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IBM Data Scientist Intern for Design Research: 2021 in St Louis, Missouri


As a Data Scientist at IBM, you will help transform our clients’ data into tangible business value by analyzing information, communicating outcomes and collaborating on product development. Work with Best in Class open source and visual tools, along with the most flexible and scalable deployment options. Whether it’s investigating patient trends or weather patterns, you will work to solve real world problems for the industries transforming how we live.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Start dates for this co-op are January 2021

As a Data Scientist Intern for Design Research, you will be a part of a thriving User Experience Research Ops team. You will have the opportunity to deliver an impact across 80+ products under IBM's Cloud & Data Platform portfolio. You will work closely with user researchers and designers to:

  • Identify user pain points and make recommendations to improve user experience using Data Science and Machine Learning

  • Expand and optimize our data collection and data architecture for a team of 75+ user researchers

  • Clean, extract, and transform structured and unstructured data to make it more consumable

  • Assemble and evaluate large, complex data sets to meet business requirements

  • Implement and validate statistical models in a language of your choice

  • Work across the entire model lifecycle, including testing and deployment

  • Develop front-end interfaces and visualizations for data analysis and insights

  • Use data storytelling to communicate findings and actionable insights to researchers, designers, executives, and other stakeholders

  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements using automation

  • Assist in increasing consumption and adoption of behavioral and analytical data and insights

  • Provide subject matter expertise to Data Science Design teams to inform user experience design decisions

  • Advocate for Data Science and data-driven decisions within the User Research and Design organization

These are office based positions in IBM locations including the following. Opportunities in these locations will vary based on demand & will be deleted as filled:

CA – San Jose

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Proven experience with Data Science, Machine Learning, and the CRISP-DM framework

  • Advanced programming experience in object-oriented/scripting languages

  • Advanced knowledge of SQL and relational databases

  • Hands-on experience with creating robust data pipelines

  • Strong grasp of REST-based APIs

  • Familiarity with Natural Language Processing

  • Ability to translate insights into decisions and communicate them to stakeholders

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience with all stages of Data Science life cycle (full-stack Data Science)

  • Experience with processing big data and big data technologies (eg. Spark, Hadoop)

  • Experience building and optimizing a scalable data architecture

  • Familiar with Airtable

  • Interest in or knowledge of User Research and Design Thinking

  • Understanding of IBM's Cloud and Data Platform offerings

  • Exposure to software development and data engineering a plus

  • Masters degree

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

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

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.