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Software Developer – Data Platform - Watson Orders


Big Data Developer


Mountain View, California, United States

Watson Orders is an IBM Silicon Valley based technology group working on a world-class conversational AI system. Our mission is to deliver advanced solutions that address real-world needs in the quick service restaurant industry. We use state-of-the-art Machine Learning and related technologies to deliver a product that will help serve tens of millions of customers per day.

Your Role and Responsibilities
We are currently seeking a talented software developer focused on our data platform that powers transformative AI/ML products reaching tens of millions of customers per day, feeding billions of customers worldwide. The department covers data infrastructure, data pipelines, analysis, and performance optimization.
The ideal candidate has experience architecting, developing, and supporting large-scale data platforms & infrastructure with a focus on resilience, scalability, and performance within a fast-growing, agile environment.


• Develop and maintain the petabyte scale data lake, warehouse, pipelines, and query layers.
• Develop and support multi-region data ingestion system from geographically distributed edge AI systems.
• Develop and support AI research pipelines, training and evaluation pipelines, audio re-encoding and scanning pipelines, and various analysis outputs for business users
• Use pipelines to manage resilient idempotent coordination with external databases, APIs, and systems
• Work with AI Speech and Audio engineers to support and co-develop heterogenous pipelines over large flows of conversation AI data to support and accelerate experimentation with new AI models and improvements

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • 3+ Years Professional Python Experience
  • 2+ Years PubSub Experience (Kafka, Kinesis, SQS, MQTT, etc)
  • 3+ Years working in petabyte scale data platforms
  • 3+ Years working in AWS
  • Experience building schema-based parsers or ETLs using standard tooling in Python
  • Experience developing with Apache Avro, Parquet Schemas, SQLAlchemy (or similar ORMs), and pySpark in Python

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Professional experience with conversational AI (chatbots, virtual assistants, etc.)
  • Graduate degree (MA/MS, PhD) in Computer Science, Linguistics, or related field
  • Professional experience with Linux
  • Fluent or native proficiency in Spanish

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
In a world where technology never stands still, we understand that, dedication to our clients success, innovation that matters, and trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships, lives in what we do as IBMers as we strive to be the catalyst that makes the world work better.

Being an IBMer means you’ll be able to learn and develop yourself and your career, you’ll be encouraged to be courageous and experiment everyday, all whilst having continuous trust and support in an environment where everyone can thrive whatever their personal or professional background.

Our IBMers are growth minded, always staying curious, open to feedback and learning new information and skills to constantly transform themselves and our company. They are trusted to provide on-going feedback to help other IBMers grow, as well as collaborate with colleagues keeping in mind a team focused approach to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. The courage our IBMers have to make critical decisions everyday is essential to IBM becoming the catalyst for progress, always embracing challenges with resources they have to hand, a can-do attitude and always striving for an outcome focused approach within everything that they do.

Are you ready to be an IBMer?

About IBM
IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement
IBM offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Eligible employees may have access to:

- Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being
- Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs
- Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law
- Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry-recognized certifications to achieve their career goals
- Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences

The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full-time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job-related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro-rated for those who start working during the calendar year.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

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.