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Quantum Computing Developer - 6-month internship

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company

Software Engineering
Paris, France
Posted on Monday, April 24, 2023

Quantum Computing Developer - 6-month internship

Who You'll Work With

This internship is an opportunity only for final-year master's degree students and lasts 6 months. Start dates are offered throughout the whole year.
Based in Paris and working across the region, as a Quantum algorithm developer you will work closely with our clients, and all types of McKinsey consultants on algorithms with an emphasis on achieving better-than-classical performances on currently available quantum hardware.
This hybrid client-facing/technical role will allow you to use state of the art technologies to solve highly impactful business problems, whilst also leveraging your strong communication skills to convey complex intractable ideas to non-technical audiences.
Who you are
This final year 6-month internship position is for a Quantum algorithm developer with strong intrinsic technical ability and an aptitude to solving complex problems using technology.
At the heart of our multi-disciplinary teams is the belief that the sum of individual parts will always be less than the impact of the entire team. You are a highly collaborative individual who can lay aside your own agenda, listening to and learning from colleagues, challenging thoughtfully and prioritizing impact. You search for ways to improve things and work collaboratively with colleagues. You believe in iterative change, experimenting with new approaches, learning and improving to move forward quickly.
Trust between colleagues is paramount here – you are an individual who can always be trusted to work in the best interests of all colleagues and to achieve the best outcome for QuantumBlack and our clients. You are naturally enthusiastic and enjoy sharing your passion with others.

What You'll Do

As a Quantum Algorithm Developer with the Paris office:
You will have the opportunity to help with execution of quantum algorithms for our customers. You will also help the product development team with implementing or modifying quantum algorithms
You will influence many of the recommendations our clients need to positively change their businesses and enhance performance.
What you’ll learn
• How to build products alongside the core engineering team and evolve the engineering process, handling complex problems and advanced client situations
• How to work with an ecosystem of selected partners within the Quantum Computing industry
• Using new technologies and problem-solving skills in a multicultural and creative environment
• Best practices in Tech Engineering by working with our Labs teams which optimize code for model development and scale it
You will guide global companies through Quantum Computing solutions to transform their businesses and enhance performance across industries including healthcare, automotive, energy and financial services.
• Forward looking Impact – No project is ever the same; we work across multiple sectors, providing unique learning and development opportunities internationally.
• Combining Tech & Leadership – We work with the latest technologies and methodologies and offer first class learning programs at all levels.
• Multidisciplinary Teamwork - Our teams include Machine Learning experts, project managers and visual designers who work collaboratively to enhance performance.
• Innovative Work Culture – We cultivate a modern work environment through an emphasis on wellness, insightful talks and training sessions.
• Striving for Diversity – With colleagues from over 40 nationalities, we recognize the benefits of working with people from all walks of life.
Please note that the recruiting process for this role can take up to 3-5 weeks, together with the necessary preparation - we advise you to take this into consideration when thinking about the timing of your application.


  • Final-year PhD/master's degree student in a quantitative field like computer science, engineering, statistics, mathematics, or related field
  • 6+ months of professional, commercial experience leveraging statistical approaches including advanced machine learning techniques (e.g., data science, support vector machines, neural nets, deep learning, machine learning) and/or optimization in a commercial setting
  • Strong presentation and communication skills, with a knack for explaining complex analytical concepts to people from other fields
  • French and English fluency (written & spoken)

FOR U.S. APPLICANTS: McKinsey & Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

FOR NON-U.S. APPLICANTS: McKinsey & Company is an Equal Opportunity employer. For additional details regarding our global EEO policy and diversity initiatives, please visit our McKinsey Careers and Diversity & Inclusion sites.

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Job Skill Group - CSS Associate Short Term
Job Skill Code - ECAI - Expert Consulting Analytics Intern
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Posted to LinkedIn Date - Mon Apr 17 00:00:00 GMT 2023
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