As a Mechanical Engineer on the Rigetti Packaging Sub-System
team, you will design, build, and validate silicon device packaging
and related components at the core of our quantum computing system,
forming the most direct interface between the milli-kelvin
cryogenic vacuum environment and the superconducting qubits
themselves. This involves the design of mechanical components and
assemblies in SolidWorks CAD, selection of materials and
fabrication processes for this unique and challenging environment,
performing detailed tolerance analyses to guarantee reliable
alignment of RF electrical contacts and other components under
extreme thermal cycling, developing reliable precision assembly
procedures, and performing experimental studies to validate
performance expectations. You will be working closely with a team
of electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, and physicists, as
well as outside component suppliers, to define system and component
requirements, and integrate your designs into functional
customer-deployed quantum computers.
As scientific and engineering 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
Experience using mechanical 3D CAD software for component and
Demonstrated ability to work on multi-physics problems,
especially thermal and mechanical effects in
Familiarity with packaging requirements for electronic devices,
especially RF components.
Understanding of tolerance analysis and Geometric Dimensioning &
Tolerancing (GD&T).Familiarity with documentation control,
revision management, and PLM systems.
Experience with Design For Manufacturing (DFM) and manufacturing
process design and validation.
Experience developing assembly processes, documentation, and
validation test plans.
Excellent communication skills and an ability to interact across
Experience developing semiconductor packaging solutions and/or
integrated microwave assemblies, especially involving 3D signaling
Familiarity with design requirements for cryogenic and/or high
Knowledge of micro-and nano-fabrication techniques or experience
developing MEMS technology.
Python scripting (especially including e.g. numpy and scipy for
scientific computing) for analysis and equipment
automation.Exposure to RF engineering concepts and modeling
BS degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
4+ years of relevant industry experience (lesser years of
experience required if you hold a Master's or Ph.D. in Mechanical
Engineering or equivalent).
Experience with SolidWorks.
Rigetti Computing is on a mission to build the world's most
powerful computers. Based in Berkeley and Fremont, CA, we are
scientists, engineers, builders, and visionaries who believe
quantum computing is going to significantly affect health care, how
we treat disease, how we generate energy, and how we feed humanity.
We design and fabricate quantum circuits and deploy them as quantum
computers available online. Our engineers build the full stack of
technologies that are integrated into these machines, including
cryogenic hardware and microwave circuitry, advanced analog and
digital control modules, and a software stack that provides the
world's most advanced SDK and runtime environment for quantum
computers. Our quantum computer is available through Our product,
Quantum Cloud Services, which is the world's first full-stack
programming and execution environment for quantum/classical
computing. We were founded by Chad Rigetti in 2013, and today
employ over 120 people.
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Export Licensing Compliance
This 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
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.