Senior Analog IC Design 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, developing new innovative circuits to tackle the engineering challenge of implementing a large-scale quantum computer in silicon. You will be a key part of a multidisciplinary team, and will be involved in all the aspects of IC design cycle from initial concept to volume production.

As a Senior IC Design Engineer, the position will suit someone with expert understanding in the CMOS process and with the flexibility to apply it to creating world first quantum computing devices in silicon. 

We are not looking for anyone with prior quantum experience, but curiosity and a strong desire to learn and input into a brand-new technology area are critical. 

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 are one of 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, 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 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 40+ is based in Oxford and London, with a centre of mass in our new Islington lab.
Functions of the Role
  • Architecture-level and block-level design (pre and post layout) of various blocks such as ADC, DAC, LO, OpAmps and Filters 

  • Contribute towards the development of innovative circuit architectures to solve the novel challenges of the field of CMOS quantum computing. 

  • Close collaboration with the Layout team providing supervision and timely feedback 

  • Document own work and perform design reviews with other team members 

  • Development of test scripts to evaluate the performance of electronic circuits using standard test equipment; perform data analysis and preparation of technical reports and presentations. 

Experience - Essentials
  • Expert knowledge of low power CMOS Analog circuit design fundamentals 

  • Industry degree qualification and at least 5 years of experience in Analog IC Circuit Design in the Cadence environment

  • Demonstrated experience in circuit design on 40nm process or below (deep-submicron processes)

  • Intermediate level programming skills 

  • Knowledge of Verilog-A/AMS 

  • Team player with a collaborative mindset 

  • 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 in FDSOI 

  • Knowledge of RF CMOS circuit design 

  • Knowledge of CMOS fabrication technology and CMOS device modelling 

  • Experience in block-level Layout 

  • SKILL scripting capabilities for work automation and productivity enhancement 

  • 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 

  • Strongly collaborative working style

  • 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!
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