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Director – Integrated Photonics

Posted on 6/18/2024



201-500 employees

Develops scalable trapped-ion quantum computers


Compensation Overview

$202.3k - $264.9kAnnually

+ Bonus + Equity


Seattle, WA, USA + 3 more

Electronics Design Engineering
Microelectronics Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Telecommunications Engineering
  • PhD in Engineering, integrated photonics, or related field
  • 15+ years of professional or academic experience
  • 5+ years of experience in leading and managing a team in the research and development of integrated photonics technology
  • Experience partnering and working with external nanofabrication foundries and facilities
  • Experience with government grant writing and applications
  • Experience with design, simulation, and measurement of integrated-photonic PICs and devices
  • Experience working with visible-light laser sources and optics
  • Experience with quantum computer and/or atomic, molecular, optical (AMO) systems and control techniques
  • Lead a team to drive research and development of PICs and other integrated photonics
  • Turn trapped ion quantum computer system requirements into integrated photonics development goals, plans, and metrics for success
  • Maintain and develop external relationships and collaborations with nanofabrication facilities, centers and/or foundries, as well as with other research and development organizations
  • Help develop IonQ’s future trapped ion quantum computer architecture based on the existing and future capabilities of integrated photonics technology
  • Perform strategic and detailed planning and budgeting, as well as project management, of multiple parallel technology development projects
  • Manage and build a team of engineers and physicists with a diverse technical background ranging from integrated photonics design, layout, fabrication, and test, as well as optical control of and quantum computing with atomic systems
  • Explore and develop external funding opportunities to compliment internally supported development projects

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.

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College Park, Maryland



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Biweekly catered lunches

Parental leave

Health, vision, & dental insurance

Flexible time off

401(k) with 5% match

University facilities

Commuter benefits