Director, Integrated Photonics

| College Park, MD, USA | Remote | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 187,358-245,300 Annually
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IonQ is developing the world's most powerful full-stack quantum computer based on trapped-ion technology. We are pushing past the limits of classical physics and current supercomputing technology to unlock a new era of computing. Quantum computing has the potential to impact every area of human society for the better. IonQ’s computers will soon redefine industries like medicine, materials science, finance, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cryptography, and more. IonQ is at the forefront of this technological revolution. 

The salary range for this position is $187,358 - $245,300.

IonQ is developing the world's most powerful full-stack quantum computer based on trapped-ion technology. We are pushing past the limits of classical physics and current supercomputing technology to unlock a new era of computing. Quantum computing has the potential to impact every area of human society for the better. IonQ’s computers will soon redefine industries like medicine, materials science, finance, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cryptography, and more. IonQ is at the forefront of this technological revolution. 

We are looking for a Director, Integrated Photonics. As a Director, you’ll be part of a cross-functional Research and Development team 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.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone with broad and deep experience leading integrated photonics technology development, as well as someone who is creative, curious, and energized by the idea of building new things.

In this role, you will lead and manage a team focused on research and development of photonic integrated circuits (PICs), and other integrated optical components and systems, to enable successful integration of novel and game-changing technology into IonQ’s future commercial products. You will drive integrated photonics technology development cycles that go from ideation and conceptualization, through design, simulation, mask layout/tapeout, nanofabrication process integration,and device and system characterization and validation, all with the aim of increasing the maturity level of the technology.  Additionally, you will maintain and develop partnerships and collaborations with external organizations, including those in industry, government, and academia, and explore and develop opportunities for external funding for research and development.  You will manage and grow your team and help team members develop professionally.   As a leader at IonQ, you will work cross-functionally with other quantum computer sub-system leads and system integrators, as well as drive strategic and tactical planning alongside senior leadership.


Responsibilities: 

  • Lead a team to drive research and development of PICs and other integrated photonics
  • Turn trapped ion quantum computer system requirements into integrated photonics development goals, plans, and metrics for success
  • Maintain and develop external relationships and collaborations with nanofabrication facilities, centers and/or foundries, as well as with other research and development organizations
  • Help develop IonQ’s future trapped ion quantum computer architecture based on the existing and future capabilities of integrated photonics technology
  • Perform strategic and detailed planning and budgeting, as well as project management, of multiple parallel technology development projects
  • Manage and build a team of engineers and physicists with a diverse technical background ranging from integrated photonics design, layout, fabrication, and test, as well as optical control of and quantum computing with atomic systems
  • Explore and develop external funding opportunities to compliment internally supported development projects


You’d be a good fit with: 

  • A PhD in Engineering, integrated photonics, or related field, and 15+ years of professional or academic experience
  • 5+ years of experience in leading and managing a team or organization in the research and development of integrated photonics technology
  • Experience partnering and working with external nanofabrication foundries and facilities
  • Demonstrated success of leading and driving maturation of integrated photonics based systems from concept to system integration


You’d be a great fit with: 

  • Experience with government grant writing and applications
  • Experience with design, simulation, and measurement of integrated-photonic PICs and devices
  • Experience working with visible-light laser sources and optics
  • Experience with quantum computer and/or atomic, molecular, optical (AMO) systems and control techniques


Location:

This role can be located at any of our following offices, in person or hybrid: College Park, Maryland; Bothell, Washington; or Toronto, Canada. We are open to considering a fully remote option for the right candidate.



Our HQ is located in College Park, Maryland which is only a 15-minute metro ride from Washington DC. We are actively building out our recently opened manufacturing and production facility in the Seattle, Washington area. Depending on the position, you may be required to be located near our offices in College Park, Seattle, or Toronto. However, IonQ will be expanding into additional geographies both domestically and internationally so don’t let this stop you from applying!
 
At IonQ, we believe in fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers. We empower employees to thrive by fostering a culture of autonomy, productivity, and respect. We are dedicated to creating an environment in which any individual can feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued.
 
We are committed to equity and justice. We welcome different voices and viewpoints and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, and military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

The base pay component of the offer will vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Posted figures are subject to change as new market data becomes available.  The total compensation package may include other elements dependent on the position and level. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if a candidate receives an offer of employment. Beyond base pay, total compensation includes a variable bonus and equity component, as well as a range of benefit options which can be found on our site at ionq.co/jobs. Some of our benefits include pet insurance, legal insurance, home internet stipend, a generous PTO plan, parental/adoption leave, 401K, medical, dental and vision plans as well as paid holidays.
 
If you are interested in being a part of this team and mission, we encourage you to apply.


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3755 Monte Villa Pkwy, Bothell, WA 98021

An Insider's view of IonQ

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What’s the vibe like in the office?

What jumps out is our teamwork. We are valued for our technical skills as well as how we represent our company values. I love the culture of enthusiasm and camaraderie we have both in our main College Park office, and with our globally remote teams. We cheer each other on, celebrate our wins, and are always working toward the next big dream.
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Wendy

Manufacturing Engineer Manager
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What projects are you most excited about?

My background is in using the world's fastest supercomputers to develop new materials. What excites me about working for IonQ is that quantum computers can help discover entirely new materials, which would've been unimaginable without our technology! I'm especially passionate about contributing toward clean energy and personalized medicine.
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Masako

Applications Development Director
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What does career growth look like on your team?

Our team ranges in experience from recent college hires to highly experienced engineers. Team members quickly move from contributor to leadership roles. Over time, their scope expands from one feature to whole projects. At each stage we make sure our team members are mentored and supported by senior engineers on the team.
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Ric

Operating Systems Senior Director
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How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Creativity flourishes when people are comfortable taking risks. Creating a culture where failure is a learning opportunity–and the key part is the learning–makes the team stronger. I share my mistakes so my team understands failure is good, normal, and an opportunity to learn something new. And then we celebrate the wins!
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Carleigh

Supply Chain Senior Manager
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What's something quirky about your company?

We have a whole range of waveform generators including lasers, acousto-optical modulators, and a trombone quartet.
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Dominic

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What are IonQ Perks + Benefits

IonQ Benefits Overview

Parental leave
100% paid maternity/paternity/bonding leave for eligible employees.

Health
Health, vision, dental insurance, and an HSA for you and your family.

Flexible time off
We believe in achieving our goals and then taking the vacation we need.

Retirement
Save in our 401(k) and we'll match up to 5% (vesting over five years).

Culture
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee-led culture committees
Quarterly engagement surveys
Hybrid work model
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
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Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
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Transgender health care benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

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