IBM Quantum Circuit Synthesis and Compilation Researcher



Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024
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Your Role and Responsibilities
As a Research Scientist with the IBM Quantum Software team, you will be working at the intersection of theory and experiments to demonstrate novel compilation techniques for modern quantum hardware and help deliver them as part of IBM’s quantum software stack, including but not limited to the open-source Qiskit package.

You will be a member of a cross-disciplinary, global team of developers and researchers whose mission is to co-design current and near-future systems with demonstrated utility. You will have the opportunity to work closely with software and hardware engineers, theorists, and experimentalists, and will make an impact on the development of state-of-the-art, scalable quantum computing.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Strong knowledge of quantum circuits
  • Knowledge of circuit transformation literature and ability to quickly prototype new ideas
  • 2+ years of experience conducting independent research in quantum compilation, optimization or computation
  • 2+ years of experience in software
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Familiarity with quantum error correction and fault-tolerance
  • Experience with Python, C/C++, or Rust