Senior Control System Technician

New Haven, CT
Hardware Engineering /
Full-time /
Quantum Circuits, Inc. (QCI) is developing a full-stack quantum computing platform using superconducting devices and a modular, robust, and scalable architecture. QCI's mission is to build the first truly useful quantum computers.

Our novel approach to building quantum computers is based on technology developed over a decade of research at Yale University's world-class quantum labs. Our machines have built-in error correction, unique software features that enable lightning-fast algorithm execution, and multiple modes of operation to solve more algorithms than ever, all in one quantum computer.

So, why join QCI?  You’ll be working with the latest technology at our state-of-the-art facilities, where your curiosity, ingenuity, and initiative will thrive - you'll learn a ton by working with us and have a lot of fun doing it. We have a deep, fast-paced team that's passionate about building the best quantum computers in the world. Join us if you want to be at the forefront of the quantum revolution.

This position plays a critical role in the core mission of QCI: building scalable, high-performance quantum computers. Our quantum hardware is based on superconducting circuits that require specialized handling, microwave measurement, and data analysis. Your work will have a direct impact on the performance of our quantum computers.  
You will build, calibrate, and maintain the main control electronics system along with its analog, digital, and RF components.  

As a Senior Control System Technician, here's what you’d be working on:

    • Build scalable control electronic systems compromised of analog, digital, and RF components.
    • Interact with scientists and engineers to improve control system design and test programs. Document test reports.
    • Test and calibrate the equipment to ensure the assembly is up to requirements.
    • Order parts required for building RF and electronic control systems. Interacting with vendors for parts status.
    • Building connectorized assemblies, testing and debugging of PCB assemblies.
    • General testing and characterization of components and subassemblies.
    • Wiring and soldering of small batch of prototypes or tests.
    • Scheduling and planning for lab equipment calibration.
    • Maintain stock of RF microwave components for general lab use.
    • Run small projects and design tasks.

What we're looking for from you Required:

    • 1-7 years of hands-on relevant industry experience
    • The candidate would have good knowledge of microwave and RF measurements, very familiar with network and Spectrum Analyzers, Power Meters, Oscilloscopes, RF Sources, and other equipment used in the testing of microwave components and modules.
    • Good knowledge of RF electronics, signals, tests, and measurements of such assemblies.
    • The ideal candidate exhibits good communication skills, which are required to work with engineering, management, and other technicians.
    • Working with connectorized components, surface mount components, PCB bug/testing, cables, connectors, cable assemblies, rack mount equipment.
    • Able to solder and rework electronic assemblies.
    • Must be able to work in a network environment and must be fluent in the use of MS Windows, Word, and Excel.
    • Preferred
    • Programming experience of any kind is highly desirable.
    • Controlling instruments, data analysis, and plotting skills.
Quantum Circuits Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or disability status.