Manager – Passive Components



201-500 employees

Building photonics-based, large-scale quantum computers

AI & Machine Learning

Compensation Overview

$185,000 - $240,000Annually

+ Equity + Benefits

Senior, Expert

Palo Alto, CA, USA

  • PhD or equivalent in Electrical, Computer Engineering, Material Science, Physics
  • 10 years of relevant work or academic research experience in integrated photonics
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Strong fundamentals of the design and characterization of photonic devices and circuits
  • Strong fundamentals in electro-magnetic theory
  • Extensive experience with simulation platforms, particularly Lumerical, for designing and simulating photonic devices and circuits
  • Proven team player with an ability to work effectively across departments, sites, time zones
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and detail oriented problem-solving skills
  • Proven experience executing cross-department complex projects
  • Leads the development of passive photonic components
  • Interacts with device, hardware and software design teams to assist in overall development of Photonics and Quantum Optics photonic systems and devices
  • Leads the development of simulation automation techniques and infrastructure to support photonic device design, model development, and performance validation
  • Leads the development of a photonic device library and process design kit (PDK) for passive photonic components
  • Supports foundry tapeouts with photonic device design, design of experiments, layout, device validation, data analysis, failure mode analysis, and troubleshooting
  • Provides multi-disciplinary support to component and systems teams by resolving technical issues associated with components, parts, products, or systems
  • Applies quantitative analysis in determining root cause of highly technical problems and proposes, develops and implements solutions for corrective action

PsiQuantum stands out as a leader in the quantum computing industry with its unique photonics-based approach, which allows for manufacturing in a conventional silicon chip foundry, a method that is both practical and scalable. The company's culture is a blend of quantum physicists, semiconductor, systems, and software engineers, and system architects, all dedicated to error correction and solving real-world problems. With a mission to build the world's first commercially useful quantum computer, PsiQuantum is poised to address significant challenges across various sectors, including climate tech, energy, pharma, defense, and financial services.

Company Stage

Series D

Total Funding



Palo Alto, California



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