Senior Semiconductor Device Engineer
Quantum Brilliance is the world pioneer in room-temperature quantum computing using synthetic diamonds. Our unique vision is to make quantum computing available as an everyday technology, from data centers to remote and mobile systems like autonomous robots and satellites. In contrast to quantum computers that fill a room, we are developing quantum accelerators with more computing power than a classical supercomputer but a form factor smaller than a lunchbox.
Founded in 2019 by experts in diamond quantum science from the Australian National University, we are a full-stack quantum computing start-up. An Australia-German company, our HQs are in Canberra and Stuttgart, with additional locations across Australia and southern Germany. We are working with global technology innovators to develop quantum computing applications, integrate quantum with high-performance computing, solve materials science problems and develop ultra-precise semiconductor manufacturing and control techniques. We are backed by eminent venture capital funds and major research and technology institutes.
The successful candidate will bridge our R&D efforts between semiconductor device design, nanofabrication and quantum engineering. The candidate is an experienced quantum physicist with some years exposure to semiconductor industries or a semiconductor device physicist / engineer with a background in quantum physics. The mission is to lead the design efforts of our photoelectrical readout structures and devices of our next generations of quantum accelerators.
The candidate will be a key member of a world-class team and play a central role in supporting the development of new readout techniques for qubits in diamond-based quantum devices. This role offers the unique experience of engaging with top-notch research in an industry environment with a strong commercial purpose.
About the Role
- Development and optimization of new readout techniques to enable quantum computing operations with room-temperature NV centers using photocurrent -based readout techniques.
- Functional lead of developing and simulating transport phenomena in diamond-based quantum devices, defining device requirements and specifications, modelling devices, and performing device characterizations for the selective readout of NV qubits
- Interfacing with internal and external fabrication partners for the fabrication and characterization of new device designs
- Interfacing with the quantum information architect on feasibility and design requirements
- Ideally an experimental quantum physicist, semiconductor material specialist, or electrical engineer with a strong interest in quantum computing. You have several years of experience in an industrial setting of modelling and characterization of FEOL devices. You’re comfortable with optical and electrical characterization of devices You enjoy learning new fields and concepts, can quickly understand higher-level problems and architect clean and concise solutions. You have the ability to set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines and adapt to rapidly changing needs
Essential skills and experience:
- PhD in Physics, Electronics Engineering or equivalent.
- 6+ years’ of engineering or research experience.
- Semiconductor device modelling and device characterization.
- competence in optical and electrical characterization techniques for semiconductor devices.
- Eager to contribute to our collaborative working environment.
- Strong English language skills (basic German skills are a plus but no requirement), good communicator and team player.
Desired skills and experience that will help you excel:
- Knowledge of quantum computing and quantum optics.
- Familiarity with photoelectric readout of NVs in Diamond is a strong plus.
- Strong background in semiconductor physics and device modelling (e.g., III-V semiconductors, diodes, MOS & MOSFET, HEMT, BJT, HBT).
- Experience with first-principle device simulations (atomistic- to nano-scale simulations) and/or TCAD device simulations.
- Knowledge of semiconductor process technology and familiarity with device fabrication techniques and characterization methods.
- Strong background in light-matter interaction physics and electron transport in semiconductors.
- Experience with diamond-based electronics.
Why Quantum Brilliance?
At Quantum Brilliance, you’ll join a team of experts working to create a massive, transformative impact globally. 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.
Quantum Brilliance’s vision to enable mass deployment of quantum accelerators will propel industries to harness edge computing applications and next-generation supercomputers. Our international partnerships extend into North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific, working with governments, supercomputing centres, research organizations and industry leaders.
If the above seems well aligned and you are looking for an opportunity to progress your career into a dynamic and fast-moving startup/scaleup venture in the Quantum Computing arena then we would love to hear from you.
We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment; hence we are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
We are aware that some individuals tend to only apply for jobs when they meet 100% of the criteria. If you think you have what it takes, but do not necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We would love to see if you could be a great fit!