Staff Physicist
System Engineering Integration & Test
Updated on 2/28/2024
IonQ

201-500 employees

General-purpose quantum processor manufacturer
Company Overview
IonQ's mission is to build the world’s best quantum computers to solve the world’s most complex problems. The company has a unique trapped-ion approach combines unmatched physical performance, perfect qubit replication, optical network-ability, and highly-optimized algorithms to create a quantum computer that is as scalable as it is powerful, and that will support a broad array of applications across a variety of industries.
Hardware
B2B

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$784M

Founded

2015

Headquarters

College Park, Maryland

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

16%

1 year growth

55%

2 year growth

200%
Locations
Seattle, WA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Python
Data Analysis
CategoriesNew
AI & Machine Learning
Requirements
  • PhD in experimental physics or related field
  • Experience designing and running complex AMO systems and experiments
  • 7+ years experience in applying research to relevant industry problems
  • Experience working with ion traps, ultra-high vacuum and cryogenic systems
  • Experience aligning and characterizing diffraction limited optical systems
  • Experience with Python programming for data capture and data analysis
  • Engineering or systems engineering experience in transforming a complex physical system into a product
Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the system design, modeling, assembly, and characterization of a trapped ion quantum computer
  • Measure and analyze data on the performance of a trapped ion quantum computer
  • Closely collaborate with engineers and physicists to develop techniques to numerically model, understand and continually improve quantum computer performance
  • Independently and collaboratively design, build and operate R&D test assemblies to support the current and next generation of world’s best quantum computers
  • Mentor other engineers and scientists
Desired Qualifications
  • Deep knowledge of atomic and optical physics
  • Demonstrated experimental experience with one or more of the following specialities: atomic physics systems, diffraction limited optical systems, lasers (from UV to IR), quantum information science, quantum sensors, atomic clocks, vacuum systems