IBM Data Scientist - Cognitive & Analytics, SF or Dallas in Austin, Texas

Job Description

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is hiring a Data Scientist for our Cognitive & Analytics Consulting Practice. This is a customer-facing and technical advisor role directly responsible for helping top-tier clients meet their business needs by developing complex and innovative solutions. In this role, you will have access to world-class industry talent and technology, as well as the training and career development tracks that will enable you to accelerate your skills and industry expertise in the cognitive era.


  • Lead strategy discussions and help to design and develop a solution that meets clients goals and outcomes

  • Conduct data analysis and predictive analysis to meet client needs

  • Reverse-engineer implemented solutions to understand the client problem and resolve client challenges

  • Create predictive models, train and leverage machine learning APIs, build machine learning pipelines, build Chatbots for the enterprise, embed intelligence in a variety of industry or domain-specific use-cases, and more

You will have an opportunity to specialize in an additional Data Engineering track, if you demonstrate knowledge of modern data engineering technologies such as Scala, Spark, Alluxio, HDFS, Cassandra, and general data devops.

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

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Preferred locations are Dallas, TX and San Francisco, CA.


Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family Planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support and guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.




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  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation


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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 2 years of experience working on predictive analytics and data mining projects

  • At least 2 years of hands-on experience using complex machine learning methods and algorithms such neural net, deep learning and collaborative filtering

  • At least 2 years of experience working with one or more data mining tools such as R, Python, SAS and SPSS

  • Hands-on experience writing complex SQL queries and working with relational databases such as Oracle DB2 and SQL Server

  • Hands-on experience constructing and manipulating JSON and XML documents and working with NoSQL databases such as MangoDB and CouchDB.

  • Self-directed and demonstrable problem solving skills

  • Knowledge of modern software development techniques and methodologies

  • Knowledge and practice of secure software development processes.

  • Ability to communicate (written and oral) effectively with a broad range of constituents

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • At least 4 years of experience working on predictive analytics and data mining projects

  • At least 4 years of hands-on experience and affinity to learn and use Machine Learning, Cognitive, and AI APIs

  • At least 4 years of experience with both relational and NoSQL technologies

  • At least 2 years of hands-on experience working with Big Data technologies such as Spark, Cassandra, and/or Hadoop

  • At least 2 years of experience using data transformation and integration services such as Kafka Connect and/or PySpark

  • Good understanding of SOA Architecture and hands-on experience working with REST and SOAP APIs

  • Familiarity with Agile development and continuous delivery best practices

EO Statement

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.