IBM Research Scientists covering Blockchain in NAIROBI, Kenya

IBM RESEARCH – AFRICADeveloping commercially viable innovations that impact people’s lives.

About the job Would you like to play a key role in developing cutting-edge research with real-world impacts? IBM Research Africa seeks talented, experienced and enthusiastic research scientists to join our team. We are interested in candidates with excellent technical skills who are willing to go beyond scientific investigation and follow their work through to impact, by building assets for our products and clients. You will work with cutting edge technologies and our worldwide research team to engineer and design protocols for blockchain, researching novel techniques and algorithms to improve the consensus, security and scalability aspects of blockchain. You will also collaborate with AI researchers to design, implement, and evaluate AI systems to make blockchain-based solutions smarter. Job responsibilities

  • Conduct research in the field of blockchain protocols, blockchain security and applications distributed systems, IoT, and machine learning for blockchain (e.g., Deep Learning)

  • Develop generalizable and scalable blockchain architectures and systems applied to novel use cases (e.g. digital identifies, trade logistics)

  • Build systems for complex business process to enable humans to perform more efficiently in their tasks and allow for their swift integration into industry software components

  • Publish in top-tier conferences and journals

    Candidate qualifications

  • PhD in computer science Science but are open to related areas such as EE, Mathematics, etc. Outstanding MSc graduates may also apply.

  • Excellent academic track record in either cryptography, security, distributed system, financial cryptography or blockchain

  • Hands on experience in writing code

  • Innovative thinking, creative and capable of thinking

  • Strong publication record in top-tier conferences and journals

  • Previous experience working in team environments with limited supervision

    Desired capabilities

  • Blockchain (basic knowledge)

  • Experience with cryptography principles

  • Excellent programming and engineering skills

  • Good research and self-learning skills

  • Experience in distributed system, scientific software engineering, peer–to–peer networks

Candidate qualifications

  • PhD in computer science Science but are open to related areas such as EE, Mathematics, etc. Outstanding MSc graduates may also apply.

  • Excellent academic track record in either cryptography, security, distributed system, financial cryptography or blockchain

  • Hands on experience in writing code

  • Innovative thinking, creative and capable of thinking

  • Strong publication record in top-tier conferences and journals

  • Previous experience working in team environments with limited supervision

Res Geo

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