Cryogenic Asic Design Engineer

Date of Job Posting
January 6, 2021

Full Time

Coquitlam, 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 Coquitlam, 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
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