Quantum Engineer (Entry-level Rotation Programme)

Permanent employee, Full-time · London

About The Role and Team
Quantum Engineering Rotation Programme
We are delighted to announce our second Quantum Engineering Rotation Programme at Quantum Motion to start in July 2024.
Our Team

Since 2021 our team has been listed every year in the “Top 100 Startups worth watching” in the EE Times in 2021 and 2022, 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, 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 Islington lab and office.

Functions of the Role

What is it?

Our early career programme is a unique opportunity to kickstart your profession in industrial quantum engineering. Successful candidates will join a fast-paced scaleup, be trained by industry leaders, and build experience tackling hands-on engineering challenges critical to developing large-scale, silicon-based quantum computers.

Who is best suited?

We encourage applicants who are interested in beginning a career in quantum engineering and have demonstrated experimental experience and programming knowledge.

The position will particularly suit a recent Masters graduate (e.g. MEng, MPhys or MSc) in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or a related discipline, who would like to start a career in developing quantum computing hardware.

What can I expect?

You will work closely with and rotate between teams such as Quantum Hardware, IC Validation, and Intelligent Automation. For each rotation, you will be designated a Technical Supervisor. You will also have a dedicated Programme Supervisor throughout the year for mentorship and coaching.

During the three rotations, you will contribute to innovative research by working on lab-based projects, such as:

  • The design, validation, and measurement of quantum devices based on silicon (CMOS) technology.

  • The design and test of integrated circuits operating at deep-cryogenic temperatures (4 Kelvin and below).

  • The characterisation of superconducting support electronics.

  • The experimental test and development of software for efficient data acquisition and analysis, including software that interfaces with test hardware.

The programme also entails an initial crash-course in applied quantum mechanics, quantum dots, CMOS fabrication, and state-of-the-art challenges via lectures, tutorials, and practicals.

How do we apply?
Please submit a CV, alongside details of 2 referees and a cover letter to detail why you want to work with Quantum Motion

Application Deadline
Applications must be submitted by end of day Thursday, February 29th, 2024
Experience - Essentials
  • Top tier education, minimum 2.1 UK degree classification or 3.7 US GPA (or equivalent) Master’s degree in the fields of Physics, Electrical Engineering or closely related discipline, ideally having attended courses in some of the following areas:

    • Analog / Digital IC Design, including RF System Validation, Digital Design Verification, Digital Circuits, ASIC Physical Design

    • Quantum information 

    • Semiconductor devices

  • Demonstrated ability to perform experiments, data analysis and preparation of technical reports and presentations

  • Knowledge of scripted data acquisition software, such as Python or Matlab                             

  • Ability to work in a team

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Curious, proactive and adaptable

Experience - Desirable
  • Experience in circuit design and validation                                       

  • Experience with electrical testing equipment (Voltage sources, current meters, oscilloscopes, lock-in amplifiers, VNAs)

  • Experience with the use of cryogenic measurement systems  

  • 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.
​Should you have difficulties ​or have any questions, please send an email to ​jobs@quantummotion.tech

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