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IBM Quantum Software Security Engineer & Architect (NYC area or remote) in Boston, Massachusetts

Introduction

IBM Quantum is an industry first initiative to build universal quantum computers for business, engineering and science. This effort includes advancing the entire quantum computing technology stack and exploring applications to make quantum broadly usable and accessible. With a worldwide network of Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, researchers, educators, and enthusiasts, we are committed to driving innovation for our clients in the IBM Q Network and the Qiskit Community.

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM Quantum is an industry first initiative to build universal quantum computers for business, engineering and science. This effort includes advancing the entire quantum computing technology stack and exploring applications to make quantum broadly usable and accessible. With a worldwide network of Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, researchers, educators, and enthusiasts, we are committed to driving innovation for our clients in the IBM Q Network and the Qiskit Community.

Role and Responsibilities:

• Design and implement security architecture for IBM Quantum System across the software stack in the cloud and on the IBM Quantum platform, by adopting native cloud security controls and non-native cloud security integrations. Ensure the IBM Quantum Systems software stack remains secure from current and future security vulnerabilities.

• Provide technical leadership and design guidance across the IBM Quantum Systems stack, define the architectural strategy with security focus, and help ensure system and solutions are secure by design.

• Develop and articulate robust and innovative security technical solutions that apply to cloud-based and cloud-integrated services, network servers, endpoints, and databases, and adapt security architecture elements to mitigate threats as they emerge.

• Build security solutions that align with internal security, regulatory or deal requirements.

• Present, review, and modify the solution with the internal/external clients and key stakeholders.

• Work collaboratively with developers to develop, build, and deploy robust and secure services for the IBM Quantum platform.

• Develop security mechanisms and automation that provides developers with systems to quickly identify and fix security issues and report on potential security issues throughout the software development lifecycle.

• Participate in code reviews, vulnerability testing, validation of remediation of vulnerabilities, and, in general, improve secure software development lifecycle.

• Identify and communicate current and emerging security threats.

• Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements.

This position is located in the NYC area or remote.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 5 years of experience as a security SME of which at least 2 years as Cloud Security Architect

  • Technical knowledge in three or more domains in cloud services context - Routing, configuring vLANS, Firewall policy, Anti-DDoS, Web Application Firewall, Intrusion Prevention Systems, Security Information and Event Management, Threat and Vulnerability Management, Static and dynamic security scans, Penetration Testing, Identity and authentication, DevSecOps, and micro services

  • Strong security architecture skills and IT architecture skills

  • Deep knowledge of the IBM Security Services portfolio of services

  • Thorough understanding of current cybersecurity threats and latest threat mitigation techniques at front-end and backend of the stack

  • Experience in threat modelling and risk assessment techniques

  • Proficiency with at least one modern programming language

  • Proven track record of architectural success

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

• Understanding of compliance issues and working knowledge of key cloud security standards eg NIST, CIS, NCSC, ISO.

• Experience working with DevOps automation tools and best practices

• Experience using Agile/Scrum methodologies

• Experience using IBM Cloud supported security services including id and key management services

About Business Unit

IBM Quantum is an industry first initiative to build universal quantum computers for business, engineering and science.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

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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, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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