Staff Engineer
Posted on 3/29/2023
Seattle, WA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or another relevant degree
  • 8+ years of experience developing optics-based hardware
  • 8+ years of experience developing overall product architecture including thermal, mechanical, and optomechanical systems
  • A strong mechanical engineering background with fluency in CAD - SolidWorks preferred - and a solid understanding of dimensioning / tolerancing principles
  • Experience with GD&T drawings and tolerance analysis
  • Experience developing specifications for optical/optomechanical/optoelectronic assemblies
  • Demonstrated experience in developing systems and processes for optical alignment and metrology for optical elements and optical systems preferred
  • Knowledge of precision optical/mechanical alignment tools and techniques
  • Able to contribute to product development road maps and long-term product vision
  • Good knowledge of fixture design, machine shop capabilities, and manufacturing processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communications and presentation skills are required
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
  • The ideal candidate is mechanically inclined, analytic, detail-oriented, possesses quantitative analysis skills, is self-motivated, a great team member, able to proactively communicate with peers at all levels
  • Familiar with all phases of the product development lifecycle including design verification, design validation, and design transfer
  • Familiar with Product Lifecycle Management documentation control systems
  • Able to coordinate activities within organizations to drive deliverables
  • Excellent organizational skills; Able to manage multiple fast-paced projects simultaneously
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or another relevant discipline
  • 12+ years of industry experience developing opto-mechanical products
  • In addition to all of the above, you have experience with performing thermal analysis, shock and vibrational analysis to validate the structural integrity of the unit under test
  • Knowledge and experience with complex optical systems, lasers, free-space optical systems and components
  • Experience/success in interacting with suppliers directly, collaboration with supply chain sourcing, fostering partnerships for critical development and risk reduction
  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work well with customers, suppliers, and in a team environment
  • Work in a small, cross-functional project team to design, develop and build Optical and Laser systems hardware for electro-opto-mechanical assemblies
  • Conceptualize and analyze complex opto-mechanical assemblies, create theoretical models, conduct empirical confirmation & perform computer assisted simulations
  • Work with optical and engineering team to integrate the laser and imaging hardware into the quantum computer
  • Analyze and test product designs. Including development of DOEs, data collection, and data analysis
  • Provide technical support to Vendors by generating and/or reviewing bills of materials, building documentation, assembly and test fixtures, test procedures, and driving anomalies and non-conformances to closure
  • Design fixtures, alignment tools and processes to assemble products

51-200 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.
  • Biweekly catered lunches
  • Parental leave
  • Health, vision, & dental insurance
  • Flexible time off
  • 401(k) with 5% match
  • University facilities
  • Commuter benefits