Junior electrical designer

SB Quantum

SB Quantum

Other Engineering, Design
Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2023

Passionate about technology, space and strive at the intersection of data science, physics and engineering?

Do you want to contribute to the space deployment of a quantum technology and work with a highly committed team to the future of the World Magnetic Model?

Our team members have their personal quantum magnetometer at their desks and collaborate to redefine how we use magnetic fields to solve novel challenges spanning navigation to minerals exploration.

About us

SBQuantum is a Institut quantique spinoff aimed at improving navigation by exploiting magnetic fields. As one of the main players in the MagQuest competition organized by NASA and the National Geointelligence Agency, we are developing a nanosatellite solution to ensure the future of the global magnetic field model, at the heart of every navigation system. Incorporating a very precise diamond-based quantum compass and magnetic signature compensation algorithms based on machine learning, we redefine the use of compasses on board vehicles so that high-precision sensing and navigation has no limits, up to the exploration of new planets.

Your mandate

Designing complex electrical circuit is your passion? In close collaboration with the engineering team, you will be in charge of designing the space version of the magnetometer. Multiples challenges are foreseen: this circuit will interface with a CubeSat satellite, must generate a minimal magnetic signature, provide low noise digital signals and perform reliable in LEO. You prefer analog circuits? No problem - you will also iterate on the circuits based on a laser, microwave generation and low noise analog electronics. As a core team-member, you will lead multi-disciplinary development efforts to meet technical, schedule and budget requirements for the deployment of a novel magnetometer in orbit. Specifically you will:

  • Elaborate agile strategies to achieve projects goals.
  • Provide support to team leads for the planning of R&D activities throughout fabrication and test campaigns.
  • Identify risks and mitigation plans inherent to deep tech development
  • Liaise with partners to facilitate adequate synchronisation of the efforts.

On the technical side, you will:

  • Coordinate the microcontroller programming (inter-components communication, state machines, algorithms,…);
  • Iterate on the control circuit of the magnetometer (MCU, FPGA, CAN, GPS synchronization);
  • Review board designs while minimizing their magnetic signature by optimizing their layout on PCBs;
  • Lead other digital and analog circuits allowing increase performances of the magnetometer;
  • Support the certification process of the prototype.

    What you need to join our team!

    SBQ are looking for candidates with a high degree of autonomy and rigor to develop a high-performance autonomous magnetic inspection solution that meets customer needs. We are not afraid to fail so long as we learn from it - it's part of the adventure. We are looking for:

    • A strong ability to work in a cross-functional team. You will work in a multidisciplinary team of nine passionate people in Sherbrooke, QC so we are looking for examples of times you have excelled in a team environment be that at school or in an extra-curricular activity;
    • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering including 3+ years PCB design experience;
    • Experience with Altium Designer software;
    • Agility to shape decisions to navigate ambiguity and adjust priorities;
    • Responsiveness to criticism, ability to set clear and measurable goals;
    • Our schedule is flexible and includes hybrid remote work when tasks allow;
    • Bilingualism in French/English is an asset - most of our documentation is in English;

    Do you want to take an active part in the deployment of quantum technology in the field taking our magnetometer performance to new heights? Apply, our team wants to meet you!

    At SBQ, we are mission driven and collaborate with people independently of gender, race, beliefs, citizenship, orientation and value unconventional paths. Let's meet!

    Read about us: Wired The Economist A case study Graduation from the Creative Destruction Lab Institut quantique annual reports The Quantum Daily MagQuest Challenge