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Quantum Computing Specialist

Quantum Computing Specialist

Quantum Computing Specialist

Houston, TX

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As a Quantum computing specialist working within bp’s Digital Science & Engineering organization you will be accountable for the development of a diverse range of quantum algorithms on different hardware platforms. In your role you will work with subject matter experts in bp’s business groups, such as finance and trading, applied physics and chemistry, and production and operations to research and implement quantum computing solutions to exciting and computationally challenging problems. You will be expected to work closely with bp’s strategic partners in quantum computing, and interface with academics, research laboratories and start-ups to keep abreast of advancements in quantum computing hardware and quantum computing applications. You will continue to build on your deep technical expertise and established reputation in quantum computing, by conducting fundamental research and publishing in journals and conferences.


  • Design, develop, test, maintain and improve implementations of quantum and associated classical algorithms.
  • Support bp’s strategic research and development programs with deep subject matter expertise in quantum computing.
  • Work with bp’s businesses to understand, evaluate and progress suitable applications of quantum computing.
  • Interface with research labs, academic institutions and start-ups to establish connections and keep abreast of advancements in quantum hardware and software.
  • Contribute to bp’s quantum computing strategy and digital technology future outlook.
  • Mentor early career computer scientists and software engineers.
  • Publish research in peer reviewed journals and top tier conferences.

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  • A PhD in computer science, physics, mathematics or chemistry with a focus on quantum computing preferred.
  • Post-Doctoral experience preferred.
  • A strong research track record in quantum computing, demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations.
  • 2+ years of work experience developing quantum algorithms for quantum machine learning, quantum optimization, quantum chemistry or quantum error correction.
  • Strong understanding of quantum algorithms and common techniques (like quantum phase estimation, quantum amplitude amplifications, quantum Fourier transformation).
  • Strong programming skills (Python, C/C++) and experience with Unix/Linux and HPC environments.
  • Some experience with software development version control, documentation and testing.
  • Some experience with quantum software development kits like Qiskit, t/ket, PennyLane, Q#, other.
  • No prior experience in energy industry required.

Personal Attributes

  • Creative, curious pragmatic researcher and problem solver.
  • Highly responsible, self-motivated, and able to thrive in an energetic, fast paced, high growth environment.
  • Able to conduct research in an interdisciplinary team environment with bp SME’s or strategic partners, as well as independently.
  • Have excellent communication skills – written, verbal and interpersonal with the ability to communicate highly technical concepts clearly and effectively.
  • Ethical, honest, fair and of high integrity.


Innovation & Engineering

Job Family Group

IT&S Group

Relocation available


Travel required


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Full time


United States of America

About BP


Join us in creating, growing, and delivering innovation at pace, enabling us to thrive while transitioning to a net zero ‎world. All without compromising our operational risk management.

Working with us, you can do this by:

  • deploying our integrated capability and standards in service of our net zero and ‎safety ambitions
  • driving our digital transformation and pioneering new business models
  • collaborating to deliver competitive customer-focused energy solutions
  • originating, scaling and commercialising innovative ideas, and creating ground-breaking new ‎businesses from them
  • protecting us by assuring management of our greatest physical and digital risks

Because together we are:

  • Originators, builders, guardians and disruptors
  • Engineers, technologists, scientists and entrepreneurs‎
  • Empathetic, curious, creative and inclusive

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