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Job ID: JR0051947
Job Category: Engineering Support
Primary Location: Hillsboro, OR US
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Job Type: Tech Grad

R and D RFIC Designer for Quantum Computing

Job Description

In this position, you will be joining the Next Generation Radio Integration Lab within Radio Circuits and Architectures of Intel Labs. The lab research activity focus on enabling integration of next generation radio transceivers in deeply-scaled CMOS technologies. We drive innovation in architecture, radio building-blocks and design methodologies to achieve beyond-state-of-the-art performance and maintain Moore's law scaling for both digital and RF/analog circuitry.

The focus of this specific position is to develop integrated circuitry for control and read out of quantum bits qubits to enable future scaling of quantum computers. These control signals are in the range of microwaves 1-20GHz and typical architectures used today resembles very much RF transceivers or RF arbitrary waveform generators AWG.       

In this unique research position, your responsibilities will include:

  • Research into current state-of-the-art discrete RF/AWG architectures used for qubits control and read-out-
  • Investigate minimum signal specifications, architectures and circuit design for RF/AWG system for qubit control and read-out to be integrated in deeply-scaled CMOS technologies and operate at very low-temperatures 10K.
  • Develop high-level behavioral models to validate proposed system architectures.
  • Design and validate circuit blocks and entire systems with RF/mixed signal design environments like Cadence.
  • Participate into experimental verifications and measurements of fabricated silicon prototypes.

The ideal candidate should exhibit behavioral traits:

  • Plan and achieve technical and schedule goals.
  • Influence others through technical expertise.
  • Technical tradeoff decisions at the hardware, software and system design levels.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Collaboration and desire to work as a team player.


You must possess the minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Relevant experience can be obtained through school work, classes and project work, internships, military training, and/ or work experience. This is an entry level position and will be compensated accordingly.

Minimum Requirements:

  • The candidate must have a PhD in Electrical Engineering with a focus on RF circuit design.

Minimum 6 months of experience in the following:

  • At least one successful RF/analog/mixed-signal circuit tape-out completed in an advanced process technology. Overall silicon prototyping design flow, validation, layout, tape-out, testing.
  • High-level system design and validation with behavioral models e.g. Matlab, Verilog, Veriloga, System Verilog, etc.
  • Circuit blocks such as LNAs, Mixers, PAs, PLLs, VCOs, ADCs, DACs.
  • DSP/signal processing.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge / experience in:

  • CMOS process and device physics.
  • Semiconductor packaging and post-Silicon chip testing.
  • Hands-on experience with RF/analog/mixed-signal testing in the lab.
  • Understanding of electro-magnetic modeling and simulation tools 3D preferred, like Ansoft HFSS.
  • Quantum computing.
  • Overall understanding of current state-of-the-art for qubit design, fabrication and control preferred focus on superconducting qubits, e.g. transmons.

Inside this Business Group

Intel Labs is the company's world-class, industry leading research organization, responsible for driving Intel's technology pipeline and creating new opportunities. The mission of Intel Labs is to deliver breakthrough technologies to fuel Intel's growth. This includes identifying and exploring compelling new technologies and high risk opportunities ahead of business unit investment and demonstrating first-to-market technologies and innovative new usages for computing technology. Intel Labs engages the leading thinkers in academia and industry in addition to partnering closely with Intel business units.

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