Senior Electrical Engineer - RF Design

Berkeley, CA
QPU – Hardware Engineering
As a Senior Electrical Engineer (RF Design) on Rigetti's Control Systems team, you will design, develop, and deploy the hardware that controls the "guts" of our quantum computers! This hardware generates the microwave pulses that control and read out the qubits in our quantum computing system. Responsibilities include board design (schematic and layout) of multi-layer boards containing digital, analog, and RF components, verification of boards using scopes, spectrum analyzers, VNAs, and testing on the qubits themselves. This will be a unique opportunity to work cross-functionally among the broader Quantum Engineering department and collaborate with physicists, embedded software engineers, and mechanical engineers to define requirements, build tools, and test our system. The ideal candidate will know how to communicate effectively when working across teams so that they can understand problems at a system level and make trade-offs when necessary.

Your work will directly support Rigetti's mission to build the world's most powerful computer and will be some of the most instrumental work in the field of Quantum Computing. Aside from owning day to day technical work, you will be involved in solving complex, long-term quantum engineering challenges that have never been solved before! Rigetti cares deeply about building an inclusive and diverse team to solve humanity's greatest problems and encourage all who feel qualified to apply.

About You

    • Enthusiasm to work as a team player across different disciplines
    • RF and analog design, layout, and simulation experience
    • PCB design and development experience, including schematic capture and layout (preference towards designing in Altium)
    • Experience working with standard lab equipment (oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, vector network analyzers, etc.)
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Minimum 4 years of Electrical Engineering experience
    • BS degree in EE or equivalent

Nice to Have

    • Experience with high speed signaling
    • Experience working with PCB manufacturers and assembly houses with an understanding of manufacturing processes, standards, and design rules
    • Python scripting (experience with scientific python stack eg. numpy, scipy a plus)
    • Experience with FPGA development and verilog coding


    • Unlimited PTO + Suggested 2-3 week annual paid sabbatical
    • Fitness Activity & Gym Membership reimbursement
    • Monthly Lyft Credits
    • Weekly Dry Cleaning/Laundry Service
    • Free Weekly Haircuts
    • Breakfast/Catered Lunch/Unlimited Snacks
    • 401k
    • 98% coverage on Medical, Dental, Vision
    • 16 week paid parental leave
    • Life Insurance
    • FSA & Commuter Benefits
    • Dog Friendly Offices
    • Flexible Work Schedule
About Rigetti
Rigetti Computing is on a mission to build the world’s most powerful computers. Based in Berkeley and Fremont, CA, we are scientists, engineers, builders, and visionaries who believe quantum computing is going to significantly affect health care, how we treat disease, how we generate energy, and how we feed humanity. We design and fabricate quantum circuits and deploy them as quantum computers available online. Our engineers build the full stack of technologies that are integrated into these machines, including cryogenic hardware and microwave circuitry, advanced analog and digital control modules, and a software stack that provides the world’s most advanced SDK and runtime environment for quantum computers. Our quantum computer is available through Our product, Quantum Cloud Services, which is the world’s first full-stack programming and execution environment for quantum/classical computing. We were founded by Chad Rigetti in 2013, and today employ over 170 people.

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Export Licensing Compliance
This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws and regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  Please note that any offer for employment may be conditioned on authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export control laws and regulations without sponsorship for an export license. In order to ensure compliance, Rigetti must determine U.S. citizenship or U.S. visa/immigration status of all prospective applicants for this position.

Any citizenship information provided will be reviewed solely for export control compliance purposes.  Only applicants authorized to receive export-controlled items, software, technology, and information will be considered for this position.  Citizenship information will be handled in accordance with Rigetti’s policies prohibiting discrimination based upon classifications protected by federal, state, or local law.

Rigetti is committed to full compliance with applicable anti-discrimination laws. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We strive to create an inclusive work environment and will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.