Introducing IonQ Forte, The First Software-Configurable Quantum Computer

Learn more about our latest system

PCB Designer

Location: Remote

Team: Controls

Type: Full-Time

IonQ is developing the world's most powerful full-stack quantum computer based on trapped-ion technology. We are pushing past the limits of classical physics and current supercomputing technology to unlock a new era of computing. Quantum computing has the potential to impact every area of human society for the better. IonQ’s computers will soon redefine industries like medicine, materials science, finance, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cryptography, and more. IonQ is at the forefront of this technological revolution.


We are looking for an experienced PCB Designer to join the Control Electronics team. In this role you’ll be part of a cross-functional group whose mission is to lead IonQ on its journey to build the world’s best quantum computers to solve the world’s most complex problems.  You will be responsible for PCB layouts as well as a leader in the group that defines and maintains the electronic development process and toolset for the company.


  • Design Printed Circuit Board layouts and revise existing PCB designs
  • Work with electrical and mechanical hardware design engineers to define and implement PCB routing and manufacturability constraints.
  • Generate and release the engineering build documentation (assembly drawings and manufacturing packages) required to fabricate the PCA designs
  • Create and verify schematic symbols, PCB footprints and maintain CAD library
  • Collaborate with internal teams and PCB vendors to continually improve design rules, constraints, design for test and manufacture guidelines
  • Drive the establishment of department standards and the use of industry best practices.
  • Continually improve expertise with PCB design tools, maintain and evaluate new tools, and train team members to use electronic design software more effectively

Required Qualifications 

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree or higher and / or demonstrated experience and proficiency in PCB Design
  • Working knowledge of IPC standards for Library parts, printed circuit design and manufacturing
  • Ability to create and interpret schematics, board layout, assembly drawings, block diagrams, and component data sheets
  • Demonstrated understanding of design for manufacturability, assembly, and test
  • Strong computer skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast paced environment 

Desired Qualifications 

  • Familiarity with Altium CAD software and the Altium Nexus environment
  • Experience with scripting and automation
  • Experience integrating electronic CAD systems with PLM and mechanical CAD
  • Experience designing boards that contain precision analog electronics, high density interconnects, controlled impedances (single-ended and differential), RF/microwave circuits


Our HQ is located in College Park, Maryland and we are a 15 minute metro ride from Washington DC. We are actively building out teams in the Washington D.C., Seattle, and Boston metro areas and will want to locate you in one of these geographies. However, IonQ will be expanding into additional geographies both domestically and internationally so don’t let this stop you from applying.
At IonQ, we believe in fair treatment, access, opportunity and advancement for all, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers. We empower employees to thrive by fostering a culture of autonomy, productivity, and respect. We are dedicated to creating an environment  in which any individual can feel welcomed, respected, supported and valued.
We are committed to equity and justice. We welcome different voices and viewpoints and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, and military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
If you are interested in being a part of this team and mission, we encourage you to apply.