Optical Packaging Engineer

PsiQuantum

Palo Alto, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Post Date: 05/15/2024
  • Website: psiquantum.com
  • Company Address: 700 Hansen Way, Palo Alto, California 94304, US

About PsiQuantum

Quantum computing will be a world-changing technology with the potential to unlock powerful advances in medicine, energy, finance and beyond. At PsiQuantum, we’re focused on building the world’s first useful quantum computer.

Job Description

PsiQuantum is on a mission to build the world’s first utility-scale, 1 million-plus qubit quantum computer, powered by breakthroughs in silicon photonics and quantum architecture. We were founded in 2015 by the world’s foremost experts in photonic quantum computing and have assembled a world class team dedicated to bringing the world-changing benefits of quantum computing into reality.

Quantum computing is anticipated to unlock the solutions to otherwise impossible computational tasks, with impact across science, technology, and business. By harnessing the laws of quantum physics, quantum computers are expected to dramatically outperform even the most powerful existing (or future) supercomputers and offer the potential to enable extraordinary advances across a broad range of applications including climate, energy, healthcare, finance, agriculture, transportation, materials design, and more, as well as deliver entirely new industries.

PsiQuantum is uniquely positioned to deliver on the promise of quantum computing. We have already demonstrated that it’s possible to manufacture core quantum components using the standard and scalable manufacturing processes of a world-leading semiconductor fab.

Our team is working across the full stack of quantum computing, from hardware design, manufacturing, and packaging through to quantum architecture and quantum algorithms. We’re a highly integrated, collaborative group and love tackling problems that span across interfaces.

There’s more work to be done and we are looking for exceptional talent to join us on this extraordinary journey!

Job Summary:

The Optical Packaging Engineer is responsible for developing & implementing a high-performance & robust fiber-to-chip package and a scalable packaging process for optical systems comprised of optical fibers attached to a variety of chip-based photonic integrated circuits.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop an optical package and fiber-to-chip alignment scheme that allows for high alignment accuracy and scalable assembly.
  • Collaborate with optical design team to understand the design constraints and communicate the packaging requirements.
  • Establish version-controlled packaging-related design rules & standard packaging process flow.
  • Work with external vendors and suppliers to source required materials and provide feedback on evolving requirements.

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or above in Engineering, Physics or Material Science.
  • Experience working with optical fibers, optical measurements and alignment equipment.
  • Understanding of basics of photonic passive components.
  • Preferred is 4+ years of experience working on fiber-packaged chip assemblies in an industrial setting.

PsiQuantum provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. PsiQuantum does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.

We are not accepting unsolicited resumes from employment agencies.

The range below reflects the minimum and maximum target range for new hire base salary across all US locations. Actual compensation may vary outside of this range and is dependent on various factors including but not limited to a candidate's qualifications including relevant education and training, competencies, experience, geographic location, and business needs. Base pay is only one part of the total compensation package. Full time roles are eligible for equity and benefits. Base pay is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

For a fully qualified candidate, the expected pay range is: PsiQuantum is on a mission to build the world’s first utility-scale, 1 million-plus qubit quantum computer, powered by breakthroughs in silicon photonics and quantum architecture. We were founded in 2015 by the world’s foremost experts in photonic quantum computing and have assembled a world class team dedicated to bringing the world-changing benefits of quantum computing into reality.

Quantum computing is anticipated to unlock the solutions to otherwise impossible computational tasks, with impact across science, technology, and business. By harnessing the laws of quantum physics, quantum computers are expected to dramatically outperform even the most powerful existing (or future) supercomputers and offer the potential to enable extraordinary advances across a broad range of applications including climate, energy, healthcare, finance, agriculture, transportation, materials design, and more, as well as deliver entirely new industries.

PsiQuantum is uniquely positioned to deliver on the promise of quantum computing. We have already demonstrated that it’s possible to manufacture core quantum components using the standard and scalable manufacturing processes of a world-leading semiconductor fab.

Our team is working across the full stack of quantum computing, from hardware design, manufacturing, and packaging through to quantum architecture and quantum algorithms. We’re a highly integrated, collaborative group and love tackling problems that span across interfaces.

There’s more work to be done and we are looking for exceptional talent to join us on this extraordinary journey!

Job Summary:

The Optical Packaging Engineer is responsible for developing & implementing a high-performance & robust fiber-to-chip package and a scalable packaging process for optical systems comprised of optical fibers attached to a variety of chip-based photonic integrated circuits.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop an optical package and fiber-to-chip alignment scheme that allows for high alignment accuracy and scalable assembly.
  • Collaborate with optical design team to understand the design constraints and communicate the packaging requirements.
  • Establish version-controlled packaging-related design rules & standard packaging process flow.
  • Work with external vendors and suppliers to source required materials and provide feedback on evolving requirements.

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or above in Engineering, Physics or Material Science.
  • Experience working with optical fibers, optical measurements and alignment equipment.
  • Understanding of basics of photonic passive components.
  • Preferred is 4+ years of experience working on fiber-packaged chip assemblies in an industrial setting.

PsiQuantum provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. PsiQuantum does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.

We are not accepting unsolicited resumes from employment agencies.

The range below reflects the minimum and maximum target range for new hire base salary across all US locations. Actual compensation may vary outside of this range and is dependent on various factors including but not limited to a candidate's qualifications including relevant education and training, competencies, experience, geographic location, and business needs. Base pay is only one part of the total compensation package. Full time roles are eligible for equity and benefits. Base pay is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

For a fully qualified candidate, the expected pay range is: 

Pay Range
$143,000—$175,500 USD
Pay Ran
$143,000—$175,500 USD

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