Quantum Design, Inc.
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Quantum Design, Inc.
Quantum Design, Inc.

Quantum Design Careers

Interested in a career opportunity at Quantum Design? Our corporate offices are located in San Diego, CA, where we have a variety of career opportunities in different departments such as: Accounting, Customer Service, Documentation, Engineering, Human Resources, IT, Manufacturing, Marketing, Quality Control and Sales.

At Quantum Design, we want to create an environment that offers challenging and rewarding opportunities to our employees. We believe our employees drive the success of our company, and that belief created our Core Values:

Build a desirable workplace for all our employees.
Develop high quality instruments based on innovative technology.
Satisfy every customer to the best of our ability.
Run the company with clarity and courage.

Firmware/Software Programmer

Reports To: Software Supervisor

Located in San Diego, California, Quantum Design, Inc. is the leading commercial source for automated materials characterization systems incorporating superconducting technology. Quantum Design's instruments may be found in the world's leading research institutions, and have become the reference standard for a variety of magnetic and physical property measurements. Quantum Design's. instruments are cited in, and provide the data for, more scientific publications than any other instrument in the fields of magnetics and materials characterization. This means that each year, literally hundreds of scientific publications, advancing the science of materials, use data generated from Quantum Design's instruments.


  • Design, implement, and verify embedded firmware written in C and C++, for cryogenic systems and subsystems.
  • Active participation in all phases of development, from requirements capture through deployment and maintenance.
  • Design, implement, and verify test tools, utilities, and frameworks in a variety of compiled and interpreted languages, as needed to support embedded firmware development.
  • Design, implement, and verify control system algorithms and signal processing blocks in discrete time domain.
  • Design, implement, and verify simulation models for cryogenic systems and subsystems.


  • Position requires a MS in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering.
  • Laboratory experience with measuring instruments and techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to write production code in C, C++, any DotNet language, and Python.
  • Experience coding for SPI, I2C, CAN, and asynchronous communications.

Preferred Applicants:

  • Will have a Masters or PhD in targeted fields.
  • Formal training in both DSP and Control Systems.
  • Direct experience with closed-loop and/or open-loop motion control systems.
  • Direct experience writing units tests and regression tests.
  • Publications and/or patents specific to embedded applications.
  • Familiarity with industry standards including MISRA and IEEE-829 and -830.


Product Engineer I


This position is responsible for coordinating the transition of a product from advanced development into production and supporting the product after it has become a production item. Coordinates with other departments such as Development Engineering, Production, Material Control, and Marketing to analyze and resolve problems. Assigned projects are moderately complex, requiring initiative, judgment, design skills, and the ability to perform and interpret scientific measurements. The Product Engineer inspects first articles, reviews all ECOs that affect their product line, and serves as the information node for all activities involving their product.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Implementation of new products into production.
  • Coordinating with other departments to transition from design into production.
  • Interface with other departments to provide timely product information.
  • Ability to use measurement concepts and devise testing methodologies to be used to thoroughly test the functionality of new instruments.

Qualification Requirements: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and /or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Master's Degree in science or engineering, with 2 years of experience (preferred).
  • Ability to write manufacturing instructions clearly and concisely.
  • Experience with product manufacturing environment.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Able to multi-task and determine priorities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


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Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

Quantum Design is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All employment  decisions, policies and practices are in accordance with applicable federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws. Quantum Design will not tolerate or engage in unlawful discrimination including any form of unlawful harassment, on account of a person's sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, sexual preference or orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, military status, veteran status, handicap, disability, or membership in any protected group.