IonQ is developing the world's first fully-expressive, full-stack quantum computer based on trapped ion technology. We are pushing past the limits of classical physics and current super computing technology to unlock the staggering potential of the quantum realm. Quantum computing is poised to reshape medicine, materials, simulation, and much more.
To support our rapid growth, we're hiring creative collaborators with top skills in their areas of expertise and a commitment to success. Located down the street from the University of Maryland, IonQ is conveniently located within walking distance from the Metro rail, which is a quick trip to Washington, DC. Our office is a bright and open workspace, in a fun, fast-paced, and exciting environment, where we value each other’s unique qualities. If this sounds like the work environment for you, we encourage you to apply.
Design analog and digital hardware solutions for our trapped ion quantum computer control systems. Provide technical leadership in defining system architecture, including module functionality partitioning, form factor, backplane, enclosure, power, and cooling. Perform top level requirements definition, system specification, block and component level design and analysis.
Contribute to the design of the top-level control system architecture
Lead the design and development of control subsystem enclosures, backplanes, power supplies and cooling
Prepare and present system architecture design analysis and trade studies with recommendations for development
Define module requirements and specifications based on system requirements
Perform simulation and modeling of analog and digital control modules and systems
Provide technical management for small teams. Develop project plans, track progress of tasks, and cost. Organize, plan, and lead project meetings.
BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related discipline
>15 years of experience with electronics design for control applications
Detailed knowledge of electronics system enclosures, backplane topologies, power supplies and distribution, and cooling
Experience with development of custom backplanes
Familiarity with backplane standards such as VME, VPX, CompactPCI, and MicroTCA
Detailed knowledge of circuit board design, fabrication, and assembly processes
Schematic capture with Altium Designer (preferred), OrCAD, or Allegro
Detailed knowledge of circuit simulation and modeling tools
Proficient with complex laboratory test equipment and measurement techniques
Understanding of EMI, EMC, ESD standards and implementation.
Experience with fast-paced commercial product development
Ability to support multiple projects simultaneously and manage time effectively
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills. Ability to communicate effectively with cross functional teams
Technical team leadership experience. Ability to mentor junior engineers.