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Cryogenics Technician



Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2023


Minimum qualifications:

  • 3 years of experience working with cryogenic equipment.
  • Experience with cryogen handling.
  • Experience with mechanical assembly.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with pump servicing.
  • Knowledge of Janis dilution refrigerators.
  • Experience with soldering and epoxying.
  • Experience with electrical testing and verification.
  • Experience with vacuum techniques and leak checking.

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 Cryogenics Technician, you will improve the scalability and reliability of operating Google Quantum AI’s quantum processor fleet at low temperatures, accelerating research and development towards both an error-corrected quantum computer and a world-leading quantum computing service.

In this role, you will enable Google’s fleet of quantum processors to grow and operate reliably with a minimum of additional expert labor and assist with the research and development of the next generation of cryogenic systems. You'll work with a team of Cryogenic Engineers to conduct ultra-low temperature experiments of new cryogenic equipment and thermal and mechanical analysis of system models. You will be responsible for the installation of experiments into cryogenic systems and data taking.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $77,000-$110,000 + 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.


  • Install experiments in cryostats and collect data.
  • Operate and maintain cryogenic equipment.
  • Help with design and development of new cryogenic equipment.
  • Conduct cryogenics experiments.

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