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IBM Research Staff Member - Quantum in Yorktown Heights, New York


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 Q Network and the Qiskit Community.

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM Research seeks a researcher to join our quantum computing team at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY.

IBM Quantum is driving research and development of the industry's most advanced quantum computing hardware and software to provide the world's most sophisticated quantum cloud services. Critical to the realization of a continuing series of systems to enable these cloud services is the specification, planning and execution of the quantum hardware roadmap. We are seeking a proven leader in the quantum computing systems field with a record of technological success and technical acumen to drive architectural decisions in specifying and outlining a roadmap of hardware to enable services to explore quantum applications and quantum error correction. The candidate is expected to work across a multi-disciplinary team to scope and document system designs as well as to lay the foundations for an externally facing hardware systems ecosystem. The individual must be strong at building relationships and dealing with a breadth of technical backgrounds. All candidates must have a PhD in Physics and have worked in quantum computing for at least 10 years with team leadership experience of at least 5 years.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Graduate degree in Computer Science or a closely related field;

  • Familiarity with or interest in quantum computing;

  • A proven record of achievements in research or coding.

  • At least 2 years of experience in quantum computing

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 5 years research experience in computer science

  • Proven record of research and development

  • None

About Business UnitIBM Quantum is an industry first initiative to build universal quantum computers for business, engineering and science.

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*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

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