • Represent PASQAL in various standardization committees and groups (CEN/CLC, ISO, IEEE-SA, AFNOR) and advocate for PASQAL’s interests.
  • Lead as convenor of the working group WG3 on quantum computing and simulation at CEN/CLC.
  • Lead as co-chair of the P3120 working group on quantum computing architecture at IEEE-SA.
  • Collaborate with the technical teams at PASQAL to provide adequate technical input into standardization projects.
  • Manage internal project(s) on neutral atom quantum computing and sustainability and develop a related plan for standardization.
  • Rally quantum experts and expand pool of active experts to contribute to the standardization effort, through participation in meetings and international conferences; including with French companies (in France and outside of France) to ensure a stronger voice for France and ensure quorum.
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships within the working groups to foster consensus and collaboration and lead negotiations.
  • Prepare and follow-up meetings, reporting (internal and external).

This position will report to our Chief Technology Officer.

About you

You graduated from a Masters degree in Technology and Innovation Management, International Law, Physics, etc. or relevant fields and have a proven experience of at least 3 years in standardization, policy, and project management.

Must haves:

  • Deep understanding of the geopolitical stakes of standardization.
  • Excellent negotiation, listening and communication skills.
  • Experience of translating complex policies for multiple audiences.
  • Ability to communicate, present and influence all levels of the organization, and forge strong, long-lasting relationships.
  • Experience in leading international and national groups.
  • Self-motivated, diplomat, servant leadership, team spirit, strategic thinking, organized, creative.
  • English fluency

Nice to have:

  • Good knowledge in quantum computing or sustainability.
  • Experience working in a startup environment.

What we offer

  • Type of contract: permanent
  • A dynamic and close-knit international team
  • A key role in a growing scale up
  • Location: France or Europe with ability to travel to our Massy office

    Recruitment process

    • An interview with our Talent Acquisition Specialist of 40-45 mins
    • An exchange with the Hiring Manager of 1 hour
    • An offer

    PASQAL is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, as inclusion and diversity are essential to achieving our mission. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, religion or sexual orientation.

    Department
    Research & Development
    Locations
    Massy, France 102, Paris
    Remote status
    Hybrid Remote
    Employment type
    Full-time
    Seniority
    Intermediate

    About PASQAL

    About us:

    • French Tech 2030 Laureate
    • Enabled by Nobel Prize-winning technology
    • A team made of scientists, quantum engineers as well as deeptech enthusiasts ;)
    • In direct competition with the world's biggest players (Google - Microsoft - IBM - Amazon...)
    • 130 million Euros raised

    Our business:

    • PASQAL have a full-stack approach, they design quantum processors (QPUs: Quantum Processing Units) and develop the associated software
    • QPUs are highly energy-efficient, and will help to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the HPC industry
    • We handle use cases for our customers that are currently beyond the reach of the most powerful supercomputers
    Founded in 2019
    Co-workers 200
    Research & Development · Massy, France 102, Paris · Hybrid Remote

    Policy & Standards Manager

    Participate in the rapid development of a deep-tech start-up at the forefront of the second quantum revolution!

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