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IBM Services is looking for a Quantum Data Scientist who will interface with research and algorithm experts to implement quantum approaches, which includes data pre-/post-processing, running numerics, and visualizing data. Working with quantum industry experts, you will be a key member of a multi-discipline squad focused on building quantum capabilities and researching quantum application development for clients within discrete manufacturing industries, including aerospace & defense, automotive, and electronics manufacturing.

  • Work with IBM Q Start team on active exploratory research engagements to prepare for future use case commercialization within specific industries
  • Engage and educate client data science teams to define promising areas for quantum exploration
  • Implement quantum approaches, which includes data pre-/post-processing, running numerics and visualizing data
  • Collaborate with industry and solutioning experts to design and shape experiments to demonstrate a quantum-enabled advantage
  • Define best practices related to information architecture, including collection, integration, organization, analysis, and visualization of data for quantum-enabled impact
  • Engage in practice development initiatives focused on building employee knowledge and skills in specific areas of expertise through coaching and development of training course material

At IBM their goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with their people.

Career Growth

  • Skill development: We help their employees develop and grow their foundational skills
  • Finding the dream job at IBM: Endless career paths and advancement opportunities
  • Diversity of people: Commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive culture

IBM offers a competitive benefits program, designed to help employees build a solid financial foundation for meeting a diverse array of needs.


  • Parental Bonding/Maternity Leave
  • Paid Care Leave
  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Adoption and Surrogacy Assistance Program
  • Employee Discounts
  • Worldwide Diversity & Inclusion and Business Resource Groups
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement Plan

Required Technical and Professional Expertise


  • Ph.D./Masters in STEM-related fields with knowledge in quantum computing.
  • 5+ years of data engineering and data science experience
  • 2+ years of consulting experience within specific industries with strong domain expertise and business acumen
  • Proficiency with classical approaches for optimization, machine learning and linear algebra, including linear and combinatorial optimization, routing heuristics, classification, and clustering technics, numerical simulation, statistics analysis, real-time processing
  • Familiar with Qiskit software, including Qiskit Aqua for domain applications and Qiskit Terra for quantum circuit design and optimization
  • Excellent ideation, facilitation and communications skills
  • Detail-oriented team player with strong interpersonal skills and ability to take a leadership role when necessary
  • English: Fluent


  • Must be willing to travel both domestically and globally up to 40% (Will be required once we return to a travel-safe normal)

Preferred Technical And Professional Expertise


  • Experience with linear programming and/or general mathematical programming
  • Proficiency in Python with good knowledge of Jupyter, Tensor, Numpy
  • Deep knowledge and application expertise in ML/DL
  • Familiarity with Qiskit and quantum concepts and principles, able to model classical ML/DL algorithms within quantum principles
  • Experience with some aspect of high-performance computing use within an industry context

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