Quantum Education & Workforce Intern - #366368


Date: 1 week ago
City: Johannesburg, Gauteng
Contract type: Full time


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

  • Work towards developing a community of individuals driven to contribute to Quantum computing research and education
  • Work across team and organizational boundaries with internal and external stakeholders for developing educational programs and activities
  • Work with cross-functional team for logistical planning, event production, and long term goal setting for a program targeting a highly technical audience
  • Measurement, tracking and reporting of outcomes to stakeholders
  • Learning and studying quantum computing with Qiskit and its tools with first hand educational resources

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or equivalent work experience
  • Solid quantum computing knowledge
  • Some experience with Qiskit (IBM SDK for programming Quantum Computers)
  • Passion for education and career growth
  • Comfortable leading internal and external meetings

Preferred Technical And Professional Expertise

  • Master’s Degree in Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry with a focus on quantum computing (for example during internship or master thesis)
  • Deep knowledge of Quantum Computing and its applications
  • Good Qiskit knowledge (ex: you have already run few small projects or contributed to GitHub)
  • Have attended a Qiskit/IBM Quantum events or participated in some programs such as: Qiskit Advocate, IBM Quantum Challenge, Qiskit Global Summer School, etc.

Enthusiasm about teaching Quantum Computing and developing educational material

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

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

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. The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with different abilities to apply.
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