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

The Data Scientist role is designed for a highly analytical and technically skilled individual who excels in data-driven environments. The candidate should possess a strong background in Python programming, database management, and data science methodologies. This role primarily focuses on leveraging data to drive insights and decision-making. The core responsibilities of the role include a range of data science tasks, such as collecting and cleansing data, exploring, and visualizing insights, and applying statistical and mathematical analysis techniques. It involves developing and implementing machine learning and deep learning models, managing big data infrastructure, and executing data engineering tasks. Additionally, the role requires maintaining codebase integrity through version control and designing, creating, and supporting AI-driven products to deliver impactful AI solutions.

Responsibilities Include

  • Collecting and cleansing data from diverse sources for analysis, ensuring high-quality and relevant datasets (structured and unstructured) for effective decision-making.
  • Exploring and visualizing data to uncover insights and trends, using advanced tools and techniques for meaningful data interpretation.
  • Applying statistical and mathematical techniques to analyze data, providing robust analytical foundations for predictive modeling and inference.
  • Developing and implementing machine learning and deep learning models, including the adaptation of foundation models/LLMs to address specific business challenges.
  • Expertise in ML-Ops / AI-Ops
  • Managing big data infrastructure and carrying out data engineering tasks, ensuring efficient data storage, processing, and retrieval.
  • Utilizing version control for maintaining codebase integrity and collaboration, fostering a collaborative and error-free development environment.
  • Designing, creating, and supporting AI-driven products, focusing on delivering scalable and impactful AI solutions that meet user needs and business objectives.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Minimum 8+ years of experience in IT industry
  • Proficiency in Python programming, NLP techniques and experience using AI Framework (e.g. Hugging Face)
  • Knowledge of SQL and NoSQL database management.
  • Strong background in data science, statistics, mathematics, and analytical techniques.
  • Expertise in machine learning and deep learning methodologies, including an understanding of foundation models.
  • Familiarity with big data technologies and data engineering practices.
  • Experience with version control systems, particularly Git, and proficiency with GitHub for code collaboration and repository management.

Preferred Technical And Professional Expertise

  • Hands-on experience in data science for 8+ years with minimum of 3 years of experience in deep learning
  • Web development skills, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and React, for creating sophisticated, interactive data-driven interfaces.
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms (AWS/Azure/Google/IBM) to leverage advanced cloud-based services and infrastructure.
  • Excellent communication skills, crucial for effective teamwork, stakeholder engagement, and clear presentation of data insights and technical concepts.
  • Project management experience with a focus on agile methodologies, ensuring efficient, adaptive, and collaborative project execution.
  • Awareness and understanding of ethical considerations in data science and AI, ensuring responsible and fair use of data and AI technologies.

This role is ideal for a candidate who is not only technically proficient in data science but also skilled in integrating their analytical work with web technologies, cloud computing, and automation. The ability to communicate effectively, manage projects efficiently, and consider the ethical implications of data usage is crucial for success in this role.

Interested in the role, but not exactly having all the experience detailed above ? Please feel free to apply or reach out to me, we are sure we have the right mentoring and training available to support you in your journey.

About Business Unit

IBM Global Business Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM GBS partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

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.

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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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Being You @ IBM

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