Superconducting Circuit Fabrication Engineer

At Oxford Quantum Circuits we’re building quantum computers based on a flexible core architecture that enables innovation. At their core, these processors are based on superconducting circuit technology. As a superconducting circuit fabrication engineer, you’ll be drawing on your previous experience in fabrication of superconducting circuits during your PhD, post-doctoral or commercial work in this field to develop robust high-quality fabrication of quantum processors. You’ll have the opportunity to build from our current processes that already produce devices with competitive quantum coherence, and you will have access to a network of state-of-the-art fabrication facilities in the area. You’ll work closely with our team of physicists and electrical engineers to design quantum circuits, before fabricating them and assisting with the test and characterisation process. You will be a vital member of our team, working to develop our device fabrication to produce quantum processors with world-leading performance.

Responsibilities

  • Fabrication of superconducting circuits
  • Testing and characterisation of superconducting circuits
  • Analysis of limiting factors to circuit coherence and device fabrication precision
  • Iteration of device designs to improve circuit performance
  • Training new members of the fabrication team
  • Help create, update and maintain process documentation

Skills Required

  • A Ph.D. or extensive experience involving design, fabrication, and test of superconducting quantum circuits
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Confidence performing multi-step cleanroom device fabrication unassisted
  • Specific experience of several of the following:-
    • Electron-beam lithography of precisely defined sub-micron features
    • Wafer-scale photolithography with micron-resolution
    • Electron-beam shadow evaporation of sub-micron Josephson junctions
    • Experience of improving and developing new fabrication recipes

Skills Desirable

  • Previous work in the analysis of limitations to the coherence of superconducting circuits
  • Previous work in an academic or commercial laboratory working on quantum computing

About Oxford Quantum Circuits

At Oxford Quantum Circuits, we’re creating the core of the quantum revolution to solve some of humanity’s most significant challenges. We are developing technology using the power of quantum to do things which have never been achieved before, from enabling life-changing drug discoveries to developing new battery technologies.

We are developing the world’s most scalable quantum computer for the real world impact. We’re doing this using state-of-the-art, innovative, superconducting quantum hardware spun out of the world-renowned University of Oxford.

We’re looking for innovators, technical wizards and creative ninjas to join us on this exciting journey.

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