FPGA Design Engineer



At Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC) we are building quantum computers to enable life-changing discoveries : from new drug modelisation 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 12 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 technology with practical applications in mind. 


As an FPGA design engineer at OQC, you will be part of a team of physicists and engineers developing firmware to solve a variety of challenges encountered by both our hardware development team and our partners and end-users.  In this dynamic environment, you will develop innovative solutions for novel engineering challenges that interact with cutting-edge superconducting quantum devices. You will be able to make full use of your problem solving and analytical skills to develop high-performance systems that take full advantage of OQC’s quantum hardware technologies.


  • Design, develop and integrate high-quality firmware in a novel, highly technical field
  • Identify, prioritize and execute tasks in the firmware development life cycle
  • Write technical specifications and analyse user requirements
  • Collaborate with internal teams to create and improve firmware solutions for controlling quantum computers
  • Design and implement low-latency DSP algorithms
  • Test, debug and problem solve on lab hardware



  • 3+ years of commercial FPGA design and development experience
  • Proven track record of IP design using HDLs, preferably Verilog
  • Expertise in the design and implementation of DSP algorithms for FPGA
  • Familiarity with firmware design for System-on-Chip and/or real-time environments
  • Proficiency with the Xilinx Vivado FPGA development tool
  • Strong design, debug, and troubleshooting skills with solid hands-on experience using chipscope, oscilloscopes, logic/spectrum analyzers and other test equipment
  • Creative mindset for developing solutions to unique and challenging problems 
  • Technically versatile and able to learn new skills that you can apply across multiple types of work
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in engineering or similar


  • Appreciation and understanding of RF engineering 
  • Experience in PCB design, implementation, debug and bring-up
  • Ability to write scripts and low-level drivers ideally in Python 
  • Familiarity with Agile project management techniques
  • Experience using git version control or similar


OQC is currently based in Oxford but plans to relocate its office and establish a laboratory facility in a nearby area.


Competitive salary and company benefits.



Send us a cover letter and resume at careers@oxfordquantumcircuits.com

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!