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Opto-Mechanical Engineer

Infleqtion

Infleqtion

Software Engineering
Oxford, UK
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2023
Infleqtion is a global quantum technology company solving the world’s most challenging problems. The company harnesses quantum mechanics to build and integrate quantum computers, sensors, and networks. From fundamental physics to leading edge commercial products, Infleqtion enables “quantum everywhere” through our ecosystem of devices and platforms. We are recruiting for a Opto-Mechanical Engineer. LOCATIONInfleqtion has 6 office locations, operating out of Austin, TX; Boulder/Louisville, CO; Madison, WI; Chicago, IL; Oxford, UK; and Melbourne, AU. This position is a full-time, hybrid position which will be located in our Oxford, United Kingdom office. Job Summary Infleqtion UK is looking for an Opto-Mechanical Engineer with a passion for working with a multi-disciplinary team to bring state-of-the art quantum technologies outside the laboratory and into the real-world. You will use your skills to contribute to the design, verification, and implementation of opto-mechanical systems and subsystems for Infleqtion’s quantum products. You will have strong skills and relevant experience working within a team of engineers and scientists designing components and systems in a fast-paced environment. Job ResponsibilitiesThe duties and responsibilities outlined below include essential functions of the role. Depending on business needs, this role may perform a combination of some or all of the following duties. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.  
  • Mechanical and opto-mechanical design, modelling, test, and verification, including packaging and structural design, thermal modelling, vibration isolation, and integrated photonics
  • Translating product requirements into mechanical architecture and designs
  • Execution of modelling, simulation, and analytical efforts required to enable product performance
  • Integration of mechanical subsystems with electrical, optical, and other subsystems
  • Design for manufacturability, test, and sustainment; execution of a digital thread from design through manufacturing through support
  • Identifying and engaging key suppliers and developing mechanical bills of materials
  • Fabrication and test of protoypes and subsystems.
  • Developing manufacturing and assembly processes
  • Following Infleqtion’s Product Lifecycle Process and supporting Phase gate reviews, critical design reviews, and executive updates
  • Supporting development of risk management plans and risk resolution and supporting reliability analysis and continuous improvement
  • Coaching and mentoring junior engineers
Requirements
  • Engineering degree with opto mechanical focus
  • Experience with hardware product development, new product introduction, and Product Life Cycle processes, preferably with mid to high volume commercial products
  • Several years of relevant and progressive experience in a similar role
  • Proven experience in developing and integrating precision designed components into working devices and products
  • Working knowledge of optical components, such as mirrors, lenses, and polarisation-dependent optics
  • Excellent understanding of best practices for mounting optical components
  • Experience supporting FMEAs and following best practice product development processes
  • Solid understanding of engineering principles and processes, including GD&T
  • Experience using CAD software
  • Understanding of simulation and analysis (FEA, CFD) such as ANSYS, COMSOL
  • Experience with optics and optical component modelling, such as ray tracing and stray light analysis
  • Experience in accelerated life testing
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, specifically CNC machining
  • Experience of environmental testing and ability to interpret test data
  • Ability to communicate to ideas clearly and succinctly
  • Entrepreneurial drive, intellectual agility and personal eagerness to develop with the needs of the business
  • Passion for solving complex problems and challenges in a highly technical and scientific environment
  • Ability to work comfortably in a highly collaborative, cross-functional, team-oriented, and matrixed environment
Desired Skills and Knowledge
  • Experience with integrated photonics and electro-mechanical integration
  • Experience using SolidWorks
  • Experience with PLM systems, such as SolidWorks PDM and technical document management.
BenefitsIn addition to your base compensation, we offer a generous Total Rewards program which includes:  
  • Competitive salary
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Generous company pension contribution
  • Cycle to work and Technology schemes
  • Incentive Stock Option Plan