Senior or Principal Hardware Engineer

  • Berkeley, United States

Senior or Principal Hardware Engineer

Job description

Atom Computing is developing a quantum computer based on optically-trapped neutral atoms. Our quantum computer is a hybrid quantum/classical system. The optical and electronic systems that manipulate and read out the quantum information are controlled by classical electronics. We are in search of a Hardware Engineer to join our team to assist in the design custom electronic assemblies for the control system of our quantum computer. This position will report to the Chief Control Systems Engineer.   Responsibilities: 1) Board level-circuit design, schematic capture, and PCB layout in Altium Designer of custom control system hardware. 2) Managing interactions with contract electronics manufacturers for PCB design and assembly.  3) Preparing detailed technical specifications and design documentation for and review schematics and layout of custom electronic designs.  4) Assisting FPGA, firmware, and software engineers with verification and test of control system hardware systems. 


    • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related technical field.
    • At least 5 years of relevant postgraduate professional experience in board-level analog and digital circuit design, preferably with Altium Designer. More experienced candidates are welcome. New/recent graduates will not be considered.
    • Expertise with electronic test equipment (e.g., oscilloscopes, spectrum and logic analyzers, signal generators, VNAs) for bringup and debug of prototype electronics assemblies.
    • Keen attention to detail and knowledge of PCB design best practices.
    • Temperamentally suited to work at a fast-growing, early stage startup: self-motivated, humble, driven, collaborative, and has a high tolerance for ambiguity and uncertainty.
    • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse team of experimental physicists, hardware, and software engineers.
    • Willingness to learn physics concepts to put work in context.
    • Definite pluses: familiarity with RF design concepts, the MicroTCA standard, software-defined radio, and facility with C, C++, and Python.