Full-Time

Senior Engineer

Trap Control Design

Posted on 5/30/2024

IonQ

IonQ

201-500 employees

Develops scalable trapped-ion quantum computers

Hardware

Senior

Seattle, WA, USA

Requirements
  • A graduate degree (MSc or PhD) in electrical engineering, computational engineering, software engineering, physics or a related field with experience operating or supporting experimental hardware.
  • 3+ years experience in a professional or academic setting
  • Proficiency in scientific Python
Responsibilities
  • Design and optimize control potentials for ion trap quantum computing systems to perform operations such as ion loading, qubit initialization, gate operations, and readout.
  • Develop simulation models to predict the behavior of quantum systems under various control waveforms and environmental conditions.
  • Collaborate with physicists and system operators to implement and validate control potentials on hardware platforms.
  • Contribute to the development of software tools and frameworks for potential design, simulation, and optimization.
  • Stay current with the latest research and advancements in quantum control techniques and contribute to the continuous improvement of our quantum computing platforms.
  • Document design processes, results, and best practices for knowledge sharing and future reference.

IonQ is developing quantum computers using a trapped-ion approach, focusing on leveraging unmatched physical performance, perfect qubit replication, optical networkability, and highly-optimized algorithms to create scalable and powerful quantum computing technology. This technology has the potential to support applications such as direct carbon sequestration, better battery materials, improved drug discovery, and quantum machine learning.

Company Stage

IPO

Total Funding

$784M

Headquarters

College Park, Maryland

Founded

2015

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

14%

1 year growth

45%

2 year growth

148%

Benefits

Biweekly catered lunches

Parental leave

Health, vision, & dental insurance

Flexible time off

401(k) with 5% match

University facilities

Commuter benefits