Quantum Hardware Engineer

Engineering and System Integration Team / Junior – Paris, Île-de-France, France - Full-time

The job

As part of the Engineering and System Integration Team in Paris, you will play a key role in the development of Welinq’s hardware technologies. You will be responsible for contributing to the development and optimization of quantum computing hardware systems, with a particular focus on Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) physics. You will work closely with senior engineers and scientists to design, fabricate, and characterize quantum devices, helping to advance Welinq’s industry-grade quantum memory products. As a quantum hardware engineer, your responsibilities will encompass to:

  • Collaborate with senior engineers to design and optimize quantum hardware components based on AMO physics principles.

  • Assist in the fabrication, assembly, and testing of our quantum devices.

  • Conduct experimental research and data analysis to evaluate the performance and efficiency of quantum hardware systems.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical issues related to hardware components, proposing innovative solutions to improve overall system performance.

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in quantum technologies and AMO physics research, contributing to Welinq's knowledge base.

Required qualifications and Experience

  • PhD in quantum physics, quantum optics, condensed matter physics, or a related field with a focus on AMO physics.

  • Strong background in quantum mechanics, quantum optics, atomic physics, and related theoretical principles.

  •  Experience with experimental techniques in quantum physics, including laser systems, vacuum technologies, and control electronics.

  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, MATLAB, or C++ for data analysis, simulation, and automation.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.

  • Strong communication skills to effectively convey complex ideas and findings to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

  • Strong motivation for industrialization processes of quantum devices.

  • English professional proficiency.

Preferred qualifications and Experience

  • Experience in designing and developing quantum hardware systems, including UHV systems, control electronics.

  • Experience in laboratory experiments based on cold atoms.

  • Experience in quantum memories based on neutral atoms.

  • Good knowledge of quantum computing and quantum networks ecosystems.

Diversity

Welinq provides equal opportunity in all our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants with regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, genetic information or any other category protected by state laws. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoff, return from layoff, training and social, and recreational programs. All such employment decisions will be made without unlawfully discriminating on any prohibited basis.

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