Quantum Engineer – Materials Development

Full Time

Coquitlam, British Columbia

Job Summary

As a Quantum Engineer – Materials Development at Photonic, you are an integral part of the silicon qubit development team responsible for improving the performance of qubit architectures by reducing the electromagnetic noise in the qubits’ local environment. You will work closely with high-performing teams of product engineers and scientists with expertise spanning device physics to classical computer architecture and compilers. Together, you will develop, prototype, and implement key solutions for our silicon-based quantum computer architecture. You enjoy the thrill of learning new technology and new science, while bringing your significant materials science expertise, open mind, and creativity to tackle key challenges as we build the world’s first truly scalable quantum computing system.

Please include a cover letter with your resume (in one file) describing how you would be a great fit at Photonic and what attributes you could bring to our growing team.

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 every day
  • Inclusive and open company culture
  • Competitive salary, benefits (including life insurance, extended health, dental, long term disability, and a flexible spending account), and potential upside

What we need you to do

  • Develop and execute procedures for measuring optical and spin coherence for qubits in silicon
  • Design, test, and deploy new materials processing techniques to improve qubit performance
  • Work closely with the Photonic nanofabrication team to integrate novel processing techniques into process flows
  • Refine qubit fabrication procedures through measurement and feedback to fabrication teams
  • Assist the Photonic nanofabrication team with materials processing
  • Examine the effects of qubit performance on quantum algorithms
  • Write patents and peer-reviewed articles reporting advances where applicable
  • Identify and build collaborations with outside organizations (government labs, academic groups, partners)
  • Train, guide, and develop current and new team members

What you bring to our team

  • Masters or PhD in Materials Science, Physics, Applied Physics, or related field
  • 5 years of experience in the field of quantum computing and/or engineering
  • Experience working at the interface of condensed matter physics and quantum science
  • Experience performing optical measurements at cryogenic temperatures
  • Some experience working in a nanofabrication cleanroom
  • Proficiency in working with Python or other modern programming languages
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to new situations in a rapidly changing research environment
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively solve engineering problems
  • Outstanding teamwork skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
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