Quantum Engineer (Data Acquisition)

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 role will be responsible for designing and developing software for the characterisation of quantum devices. Establishing a common software

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
We recently earned the title of “Top 100 Startups worth watching in 2021” by EE Times, and our recent technology breakthroughs have been featured in The Telegraph, BBC and the New Statesman. 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 Oxford Sciences Innovations, INKEF Capital and Octopus Ventures, and we have so far raised over £18 million equity and grant funding.

We bring together the brightest quantum engineers, integrated circuit (IC) engineers and quantum computing theoreticians 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 20+ is based in Oxford and London: the majority of our experimental work is carried out in London and this is where we are expanding our operation, opening a new lab near Kings Cross this year. 

Functions of the Role
  • Contribute to the design of scalable silicon-based quantum devices and circuits 

  • Perform electrical characterisation of the low-frequency as well as dynamical properties of silicon qubit devices. 

  • Develop data acquisition software for characterisation and validation of silicon qubit devices                    

  • Establish and curate a platform for data acquisition software sharing across the company.    

  • Interact with Quantum Engineers to translate their specifications into software requirements.

  • Collaborate with other Software Engineers to continuously review and improve the data sharing framework. 

Experience - Essentials
  • PhD degree in physics, chemistry, or engineering (or demonstrate significant equivalent experience)

  • Knowledge of quantum information systems and operations

  • Experience with Python and the QuCoDeS data acquisition environment.

  • Experience from working in a science environment.

  • Experience measuring electronic devices

  • Familiarity with the use of high-frequency electronics: AWGs, Signal generators, VNAs.  

  • Ability to work in a team

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Experience - Desirable
  • Experience in software development lifecycle using a modern high-level language. 

  • Understanding of good software design principles and design for usability.

  • Ability to work independently, perform software validation and preparation of technical reports and presentations.    

  • Be part of a creative, world-leading team
  • Competitive salary and share options scheme
  • Contributory pension 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, 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.
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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