Senior Hardware Design Engineer

Salary Competitive

IQM is the European leader in superconducting quantum computers, established in Espoo, Finland. In two years, we have grown to 250+ employees and have established  subsidiaries in Germany, Spain, France and Singapore. We build quantum computers for research laboratories and supercomputing centers. For industrial customers, we deliver quantum advantage through our unique application-specific co-design approach.

We build world-leading quantum computers for the well-being of humankind now and for the future.


We are now looking for a Senior HW Design Engineer to strengthen our engineering team! This is a unique career opportunity to join our journey towards quantum future! If you are motivated to work with quantum computers and have an enthusiastic and curious attitude, you may be the person we are looking for.

 What will I be doing?

In this role, you will have HW design duties on microwave and baseband instruments, focussing on HW implementing high speed digital signal processing with a possibility to reach to the analog domain. Participate in the requirements eliciting process based on which a HW architecture is designed, including the choice of key components. This is then followed by schematic level design including possible simulations. In some cases, you will also deliver the layout and possibly analyse the signal and power integrities. You will also characterise the prototypes using the usual measurement equipment for HW in a well equipped HW laboratory. Other responsibilities include:

    • Technical project management on HW design and co-operation with sub-contractors. 
    • Supervision and mentoring the work conducted by junior designer. 
    • Providing the necessary input for the technical documentation on the HW designs you are working with. 
    • Regular communication with other experts from different domains in the team and being in contact with prototype manufacturing service providers. 
    • Regular coordination with the testing experts in the team is needed to prepare test plans for prototype and to make sure the product enables efficient production testing.
    • You will participate in the development of HW design R&D processes, including establishing an efficient transfer of design to production.

    What skills do I need?

    • 5+ years of experience on commercial projects in the industry
    • Solid experience on HW designs concentrated around FPGAs or CPUs, including high speed (> 10Gbps) digital busses
    • Experience on high-speed digital and mixed-signal PCB design, preferably with Altium Designer
    • Background in designing low noise analog electronics, designing for EMI / EMC and experience on complex multilayer PCB build-ups and understanding on their manufacturing techniques
    • Knowledge on schematic levels simulation tools, such as LTspice, PSpice, HW designs containing PCIe and on signal and power integrity simulations using tools like SIWave and Hyperlynx
    • Experience of using project handling tools such as Jira. 
    • Experience on prototype characterisations and test planning to evaluate the performance against requirements
    • Familiarity on signal integrity measurements, i.e. serial bus characterisation
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal in English and a good team player
    • Ability to take ownership on larger entities and deriving executable work packages from those
    • Ability transfer high level requirements, i.e. allowed noise level within a signal, to board level requirements to steer the design of the electronics
    • Ability to take technical leadership on several HW design projects and  working within a team consisting of experts from different areas of engineering

    What can I expect from IQM?

    • A great opportunity to perform world-class R&D and implement cutting edge technology
    • Sufficient financial backing for ambitious projects
    • An opportunity to work with a passionate and diverse team on an important mission
    • A unique opportunity to make a real impact on the future of quantum
    • Growth and progress in a creative and open start-up environment


    Meet our people and hear more about IQM by visiting our Youtube channel here >>

    We'll proceed with the interviews immediately, so please submit your application soon.

    Perks and benefits

    This job comes with several perks and benefits

    Flexible working hours
    Flexible working hours

    Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

    Free coffee / tea
    Free coffee / tea

    Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

    Near public transit
    Near public transit

    Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

    Free office snacks
    Free office snacks

    Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

    New tech gear
    New tech gear

    Are you a true Tech Savvy? Macbook, trackpad, you name it, we get you covered.


    Strengthen your body with office yoga and handstands or leave your body in good hands by our masseuse.

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    Working at
    IQM Quantum Computers

    IQM is a Pan-European leader in quantum computers. IQM provides on-site quantum computing for research labs and supercomputing data centers and offers full access to its hardware. For industrial customers, IQM delivers the quantum advantage through a unique application-specific co-design approach. IQM is building Finland’s first commercial 54-qubit quantum computer with VTT, and an IQM-led consortium (Q-Exa) is building a quantum computer in Germany that will be integrated into an HPC supercomputer to create an accelerator for future scientific research. IQM has offices in Espoo, Munich, Madrid and Paris, and employs over 250 people. More information:

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