Advanced Laser Scientist | Honeywell Helios LLC

Date Posted: 
Friday, October 22, 2021
Job Description: 

The future is what you make it! 

It is an incredibly exciting time to join the Quantum Solutions team at Honeywell Helios LLC! We are developing the world’s highest performing quantum computing technologies and a ‘full stack’ of software and hardware capabilities.

Our team of scientists and engineers leverages expertise in complex hardware and software control systems, advanced optics and lasers, magnetics, cryogenics, atomic physics, and ultra-high vacuum environments to design and build systems with best-in-class performance in terms of fidelity and qubit count.

We believe quantum information systems will revolutionize the way we work and live. We are leading the way by helping our customers develop quantum-enabled solutions that provide a competitive-edge in their markets. We’re hiring the world’s best physicists and quantum engineers to make it happen. We will shape the future of what is projected to become a $1 trillion quantum computing industry. Our new business will offer the world's highest-performing quantum computer and comprehensive quantum software, including the first and most advanced quantum operating system.

We want you to help shape the future!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide lasers and optics support to a team of R&D scientists developing both commercial and research systems for quantum computing
  • Install, troubleshoot, and maintain commercial laser systems (training provided)
  • Integrate complex, high precision optical sub-assemblies into higher level systems and maintain them
  • Trouble shoot as well as conduct failure analysis of electro-optical-mechanical systems to improve process and design
  • Collect and analyze data to improve subsystem robustness and key performance parameters
  • Develop laser and electro-optical systems to support future quantum computers
  • You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Optical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Scientists to deliver state-of-the-art optics solutions.


  • Ph.D. in Optics, Physics, Applied Physics, Optics, or related field
  • 5+ years (degree-inclusive) experience using and maintaining laser systems, including diode and/or Ti:Sapph lasers
  • 5+ years (degree-inclusive) experience with free-space optical system alignment and assembly
  • 5+ years (degree-inclusive) experience using and maintaining fiber optic components
  • 5+ years (degree-inclusive) hands-on experience utilizing electro-optical laboratory equipment (e.g., beam profilers, wavemeters, acousto- and electro-optical modulators, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers)


  • Broad understanding of optical principles and practices and intimate knowledge and experience applying this knowledge to projects
  • Experience characterizing, stabilizing, and servoing diode, Ti:Sapphire, and/or fiber lasers
  • Working knowledge of Python for system control, system testing, and data analysis
  • Experience with cryogenics and ultra-high vacuum systems
  • Experience with quantum information processing and/or quantum computing
  • Experience with engineering change documentation; ability to work from assembly drawings, schematics, wiring diagrams, sketches and other written, visual and oral instructions

Compensation & Benefits:

Non-Incentive Eligible
Salary Range: $98,000- $128,000
This role offers employment benefits, including health care*, 401k, vacation and sick time.

Helios 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


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