Over the past 100 years, IBMers all over the globe have helped make the world work better and smarter. In this new era of Cognitive Business, IBM is helping to reshape industries by bringing together our expertise in Cloud, Analytics, Security, Mobile, and the Internet of Things: Changing how we create, collaborate, analyze and engage. From transforming healthcare to improving the retail shopping experience – it’s what IBMers do. In Africa, we’ve been changing the way the continent does business for more than 50 years, and as our company continues to grow, we’re looking for talented professionals to join us in this new era.
The successful individual will be part of our GTS team located in Nairobi, Kenya.
Role and Responsibilities
Africa is poised to become a leading source of innovation in a variety of sectors with an expected growth rate of 7% annually over the next 20 years. IBM recognizes the potential impact of research and smarter systems in helping to build Africa’s future, hence the African research lab creates technology applications in a range of industries at the core of Africa’s growth: financial services, education, healthcare, mobility, public safety and utilities. IBM believes that increasing access to healthcare and improving the quality of healthcare is critical to the continent of Africa. We develop and leverage high-end cognitive technologies to develop original and novel solutions to healthcare challenges.
IBM Research software engineers are evaluated on their technical contributions, ability to collaborate across labs, and leadership. These metrics, in the context of a commercial research lab in an emerging market, create a unique combination of roles and responsibilities for a Software Engineer working in the healthcare domain.
IBM Research Africa is IBM’s newest global research lab and is located in Nairobi, Kenya. Teams of research scientists and software engineers at the lab are working on various projects to tackle Africa’s grand challenges and impact 1 billion people by developing commercially viable innovations in financial services, healthcare, blockchain, government and education. We are searching for top-software developers who will help research and develop technical solutions around our innovations.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to drive software development projects leveraging leading edge technologies and execute innovative development projects. As a Software developer in Research you will design and develop state-of-the-art mobile, web, and desktop applications across multiple platforms and devices. You will be expected to define and develop innovative technical solutions, and work with business & development teams to ensure these solutions have a significant impact.
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Since its establishment, IBM Research – Africa focused on addressing some of the world most difficult problems (in education, financial services, healthcare, public sectors etc) in Africa and in other emerging economies. Our goal is to develop original, novel and smarter system to
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