Quantum Engineer

Full Time

Coquitlam, British Columbia

Job Summary

As a Quantum Engineer at Photonic, you are an integral part of the quantum team, responsible for developing and characterizing photonic spin qubits in silicon. You will work closely with high-performing teams of scientists and engineers with expertise spanning quantum science to classical computing. Together, you will characterize, control, entangle and optimize the qubits. You will prototype and implement key novel solutions for our silicon-based quantum computer architecture. You enjoy the thrill of learning new technology and new science, while bringing your significant quantum science and hardware 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 Inc. 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

  • Characterize, develop, and optimize the silicon spin qubits
  • Implement protocols for qubit initialization, control, readout, and entanglement
  • Measure devices and present feedback to the design team
  • Translate fundamental physics into engineering specifications
  • Establish and coordinate the process to design, create, and integrate technical components to deliver silicon-based quantum computing
  • Design and execute experiments to make efficient progress toward systems-level improvements
  • Collaborate with the Photonic team to tailor fault-tolerant architectures to real-world silicon devices and develop hardware towards fault-tolerance
  • Explore how quantum devices can optimize key performance factors such as fidelity, connectivity, coherence, scalability, reliability, and efficiency
  • Prototype quantum algorithm ideas, support running proof of concept experiments, collect and analyze data on simulators, emulators or hardware platforms as they become available
  • Write patents and peer-reviewed articles reporting advances where applicable
  • Identify and build collaborations with outside organizations (government labs, academic groups, partners)
  • Support the integration of validated prototype quantum algorithms in our products through effective interaction and communication with the software teams
  • Train, guide, and develop current and additional team members

What you bring to our team

  • Masters or PhD in Electrical engineering, Physics, Applied Physics, or related field
  • 5 years of experience in the field of quantum computing and/or engineering
  • Experimental quantum technology expertise in any of the major quantum systems (spin, superconducting, ion traps, etc.)
  • Experience with quantum architecture best practices
  • Proficiency in working with Python or other modern programming languages
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to new situations in rapidly changing research environment
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively solve engineering problems
  • Outstanding teamwork skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills


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