Fabrication Engineer

New Haven, CT
Hardware Engineering
Quantum Circuits, Inc. is on a mission to transform quantum computation into a powerful platform that will solve the world’s most challenging problems. QCI is a start-up that spun out of the world-leading research labs of Profs. Rob Schoelkopf and Michel Devoret at Yale University in late 2015. We are committed to bringing to market the first practical quantum computer, built out of superconducting quantum circuit elements. Ours is a modular approach – we focus on scaling up a network of simple yet powerful quantum computing blocks, tackling challenges like error correction head-on. QCI’s scaling roadmap doesn’t stop at quantum hardware – we are building an entire quantum stack, in which software, control electronics, and algorithms development all play an integral role. We invite you to reach out to us and apply to join our motivated and multi-disciplinary team. Our goal is to revolutionize the field and usher in a new age of quantum information – be part of it.

As a QCI Fabrication Engineer, these are the kind of projects you’d be working on:

    • Leading efforts to standardize, validate, and scale current and future nano-fabrication processes
    • Operating and maintaining tools such as electron beam lithography systems, metal depositions systems, resist spinners, and wet and dry etch setups in a clean-room environment
    • Optimizing fabrication procedures to maximize superconducting quantum device performance
    • Developing creative nano-fabrication techniques for superconducting quantum devices

What we’re looking for from you:

    • Extensive experience with electron-beam lithography, thin-film deposition, scanning-electron microscopy, wet and dry etching
    • Experience with microwave superconducting devices, in particular Josephson junction-based devices, is preferred
    • Extensive experience in laboratory and cleanroom environments
    • Experience with developing and troubleshooting novel fabrication processes
    • PhD in physics, electrical engineering, material science or equivalent experience in industry
    • A background in quantum physics, quantum information, or quantum computing is preferred
    • Excellent attention to detail, communication skills, and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team with professionals from other fields of physics and engineering