Mechanical Engineer

New Haven, CT
Hardware Engineering /
Full-time /
Quantum Circuits, Inc. (QCI) is developing a full-stack quantum computing platform based on superconducting devices and a modular, robust and scalable architecture. QCI was founded by three world-leading experts in quantum devices and information processing from the Department of Applied Physics at Yale University: Michel Devoret, Luigi Frunzio, and Robert Schoelkopf. Their group has produced many scientific firsts, including the development of a "quantum bus" for entangling qubits with wires and the first implementation of a quantum algorithms and error-correction with a solid-state device. QCI's mission is to build the first truly useful quantum computers, 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
QCI Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.