Embedded Software & FPGA Engineer

Permanent employee, Full-time · London

About The Role and Team

The IC Team is responsible for the design and test of the integrated circuits which operate at deep-cryogenic temperatures and interact with the qubits. This role is a unique chance to work at the bleeding edge of technology development, measuring and modelling innovative circuits to tackle the engineering challenge of implementing a large-scale quantum computer in silicon.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to be an early employee at a start-up shaping the future of quantum computing. There are vast opportunities for professional growth and to make an impact within the company. 

As an Embedded Software & FPGA Engineer, the position will suit someone with a strong background in the following areas and the ability to flexibly apply and combine them on a daily basis: practical electronics test and measurement and strong programming skills. No background in quantum physics is required.

Our Team

Since 2021 our team has been listed every year in the “Top 100 Startups worth watching” in the EE Times, and our technology breakthroughs have been featured in The Telegraph, BBC and the New Statesman. Our founders are internationally renowned researchers from UCL and Oxford University who have pioneered the development of qubits and quantum computing architectures. Our chairman is the co-founder of Cadence and Synopsys, the two leading companies in the area of Electronic Design Automation. We’re backed by a team of top-tier investors including Bosch Ventures, Porsche SE, Sony Innovation Fund, Oxford Sciences Innovations, INKEF Capital and Octopus Ventures, and we have so far raised over £62 million in equity and grant funding. 

We bring together the brightest quantum engineers, integrated circuit (IC) engineers, quantum computing theoreticians and software engineers to create a unique, world-leading team, working together closely to maximise our combined expertise. Our collaborative and interdisciplinary culture is an ideal fit for anyone who thrives in a cutting-edge research and development environment focused on tackling big challenges and contributing to the development of scalable quantum computers based on silicon technology

Our team of 40+ is based in Oxford and London, with a centre of mass in our new Islington lab.

Functions of the Role
  • Develop and maintain software for microcontrollers and FPGAs within systems developed by the team, according to product specifications,

  • Update the embedded software as the system needs evolve over time

  • Work in conjunction with the Intelligent Automation team to integrate developed software into our Python-based experimental framework

  • Maintain high quality documentation relating to the software

Experience - Essentials
  • Top tier education, minimum 2.1 in a technical discipline; likely to have studied to MEng, MSc level

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a project-driven environment

  • Proficient in embedded systems and computer architecture

  • Understanding of communication protocol such as I2C, SPI and UART

  • Proficient in electronic schematic reading

  • Ability to code in Python and embedded C

  • Ability to code in HDL(VHDL or System Verilog)

  • An inquisitive nature and logical approach to problem solving.

  • A passion for tackling big challenges and, in particular, for developing quantum computers

Experience - Desirable
  • Ability to understand or code in assembly

  • Experience with Xilinx FPGAs

  • Experience in synthesis setup and deployment of an FPGA system

  • Experience in Low noise analog electronics

  • Be part of a creative, world-leading team

  • Competitive salary and share options scheme

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Group private medical insurance scheme

  • Choose your own laptop/kit 

  • Life assurance

  • Cycle-to-work scheme 

  • Flexible working

  • Central London location

EEO Statement

Quantum Motion is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate based on age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, colour, religion, disability status, marital status, pregnancy, gender reassignment or any other protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010.

About us
Quantum Motion is a fast-growing quantum computing start-up based in London founded by internationally renowned researchers from UCL and Oxford University with over 40 years’ experience in developing qubits and quantum computing architectures. Bringing together state-of-the-art cryogenic facilities and an outstanding interdisciplinary team, we are developing quantum processors based on industrial-grade silicon chips, with the potential to radically transform computing power in areas such as materials modelling, medicine, artificial intelligence and more.
We ​look forward to hearing from you!
Thank you for your interest in Quantum Motion.
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