Software Architect (Hybrid)

· Waterloo, Ontario
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced


Software Architect

What you’ll be doing

As an evolutionQ Software Architect, you will play a leading role in a small team creating Spring Boot based microservices within a large-scale distributed quantum-safe cryptographic solution. You will use your knowledge of how all parts of a system interconnect, your design creativity, and your security architecture experience to define and build quantum-safe solutions.

As a key team member, your forward thinking and your eye on current and upcoming technologies will bring our ideas to life. With our founders, leaders in quantum computing, quantum cryptography, and quantum-safe cybersecurity, you will steer and marshal evolutionQ’s product vision towards managing cybersecurity threats posed by the development of a quantum computer. Your software architecture specs will provide the groundwork for our Development team to define and build the system-level architecture for our products. As Software Architect, you will collaborate with others through ETSI and other standards bodies on the development of globally applicable standards for Information & Communication Technology (ICT) systems and services.

Do you have the right stuff?

You have a degree in computer science or equivalent combination of education and experience plus:

  • Solid understanding of security protocols, cryptography, authentication, authorization, and security
  • Good working knowledge of current IT risks and experience implementing security solutions
  • 10+ years of experience designing and developing distributed service-oriented solutions
  • Experience in designing, developing, securing, and consuming REST Web services
  • Experience with working with microservices/services architectures and design
  • Experience with relational databases

Beneficial experience: Spring Cloud, Spring Data JPA & Hibernate, mathematics education, symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, quantum cryptography, TLS, IPsec, classical network operation and routing algorithms, web front-end development, message queue frameworks, Junit, Mockito, and JMX

Who are we?

evolutionQ is a Canadian corporation headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario.

Powerful new quantum technologies promise tremendous benefits, but also pose serious threats to cybersecurity. evolutionQ is the first company worldwide dedicated to offering the full suite of services and products organizations need to manage their quantum risk and to deploy cyber tools designed to be safe against quantum computers in a timely and cost-effective manner.

evolutionQ was founded and is led by global leaders in quantum-safe cybersecurity credited with:

  • Leading fundamental research underpinning quantum-safe cybersecurity, including the development of quantum-resistant cryptography algorithms, and the development of quantum key distribution solutions
  • Co-founding the Institute for Quantum Computing in Waterloo
  • Initiating and driving global standardization efforts
  • Teaching and training the quantum-safe workforce
  • Transferring knowledge and technology to industry and government for over two decades

With a team of individuals with decades of experience bringing new cryptographic tools into wide-spread application, evolutionQ can evolve organizations to a quantum-safe position.

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

evolutionQ is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment background check and may be subject to additional background checks from time to time during their employment.

Location: Kitchener, ON

Position type: Full-time permanent

To apply please submit your resume to

Our organization commits to an equitable, inclusive and barrier-free recruitment and selection process. We encourage applications from Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ persons and other equity deserving groups.

We welcome applications from individuals with disabilities. Our organization will accommodate the needs of applicants throughout the hiring and selection process under the Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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    Waterloo, Ontario
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