Data Scientist - Global Center of Competence (CoC)
December 11, 2017
IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries. 

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The Center of Competence (CoC) is the recognized leader for delivering solutions to clients across all industries and verticals. We combine the latest technologies with the technical depth of IBM and our extensive network of partners to design and implement innovative solutions to our client.  We are now expanding our team and looking for Data Scientists who are a recognized authority in their area of expertise and have a proven track record of success. 

The Data Scientist is an experienced practitioner in the areas of statistics, data mining and machine learning as applied to numerical, time series and text data.  They will help clients understand the potential meaning that can be extracted from a variety of data sources by applying big data analytics, statistics and machine learning techniques.  They will further help clients understand how these insights can lead to greater operational efficiency and new business opportunities.  A Data Scientist is also responsible for presenting data and results visually in ways that support understanding of the extracted meaning. 

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Provide quantitative and business analytic skills to develop and implement solutions
  • Define key business problems to be solved and formulate mathematical approaches to solve those given problems
  • Form and maintain trusted relationships with clients and serve as the 'go to' contact
  • Apply oral and written communication skills to proposal development, client presentations and deliverable creation
  • Create software assets that can be deployed as services and redeployed with new clients
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts and Data Scientists in IBM Research
In the CoC, the Data Scientist will have the opportunity to contribute right away to top tier clients in collaboration with others in a dynamic team environment.  The Data Scientist will work on projects that help clients integrate strategy and technology to increase effectiveness, reduce costs, and improve profit and shareholder value. The Data Scientist will have an opportunity to build a powerful portfolio of interesting and rewarding experiences. 

The ideal candidate will have experiences in at least one of the following areas, with the opportunity to develop and strengthen abilities in other areas:  data analytics and modeling, data visualization, business acumen and strategy.  You can take advantage of opportunities to master new skills, work across different disciplines and move into new challenges....all at IBM, a company that is at the forefront of tackling the grand challenges that affect our society.
When not traveling nationally and globally, practitioners on this team will report to work in Armonk, NY or NYC area.  Must be willing to travel up to 75% 

Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.

Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people.  Company wide we kicked off an internal strategy program called Go Organic.  At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:
  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills
  • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee's strengths and career aspirations
  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation
In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.

With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!

A little about us:
IBM is the world’s largest information technology company with more than 360,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries.

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