Staff/Senior RF IC Design Engineer

Permanent employee, Full-time · London

About The Role and Team
The primary function of this position will be to undertake CMOS RF IC designs implementing functionalities at the deep-cryogenic temperature regime. In this role you will be part of the IC Design team. The goal of the team is to design circuits that interface with quantum devices. No background in quantum physics is required.

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

Our Team
We are one of 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 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 maximize 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 30+ 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

  • Architecture-level design of low power Tx chain.
  • Block-level design (pre and post layout) of LNA, PLL, LO, Mixer, Circulator
  • Supervision and feedback to the Layout team
  • Document own work and perform design reviews with other team members
  • Support in the development of test setups to evaluate the performance of RF ICs
Experience - Essentials
  • Demonstrated experience of RF IC design in sub-10GHz frequencies for low power systems.
  • Industry degree qualification and at least 5 years of work experience in RF IC Circuit Design
  • Demonstrated experience in circuit design on or below 40nm processes
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high-level of self-management and self-motivation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience - Desirable
  • Experience with the Cadence Design environment 
  • Experience in block-level Layout
  • Knowledge of Verilog-A & Verilog-AMS
  • Programming knowledge (Python, SKILL preferably)
  • Knowledge of CMOS fabrication technology and CMOS device modelling
  • 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 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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