IBM Software Engineer- Research Lab 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 building and experimenting cognitive software systems that enable humans and machines to perform better than either humans or machines? IBM Research Africa is looking for experienced software professionals with strong interest in cognitive computing and experience in implementing complex algorithms arising in instrumentation for data generation and data intensive applications spanning multiple disciplines. You are expected to work in close collaboration with other researchers and engineers and deliver production level-code to support the commercialization of the resulting assets. Job responsibilities

  • Conduct research in software engineers applied to cognitive computing, include performing foundational research in a wide range of topics such as, knowledge extraction, representation and retrieval from structured and unstructured data

  • Develop open source tools and use cases in addressing the “big” challenges in Africa (e.g., Healthcare, Next Generation Public Sector and Enterprise, etc.)

  • Develop novel and scalable approaches and algorithms for data ranging from small to big data

    Candidate qualifications

  • Degree (PhD, MSc, or BSc.) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Applied Mathematics or Equivalent

  • Strong background in software engineering practices including agile techniques

  • Experience in tools and methodology to improve software life cycle for cognitive applications

  • Strong publication record in top-tier conferences and journals

  • Proven communication skills and leadership experience are essential

    Desired capabilities

  • 5 or more years of commercial software development experience

  • Expert skill level in programming skills (C/C++, Java, Go, Python, Javascript, Node.js, etc.)

  • Expert skill level in software engineering practices including agile techniques

  • Expert skill level in system building/debugging/testing

  • Expert skill level in building Cloud Applications using APIs and micro-services

  • Prior experience in Africa or developing countries is a plus

Candidate qualifications

  • Degree (PhD, MSc, or BSc.) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Applied Mathematics or Equivalent

  • Strong background in software engineering practices including agile techniques

  • Experience in tools and methodology to improve software life cycle for cognitive applications

  • Strong publication record in top-tier conferences and journals

  • Proven communication skills and leadership experience are essential

Res Geo

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.