Quantum Engineer (Remote Eligible)

Date: Feb 17, 2024

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 12106 

Annual Salary Range:$75,990.00 -$113,990.00 

Work-Site Type: Remote 


ORNL offers a flexible work environment that supports both the organization and the employee.  In addition, this position is considered remote-eligible for ORNL in pre-approved locations.  Remote-eligibility is not a continued guarantee and could be subject to change based on evolving organizational needs.


Note about pay range:

Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay. Salary for this position will be commensurate with the final candidate’s qualifications and experience, including skills, knowledge, relevant education, certifications, plus also aligned with the internal peer group. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Link to benefits. https://jobs.ornl.gov/content/Benefits/?locale=en_US



We are currently seeking engineers to join our Quantum Information Science Section in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division.  More information on the QIS section may be found at (https://www.ornl.gov/section/quantum-information-science).


As a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science national laboratory, ORNL has an extraordinary 80-year history of solving the nation’s biggest problems. With a dedicated and creative staff of over 6,000 people, ORNL’s decadal vision for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) is to cultivate an environment and practices that foster diversity in ideas and in the people across the organization, as well as to ensure ORNL is recognized as a workplace of choice. These elements are critical for enabling the execution of ORNL’s broader mission to accelerate scientific discoveries and their translation into energy, environment, and security solutions for the nation.


Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Technical development and engineering related to quantum technology for cybersecurity of power and energy systems.
  • Technical development related to engineering quantum systems for deployment in optical networks coexisting with classical signals.
  • Technical development and engineering related to the design of large quantum systems.
  • Contribute to Quantum networking research areas in the group.


Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree and 2+ years of relevant experience or an MS degree and 1+ year of relevant experience.
  • Degree area should be in physics, optics, optical engineering, systems engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, or a directly related field
  • Previous experience in experimental design, prototyping and testing electronically controlled (for example FPGA controlled) systems


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Labview and FPGA programming as well as other programable logic controllers for data acquisition and control
  • Experience with Lasers and their stabilization
  • Experience with cryogenics and/or vacuum systems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Project management experience
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory.
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs.


Benefits at ORNL:  

ORNL offers competitive pay and benefits programs to attract and retain talented people. The laboratory offers many employee benefits, including medical and retirement plans and flexible work hours, to help you and your family live happy and healthy. Employee amenities such as on-site fitness, banking, and cafeteria facilities are also provided for convenience.


Other benefits include the following: Prescription Drug Plan, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 401(k) Retirement Plan, Contributory Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Disability Benefits, Generous Vacation and Holidays, Parental Leave, Legal Insurance with Identity Theft Protection, Employee Assistance Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Wellness Programs, Educational Assistance, Relocation Assistance, and Employee Discounts.




This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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