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Technical Project Manager

Starting date: immediately
Location: Vienna, Austria
Job type: fixed-term


At ID Quantique (IDQ), we change the world, one photon at a time. We harness light to develop and industrialize the most advanced quantum products and technologies and help to build long-term trust. We offer quantum key distribution systems and quantum random number generators, and with them we provide the highest level of future-proof security. We develop the most advanced single-photon detectors and timing instruments to exploit the power of light at the quantum level. We develop solutions that provide the highest levels of sensitivity and precision, and we enable novel and secure applications based on these. As a world leader in quantum technologies, IDQ is a fast-growing company that is creating new activities in new markets around the world.

IDQ is looking for a Technical Project Manager to join its European R&D team based in Vienna, and support ongoing quantum-related projects and activities, including strong interaction with IDQ’s Headquarters in Geneva. The projects will require good technical understanding and direct/hands-on contribution, and also coordination with external partners, public funding authorities, and other international companies. By working with and observing the quantum technology research community in Europe and worldwide, (s)he will contribute to building the innovation roadmap of IDQ. This position requires an all-around skilled person, autonomous, self-driven and with relatively strong technical background. Young talents with limited industrial experience will be considered as well.

Key functions and responsibilities

  • Project management of collaborative research projects supported by public funding instruments.
  • Technical contribution on documentation, design, development or testing a plus.
  • Coordination with project partners and communication with funding agencies.
  • Technical management and contribution to active innovation projects in collaboration with IDQ HQ.
  • Participation in standardisation activities of quantum key distribution.
  • Local office management in Vienna and coordination with IDQ HQ.


Desired profile

  • General project management skills, organised and good in communication.
  • Domain understanding and Technical hands-on experience in quantum field, optics for telecommunication technology and/or analogue electronics. Understanding of Single Photon Avalanche Diodes, chip packaging and/or ASICs development and integration a plus.
  • Some experience with public funding projects or similar a plus.
  • Experience with standards developing organisations and processes a plus.
  • Innovation-focused, attracted by new and complex technologies.
  • Self-driven, results oriented and collaborative mindset.
  • Fluent in English and German.
  • Willingness to occasional traveling.
  • Professional experience 2-5 years or similar (e.g. PhD).
  • Master’s degree in electronics, optics, physics or similar (e.g. any engineering related studies).


We offer

  • Flexible working models to ensure a balance of family and working life.
  • Optimal support on your career path through regular training opportunities.
  • A dynamic and personal atmosphere, working with a global team of experts.
  • A company culture that encourages performance and cooperation.


This position is a fixed-term contract until the end of 2025 with an extension option.

At IDQ, Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of our organisation, it’s an integral part of our history, culture and identity.  We recognise that embracing diversity unlocks innovation and creativity and fosters collaboration. As a result, our teams are stronger to drive the company’s future.

The position is open immediately.

ID Quantique is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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