Horizon Quantum Computing announces plans for European expansion with an office in Ireland

November 24, 2022
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Dr Joe Fitzsimons

  • New Dublin office will be its first outside Singapore
  • Horizon Quantum Computing will create multiple high-priority software engineering positions in Ireland
  • The company is led by Irish quantum physicist Dr Joe Fitzsimons


Singapore & Dublin, 24 November 2022 – Horizon Quantum Computing, a Singapore-based company building software development tools to unlock the potential of quantum computing hardware, has today announced its plans to set up its European office in Ireland.

Horizon Quantum Computing’s expansion is part of its growth plan to leverage skilled quantum computing and software engineering talent in the region. It looks to benefit from the wealth of talent and serve customers in Europe, one of the world's major markets for quantum computing.

Headed up by Irishman Joe Fitzsimons, Horizon Quantum Computing is opening a brand new office in Dublin, its first outside Singapore. The office paves the way for recruiting over 10 new roles over the next six months, which is already underway. The company is hiring for a range of positions, including product managers as well as a director of engineering, who will build and lead a new software engineering team.

Horizon Quantum Computing also plans to partner with local Universities to provide internship opportunities.

“We are excited to set up our European office in Ireland, a country with a substantial pool of technical talent,” said Joe Fitzsimons, CEO of Horizon Quantum Computing. “Our growth highlights the strength of the quantum computing ecosystem at a time when major tech players are struggling. We’re looking forward to calling Dublin our second home and rolling out further recruitment to boost worldwide operations.”

Committed to supporting mutual connections and collaborations between Singapore and Ireland, Horizon Quantum Computing has recently become a Foundation sponsor of the Irish Chamber of Commerce Singapore, with Dr Fitzsimons joining the Chamber’s board.

About Horizon Quantum Computing

Horizon Quantum Computing is developing a new generation of programming tools to simplify and expedite the process of developing software for quantum computers. By removing the need for prior quantum computing experience to develop applications for quantum hardware, Horizon’s tools are making the power of quantum computing accessible to every software developer.

The company was founded in 2018 by Dr Joe Fitzsimons, an expert in the space of quantum computing applications. Dr Fitzsimons has over 18 years of experience in quantum computing and computational complexity theory and holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford on quantum computing architectures. The leadership team also includes Dr Si-Hui Tan, Chief Science Officer, who holds a PhD in Physics from MIT and has been actively involved in quantum research for 18 years.

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The Dublin office will be Horizon’s first outside of Singapore.

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