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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Network Engineer, Quantum Photonics Group in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Network Engineer, Quantum Photonics Group

  • Job Number: 20000

  • Functional Area: Research - Engineering

  • Department: Research Laboratory of Electronics

  • School Area: VP Research

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

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NETWORK ENGINEER, Research Laboratory of Electronics-Quantum Photonics Group, to develop a quantum network testbed in the Boston area. Core competencies are in system-level engineering for the Boston-area quantum network testbed. A special focus is on engineering system design, optoelectric control, photonic integrated circuits, packaging and interfaces, high-speed analog feedback, and quantum photonics. The project will involve a close collaboration with other researchers in the Center for Quantum Networks and with MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Responsibilities will include managing quantum network development, including ensuring the operation of essential equipment; serving as the primary contact for all team members; contributing to progress reports (written and presentations) in a leading capacity; designing and implementing strategies to effectively manage network operations; mentoring students and postdocs on the quantum network build; and coordinating key collaborations with sub-award teams and ensuring effective and productive relationships across the program. The Quantum Photonics Group ( , led by Professor Dirk Englund, pursues devices and systems for scalable quantum technologies.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, applied physics, or related field; and at least six years’ experience in research and development (R&D). PREFERRED: industry experience building optoelectronic systems; a publication record; MIT experience; experience with or willingness to learn new laboratory management software; and research experience in engineering system design, optoelectric control, photonic integrated circuits, packaging and interfaces, and high-speed analog feedback. Job #20000 8/10/21