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Director, Mechanical Systems

Company: IonQ
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

We are looking for a Director of Mechanical Systems to lead our mechanical system development efforts. - As the Director of Mechanical Systems, you will lead a team of engineers, technicians, designers, and scientists whose mission is to lead IonQ on its journey to build the world's best quantum computers to solve the world's most complex problems. -
In this role you will be responsible for the engineering development of the mechanical systems and subsystems for our quantum computers from ion out to enclosure. You will own the strategic planning, direction, and day-to-day execution of our mechanical engineering efforts. You will collaborate with a highly interdisciplinary team of atomic physicists, optical engineers, opto-mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, cryosystem engineers, thermal engineers, and program managers to influence, design, and build our upcoming products. You will contribute across the entire product lifecycle from conceptual design through first engineering units. Your team will develop requirements, perform trade studies, design, build prototypes, and shape the next generation hardware for our quantum computers. This role reports into the VP of Engineering.
Responsibilities: -

  • Lead and manage a technical team of engineers, scientists, designers, and technical program managers to meet programmatic performance, schedule, cost, and quality commitments in the design, analysis, build, test, and integration of mechanical systems for trapped ion quantum computers
  • Lead engineering strategy and delivery of our mechanical system technologies and capabilities for quantum computing from inception to new product introduction; including the delivery of prototypes and first engineering units
  • Deliver on company-wide goals, OKRs, and technical milestones for technology development, system development, and mechanical systems initiatives on time and within budget
  • Provide inputs to strategic and annual planning, mechanical system development direction; and overall business strategy
  • Collaborate across division boundaries to support research and development as well as manufacturing and production initiatives and projects
  • Hire and develop staff with the right skills for success
  • Assist in the career development of others, including performance assessments for mid-year and end-of-year reviews, compensation adjustments, and provide mentorship on advanced technical issues

    You'd be a good fit with:

    • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or related field
    • 10+ years of progressive experience working in an engineering or related discipline in the technology sector delivering first of kind systems and products to customers
    • Experience as leader in an organization that has experienced substantial growth
    • Strong knowledge of mechanical engineering fundamentals
    • Demonstrated experience in mechanical design & analyses; thermal and structural engineering; cable management routing, build, and integration; or failure analysis
    • Demonstrated experience having built and delivered at least one complex, first of a kind system or hardware product
    • Knowledge of team management best practices and demonstrated experience building and scaling effective teams that drives a high-performance culture in a hybrid work environment
    • Experience with mechanical design and test of complex structures for sensitive equipment, such as electronic, electromechanical, and optical components with stringent thermal, vibration, acoustic, humidity, and particulate requirements
    • Good knowledge of fixture design, machine shop capabilities, and manufacturing processes
    • Outstanding written and oral communication skills -
    • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion

      You'd be a great fit with:

      • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or another relevant discipline with 15+ years of industry experience
      • Demonstrated history and growth in both functional and technical management of complex hardware systems
      • Demonstrated ability to make data-driven decisions effectively and efficiently
      • Proven technical leadership experience, including the ability to gain the respect of cross-functional engineering teams
      • Experience with mechanical design and analyses software tools such as SolidWorks, ANSYS, COMSOL, or MATLAB, including their best practices
      • Knowledge and experience with complex optical systems, lasers, free-space and fiber-based optical systems and components
      • Knowledge and experience with the design and implementation of thermal and cable management systems
      • Knowledge of trapped ion quantum computing systems

Keywords: IonQ, Seattle , Director, Mechanical Systems, Executive , Seattle, Washington

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