Cryogenic Asic Design Engineer

Date of Job Posting
January 6, 2021

Full Time

Vancouver / Remote, British Columbia

Job Summary

The Cryogenic ASIC Design Engineer will design, develop and build digital, analog and mixed-mode application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) for Photonic’s silicon spin qubits. An expert in cryogenic computer hardware design, you will collaborate with a diverse, multi-disciplinary group of engineers, scientists, and other technical team members on our hardware and quantum teams.

Working at

Photonic Vancouver / Remote, British Columbia

  • Get in on the ground floor with a quantum startup company set to revolutionize computing
  • Work closely with some of the brightest innovators in quantum technologies
  • Enjoy a fast-paced and fun environment where you can take risks while tackling cutting-edge challenges everyday
  • Inclusive and open company culture
  • Competitive salary, benefits, and potential upside

What we need you to do

  • Design analog, digital or mixed-mode (i.e. analog-digital) ASICs for initializing, manipulating, and measuring our silicon-based qubits, and controlling related optoelectronic components
  • Develop design specifications based on theoretical analyses and in conjunction with application needs and carry out complex and independent design tasks
  • Design circuit networks, using schematic entry and layout tools with full-custom or timing-oriented layout tools in Cadence or similar CAD/EDA environments
  • Develop models of circuit networks and system components in hardware description languages specific for analog or digital modeling
  • Manage the operation and maintenance of advanced test equipment, including dilution refrigerators, cryo-RF electronics and packaging, microwave control electronics, and measurement software
  • Perform hands-on innovative measurements of electrical components, hardware, and cryogenic systems
  • Build analog or digital test-benches and carry-out mixed analog and digital circuit simulations
  • Execute physical and functional circuit and system verification
  • Manage project documentation, test-board designs and laboratory testing

What you bring to our team

  • Undergraduate degree in an engineering, physical sciences discipline or closely related field of study. Advanced degree (MSc or PhD) in an engineering, or physical sciences discipline is preferred.
  • 5 years progressively responsible related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Expertise with specificity of ASIC design processes and flows
  • Experience in microwave-frequency measurement applications; knowledge of microwave calibration techniques
  • Familiarity with CAD/EDA tools for ASIC design and their interoperability
  • Knowledge of readout integrated circuits for radiation sensors, including signal processing, signal filtering, signal conversion, data transmission, high speed electronics,
  • Sound background of solid-state circuits and integrated circuit design
  • Ability to execute analog and/or digital ASIC design flows for performing design tasks
  • Knowledge of front-end and back-end ASIC design elements, such as layout, physical verification, and design verification
  • Experience working in a cryogenics laboratory
  • Proficiency in writing and troubleshooting data acquisition software in languages such as Python
  • Demonstrated technical proficiency in one or more of the following areas: superconducting devices, microwave devices, magnetic devices, nanotechnology, semiconductors, SQUIDs, single-electron devices, low noise electronics, amplifiers, filters, MEMS, or qubits
  • Basic knowledge of quantum computing systems, hardware, measurement techniques, and current issues
  • Outstanding teamwork skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills

Yes, I would like to apply

If the above description sounds like you, you can send your resume and cover letter to or complete the application below.