Watson Software Engineer / Data Scientist - Coop (Toronto, ON)
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The following student position is a part of IBM Canada's EPIC (Employment Pathways to Interns & Co-ops) Student Program. This position is only open to students registered in a Canadian University or College program, who have completed a minimum of 2 years of their degree or diploma program, and who must be returning to full-time study upon the completion of the temporary IBM work term.
*This Student Position resides in Toronto, Ontario and is a 4 or 8 (co-op) month work term commencing May 2017.
What IBM Offers You?
- Work directly on product and services that affect our clients, while having access to cutting edge software technology
- Work on projects which are challenging and rewarding
- A business causal dress code and flexible work hours, to ensure work-life balance
- Access to Future Blue - IBM's large student community that provides networking opportunities, sporting and social events.
It is a mandatory requirement for students to apply online at www.ibm.com/jobs including a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) official or unofficial transcripts.
Please note that we are hiring for 2 roles – please specify in your application which role you are interested in:
The following job responsibilities for Software Engineer – Watson include:
The successful candidate will join a small, fast-paced consulting team, composed of Partners, Product Managers, Architects and other Software Engineers to conceptualize, develop and deploy cognitive applications for Canadian clients. The Software Engineering Intern will develop code and work with other developers to deliver applications created and hosted on Bluemix, and have the opportunity to make a significant impact on clients by creating relevant, "real world" business applications that matter to them. With a focus in cognitive transformation the successful candidate will bring together a diverse and massive set of data sources and making them easily accessible and useful for further analysis. Furthermore, the Software Engineering Intern will also collaborate closely with data scientists to create dashboards, interactive web visualizations and transfer prototypes into large scale and efficient solutions. The intern will have the opportunity to expand his/her role to create business use cases, architect the overall solution, and assist with client proposals, to maximize his/her learning/experience from this internship.
- Experience developing software applications as part of side projects and/or class projects
- Familiarity with: XML and/or JSON formats
The following job responsibilities for Data Scientist Intern include:
The Data Scientist Intern will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on clients by creating relevant, "real world" business applications that matter to them. His/her primary responsibility will be to contribute to model development and the training process (e.g., Machine Learning, Deep Learning, etc.). He/she will also have a supporting role in data acquisition for use as input into models, and data visualization to view and interact with the output of the models. The intern may also work directly or indirectly with IBM Watson APIs (https://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/ibmwatson/developercloud/) to create and manipulate datasets to input into the developed models. The intern will have the opportunity to expand his/her role to create business use cases, architect the overall solution, and assist with client proposals, to maximize his/her learning/experience from this internship.
- Experience developing and training models (e.g., Machine Learning and/or Deep Learning) as part of side projects and/or class projects
- Familiarity with: XML and/or JSON formats
- Familiarity with data annotation
Required Technical and Professional Expertise:
- Proven ability to deliver results in a fast-paced team environment
- Demonstrates leadership capabilities by being involved with university clubs and/or community
- Proven analytical and communication skills
- Co-op or internship program enrollment is mandatory
Preferred Technical and Professional Experience:
- Passion for artificial intelligence and cognitive computing
- Hands-on experience (training, testing, creating dataset) with artificial intelligence
This role will involve working with technology that is covered by embargo Export Regulations. If you are a Foreign National from any of the following embargoed countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria) on a work permit you are not eligible for employment in this position.
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.