(EFinancialCareers) Goldman Sachs started advertising for a ‘Leader of a new quantum computing research team in R&D Engineering,’ in early September. One month on, there don’t seem to have been any takers: the job is still open.
Goldman didn’t respond to a query on the role. It might be simply that the firm is taking its time and interviewing every quantum computing expert on the market. Or it might just be that quantum people are hard to come by.
Goldman has at least one quantum computing research already. Rajiv Krishnakumar joined the firm in March 2018 and began work in the Franchise Analytics Strategy and Technology (FAST) team, which is tasked with applying machine learning across the firm.
Goldman Sachs seems to be unusual among banks in having a dedicated quantum computing research team. Others are certainly interested though – Roland Fejfar, head of technology business development at Morgan Stanley for EMEA and APAC, says on LinkedIn that one of his tasks is to look at ‘disruptive technology’ like quantum systems. And JPMorgan hired a quantum research scientist on a salary of $150k in New York in March 2019