Job description

Some careers have more impact than others.

If you’re looking for a career where you can make a real impression, join HSBC and discover how valued you’ll be.

Digital Business Services is a pivotal part of the Group, providing essential operational and technical support to our global businesses and helping improve customer service and efficiency. Operations, Services and Technology combines global expertise and technology to help keep us ahead of the competition.

We are currently seeking an ambitious individual to join our team as a Quantum Computing Research Scientist, working together with colleagues to define, manage and achieve divisional business targets.

Role Purpose

HSBC is accelerating its research effort on developing quantum algorithms with a focus on applications within Financial Services. The Quantum Computing Research Scientist will participate in ongoing research projects and set new research directions in quantum computing where we can develop and apply advantage guarantees of algorithms for fault-tolerant quantum computers to Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum (NISQ) hardware.

Significant results will be published in peer-reviewed journals and / or patented. As well as the research focus, this role will also be involved in adding to the strategic direction of the bank and leading joint engagements with government, industry and university.

This role will sit in the Global Digital Innovation team and will offer the successful candidate an incredible opportunity to find commercially viable applications for qubits and small scale quantum processes. The role will be able to rapidly establish themselves as a quantum computing expert in the domain of Financial Services.

In this role, you will:

  • Carry out original research, based both on your own ideas and relevant areas of the bank that may benefit from quantum advantage
  • Author manuscripts and see them through the publication process
  • Communicate progress and disseminate results
  • Lead / support grant proposals
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert for your area, provide knowledge sharing sessions and thought leadership

To be successful in the role, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Educated to PhD level in Quantum Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or related field
  • Knowledge of research topics in quantum information and quantum algorithms
  • Published research in at least one of the aforementioned topics
  • Familiarity with NISQ devices and implementation of quantum algorithms on such hardware
  • Programming experience in quantum algorithms

You’ll achieve more when you join HSBC.

HSBC is committed to building a culture where all employees are valued, respected and opinions count. We take pride in providing a workplace that fosters continuous professional development, flexible working and opportunities to grow within an inclusive and diverse environment. Personal data held by the Bank relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

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As a business operating in markets all around the world, we believe diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why HSBC is committed to being an inclusive employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability/long term health condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by local law in the jurisdictions in which we operate. Within the work place you will have access to various employee resource groups which aim to promote and achieve a healthy work / life balance and support our diversity ambitions. HSBC has in place processes in order to avoid nepotism, which means to avoid creating circumstances in which the appearance or possibility of conflicts of interest may exist within the hiring process.