Electrical Engineer-Quantum Hardware - 1397207

  • Location:
    Glendale, California, US
  • Alternate Location
    Santa Monica, California
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Compensation Range
    123600 USD - 238700 USD
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

Job summary

Cisco Quantum Lab is looking for an electrical engineer to join our hardware team. You will work in a growing team of scientists and engineers to develop novel quantum technologies in cybersecurity and networking. You will contribute to the design and development of high-performance electronics for quantum hardware control, and the implementation of digital algorithms on FPGAs.


  • Design and implement FPGA-based quantum hardware control systems
  • Design and implement RF circuits for high-speed quantum state modulations
  • Implement digital algorithms on FPGAs for optical coherent transceivers
  • Implement post-processing algorithms on FPGAs for quantum key distribution
  • Perform testing and troubleshooting of electrical boards and subsystems
  • Contribute to prototype development and field tests

Basic qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering or the equivalent
  • 5+ years experience with FPGA and Digital Signal Processing at RF frequencies
  • 5+ years experience with both digital and analog electronics
  • 2+ years with control software development

Preferred qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher in Electrical and Computer Engineering or the equivalent
  • Experience with either integrated optics or fiber optics
  • Experience with optical coherent communication
  • Familiar with quantum key distribution
  • Knowledge of quantum physics
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work independently

Why Cisco?

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