Senior Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineer

· College Park, Maryland
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced


IonQ is developing the world's first fully expressive, full-stack quantum computer based on trapped-ion technology. We are pushing past the limits of classical physics and current supercomputing technology. These computers are poised to unlock the staggering potential of the quantum realm and help remake industries like medicine, materials science, simulation, finance, strong A.I., machine learning, cryptography, high-performance supercomputing, and more.

Quantum computers are a revolutionizing technology — they will transform business, society, and the planet for the better, and IonQ is at the forefront of this revolution. We’re proudly supported by high-quality investors like Amazon Web Service, Columbia Capital, NEA, ACME, and more.

We’re looking for a Senior Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineer.  As a Senior Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineer, you’ll be part of a cross-functional team whose mission is to lead IonQ on its journey to define and enable the world’s best quantum computers and keep IonQ at the forefront of the industry. 



  • Work with control electronics and optomechanical design teams throughout the development process to identify and mitigate electromagnetic effects that could limit the fidelity of the system
  • Define requirements and verification procedures related to electromagnetic environments, shielding (enclosures and cable harness), grounding, bonding and isolation to maximize system performance
  • Develop and maintain EMI/EMC test labs and equipment and support execution of EMI/EMC testing for custom and COTS electronics assemblies
  • Work with system operators to identify the root-cause of and solution to any EMI/EMC related system anomalies
  • Perform modeling, simulation, and analysis of electromagnetic environments 


  • MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related discipline
  • 10+ years work experience in a similar role
  • Detailed understanding of MIL-STD and/or commercial standards for conducted and radiated emissions and susceptibility
  • Experience with complex electromagnetic and RF modeling and simulation tools
  • Deep knowledge of EMC/EMI circuit, chassis, and system design techniques
  • Proficient with signal generators, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, and other complex lab equipment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to mentor junior engineers
  • Success working collaboratively in a team environment


Given the nature of our business, we will maintain our headquarters which are located down the street from the University of Maryland. Our office is bright and open and a fun, collaborative environment, where we value each other’s unique qualities. IonQ is a five-minute walk to the Metro, which takes just twenty minutes to get to Washington, DC. Currently, we are encouraging work-from-home with office and laboratory visits only as needed. 

IonQ reflects the globally diverse audience that our products and technology serve. We believe that in addition to hiring the best talent, a diversity of perspectives, ideas, and cultures leads to the creation of better products and services. We hire people with a broad set of skills who are ready to take on some of humanity’s greatest challenges and make an impact on millions, if not billions, of users.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply.

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  • Location
    College Park, Maryland
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  • Minimum Experience