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JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Applied Research Scientist – Quantum-inspired and Randomized Algorithms - Executive Director

location icon New York City, United States
Full Time

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and growing team in a fast paced and challenging area? This is a unique opportunity for you to work with Global Technology Applied Research (GTAR) center at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. The goal of GTAR is to design and conduct research across multiple frontier technologies, in order to enable novel discoveries and inventions, and to inform and develop next-generation solutions for the firm’s clients and businesses.

We are looking for applied algorithms researchers with (i) strong publication record in quantum-inspired or randomized algorithms for optimization and machine learning and/or (ii) experience developing performant code, including using accelerators like GPUs. Experience in finance is a plus, though no prior familiarity with financial use cases is required.

Job Responsibilities:

We are looking for innovative problem solvers with a passion for advancing the state of the art of quantum-inspired algorithms. The focus of your role will be to:

  • Advance the field of quantum-inspired and randomized algorithms and their applications to optimization, machine learning and financial use cases
  • Implement the developed algorithms in performant software
  • Provide novel research solutions to problems faced by internal project teams
  • Work with other researchers to document your findings in scientific papers and present them at conferences
  • Contribute to JPMC’s IP by pursuing necessary protections of generated IP

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Ph.D. degree in computer science, physics, math, engineering or related fields, plus at least 6 years of experience (industrial or academic)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead research projects in quantum computing or related fields
  • Experience managing a research group
  • Demonstrated research ability in quantum-inspired algorithms or related fields
  • Experience in scientific technical writing
  • Proficiency in Python or C/C++
  • Experience developing performant codes
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to present findings to a non-technical audience
  • Experience in one or more following domains: 
    • Quantum-inspired algorithms (e.g., dequantized algorithms, tensor networks, novel techniques for Ising solvers)
    • Randomized algorithms (e.g., streaming algorithms, data sketching techniques)
    • Architectural design for efficient implementation (e.g., developing memory efficient sampling techniques, end-to-end implementation of quantum-inspired and randomized algorithms)
    • GPU programming (e.g., CUDA, SYCL)

Preferred qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Preference is given to candidates with strong publication record (example venues include but are not limited to ICML, NeurIPS, ICLR, ISCA, HPCA, STOC, FOCS)
  • No prior familiarity with finance or financial use cases is required
  • Preference given to candidates who includes a link to their Google Scholar or Semantic Scholar profile in their resume. 

JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.

We offer a competitive total rewards package including base salary determined based on the role, experience, skill set, and location. For those in eligible roles, we offer discretionary incentive compensation which may be awarded in recognition of firm performance and individual achievements and contributions. We also offer a range of benefits and programs to meet employee needs, based on eligibility. These benefits include comprehensive health care coverage, on-site health and wellness centers, a retirement savings plan, backup childcare, tuition reimbursement, mental health support, financial coaching and more. Additional details about total compensation and benefits will be provided during the hiring process.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. We also make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as mental health or physical disability needs. Visit our FAQs for more information about requesting an accommodation.

JPMorgan Chase is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Veterans

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