EMPLOYMENT/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Electrical Engineer
Sky Quantum is a team of quantum physicists, engineers, and satellite industry veterans developing next-generation, satellite-enabled encryption solutions based on quantum information science.
We are presently designing a prototype satellite payload with funding from multiple government agencies. We are looking for a talented, self-motivated individual who wants to take on a leading role in this project. Current students interested in summer internships and/or part-time work are invited to apply. Primary responsibilities will include design of control systems for optoelectronics under restrictive size, weight, and power constraints; FPGA/low-level CPU implementation of quantum error-correction, pseudo-random number generation, and time synchronization modules; and design of robust communication interfaces between satellite subsystems. As a start-up, our company’s needs are often shifting; the ideal candidate will have a diverse skillset and an interest in cultivating new skills as required to advance the project.
The candidate should have a strong background in the physical sciences or engineering, good written and oral communication skills, significant experience in technical computing, and expertise in one or more of the following:
Low-level programming, especially with FPGAs; experience programming in C / C# desirable
Design of feedback and control systems
Quantum information science
What we offer:
The chance to take a leading role in a high-potential start-up
Competitive salary and health insurance benefits for full-time employees
Flexible work arrangements
Candidates need to have the ability to obtain secret or higher level clearance
Start date: Summer 2019