IBM Data Visualization or Data Journalist (m/w) in DEU, Germany

Job Description

We are in a data science renaissance.

Companies that embrace data science will lead and those who do not will fall behind.

To help IBM's clients lead, we are building an elite team of data science practitioners to help them learn how to succeed with data science. The team will include data engineers, machine learning engineers, operations research / optimization engineers and data journalists.

The team will engage directly in solving real-world data science problems in a wide array of industries around the globe with IBM clients and internally to IBM. The elite team of data scientist will work with other IBMers and client data science teams to solve problems in banking, insurance, health care, manufacturing, oil & gas and automotive industries, to name a few. We will teach the data scientists and sometimes people who desire to be data scientist to:

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Contribute to the importance of data journalism as part of a data science practice inside of IBM and our clients’ programs

  2. Work with teams on best practices of defining their audience and end users

  3. Work with data scientists and clients to represent the output of the MVPs and use cases in a manner that is informative and consumable by the business stakeholders

  4. Mentor internal and client teams on proper data visualization practices

  5. Create clear, concise and deep interactive dashboards using data and output of predictive and prescriptive models

  6. Create visualizations that work on as many platforms as possible

  7. Lead Design Thinking workshops to help define MVP sprints, deliverables and success factors.

While working across all these industries, you will also get to travel the World as these engagements will require that the team spend several weeks at client sites working on data science problems with a diverse team.

As a member of the team you will have a T-shaped skill set, having a broad knowledge base in Data Science and Industry Solutions in general, but also in- depth expertise in data visualization and data journalism.

Work Location: Boeblingen (near Stuttgart) or Munich

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 3 years experience – Coding skills in either Python, Java or Scala

  • At least 3 years experience – Integrating data, output of predicative and prescriptive models in the context of a business problem

  • At least 3 years experience – D3, Brunel or

  • At least 3 years experience – consuming data and models via APIs

  • At least 2 years experience – Data parsing / scraping / wrangling

  • At least 2 years experience – Data management

  • At least 1 years experience – Statistics / analysis / data science

  • At least 3 years experience – Data visualization design

  • At least 2 years experience – Front-end web development

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Experience using Cognos

  • Ability to lead Design Thinking workshops and knowledge of Design Thinking methodology

  • Advanced degree in graphic design, art, journalism, Data Vis or related field


  • Fluent in English

  • Basic German language skills preferred

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.