CAD / Solidworks Engineer

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ABOUT OQC

At Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC) we are building quantum computers to enable life-changing discoveries : from new drug modelling to longer-lasting battery technology and portfolio optimisation. We are developing a cloud based quantum computer service – Quantum Computing as a Service (QCaaS) – to help our customers improve their operations and trailblaze new commercial and scientific approaches. 

Our team is composed of 20 people with various backgrounds in quantum physics, nanotechnologies, hardware, and software. We are all bound by the desire to put OQC at the forefront of the quantum revolution and build a technology with practical applications in mind. 

ROLE OVERVIEW

As OQC’s CAD / Solidworks Engineer, you will work with the quantum hardware team to produce robust CAD designs and drawings for cryogenic infrastructure to facilitate measurement of OQC’s quantum processors. In addition to design, the role will involve liaising with manufacturing providers, final assembly and deployment of solutions. Further responsibilities will include design work aimed at optimisation of other experimental infrastructure.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead CAD work spanning the specification, design, implementation, assembly and deployment of novel infrastructure for quantum processors
  • Analyse and assess infrastructure limitations 
  • Meet with vendors/technology suppliers to evaluate and select solutions
  • Create and maintain process documentation, project plans and reports

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in an engineering discipline
  • At least 3 years experience in 3D work
  • Excellent knowledge of 3D CAD software (such as Solidworks)
  • Excellent understanding of mechanical engineering, material properties and machining processes
  • Familiarity with component design in tight tolerances (for example satellites, cryogenic systems or magnet design)
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work with customers and suppliers
  • Ability to take initiative and work in a self-driven manner

Desirable

  • Experience with cryogenic design principles
  • Experience with RF component integration
  • Experience developing bespoke solutions

LOCATION & TRAVEL

This role is based in the UK. OQC’s office is located in Shinfield, Reading. There will be a requirement for occasional travel throughout the UK and elsewhere abroad for conferences, meetings and engineering visits.  

APPLY NOW

Send us a cover letter, short portfolio and an annotated version of this role description, highlighting your strengths and weaknesses, at careers@oxfordquantumcircuits.com. Applications without a portfolio will not be considered. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

About Oxford Quantum Circuits

At OQC we are not just hoping you’ll fit in our culture. We aspire to thrive, as a company and as people, thanks to your diversity of thought and background. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to providing our team members with a work environment free from discrimination, where everyone is treated with respect. Our employment decisions are based on business needs, talent and merit and all our colleagues share in the responsibility for fulfilling our commitment to diversity. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, or if you think we can do better with our recruitment process, please contact us at careers@oxfordquantumcircuits.com

We’d love to hear from you!