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IBM Quantum Software Test Architect


Cloud Architect


Yorktown Heights, 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 are looking for a technical leader for the test team. The ideal candidate is results-driven and can distill test analysis input into a technical test strategy. This tech lead is responsible for defining and designing the test methods and tools, with practical experience to choose and create a set of tools and frameworks that would be used in running tests. Additionally, this individual should also be able to gain a clear understanding of the IBM Quantum software stack and work closely with the reliability team to contribute to the overall health, reliability, and availability of this complex distributed software. The tech lead works closely with the software testers to enable them to conduct tests, analyze the results, and report observations to the software team. The teach lead will also interact with the support team to understand the common patterns of failures and issues in the product and ensure the necessary strategy is defined to address such concerns.
To be successful as a testing technical leader, you should have a working knowledge of distributed systems, cloud native and modern software, test design, the capability to build best of breed testing practice, and the ability to guide the testers in analyzing the results.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • 5 or more years of experience leading testing effort
  • Strong technical abilities to understand a polyglot and distributed complex system.
  • Knowledge of Python and Bash scripting to automate tasks.
  • Experience developing a testing practice and strategy for enabling testing culture across the stack and organization, adopting existing tools or creating custom tools for testing API.
  • Experience with cloud monitoring tools and services such as databases to conduct validation, determine error conditions and collect logs to help the development team to build fixes.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills to interact with software, support and reliability and operations teams to address gaps in quality, and to document processes, practices, guidelines, design, and strategy.
  • Past experience with open-source testing frameworks and tools to build test harnesses to facilitate unit and integration testing.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Knowledge of programming using Qiskit
  • Knowledge of working with Cloud environments and services, specifically OpenShift
  • Some knowledge of how testing automation can be integrated into CI/CD to enable some facets of continuous testing
  • Knowledge of a test and defect management tool, such as GitHub, Jira, Trello

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.