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IQM is the European leader in superconducting quantum computers, established in Espoo, Finland. In two years, we have grown to 260+ 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're looking for a Unit Process Engineer to join our team. In this role, you will play a crucial part in defining and maintaining the fabrication processes for quantum chips, ensuring their reliability and stability. Additionally, you'll be at the forefront of quantum advantage development, enhancing the quality of quantum chips in terms of coherence time, qubit uniformity, and signal routing capabilities.

What will I be doing?

  • Craft experimental designs to optimize and develop one or multiple steps within the quantum chip fabrication process. This includes areas like lithography, thin film deposition, etching, and wet processes.
  • Execute experiments alongside technicians, ensuring meticulous implementation.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the process window, characterize the unit process, and establish out-of-control action plans (OCAPs).
  • Collaborate with equipment engineers to address equipment status, requirements, and concerns.
  • Work closely with metrology engineers to meet the metrology requirements for process development.
  • Engage proactively in our weekly planning and reporting sessions, facilitated by our technical lead and team leaders.
  • Report any incidents or accidents within the cleanroom to the cleanroom manager or, if outside the cleanroom, to the facilities team leader.

What skills do I need?

  • A minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in micro/nanofabrication, preferably within the semiconductor industry
  • An advanced degree (PhD or Master's) in physics, electrical engineering, nanotechnology, or related fields
  • Profound expertise in one or multiple steps of the quantum chip fabrication process, encompassing lithography, thin film deposition, etching, and wet processes
  • Proficiency in statistical process control (SPC), design of experiments (DOE), and failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA).
  • Proficiency in semiconductor equipment operations, including Etch, Deposition (Dep), and Lithography.
  • Ability to comprehend the intricate relationships between various tool components and configurations and their impact on the fabrication process.
  • Exceptional technical communication skills, enabling you to convey complex issues and solutions to a non-expert audience.
  • The ability to independently design experiments from the ground up or optimize existing processes
  • A meticulous approach to implementing experiments to achieve consistent results
  • Strong teamwork skills include adherence to safety protocols, maintaining comprehensive work records, and respecting the contributions of colleagues.

What can I expect from IQM?

  • An excellent opportunity to collaborate on world-class R&D and cutting-edge technology
  • Training and access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and laboratories
  • Opportunity to work with passionate teams on a critical mission
  • Make a real impact on the future of quantum and become part of our success story
  • Growth and progress in an international and fast-growing startup


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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