Mechanical 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 Mechanical Engineer, these are the kind of projects you’d be working on:

    • Development of hardware for cryogenic applications, with a focus on components and assemblies that operate in the microwave frequency domain
    • Development of the next generation of quantum device packaging and assembly hardware
    • Design of scalable manufacturing and procurement processes for special-purpose hardware
    • Management of libraries of 3D model designs and technical drawings

What we’re looking for from you:

    • Extensive experience with SolidWorks or similar CAD software
    • Extensive experience with machining, sheet-metal work and related manufacturing processes
    • Overseeing a portfolio of engineering projects from design and testing to deployment
    • Experience with cryogenic hardware design and low-temperature physics preferred
    • Degrees in mechanical engineering, physics, or applied physics preferred
    • 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