Data Scientist

Job description


As a Data Scientist at IBM, you will help transform our clients’ data into tangible business value by analyzing information, communicating outcomes and collaborating on product development. Work with Best in Class open source and visual tools, along with the most flexible and scalable deployment options. Whether it’s investigating patient trends or weather patterns, you will work to solve real world problems for the industries transforming how we live.

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM Cloud Economics are looking for a Data Scientist to join our team and help us leverage data to optimize the business outcomes at IBM Cloud. You will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining data pipelines, databases, and analytics solutions that support the planning, forecasting, and reporting of our third-party expenses, supply chain performance and identifying opportunities to improve the profitability of our Cloud services. You will also be responsible for monitoring and managing global inventories, as well as excess and obsolescence, and ensuring timely and cost-effective delivery of materials and products. You will also be responsible for teaching non-technical team members capabilities to self service automation and reporting.

To be successful as a Data Scientist, you should have a bachelor’s degree, and more importantly, experience with data engineering tools, frameworks, and languages, such as SQL, Python, etc. You should also have experience with ERP systems (operational and financial), reporting tools, automation, and ETL processes. Experience with IBM Cognos and/or Apptio would be an advantage. You should also have strong analytical, financial accounting/business acumen, communication, and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.


  • Provide feedback on design, develop, and maintenance of data pipelines, databases, and analytics solutions that support supply chain operations.
  • Collect, transform, and integrate data from various sources, such as ERP systems, external APIs, and web scraping
  • Ensure data quality, reliability, and security throughout the data lifecycle
  • Build and deploy data models and tools to simulate and optimize supply chain scenarios, as well as help deploy financial models
  • Create and present automated reports and dashboards on supply chain performance, metrics, and KPIs
  • Identify and implement opportunities for improving data efficiency, scalability, and usability
  • Monitor and manage inventory levels and availability across our supply chain network, as well as, monitor and mitigate excess and obsolescence
  • Provide feedback on the ability to forecast sales and production levels based on historical data, market trends, and customer demand
  • Identify and implement opportunities for improving efficiency, reducing costs, and increasing customer satisfaction

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, computer science, engineering, data science, or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in data engineering, data analysis, planning, logistics, accounting, finance or a similar role
  • Proficient in data scientist tools, frameworks, and languages, such as SQL and Python
  • Proficient in ERP systems (operational and financial), reporting tools, automation, and ETL processes
  • Proficiency in IBM Cognos and/Apptio would be an advantage
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

Preferred Technical And Professional Expertise

  • None

About Business Unit

IBM Systems helps IT leaders think differently about their infrastructure. IBM servers and storage are no longer inanimate - they can understand, reason, and learn so our clients can innovate while avoiding IT issues. Our systems power the world’s most important industries and our clients are the architects of the future. Join us to help build our leading-edge technology portfolio designed for cognitive business and optimized for cloud computing.

This job requires you to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to your start date and proof of vaccination status will be required before your start date. During the Onboarding process you will be asked to confirm your vaccination status, in case you are unable to get vaccinated for any reason, you can let us know at that stage. Please let us know if you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons. IBM will consider such requests on a case by case basis subject to submission of required proof by the candidate before a stipulated date.

Your Life @ IBM

In a world where technology never stands still, we understand that, dedication to our clients success, innovation that matters, and trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships, lives in what we do as IBMers as we strive to be the catalyst that makes the world work better.

Being an IBMer means you’ll be able to learn and develop yourself and your career, you’ll be encouraged to be courageous and experiment everyday, all whilst having continuous trust and support in an environment where everyone can thrive whatever their personal or professional background.

Our IBMers are growth minded, always staying curious, open to feedback and learning new information and skills to constantly transform themselves and our company. They are trusted to provide on-going feedback to help other IBMers grow, as well as collaborate with colleagues keeping in mind a team focused approach to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. The courage our IBMers have to make critical decisions everyday is essential to IBM becoming the catalyst for progress, always embracing challenges with resources they have to hand, a can-do attitude and always striving for an outcome focused approach within everything that they do.

Are you ready to be an IBMer?

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.

Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business.

At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement

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For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM

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