Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Xanadu Quantum Technologies Inc.

Position ID:Xanadu Quantum Technologies Inc.-Theoretical and Experimental Physics-IPE [#11004]
Position Title: Integrated Photonics Engineer
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Toronto, Ontario M5V, Canada
Subject Area: Engineering
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/03/22, finished 2019/03/31, listed until 2018/09/22)
Position Description:    

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Integrated Photonics Engineer (Full-Time) Xanadu – Toronto, ON

Summary of Position and Responsibilities

The selected candidates will be responsible for designing and implementing the photonic integrated circuits which form the core of our quantum computation platform. They will work closely with our established team of engineers and physicists to design new individual components and full-scale circuits. They will model and simulate these designs before fabrication, and interact with our fabrication partners to identify and develop the best available processes and material platforms for our needs, from mask layout and fabrication through to packaging and testing. There will be a strong focus on component and circuit optimization for minimizing losses, cross-talk, power consumption, footprint, and other figures of merit.

Basic Qualifications and Experience

▪ PhD in engineering, physics, or a related relevant discipline, with specialization in integrated photonics ▪ 1+ years additional experience in industry, government, or academic labs ▪ Experience in designing passive and active photonic components ▪ Experience in laying out complex mask files for photonic circuits ▪ Experience with multiple material platforms

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

▪ 3+ years experience in industry designing production-quality devices ▪ Experience with on-chip nonlinear optics ▪ Basic familiarity with quantum optics ▪ Experience designing thermo-optic devices and working with integrated detectors ▪ Experience with silicon nitride waveguides and components ▪ Experience with full-scale photonic systems design, from component-level through to packaging

Required Knowledge and Skills

▪ Experienced with integrated photonic layout software like Phoenix, IPKISS, etc. ▪ Experienced with photonic simulation packages like Lumerical ▪ Strong understanding of fundamental optics theory ▪ Self-motivated and comfortable working in a fast-paced team environment ▪ Strong communication and written skills

Summary of Company

Located in the heart of Downtown Toronto, Xanadu is a technology start-up focused on building a full-stack photonic quantum computer. With a team of top-tier researchers from MIT, Harvard, and Columbia leading the technical development, Xanadu’s quantum cloud technology for artificial intelligence and simulation will enable the discovery of new applications while revolutionizing computational capacity. You can read more about us at

Xanadu has secured a large seed funding round from world-class venture capitalists. We are always on the lookout to recruit the best-in-class talent to support the development and execution of our technology, which will drive new innovations and generate lasting global impacts.

Point of Contact

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your attached CV to Zachary Vernon ( with the subject heading “Photonics Engineer -- Application”.

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