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Quantum Software Developer (Yorktown Heights, NY)

at IBM Power Systems

Posted: 11/14/2020
Job Reference #: 354516
Keywords: technology

Job Description

Quantum Software Developer (Yorktown Heights, NY)

Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM Research is looking to hire excellent candidates to contribute to its quantum computing software efforts.  The ideal candidate will have good knowledge of software engineering and architecture.  The successful candidate will be responsible for architecting and implementing robust and well documented software solutions.  We work on the cutting edge of our field and drive the change we want to be.  Knowledge exchange, conference attendance, and experimenting with new technology is encouraged.  We work mainly in python and use all the latest tools and concepts.

This position is located in Yorktown Heights, NY

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Required Education
Master's Degree

Role ( Job Role )
Software Developer

State / Province

Primary job category

(0147) International Business Machines Corporation

Contract type

Employment Type


Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?

Travel Required
Up to 10% or 1 day a week

IBM Business Group

Preferred Education
Doctorate Degree

City / Township / Village
Yorktown Heights

Being You @ IBM
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Required Technical and Professional Expertise
* Must have strong python developer skills (6+ years)
* Must have strong knowledge of object-oriented software design principles
* Must know application development and object oriented programming and design
* Must have familiarity with scientific computing packages, such as numpy, pandas, cython
* Must have knowledge of software architecture design i.e. construction of internal representations, abstractions, software design patterns, and principles
* Must have knowledge of version control (github)
* Displayed and proven capability to learn and work with new technologies
* Displayed and proven ability to easily master new software packages and ideas quickly
* Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
* Highly motivated and organized
* Excellent attention to detail

United States

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

* Quantum physics background and education
* Exposure to the ideas of nano-fabrication (or CAD design)
* Some experience with physics or engineering simulations

Secondary Job Category
Other Software Development & Support

Eligibility Requirements
  • None

Position Type

Early Professional Track
Not Applicable - Professional Hire

Location Statement

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.

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About Business Unit
With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research brings together hundreds of researchers who possess unparalleled industry expertise to address some of the world's most challenging problems. Join us as we do pioneering work in areas such as cognitive computing, augmented intelligence, quantum computing, and blockchain, to name a few.

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