Mechanical Engineer

Redmond, WA, United States Posted 29 days ago
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The Quantum hardware team is developing a full-stack quantum computer, consisting of a quantum plane, cryogenic control and readout circuitry, classical control processor, runtime software and quantum language compiler.


We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer to help the development of this next-generation computing system.


The ideal candidate will possess a MS or PhD in Mechanical Engineering, and 3+ years of relevant job experience.


We are seeking individuals capable of driving all aspects of product design and development, including development of specification documents, verification and validation plans, part and vendor selection, prototype and engineering development, laboratory test and product deployment.


Candidates will be comfortable operating in a fast moving, interdisciplinary, flat organization pushing the limits of physics and engineering. Candidates must handle rapid change and ambiguity.


• Analysis, modeling and design of cryogenic cooling systems based on helium and nitrogen, including sizing piping in single and dual phase flow systems

• Thermal analysis on heat rejection systems through conduction, convection and radiation at atmospheric pressures and vacuum

• Complex machining and weldments, test design and setup, stress analysis in ANSYS

• Generates make versus buy decisions, responsible of material selection and RFQs, drives component specs, and works with suppliers

• Generates and releases documentation like detailed design files, simulation files, drawings, acceptance and validation plans

• First article bring-up, installation, monitoring and debug, hands-on with lab resources

• We seek a team player who works well with both technical and non-technical resources, has enthusiasm for change and focuses on delivering services despite challenges, works co-operatively with others to achieve the best outcomes, and achieves outcomes using good judgement and quick decisions that lead to business success

• We have operations and vendors on 4 continents, some travel maybe required


Candidate will possess excellent written and interpersonal communication, negotiation, and organization skills that show leadership by example and demonstrates consistent exercise of independent judgment, support for different points of view and respectful treatment of differences, communications tailored to the needs of the team, personal accountability, and the pursuit of continuous improvement.


Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, and 3+ years of relevant job experience.


Experience with most of the following:


• Fluid mechanics: Sizing piping in single and 2 phase flow systems

• Thermodynamics/Heat Transfer: Heat rejection systems through conduction, convection, radiation

• Machine design: Complex machining and weldments for cryogenic systems to deal with thermal expansion, and heat intrusion

• Computer hardware: Design power, cooling, and interconnect compatible with cryogenic systems

• Cryo-Plant Design: Specify components and design cryo systems based on helium and nitrogen, closed and open loop control

• Installing, monitoring, debugging and test of control and data acquisition equipment

• Must have mechanical aptitude; can assemble complex hardware

• Must have basic command of computers and office tools

• Experience with simple and complex mechanical part and assembly design and analysis using Solidworks and Windchill file management.


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.


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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