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Quantum Data Engineer


Applications Engineer


Albany, New York, United States

At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities
At IBM Quantum Software, we seek an experienced data architect and engineer lead. The candidate demonstrates skills in designing and implementing data acquisition pipelines to construct data warehouses and data lakes. The candidate is familiar with concepts and technologies to implement data governance, cataloguing and virtualization to facilitate data access to data analysts and various dashboards that can be compliant with common data regulations outlined by the organization. This role requires strong communication skills to work with data owners and consumers of the data, such as business and technical teams. Organizational skills in defining processes and methods to curate and present data stores in an easily consumable fashion to facilitate a self-serve data consumption pattern in a governed and secure manner.

Location are Albany NY, Yorktown Heights NY, Poughkeepsie NY, San Jose CA, Austin TX, Cambridge MA

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • At least 3 years of experience as a data architect building large-scale data warehouse and data lake solutions
  • At least 5 years experience as a data engineer building solutions
  • Strong command of relational databases (Postgresql preferred), data modelling and database design
  • Proven experience in managing data persistence tools, such as PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Elasticsearch
  • Document data models, architectural decisions and data dictionaries to enable collaboration, maintainability and usability of our analytics platforms and code.
  • Strong command of Python and Python scripting; experience using Python for Data Pipelines
  • Experience with Shell Scripting for task automation
  • Experience with cloud-based data and object storage services (IBM Cloud preferred)
  • Experience in architecture and implementation of data virtualization and schema management, especially using tools such as Presto and Iceberg
  • Experience with data pipeline workflow automation tools like Airflow, dbt and Airbyte
  • Strong communication skills to interact with technical and business teams to prepare data assets

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Some Experience in cloud monitoring for database instances
  • Some Experience with cloud object storage and formats such as Parquet and Avro
  • Ability to Design and implement a complete lifecycle for data operations (DataOps)
  • Familiarity with designing and providing secure persistence and data access methods

About Business Unit
IBM Research is the organic growth engine of IBM and an innovation engine for our customers and partners. As part of this mission, IBM Research anticipates and examines 'What's Next in Computing' to ultimately create and integrate the technologies the world relies upon to solve big challenges and unlock new opportunities. We create and pioneer new markets for IBM, our partners and customers as exemplified in our ongoing quest to reach practical and large-scale quantum computing. Across IBM Research, we realize the power and potential to accelerate discovery with our partners and clients by combining the power of high performance computing, AI, and Quantum, all integrated through the hybrid cloud.

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, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, caste, genetics, pregnancy, disability, neurodivergence, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.