IBM Cryogenic Engineer in YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, New York

Job Description

IBM Research has a position open for a Cryogenics Engineer.

This position will be responsible for working with dilution refrigerators and microwave electronic circuits, which are used for quantum computing technology research. Candidate will take direction from and support a team of scientists and engineers including setup of dilution refrigerators with experiments to test new hardware designs, provide measurement data and design performance data. Daily responsibilities and activities will include: assembling, disassembling, and cycling cryo units; developing and improving a set of standard operating procedures, creating and maintaining process documents, technical troubleshooting and maintenance of the experimental systems.

This position requires practical "hands-on" experience with electro-mechanical systems, (ideally cryogenic systems), implementing and troubleshooting designs. Responsibilities include assembly, servicing and troubleshooting of cryogenic heat exchange systems, scientific instruments, and complex electro-mechanical assemblies. Skills include meticulous attention to detail in building sensitive precision assemblies, materials and techniques at mK temperatures, and understanding of vacuum technology.

Bachelor's degree in Science or Engineering with 1-5 years of applicable work experience is required. Candidate must be capable of working independently with minimal supervision, but also be highly effective in a team environment.

*This is a long-term supplemental position.

*US citizenship is required.

The World is Our Laboratory : No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Operation of cryogenic systems including the dilution refrigerators, control and measurement electronics and software-2-5 years

  • Assembly, maintenance and troubleshooting of cryogenic heat exchange systems-2-5 years

  • Independent engineering, project management, documentation and teamwork skills-2-5 years

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Working knowledge of vacuum technology–1-3 years

  • Fabrication and assembly of RF cables, electronics and chassis–1-3 years

  • Schematic or printed circuit board design-1-3 years

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.