Superconducting Device Engineer

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    Microsoft Corporation
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    negotiable / month
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    6 hours ago
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Microsoft Quantum has assembled a talented and diverse international team to create the world’s first scalable quantum computing system. Our full-stack approach involves exciting innovation from the physics at the quantum plane to providing global quantum services. The Microsoft Quantum program strives to fundamentally change the world of computing in order to help solve humankind’s currently unsolvable problems. We are on the cusp of an accelerated effort in quantum computing. This position offers an opportunity to have a meaningful influence on a revolutionary technology. The research effort includes a diverse staff of theoretical and experimental physicists, hardware designers and software engineers around the world. Our Sydney lab, based in the University of Sydney, is looking for an experienced Superconducting Device Engineer to bring life to new research in the field of quantum computing.


This role involves deep, hands-on technical work in a small, collaborative, environment. We are looking for someone who is as passionate about their own contribution as they are empowering and inspiring others. This person will be responsible for contributing to the technical direction of the research based on experimental results, program needs and the input from cross-functional colleagues.

**Key Responsibilities:**

+ Analyze, troubleshoot, characterize superconducting devices and circuits.

+ Design superconducting structures, devices, and circuits and model their behavior.

+ Establish test and measurement platforms for operating superconducting devices and circuits, often at high frequencies (rf and microwave).

+ Collaborate cross-functionally with hardware engineers to determine development path for superconducting systems.

+ Communicate by writing reports and papers, as well as presentations.

+ Setting the standard for lab best practices and protocols to ensure quality of work and the safety of all involved.


+ PhD in Electrical engineering, Physics, Applied Physics or related field.

+ 5+ years of experience in fabrication and/or measurement of solid-state devices cryogenic temperatures.

+ A working knowledge of superconductivity and related phenomena.

+ Understanding of advanced control electronics, including rf/microwave circuits, and FPGA based systems.


+ Experience with hands-on nanofabrication of superconducting devices and circuits using state-of-the-art lithographic and process tools.

+ Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.

+ Keen experimental insight with an ability to devise and focus on key experiments.

+ Highly motivated, and excited by self-directed, hands-on work.

+ Ability to be flexible and adapt to new situations in a rapidly changing research environment.

+ Strong teamwork and coaching skills.

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role.

These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud Background Check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form at .

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