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Quantum Fabrication Hardware Engineer



Other Engineering
Goleta, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2023


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 1 year of experience developing and sustaining semiconductor fabrication processes in a cleanroom environment.
  • Experience in conventional microfabrication techniques, including lithography, deposition of thin films, or wet and dry etching.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree or PhD in Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, or related technical field.
  • 5 years of experience working in semiconductor device R&D or production environments.
  • Experience with one or more of the following: MEMS, materials characterization, SPC and/or process monitoring/specifications, multilayer mask design/CAD tools, wafer level probing, failure analysis, wafer level or flip-chip packaging, tool spec and purchase, and data analysis/visualization.
  • Experience with process integration and multi-wafer process integration (including TSV, MEMS).

About the job

Our computational challenges are so big, complex and unique we can't just purchase off-the-shelf hardware, we've got to make it ourselves. Your team designs and builds the hardware, software and networking technologies that power all of Google's services. As a Hardware Engineer, you design and build the systems that are the heart of the world's largest and most powerful computing infrastructure. You develop from the lowest levels of circuit design to large system design and see those systems all the way through to high volume manufacturing. Your work has the potential to shape the machinery that goes into our cutting-edge data centers affecting millions of Google users.

With your technical expertise, you lead projects in multiple areas of expertise (i.e., engineering domains or systems) within a data center facility, including construction and equipment installation/troubleshooting/debugging with vendors.

As a Quantum Fabrication Hardware Engineer, you will develop prototype fabrication techniques as well as running, maintaining, and stabilizing existing process modules and equipment. You will collaborate with fellow teammates to improve the performance and reliability of our devices.

Google Research is building the next generation of intelligent systems for all Google products. To achieve this, we’re working on projects that utilize the latest computer science techniques developed by skilled software engineers and research scientists. Google Research teams collaborate closely with other teams across Google, maintaining the flexibility and versatility required to adapt new projects and foci that meet the demands of the world's fast-paced business needs.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $141,000-$212,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits. Learn more about benefits at Google.


  • Fabricate Google’s next generation quantum devices.
  • Develop and sustain semiconductor micro-fabrication processes including deposition, photolithography, etch, thermal, wet chemistries, metrology, and/or packaging by utilizing and maintaining the corresponding equipment.
  • Provide on demand fabrication, equipment troubleshooting, and process stability.
  • Create clear documentation for new processes as they are released to production.

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