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PCB/Flex Process Engineer, Assembly and Manufacturing

Company: Rigetti And Company Inc
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Rigetti Computing is building the world's most powerful computers to solve humanity's most pressing problems. We believe this technology will fundamentally change the world for the better and will affect nearly every industry over the coming decades. Now a public company, Rigetti is looking to expand its Quantum Engineering team through the addition of an experienced PCB/Flex Process Engineer.As a PCB/Flex Process Engineer - Assembly and Manufacturing on the Hardware team at Rigetti Computing, you will develop cutting-edge solutions to enable the scaling of quantum computers in complexity to a larger number of qubits while increasing performance, focusing on developing high-density signal delivery leveraging flex and rigid PCBs, and assembly solutions that enable microwave RF signaling to our quantum devices at cryogenic temperatures. You will be working closely with a team of electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, and physicists, as well as outside component suppliers, to define component & assembly processes that meet these scaling & performance challenges. You will guide supplier process development and integrate components, design test protocols and integrate those components into the R&D and production release workflows.The ideal candidate brings experience working with suppliers on the materials & processes used in PCBs, Flexible Electronics, and Assembly of components, preferably using innovative materials. You enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary environment, and you excel at translating functional requirements into prototypes and then guiding those products through development into low-volume manufacturing. You are able to identify requirements and constraints and manage effective test programs that navigate these inputs. You are a strong communicator who keeps stakeholders informed and involved.As quantum computing leaders, we value diversity and are committed to building a culture of inclusion to attract and engage innovative thinkers. Our technology, meant to serve all of humanity, cannot succeed if those who built it do not mirror the diversity of the communities we serve. Applications from women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.What You Bring to the Table:

  • BS degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field
  • 3+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Experience working with (or at) suppliers to specify and develop PCB, Flex, and/or assembly processes
  • Experience with the full development cycle of components - from concept to prototype to production- and with defining the requirements at each stage, including knowledge of quality control and manufacturing processes
  • Experience with process flows, integration challenges, and material choices for at least one of PCBs, Flex, and Assembly processes
  • Experience with plating processes - specifying & characterizing results
  • Familiarity with IPC A-610 and IPC 6013, or equivalent for quality and acceptance criteria of PCB and flex circuitry
  • Hands-on experience with Design for Manufacturing and identifying and solving defect issues & process control issues in PCB/Flex/Assembly, and being able to communicate feedback to the supplier for corrective action and yield improvement
  • You are excited by and value learning and growth
  • Excellent technical communication and collaboration skills in a multi-domain environment including mechanical engineers and physicistsBonus Points If You Have:
    • Understanding of superconducting and cryogenic behavior of materials and their use in electronic components
    • Familiarity with PCB layout softwareBenefits and Perks:Rigetti seeks individuals who are motivated by grand challenges and the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the exciting quantum computing space. As long-term visionaries, we offer employees opportunities for continuous personal and professional growth so they can advance our mission to help solve humanity's most important and pressing problems. To support the financial success and health of our employees and their families, we offer the following benefits in addition to a competitive base salary:- 401k Plan- Generous Equity Grant- 98% coverage on Medical (Kaiser or Anthem Blue Cross), Guardian Dental, Guardian Vision- Anthem Blue Cross Life Insurance at no cost to the employee- Opportunities for additional performance-based equity grants or bonusesTo help our employees bring their best selves to work, we also offer various perks to support each individual to perform at their highest level and foster work life balance. All full-time exempt employees are eligible for:- Flexible PTO as soon as they join.- Fitness Activity & Gym Membership Reimbursement- 16 Week Paid Parental Leave- FSA & Commuter Benefits- Employment Assistance Program (EAP)- Flexible Work ScheduleAs we continue to grow our company, we will prioritize applicants who have created a thoughtful application and share our vision and passion for quantum computing. While we regret that we can't hire every applicant, we keep applications on file for 2 years and will reach out if you're a good fit for a future opportunity. About RigettiRigetti Computing is a pioneer in full-stack quantum computing. The company has operated quantum computers over the cloud since 2017 and serves global enterprise, government, and research clients through its Rigetti Quantum Cloud Services platform. The company's proprietary quantum-classical infrastructure provides ultra-low latency integration with public and private clouds for high-performance practical quantum computing. Rigetti has developed the industry's first multi-chip quantum processor for scalable quantum computing systems. The company designs and manufactures its chips in-house at Fab-1, the industry's first dedicated and integrated quantum device manufacturing facility. Rigetti was founded in 2013 by Chad Rigetti and today employs more than 180 people with offices in the United States, U.K., and Australia. Learn more at .Don't see the job you want? Apply so we can keep in touch with you when the right role opens up in the future!Export Licensing ComplianceThis position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws and regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Please note that any offer for employment may be conditioned on authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export control laws and regulations without sponsorship for an export license.In order to ensure compliance, Rigetti must determine U.S. citizenship or U.S. visa/immigration status of all prospective applicants for this position.Any citizenship information provided will be reviewed solely for export control compliance purposes. Only applicants eligible to receive export-controlled items, software, technology, and information will be considered for this position.Citizenship information will be handled in accordance with Rigetti's policies prohibiting discrimination based upon classifications protected by federal, state, or local law. Rigetti is committed to full compliance with applicable anti-discrimination laws. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We strive to create an inclusive work environment and will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Rigetti And Company Inc, Berkeley , PCB/Flex Process Engineer, Assembly and Manufacturing, Engineering , Berkeley, California

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