Photonic Devices Researcher

Ulm, Germany

Photonic Devices Researcher

QuiX Quantum is a global leader in photonic quantum computing. We are a deep-tech start-up with offices in Enschede and Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Ulm and Stuttgart, Germany. Since our inception in 2019, we have delivered two world record-breaking quantum processors and won a €14M contract to build a universal quantum computer for the German Aerospace Centre (DLR). As a fast-growing company, we are now looking for Photonics Devices Researcher on phase shifters, switches and modulators for our new subsidiary in Ulm, Germany.

What will you be doing?      

As a photonics devices researcher, you will be part of the engineering team, that works on developing the next generation of our photonic quantum computer as part of German Space Agency’s Quantum Computing Initiative. Your tasks will be focussed on designing and characterizing photonic devices and systems for quantum computing e.g. phase shifters, switches, modulators. Depending on your background, they may include numerical and theoretical electromagnetics simulations, set-up of experiments, chip characterization, control system development, data analysis and system testing. You will work with a team of photonic device designers and quantum computing architects.

You will take care of:

·      Take end-to-end responsibility of photonic device development- specification, design, test, characterization, and system demonstrations.

·      Demonstrate optical switching and modulation.

·       Develop setups integrating photonics and driver electronics components, devices and equipment

·       Test , measurement and characterization of photonic devices and systems, including setup build-up and data acquisition and analysis.

·      Validate new photonics devices in systems in a lab environment.

·       Research on new technologies for quantum photonics.

·      Manage internal and EU projects.

·      Continuously keep up to date with the latest scientific and engineering progress in photonics and quantum optics

·      Working in a multidisciplinary team with electrical engineers and quantum physicists

·      Report results at conferences and internal meetings

We can shape the position depending on seniority.

What we ask of you:

·      PhD in Applied Physics, Electrical engineering, Telecommunications, or relevant discipline

·      Experience with designing and demonstrating optical switches and modulators and working with telecommunication equipment

·      Experience with FPGA prototyping is a strong plus

·      We are looking for your hands-on knowledge to characterize photonic devices and subsequently evaluate the data in a systematic way.

·      Knowledge of component designs, such as microrings, MZI, lasers, etc.. is a plus

·      Knowledge of assembly and packaging of PICs is a strong plus.

·      Hands-on mentality with pro-active, innovative, accurate and independent style of working

·      Critical thinking and problem-solving skills

·      Good communication skills and teamwork

·      Passion for your profession

·      Proficiency in English language (verbal & written), German is a plus.

What to expect from us:

Working in a start-up means that your work contributes directly to the direction of the company. Together, we work on awesome and challenging projects in a high-tech and innovative environment. Everyone has their own specialty and together we form a dynamic and diverse team.

Your workplace will be in Ulm, Germany. As we have become used in recent years, occasionally working at home is possible. The working language of our company is English.

At the office, we like to have lunch together at our big lunch table, or preferably outside in the sun. On Fridays, we end the week with a cool drink and joyful activities to recap the week with the team!

Employment conditions:

The position is full time. Your salary depends on both your education and experience. We have many educational opportunities, a generous number of vacation days and we offer a pension and attractive start up compensation. Equity plan participation available after the first year.

Are you as excited as we are to contribute to the fastest way to a quantum future? Do you want to be part of our journey to develop the world’s best quantum computer? Then join us!

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