Our Client operates in the Oil and Energy industry, with its headquarters rooted strongly in Saudi Arabia. It has its branches spread to more than 50 countries, providing employment to more than 68,500 people all over the world. They fall under the Fortune 500 Companies. They are one of the world’s largest oil producers. They are constantly growing by creating new technologies through its Research and Development efforts and branch into new business lines through Investments and Acquisitions.
- Client occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. They are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer.
- With their significant investment in technology and infrastructure, they strive to maximize the value of the energy they produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Clients value to society.
- Clients are a world leader in integrated energy and chemicals, our offices in Europe support a wide range of activities from facilitating the safe and reliable delivery of energy to customers around the globe, to pushing for breakthroughs in research and innovation.
- Clients are currently seeking a Quantum Computing Engineer based in Delft.
- The candidate will be a part of the Quantum Applications in Upstream focus area, which investigates and develops quantum computing use cases for the client.
In the near-term, the role is predominantly research focused and involves:
- Engaging with stakeholders and identifying business use-cases, formulating them mathematically, and converting them to a quantum-native (e.g. QUBO) formalism
- Scaling up the solution by combining the classical and quantum computing resources in a hybrid classical-quantum to address industrially relevant scales
- Benchmarking the solutions against the industry standard or other commercially available solvers
- Publishing in top-tier scientific journals and conferences
- Supervising interns, MSc or PhD students and junior employees
- Establishing new external collaborations with leading knowledge centers around the world - academic and commercial
- Vet and benchmark solutions provided by quantum computing hardware and software vendors
- PhD in applied mathematics, theoretical physics or computer science.
- Track record (e.g. through a thesis project, hackathon, etc.) of practical quantum computing experience.
- At least 5 years of work experience in the field of research and development for quantum computing and scientific computing after the PhD.
- MSc candidates - minimum 7 years work experience.
- Excellent knowledge of analog/adiabatic quantum computing and/or quantum annealing.
- Good understanding of strengths and limitations of digital/gate-based quantum computing
- Very good programming in leading quantum computing SDKs
- Knowledge of (combinatorial) optimization and/or operations research
- Mathematical modeling
- Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) supported by publications in leading scientific journal and conferences
- Other domain-specific knowledge of applications of quantum computing is a significant advantage