We are on a mission

We are a growing team of physicists, engineers, scientists, and makers. We think quantum computing will help us develop the innovations of tomorrow. And we are committed to creating quantum computers that can solve near-term problems both theoretical and practical for the benefit of humanity.

Our mission is to make best-in-class quantum computing tools available to the world, enabling humankind to solve problems that would otherwise be impossible.

Our teams

Google Quantum AI is a team of intellectually and functionally diverse people whose various perspectives shape our work. Our quantum hardware efforts are headquartered in Santa Barbara County, our quantum software efforts are based in Los Angeles, and we have colleagues and collaborators all over the world.

Our team is always seeking extraordinary people to join our team. If you would like to change the world through quantum computing and have fun doing it, we invite you to join us!

System control

Our team works on the hardware and software to manipulate quantum processors. We build scalable high performance electronics and on-board logic to implement complex experiments. Our calibration software learns optimal control parameters through sophisticated algorithms, and we collaborate to develop advanced control techniques and feedback system performance into future architectures.


Our team works on developing metrology tools and techniques to improve our system performance. Working with our theory collaborators, we perform research to gain fundamental understanding and optimize the system performance from the ground up. Our deveplement extends to next-generation hardwares such as cryogenic systems, collaboratively providing required foundational infrastures for our quantum computing research.


Our team is composed of researchers and engineers that focus on the research, development and deployment of superconducting quantum processors and related components. Our mission is to increase the scalability and performance of our systems at the hardware level, through microwave circuit design, materials science, microfabrication, and 3D integration techniques. Our research includes the quantum processors and amplifiers, packaging, and high-density I/O.

Quantum computer science

Quantum computer science researchers and software engineers work on ongoing experiments and develop novel quantum algorithms to dramatically accelerate computational tasks, both for contemporary “NISQ” devices as well as future error-corrected processors. We develop quantum error correction theory and software to build a fault-tolerant quantum computer, in close collaboration with experimentalists and physicists. We collaborate with industry partners searching for applications of quantum computing.

Physics modelling and analysis

We work on both physical analysis and numerical modeling of our quantum system, providing a fundamental understanding from individual components to large-scale systems. We are developing advanced calibration tools, control protocols, and error mitigation techniques. We use these tools to explore challenging physics problems, simulated using our quantum computers at a complexity level that is classically intractable.

Quantum engineering

We build quantum hardware and software systems to expose our cutting-edge quantum devices to researchers. Google’s quantum computing service and our open source frameworks like Cirq and TensorFlow Quantum give users the tools to write and run their quantum algorithms on Google’s quantum processors. We are focused on full system performance and integration, improving reliability, useability, and deployability of our flagship devices.

Product and program management

Our product and program management team works collectively with researchers and engineers to deliver products and programs to advance quantum computing. Product managers lead requirements & design to build advanced research tools. Our program managers lead complex, multi-disciplinary programs, stewarding them through the entire lifecycle.

Quantum Artificial Intelligence will enhance the most consequential of human activities, explaining observations of the world around us.

Hartmut Neven
Engineering Director