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Software Engineer III, Quantum IC Design/Fabrication Toolchain



Software Engineering, Design
Goleta, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 2 years of experience with software development in one or more programming languages, or 1 year of experience with an advanced degree.
  • 2 years of experience with data structures or algorithms.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree or PhD in Computer Science or related technical field.
  • 2 years of experience with fabrication tools, manufacturing execution systems, data acquisition, IC design software, or data pipelines.
  • 2 years of experience with performance optimization, data analysis, or visualization tools.
  • Experience using Python.
  • Experience with Git for version control.

About the job

Google's software engineers develop the next-generation technologies that change how billions of users connect, explore, and interact with information and one another. Our products need to handle information at massive scale, and extend well beyond web search. We're looking for engineers who bring fresh ideas from all areas, including information retrieval, distributed computing, large-scale system design, networking and data storage, security, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, UI design and mobile; the list goes on and is growing every day. As a software engineer, you will work on a specific project critical to Google’s needs with opportunities to switch teams and projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve. We need our engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to take on new problems across the full-stack as we continue to push technology forward.

The Quantum LabOS team supports the operation of Google's Quantum Hardware Lab by improving features, performance, reliability, and usability of toolchains critical for building quantum processors. We own the data engineering aspect of the lab: data warehouse, operational database, dashboard, and monitoring infrastructure.

In this role, you will support the development and maintenance of the in-house quantum chip design or fabrication toolchains, which are critical for realizing and accelerating the design and fabrication of quantum chips. You will work closely with other Software Engineers and the users (e.g., chip designers, fabrication engineers, etc.) to identify bottlenecks, pain points, integration issues, and develop designs and improvements to the toolchains. You will improve the robustness, observability, and documentation of the toolchains.

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 $133,000-$194,000 + 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.


  • Develop, maintain, and improve the fabrication toolchain or chip design toolchain.
  • Proactively work with users to identify and fix deficiencies and pain points.
  • Participate in bug triage and on-call responsibilities, primarily during business hours.
  • Contribute to existing documentation or educational content.
  • Participate in, or lead design reviews and code reviews with peers and stakeholders.

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Google is a global company and, in order to facilitate efficient collaboration and communication globally, English proficiency is a requirement for all roles.