Quantum Software Engineer (Yorktown Heights, NY)

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IBM Quantum is an industry first initiative to build universal quantum computers for business, engineering and science. This effort includes advancing the entire quantum computing technology stack and exploring applications to make quantum broadly usable and accessible. With a worldwide network of Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, researchers, educators, and enthusiasts, we are committed to driving innovation for our clients in the IBM Quantum Network and the Qiskit Community.

Your Role and Responsibilities
The job of a Quantum Software Engineer includes interfacing with quantum computing researchers, engineers, and architects to understand and translate theory into high quality prototype software. You should be comfortable learning and implementing new research concepts into Qiskit based software. The ideal engineer should be able to develop libraries (Python, C/C++, Rust) and RESTful services that will push the state-of-the-art in quantum research. Engineers are expected to work in a fast paced, collaborative environment, and interface with peers across the global quantum organization. This role resides within the IBM Quantum Computational Science team under IBM Research.

This position is located in the Yorktown Heights, NY area.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

– A passion for turning quantum research into working software
– 5+ years experience in Scientific and/or Quantum Computing required
– 5+ years experience in Quantum Physics, and or Applied Mathematics required
– 3+ years experience in Python development, especially using scientific computing tools (NumPy, SciPy, and Matplotlib)
– Experience building programming libraries and/or SDKs, and designing software interfaces
– Strong background in Mathematics, especially with linear algebra
– Experience with Git version control, branching strategies, automated testing, and software development best practices
– Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team with professionals from other engineering disciplines, and in a fast-paced multi-tasking environment
– A history of using or contributing to open-source contributions, ideally to quantum computing libraries or related
– Strong writing and verbal communication skills
– Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

– Experience developing in C, C++, or Rust languages
– Experience with quantum error mitigation techniques/algorithms
– Experience using IBM Qiskit Runtime
– Experience with distributed computation, Ray.io
– Experience with Quantum Hardware
– Familiarity with RESTful API design/implementation and Cloud Native Development

About Business Unit

IBM Quantum is an industry first initiative to build universal quantum computers for business, engineering and science

This job requires you to provide your COVID-19 vaccination status with supporting documentation, where legally permissible.

Your Life @ IBM

In a world where technology never stands still, we understand that, dedication to our clients success, innovation that matters, and trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships, lives in what we do as IBMers as we strive to be the catalyst that makes the world work better. Being an IBMer means you’ll be able to learn and develop yourself and your career, you’ll be encouraged to be courageous and experiment everyday, all whilst having continuous trust and support in an environment where everyone can thrive whatever their personal or professional background. Our IBMers are growth minded, always staying curious, open to feedback and learning new information and skills to constantly transform themselves and our company. They are trusted to provide on-going feedback to help other IBMers grow, as well as collaborate with colleagues keeping in mind a team focused approach to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. The courage our IBMers have to make critical decisions everyday is essential to IBM becoming the catalyst for progress, always embracing challenges with resources they have to hand, a can-do attitude and always striving for an outcome focused approach within everything that they do. Are you ready to be an IBMer?

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement

IBM offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Eligible employees may have access to:

– Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being
– Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs
– Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law
– Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry-recognized certifications to achieve their career goals
– Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences

The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full-time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job-related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro-rated for those who start working during the calendar year.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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Key Job Details

    • Country/Region:US
    • State:NEW YORK
    • City:Yorktown Heights
    • Category:Software Development & Support
    • Required Education:Bachelor's Degree
    • Position Type:Professional
    • Employment Type:Full-Time
    • Contract Type:Regular
    • Company:(0147) International Business Machines Corporation
    • Req ID:629047BR
    • Travel Required:No Travel
    • Projected Minimum Salary:$163,200 per year
    • Projected Maximum Salary:$163,200-$244,800/year per year