Cloud Data Researcher

Job Description
Are you looking to influence the next generation Cloud Services? Are you interested in building the infrastructure for the future Cloud and Information landscape?

Our team is exploring and developing cutting edge technologies for Cloud and Data, how data should be handled, stored, managed and secured in the era of the Cloud. We focus on a range of technologies spanning from optimizing Big Data analytics and Cognitive Computing in the Cloud, keeping data in optimized layout for analytics, as well as secure and private. We aim to develop novel ideas and technologies that will impact IBM next-generation Cloud Services, and improve the performance of analytic workloads on the cloud (such as those using Apache Spark) so they better exploit the scale and dynamic nature of the cloud and the data.

The opportunity includes research and development, work with open source tools and communities, participating in European research projects as well as the dissemination of results of such innovation activities through publications and patent disclosures. We are looking for candidates with demonstrated research abilities as well as good hands-on systems skills in one or more of the following areas: cloud services, big data analytics infrastructure and cloud security.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

- Ph.D or master's degree in computer science or electrical engineering (B.Sc degree may be considered in exceptional cases)
- Strong systems skills
- Hands-on coding experience
- Demonstrated research abilities, independently set and execute research goals
- Fluent English
- Team player

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

- Cloud technologies
- Open source projects for the cloud
- Distributed computing
- Networking
- Languages: Scala, Java, Python, Go
- Apache Kafka
- Apache Spark
- Apache OpenWhisk
- OS: Linux
- Publication record

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.


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