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    At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. To lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems. IBM is a leading cloud platform and cognitive solutions company. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. With Watson, the AI platform for business, powered by data, we are building industry-based solutions to real-world problems. For more than seven decades, IBM Research has defined the future of information technology with more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents.

    Research Engineer

     

    Job Description

    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.

    Skills:

    • Experience with one or more OOP language (eg. Java, Python, C++)
    • Experience with relational and non-relational databases (e.g., postgres, DB2, mongo)
    • Experience with at least one front-end framework (e.g., angular, react)
    • Mobile Android and iOS development
    • Experience building at least one production application
    • Experience with agile methodology Impact:
    • Develop technologies, analytics and algorithms in financial inclusion and financial services projects.
    • Identify data-driven methods when more traditional approaches are infeasible.
    • Transform research insights into real-world systems for use across the continent.

    Required Technical and Professional Expertise

    • 3 to 5 years of work experience depending on education level. Recent graduates will be considered.
    • Knowledgeable of the many tools in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data mining.
    • Strong data structures and algorithm design skills

    Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

    NA

    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.

    Preferred Education:

    Master's Degree

    Commissionable:

    No

    Post Doc- Research Scientist

     

    Job Description

    About the job

    Would you like to play a key role in developing cutting edge AI and machine learning algorithms and applying them to real life challenging problems? IBM Research Africa is looking for an excellent machine learning researcher with a passion for technology. If you are into creating innovative algorithms, if you think out-of-the-box and are interested to join a group of great researches solving challenging Africa’s problems using machine learning and deep learning techniques, join us!

    Job responsibilities

    • Conduct research in the field of machine learning, deep learning, and AI
    • Develop generalizable and scalable AI and conversational architectures and systems applied to addressing the “big” challenges in Africa.
    • Efficiently implement algorithms and run experiments on real data (either small, big or zero data)
    • Build information machines and smart applications that enable humans to make better decisions and perform more efficiently in their tasks and allow for their swift integration into industry software components

    Desired capabilities

    • Excellent programming and engineering skills
    • Good research and self-learning skills
    • Experience in scalable and parallel (big) data platforms and algorithms eastafrica12

    Required Technical and Professional Expertise

    Candidate qualifications

    • PhD in computer science Science but are open to related areas such as EE, Mathematics, etc. Outstanding MSc graduates may also apply.
    • Strong background in machine learning, deep learning and applied statistics
    • Hands on experience in writing code
    • Innovative thinking, creative and capable of thinking
    • Experience in Java and/or Python
    • Excellent academic track record in machine learning and/or natural language processing research
    • Strong publication record in top-tier conferences and journals
    • Knowledge of blockchain protocols is a plus

    Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

    NA

    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.

    Preferred Education:

    None

    Commissionable:

    No

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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