Advanced Opto-Mechanical Design Engineer - 1640

Broomfield, CO
Science & Technology – Technology Development /
Full-time /
Science Led, Enterprise Driven – Accelerating Quantum Computing
Quantinuum is the world’s largest integrated quantum company, pioneering powerful quantum computers and advanced software solutions. Quantinuum’s technology drives breakthroughs in materials discovery, cybersecurity, and next-gen quantum AI. With approximately 500 employees, including 370+ scientists and engineers, Quantinuum leads the quantum computing revolution across continents.
We unite best-in-class software with high-fidelity hardware to accelerate quantum computing. With integrated full-stack technology, our world-class team is rapidly scaling quantum computing.
Quantinuum recently secured $300m in funding, visit our news pages to learn more about this and other Quantinuum scientific breakthroughs and achievements:
We are seeking an Advanced Opto-Mechanical Design Engineer in our Broomfield, CO location.

Key responsibilities:

    • Applies mechanical engineering principles and concepts in the design, modeling, test and system integration of optical components and subsystems
    • Design and analysis of optomechanical components and optical devices to meet alignment requirements
    • Working knowledge of kinematic coupling
    • Evaluate and select optomechanical components, work closely with cross functional teams and vendors to package optics in reliable, manufacturable assemblies
    • Complete technical documents with design specification, test report, BOM, work instructions        
    • You will create hardware specifications from product requirements
    • You will create designs that are manufacturable and reliable
    • You will create and execute test strategies that demonstrate that designs meet requirements and specifications
    • You will use standard statistical tools and techniques to analyze and interpret test results
    • You will perform risk and tolerance analysis and perform subsystem FMEA’s, and sensitivity analysis.  You will also perform trade studies and analysis
    • You will perform optical alignment and tests using interferometers, beam profilers, and metrology equipment.                                 
    • You will collaborate with team leads and program managers in the development of project plans, proposals, and schedules.
    • Experience with thermal, structural, thermo-mechanical analysis    


    • Bachelor's Degree required 
    • 5+ years with experience with mechanical CAD tools (preferably Onshape/Solidworks), FEA analysis, tolerance analysis or Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)       
    • 5+ years of precision opto-mechanical design, assembly, and systems engineering      
    • 5+ years’ experience with machined and sheet metal part design and engineering materials selection including adhesives       
    • Applicants for employment for this position must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Quantinuum. (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status)


    • A master’s degree in mechanical engineering, Physics or Optical Engineering preferred
    • Hands-on experience integrating and building optical componentry into subassemblies and subsequent deployment into large scale systems.                                                                           
    • Experience with optical design simulation in Zemax (or equivalent) and the integration of optical models into CAD software packages.
    • Experience with design of fixtures and tooling required for assembly of optical components, subsystem and packaging 
    • Experience mounting and bonding precision optical components
    • Experience in designing hardware for micro-optics and fiber optics.
$112,000 - $150,000 a year
Compensation & Benefits: 
Non-incentive eligible 
Estimated Salary Wage: $112,000 - $150,000  
What is in it for you?
A competitive salary and innovative, game-changing work
Flexible work schedule
For full-time employees, we offer: Employer subsidized health, dental, and vision insurance; Equity, 401k retirement savings plan + 12 Paid holidays and generous vacation + sick time
Quantinuum is a team of over 450+ people. Among them you'll find the world's leading quantum computing hardware and software experts; Not only are they driven to discover the future, but they are also committed to change the world for the better
Paid parental leave
Employee discounts

Quantinuum is an equal opportunity employer. You will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.