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Optics Engineer – Quantum Computing at Quantum Brilliance

$100k - $200k in Canberra, ACT

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Do you enjoy solving challenging and unique problems? This is an opportunity to join a highly innovative team and help pioneer one of the defining technologies of the coming century.

About us

Quantum Brilliance is a world leader in building commercially viable quantum computers, operating at room temperature and powered by diamond. Our vision is to provide ubiquitous quantum computing: from data centres to hospitals, from autonomous vehicles to remote facilities.

Quantum Brilliance leverages technology developed by our founders at ANU. We are working with global leaders in supercomputing, computer manufacturing, and diamond fabrication to rapidly bring our first product to market.

We are looking for people to work closely with our co-founders, and alongside industry leaders, to help us take quantum computing out of the lab.

About the role

You will work as part of a team in developing diamond quantum computer products. This will involve both leading and supporting projects in laser design, confocal microscopy, optics bench setup and simulation of optics systems.

Essential skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Photonics, Physics or related technical field
  • 5+ years’ experience designing, building and testing precision optics systems
  • Technical expertise in most of the following areas:
    • Design & maintenance of research-grade laser-optics systems, e.g. confocal microscopes
    • Optics modelling: raytracing, full-wave, multi-physics
    • Robust optical systems (thermal, vibrational)
    • CAD design and prototyping
    • Automated control systems, e.g. for microscope alignment and data acquisition
    • Programming in Python
  • Ability to independently define and solve problems
  • Ability to set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to rapidly changing needs
  • Comfortable working in a team and communicating ideas that can be understood by others

Skills and experience that will help you excel

  • Master's or PhD degree in Engineering, Photonics, Physics or related technical field
  • Experience in a product development or product management role
  • Technical expertise in any of the following areas:
    • Integrated on-chip optics (waveguides, light sources, detectors)
    • Quantum computing hardware/software
    • Clean-room R&D, e.g. EBL, UV-lithography, and deposition techniques
    • Design and simulation of microwave and RF systems (1-20 MHz, 1-30 GHz)
    • 3D printing
    • Linux systems, C++ language
    • Machine learning

Why Quantum Brilliance?

At Quantum Brilliance, you’ll join a team of experts working to create massive, transformative impact. You’ll join a team of problem-solvers, who are curious and driven to understand and master new things. We pride ourselves on a collaborative environment, where we learn from the unique expertise that each person brings, and support the growth of each team member.

About Quantum Brilliance

Office address

  • Canberra CBD, ACT, 2600
  • Melbourne CBD, VIC, 3000

Company size

1-10 people

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