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Production Hardware Test Engineer, Quantum AI



Software Engineering, Other Engineering, Data Science, Quality Assurance
Goleta, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of experience in test engineering.
  • 3 years of experience developing code to automate hardware tests.
  • Experience with Direct Current (DC), radio frequency, and microwave signal sources, test and measurement equipment, and production electrical test engineering, including DC to microwave frequencies.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Experimental Physics, or a related field.
  • Experience in production test engineering and measurement equipment (e.g., arbitrary waveform generators, microwave upconverters, digitizers, spectrum analyzers, or vector network analyzers).
  • Experience developing test automation code in a Linux environment.
  • Experience managing a test engineering team.

About the job

Google's custom-designed machines make up one of the largest and most powerful computing infrastructures in the world. The Hardware Testing Engineering team ensures that this cutting-edge equipment is reliable. In the R&D lab, you design test equipment for prototypes of our machinery and develop the protocols used to scale these tests for the entire global team. Working closely with design engineers, you give input on designs to improve our hardware until you're sure it meets Google's standards of quality and reliability.

As a Production Hardware Test Engineer, you will partner with quantum hardware research teams, Hardware and Software Engineering teams, and vendors to define and verify critical specifications in our quantum computing technology stack. You will identify key interfaces and develop necessary test fixtures to improve manufacturing quality, operational reliability, and research velocity while ensuring sufficient test throughput.

Google Research addresses challenges that define the technology of today and tomorrow. From conducting fundamental research to influencing product development, our research teams have the opportunity to impact technology used by billions of people every day.

Our teams aspire to make discoveries that impact everyone, and core to our approach is sharing our research and tools to fuel progress in the field -- we publish regularly in academic journals, release projects as open source, and apply research to Google products.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $134,000-$204,000 + 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.


  • Work with electronic systems and subsystem designers and manufacturers to specify and implement functional tests and calibration routines.
  • Work with designers to ensure we build testable designs, Design For Test (DFT) .
  • Work with hardware researchers to identify requirements where testing is needed for verification.
  • Define and perform system-level and subsystem-level acceptance testing in the context of new production system development.
  • Analyze test data and understand the causes of anomalies and variations. Propose mitigations including design improvements or manufacturing changes.

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