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Packaging Engineer - Quantum

Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Redmond
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Job Description:

Microsoft's Quantum research group is exploring ways to build a full-stack quantum computer and has become the world's center of expertise on topological quantum computing. The research effort includes theoretical and experimental teams around the world, who have been designing and optimizing all aspects of the quantum computer, from topological qubit designs to cryogenic control and readout circuitry, to runtime software and quantum language compilers. Microsoft Quantum will change the world of computing and help solve some of humankind's currently unsolvable problems. For more information about our team, visit .
We are looking for a Packaging Engineer with a focus on hands-on process development. Responsibilities include prototyping new packaging structures both internally and with outsource vendors and adapting standard packaging processes (wire bonding, flip chip bonding, adhesive dispense, solder reflow, ---) to the unique requirements of quantum devices. You will be working with a diverse team of engineers and scientists on assembling and scaling complex quantum hardware devices. To be successful, you will actively work with our globally distributed team to establish common, robust assembly processes and materials. Specifically, your work will include:

  • Develop and maintain robust assembly processes for quantum devices. Document processes and implement across our global team

  • Regularly interact with different teams to ensure packaging processes are working and address any issues as they occur

  • Directly provide assembly support for fabrication and testing team. Conduct initial failure analysis for assembly related problems

  • Support development of advanced packaging technologies

  • Work in teams or independently as required

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree in mechanical, electrical, or materials engineering, or related field AND 6+ years experience in industry or in a research and development environment

    • OR Master's Degree in mechanical, electrical, or materials engineering, or related field AND 4+ years experience in industry or in a research and development environment

    • OR Doctorate in mechanical, electrical, or materials engineering, or related field AND 1+ year(s) experience in industry or in a research and development environment, could include completion of a post doctoral research position

    • OR equivalent experience

    • 2+ years of hands-on experience with packaging of complex (optomechanical, MEMS, microwave, or related) devices

    • Experience with multiple packaging processes (wire bonding, die bonding, dispense, flip chip bonding, or related)

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Ability to work in a team and effectively communicate to meet deadlines and deliver results

      • Experience in cryogenic materials is a plus

      • Experience in microwave device packaging is a plus

      • Travel up to 25 % of the time

        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.
        Quantum Engineering IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $112,000 - $218,400 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $145,800 - $238,600 per year.
        Microsoft has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets (see below). The range above reflects the potential base pay across the U.S. for this role (except as noted below); the applicable base pay range will depend on what ultimately is determined to be the candidate's primary work location. Individual base pay depends on various factors, in addition to primary work location, such as complexity and responsibility of role, job duties/requirements, and relevant experience and skills. Base pay ranges are reviewed and typically updated each year. Offers are made within the base pay range applicable at the time.
        At Microsoft certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including merit increases, annual bonus and stock. These awards are allocated based on individual performance. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee's role. Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of employment with Microsoft and the country work location. U.S.-based employees have access to medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, and wellbeing benefits, among others. U.S.-based employees also receive, per calendar year, up to 10 scheduled paid holidays, and up to 80 hours Holistic Health Time Off. Additionally, hourly/non-exempt employees accrue up to 120 hours paid vacation time, and salaried/exempt employees have Discretionary Time Off (DTO).
        Our Commitment to Pay Equity
        We are committed to the principle of pay equity - paying employees equitably for substantially similar work. To learn more about pay equity and our other commitments to increase representation and strengthen our culture of inclusion, check out our annual Diversity & Inclusion Report. ( )
        Understanding Roles at Microsoft
        The top of this page displays the role for which the base pay ranges apply - Quantum Engineering IC4.
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        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 ( .
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