How to become a Quantum Engineer at Quantum Motion

Quantum Engineer at work in the lab

We are delighted to announce our Quantum Engineer rotation programme at Quantum Motion starting Summer 2024.

Our early career programme is a unique opportunity to kickstart your profession in industrial quantum engineering. This is a permanent, entry-level role with one-year of training for those who want to become a quantum engineer.

Successful candidates will join a fast-paced scale-up, be trained by industry leaders, and build experience tackling hands-on engineering challenges critical to developing large-scale, silicon-based quantum computers.


Who is best suited?

We encourage applicants who are interested in beginning a career in quantum engineering and have demonstrated experimental experience and programming knowledge.

The position will particularly suit a recent Masters graduate (e.g. MEng, MPhys or MSc) in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or a related discipline, who would like to start a career in developing quantum computing hardware.


What can I expect?

You will work closely with and rotate between teams such as Quantum Hardware, IC Validation, and Intelligent Automation. For each rotation, you will be designated a Technical Supervisor. You will also have a dedicated Programme Supervisor throughout the year for mentorship and coaching.

During the three rotations, you will contribute to innovative research by working on lab-based projects, such as:

  • The design, validation, and measurement of quantum devices based on silicon (CMOS) technology.
  • The design and test of integrated circuits operating at deep-cryogenic temperatures (4 Kelvin and below).
  • The characterisation of superconducting support electronics.
  • The experimental test and development of software for efficient data acquisition and analysis, including software that interfaces with test hardware.

The programme also entails an initial crash-course in applied quantum mechanics, quantum dots, CMOS fabrication, and state-of-the-art challenges via lectures, tutorials, and practicals.


What are we looking for?

Essentials (Must Haves):

  • Top tier education, minimum 2.1 UK degree classification or 3.7 US GPA (or equivalent) Master’s degree in the fields of Physics, Electrical Engineering or closely related discipline, ideally having attended courses in some of the following areas:
      • Analog / Digital IC Design, including RF System Validation, Digital Design Verification, Digital Circuits, ASIC Physical Design
      • Quantum information
      • Semiconductor devices
  • Demonstrated ability to perform experiments, data analysis and preparation of technical reports and presentations
  • Knowledge of scripted data acquisition software, such as Python or Matlab
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Curious, proactive and adaptable

Desirable (Nice To Haves):

  • Experience in circuit design and validation
  • Experience with electrical testing equipment (Voltage sources, current meters, oscilloscopes, lock-in amplifiers, VNAs)
  • Experience with the use of cryogenic measurement systems


How do I apply?

Apply for this role via our Careers page, selecting the Quantum Engineer (Entry Level Rotation Programme) role.

To apply complete our application form and upload a copy of your CV, with a short cover letter, and the contact details of two referees. Please highlight any lab experience and your reasons for working with Quantum Motion in you application.

Deadline for applications is 6 May 2024.