Cryogenics Lab Engineer at Microsoft

Cryogenics Lab Engineer Details

Jan. 24, 2019, 11:57 p.m.
Hardware Engineering
Individual Contributor
Redmond, WA
and experimental team The Redmond team
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.

Design of test fixtures and systems for heat transfer and 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 and 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.
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 and data acquisition equipment. 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
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