Company: Xanadu, Inc.
Address: 777 Bay St. Suite 2902, Toronto, ON M5G 2C8
Remote / In-Office Policy: Employees mostly work in the Toronto HQ. This role is a fully remote role based in the Washington DC metropolitan area.
Xanadu Quantum Technologies Inc. is a Canadian quantum technology company, and one of the world's leading photonic quantum hardware providers.
Founded in 2016, Xanadu's mission is to build quantum computers that are useful and available to people everywhere. To achieve this mission, the company has taken a full-stack approach and builds hardware, software, and pursues state-of-the-art research with select partners.
Today, enterprises and researchers can begin using Xanadu's photonic quantum computers through the Xanadu Quantum Cloud (XQC) service and Strawberry Fields application library.
The company is also advancing the field of quantum machine learning (QML) through the development of PennyLane, an open-source project that has become a leading software library among quantum researchers and developers.
Xanadu is bringing together exceptional minds from around the world to build something extraordinary.
Industry: Quantum Computing, Quantum Hardware
Competitors: PsiQuantum, IonQ, Google, IBM
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Founder(s): Christian Weedbrook
Total Funding / Funding Rounds: $250MM, 3+ rounds
Major Investors: Bessemer Venture Partners, Georgian, OMERS Ventures, DARPA, Sustainable Development Technology Canada
Number of Employees: 172
ABOUT THE HEAD OF US FEDERAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS OPPORTUNITY
Position Description Link: Head of US Federal BD and Government Affairs JD
Culture of Company / Work-Life Balance:
Global culture, company in growth mode with new challenges around every corner. Demanding role but company supports work-life balance and flexibility. Longer hours around intensive planning and reporting periods. Flexibility in working hours to interact with global teams. Core team work hours are 9-6pm EST.
Personality Traits of Candidate:
Driven, self starter that collaborates well across the organization. Ability to engage in dynamic, ever changing business needs and lead a team to learn and develop. Key partner to CEO. High EQ with the ability to navigate complex issues as the business continues to expand and evolve. Positive, calm and collective leadership style.
SELLING POINTS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY
Selling Points of Xanadau & Head of US Federal BD and Gov't Affairs Opportunity:
Company is a recognized leader in quantum computing and has raised significant capital to help achieve its growth
Unique opportunity to be the first leader to craft, develop, and steer Xanadu's U.S. Government strategy
Autonomous, remote role with potential to assemble a dream team, bringing together the brightest minds to join in this venture.
Collaborate closely with the CEO, COO and the entire leadership team - this is a highly visible role working on the top priorities of the company.
Significant compensation and equity opportunity.