Senior Quantum Engineer

Permanent employee, Full-time · London

About The Role and Team

The Quantum Hardware Team specialises in designing, validating and operating quantum processors based on silicon industrial technology.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to be an early employee at a start-up shaping the future of quantum computing. Being a small team and having a flat structure, this is a great opportunity to contribute to new developments within the field. There are vast opportunities for professional growth and to make an impact within the company. 

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 demonstrate coherent control of silicon spin qubits to achieve quantum logic operations                        
  • Contribute to the design of scalable silicon-based quantum circuits     
Experience - Essentials
  • PhD degree in physics, chemistry, or engineering                    

  • Proven record of experience in dynamical characterisation and control of spins in solid-state systems (e.g. using pulsed ESR/EPR, NMR)                     

  • Familiar with the use of high-frequency electronics: AWGs, MW signal generators, IQ (de)modulators                             

  • Knowledge of quantum information systems and operations

  • Ability to independently design and carry out complex experiments; perform data analysis and preparation of technical reports and presentations                

  • Knowledge of data acquisition software (Python, Matlab)                    

  • Ability to work in a team

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Experience - Desirable
  • Experience with the use of deep cryogenic measurement systems                

  • Experience with the dynamical characterisation silicon-based nanoelectronic devices

  • Knowledge and experience in nanofabrication                    

  • Ability to supervise research students 

  • Be part of a creative, world-leading team

  • Competitive salary and share options scheme

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Private Medical Insurance

  • Select 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, religion 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.
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