The future is quantum. Oxford Ionics is a high-performance quantum computing company delivering world-leading innovations to create the most powerful, accurate and reliable quantum computers to solve the world's most important problems. Quantum Computing offers a radically new way of building computers that harnesses the power of quantum physics to outperform conventional supercomputers exponentially. Using our unique trapped-ion technology, we are at the forefront of the race to unleash the real potential of quantum computing.
What to expect
Oxford Ionics uses trapped ions as qubits on ion-trapping silicon chips. These chips have multi-layered metal/insulating structures that are designed to deliver a range of electrical signals to the ions. The role in our Quantum Processor Engineering team will primarily focus on the design and layout of these electrical structures to ensure they are ready for fabrication and testing.
What you’ll be responsible for
In this role, while working alongside experienced scientists and engineers, you will be responsible for designing unique ion-trapping chips and helping conduct experiments to understand how different parts of the chips interact. Additionally, you will be responsible for specifying the electrical and material performance of the chips, performing verification, managing a library of chip building blocks and setting design guidelines for how they fit together.
You will also be designing 2D layouts for chip fabrication using our scripted (Python) design software and overseeing the fabrication of the finished chip.
You will need a degree or equivalent professional experience in electronic engineering, physics, computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. Practical proficiency in scripting or programming, preferably in Python, is required. You will need a hands-on and practical approach to technical tasks and strong communication skills to tackle technical challenges and simultaneously work on multiple projects independently.
It would be beneficial if you have an understanding of electrical properties and experience with experimental design. Familiarity with software for layout design of microdevices, such as KLayout, CleWin or Cadence and knowledge of GDS files is desirable but not required.
Oxford Ionics is at the cutting edge of quantum innovation. We need people like you with the necessary skills, vision and capability. In return, we'll recognise your engagement and excellence with a range of benefits. You'll find opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, business stock options, unlimited annual leave, flexible working hours with either hybrid or onsite working, private medical insurance for you and your family and much more.
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