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Building the world’s best quantum computers to solve the world’s hardest problems

Lead Mechanical Engineer

$65k – $95k • 0.1% – 0.2%
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IonQ is looking for an experienced, creative mechanical engineer to help design and build the world’s first scalable trapped ion quantum computer. You’ll work closely with physicists and engineers from other disciplines to develop specifications and build hardware. We’re looking for engineers who are self-motivated, self-directed, and innovative, with a great attitude and work ethic.

- Mechanical design and packaging of quantum computer components
- Turn high-level requirements into detailed specifications
- Design parts and assemblies
- Manage vendor models
- Investigate, diagnose, and solve mechanical problems

Required skills and education:
- BS or MS Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
- Outstanding 3D modeling skills (we use OnShape.com but consider candidates strong in any CAD package)
- Hand-on experience in milling, lathe, and CNC operation
- 3D printer operation
- Familiarity working with manufacturers and fabricators
- Ability to estimate costs

Bonus skills:
- Mechanical design for electronics (e.g., enclosures, mounting hardware, etc)
- Working knowledge of vacuum chambers and optical systems
- Love of lasers and 80/20

IonQ at a glance

Building the world’s best quantum computers to solve the world’s hardest problems

IonQ focuses on Cloud Computing. Their company has offices in District of Columbia and College Park. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees. To date, IonQ has raised $75M of funding; their latest round was closed on October 2019.

You can view their website at https://ionq.com or find them on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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