Hardware Engineer

Berkeley, CA or Austin, TX /
Control Systems /
Full-time
Atom Computing is developing a quantum computer based on optically-trapped neutral atoms. Our quantum computer is a hybrid quantum/classical system. The optical and electronic systems that manipulate and read out the quantum information are controlled by classical electronics. We are in search of a Hardware Engineer to join our team to assist in the design of custom electronic assemblies for the control system of our quantum computer. This position will report to the Chief Control Systems Engineer.  

Job Responsibilities

    • Board level-circuit design, schematic capture, and PCB layout in Altium Designer of custom control system hardware. 
    • Manage interactions with contract electronics manufacturers for PCB design and assembly. 
    • Prepare detailed technical specifications and design documentation and reviewing schematics and layout of custom electronic designs.  
    • Assist FPGA, firmware, and software engineers with bring-up, verification, and test of control system hardware systems.

Job Requirements

    • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related technical field.
    • At least 5 years of relevant postgraduate professional experience in board-level analog and digital circuit design, preferably with Altium Designer. More experienced candidates are welcome. 
    • Expertise with electronic test equipment (e.g., oscilloscopes, spectrum and logic analyzers, signal generators, VNAs) for bringup and debug of prototype electronics assemblies.
    • Keen attention to detail and knowledge of PCB design best practices.
    • Temperamentally suited to work at a fast-growing, early stage startup: self-motivated, humble, driven, collaborative, and has a high tolerance for ambiguity and uncertainty.
    • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse team of experimental physicists, hardware, and software engineers.
    • Willingness to learn physics concepts to put work in context.
    • Definite pluses: familiarity with RF design concepts, the MicroTCA standard, software radio, and facility with C, C++, Python and/or Rust in a Linux environment.