Senior Engineer for Microfabrication and Integration

· 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 Engineer. As a Senior 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.


  • 10+ years of experience in microfabrication or nanofabrication process development
  • 5+ years of experience leading microfabrication or nanofabrication process development in an industrial setting
  • Working knowledge of microfabrication or nanofabrication processes, their compatibilities, and their limits
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, an attention to detail, and a collaborative mindset
  • Cleanroom experience handling, inspecting, and characterizing microfabricated devices
  • Proficiency in examining and editing device masks in L-Edit, Klayout, or similar


  • Experience with custom microfabrication or nanofabrication process development
  • Experience with MEMS device fabrication or MEMS fabrication techniques
  • Experience with fabrication and characterization of photonic integrated devices and circuits
  • Packaging experience that includes integration of electrical, mechanical, and optical components
  • Familiarity with thermal, electrical, and mechanical modeling of devices in COMSOL or similar. 
  • Proficiency programming in Python
  • Experience using 3D CAD tools like Autodesk Inventor or Solidworks


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