Feb 17, 2019
Redmond, Washington, United States Microsoft Research has been studying quantum computing for several years and has become the world's center of expertise on topological quantum computing. The research effort includes a staff of theoretical physicists and experimental teams around the world. The Redmond team is building a controls system for quantum computing that is based on a classical computer architecture. The overall system is being developed by a multi-disciplinary team that includes software and hardware architects. The control system is a general-purpose computing platform that can perform complex, high performance computing functions. These systems require a new set of design tools. Responsibilities Design of test fixtures & systems for heat transfer & cryogenic tests from room temperature to 4 Kelvin. Installing, monitoring, and debugging test, control, and data acquisition equipment. Outfitting cryogenic lab with tools and equipment, and point-of-contact managing general lab operations. Installation and operation of helium & nitrogen cryogenic distribution systems. Operation of helium liquefier systems. Investigating, ordering, and expediting parts and materials to support cryogenic programs and test vehicles. Taking on prototype hardware design role as needed. Qualifications Minimum 3 yrs. experience with helium cryogenic systems operation and practices. Minimum 3 yrs. machine design and fabrication experience. Mechanical/electrical aptitude to assemble and debug complex hardware. Must have command of computers, MS office tools, SolidWorks. BS in ME, EE, Physics, or equivalent experience. Experience in digital controllers & data acquisition equipment. Culture Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud Background Check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter. We're working together to build strong communities inside and outside the workplace. Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form. Benefits Microsoft sees the whole person and looks to support your well-being on every level. Diversity and inclusion Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work. We value individuality. The experiences that have shaped your world view can help us shape ours.
Microsoft Redmond, WA, USA Full time