Fabrication Process Engineer

New Haven, CT /
Hardware Engineering /
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.

As a QCI Fabrication Process Engineer, here's what you’d be working on:

    • Leading efforts to standardize, validate, and scale current and future nano-fabrication processes. The devices are primarily superconducting Josephson junctions and microwave circuit elements
    • 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:

    • Experience with precision deposition technologies, either high temperature sputtering, ALD, CVD, etc.
    • Extensive metrology/spectroscopy experience in the characterization of thin films for quality control and/or failure analysis, by use of, for example, TEM,  AFM, SEM, and other diagnostic procedures
    • Experience with microwave superconducting devices, in particular Josephson junction-based devices, is preferred
    • Experience with developing and troubleshooting novel fabrication processes
    • Knowledge of surface physics, especially with regards to thin film materials
    • Experience in wafer processing is a plus (lithography, plasma etching, etc.)
    • Expertise in yield analysis and optimization is desirable
    • Ph. D. 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
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.