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Quantum Computing SME

Booz Allen Hamilton
United States, D.C., Washington
November 26, 2022
Job Number: R0150764

Quantum Computing SME

The Challenge:

What if you could use your scientific and engineering skills to inform advanced research projects in quantum computing? As a quantum scientist, you understand the challenges, opportunities, and limitations in developing quantum computing systems. That knowledge is key when it comes to assisting the U.S. Government with quantum computing technologies.

On our team, you will have the opportunity to work with world-class scientists and engineers to evaluate and advance cutting-edge quantum technologies. You will leverage technical expertise to support senior Government decision-makers with the strategic evaluation of new concepts and assessments of technological gaps. You will support our client's mission by providing recommendations on the feasibility and potential impact of current and future quantum capabilities through preparing in-depth analyses, conducting background research, and interfacing with the R&D community. This position is a hybrid role with a combination of working at a Booz Allen office or client site and working remotely.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • 3+ years of experience in quantum mechanics, quantum computing, quantum materials, or quantum information science

  • Knowledge of multiple aspects of a quantum computing software stack, including quantum computing software, classical control, quantum error correction, decoders, qubit types and associated hardware, and environmental control systems or dilution refrigerators

  • Ability to demonstrate contributions through scientific publications, white papers, or presentations in quantum mechanics, quantum information science, quantum computing, or quantum materials

  • Ability to convey technical information to a diverse audience both through written reports and presentations

  • Ability to evaluate a wide range of technical and non-technical material and rapidly ascertain and explain utility and impact

  • TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph

  • Master's degree

Nice If You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience in quantum computing

  • Experience with leading and managing a small team

  • Knowledge of software development and programming in languages, including Python and C++

  • Doctorate degree in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Material Science, or a similar technical field


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance with polygraph is required.


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full time and part time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen's benefit programs, individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits.

Salary for this position is determined by various factors, including but not limited to, location, the candidate's particular combination of knowledge, skills, competencies and experience, as well as contract specific affordability and organizational requirements. The proposed salary range for this position is outlined below.

Colorado: $77,500 - $149,500 (annualized USD)

New York (including New York City): $76,500 - $179,400 (annualized USD)

Build Your Career:

Consulting at Booz Allen means empowering you to provide your customers with the best support. With a consulting career at Booz Allen, you'll have access to:

  • a large business consulting community

  • experts in virtually every field

  • a culture that focuses on supporting our employees

We have opportunities that provide stability while offering variety, so you can find the right fit for your career - and your life. You'll also have access to a wealth of training resources through our Digital University, an online learning portal where you can access more than 5000 functional and technical, certifications, and books. Build your technical skills through hands-on training on the latest tools and tech from our in-house experts. Pursuing certifications that directly impact your role? You may be able to take advantage of our tuition assistance, on-site courses, vendor relationships, and a network of professionals who can give you helpful tips. We'll help you develop the career you want as you chart your own course for success. With contracts across the globe in multiple industries, no matter where you want to go with your consulting career, we have the path that takes you there.

We're an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change - no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.