Principal Electrical Engineer

IonQ - College Park, MD

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.

Required Skills/Education:
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.