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IBM Data Engineer Co'Op - Cloud Pak for Data in Houston, Texas


IBM Cloud Pak® for Data is a fully-integrated data and AI platform that modernizes how businesses collect, organize and analyze data to infuse AI throughout their organizations. Cloud native by design, the platform unifies market-leading services spanning the entire analytics life-cycle. From data management, DataOps, governance, business analytics and automated AI, IBM Cloud Pak for Data helps eliminate the need for costly, and often competing, point solutions while providing the information architecture clients need to implement AI successfully.

Building on the streamlined hybrid-cloud foundation of Red Hat® OpenShift®, IBM Cloud Pak for Data takes advantage of the underlying resource and infrastructure optimization and management. The solution fully supports multi-cloud environments such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud® and private cloud deployments.

The Data and AI Expert Labs organization is looking for a Co'op Data Engineer / Data Scientists to join the Cloud Pak for Data organization to support deployments of the technology for clients.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Starting date for this position is January 2021. This position has flexible hours (approximately 20) while attending school with full-time hours expected in the summer. The position would start off remotely and be evaluated if returning to the office would occur in summer 2021. Summer work location would be San Jose, CA.

What you’ll do as a Co'op Data Engineer / Data Scientist in the Expert Labs Cloud Pak for Data organization:

  • Deploy Cloud Pak for Data for IBM clients across various platforms

  • Deploy AI and Machine Learning solutions for clients on Cloud Pak for Data

  • Help define Cloud Pak for Data architectures that operationalize the platform and map relevant client use cases to satisfy key stakeholders and drive business value

  • Assist client development teams with Cloud Pak for Data environment setups, testing scripts, deployments, and production operational metrics/debugging information

  • Leverage customer data assets to optimize profitability, grow customer relationships, improve experience and satisfy business need

  • Ensure consistent data quality, establish data standards and governance, integrate data between on premise and cloud both operationally and analytically

  • Optimize data retrieval and develop dashboards, reports and other visualizations for

  • stakeholders

  • Communicate with internal and external clients to understand business needs and deploy successful analytical solutions

  • Work in an agile, collaborative environment, partnering with other scientists, engineers, and database administrators of all backgrounds and disciplines to bring analytical rigor and statistical methods to the challenges of predicting behaviors

Who You Are:

  • You have strong technical and analytical abilities, a knack for driving impact and growth, and some experience with containerization, programming/scripting

  • You are great at solving problems, debugging, troubleshooting, and designing & implementing solutions to complex technical issues

  • You thrive on teamwork and have excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • You have an interest in, understanding of, or experience with Design Thinking and Agile Development methodologies.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Basic knowledge with statistical programming in a language (ex: R, SAS or Java)

  • Basic understanding of hybrid cloud architectures and data integration needs

  • Foundational OpenShift, dockers, containers knowledge

  • Client facing, communications and collaboration skills

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Basic knowledge of statistical concepts such as regressions, time series, mixed model, Bayesian methods, clustering, etc., to analyze data and provide insights

  • Basic understanding of public and private clouds architecture

  • Understanding of data usage, process analysis and improvement, technology development/support

  • Basic knowledge writing database SQL queries (Oracle, PostgresQL, Hive, etc).

  • Basic knowledge implementing operational best practices such as monitoring, alerting, metadata management

  • Basic knowledge in open source Machine, and Deep Learning frameworks, model validation and deployment tools, data pipeline technologies, and visualization and data storytelling tools

  • Basic experience Hortonworks/Cloudera Hadoop, and Spark

  • Basic experience using RESTful APIs

About Business Unit

IBM’s Cloud and Cognitive software business is committed to bringing the power of IBM’s Cloud and Watson/AI technologies to life for our clients and ecosystem partners around the world. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments—with complete software solutions for business and IT operations, development, data science, security, and management. Our experts and software capabilities help organizations develop applications once and deploy them anywhere, integrate security across the breadth of their IT estate, and automate operations with management visibility. With IBM, you also have access to new skills and methods, governance and management approaches, and a deep ecosystem of industry experts and partners.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

Being You @ IBM

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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.