Berkeley, CA or Austin, TX /
Control Systems /
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 scientifically-minded firmware engineer to join our team to assist in the implementation of the control system for our quantum computer. This position will report to the Chief Control Systems Engineer.
- Develop and test firmware and software for high-speed arbitrary waveform generation and digital control loops.
- Implement embedded device drivers, Linux kernel modules, and control logic for RF pulse generation.
- Integrate and test control system hardware and software.
- Write test procedures, unit tests and assisting with system level testing and debug.
- Assist in the preparation of functional specifications and in review of schematics and FPGA IP for custom electronic designs.
- BS, MS, or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Math, or a related field.
- At least 3 years of relevant postgraduate professional experience developing bare metal or low-level firmware and software for embedded systems in C, C++, Python, and/or Rust. Experienced candidates welcome.
- 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.
- Familiarity with spectrum analyzers, signal generators, oscilloscopes etc. for integration, debug, and test of prototype electronics assemblies.
- Expertise with Git version control and software development best practices.
- 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: substantive FPGA design experience in Verilog, SystemVerilog, or VHDL, contributions to open source software projects, board-level hardware & analog circuit design experience, and RF electronics and software radio knowledge.