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Data Scientist - Coop (Toronto, ON)

Toronto, Ontario
Job Description

Change the world at IBM. There aren't many companies who can say they have been an integral part of the global business landscape for more than a century. While the world has changed considerably over the past 100 years, IBM, our people and our offerings have continuously led the way with business and technology innovation.

Today, we are more than a hardware, software and services provider, yet we remain true to our heritage as a team of collaborative forward-thinkers, focused on making business and society work better. We are part of the fabric of everyday life and stand for world-changing progress.

Join a company where you can make an impact and literally change the world. With so many different opportunities available – the sky is the limit!

*This position resides in Toronto, Ontario and is a 4 co-op month work term commencing September 2017. It is mandatory that all applicants are enrolled in full-time studies at a post-secondary institution and returning to full-time studies upon completion of the work term.

What IBM Offers You?

  1. Work directly on product and services that affect our clients, while having access to cutting edge software technology
  2. Work on projects which are challenging, innovative and rewarding
  3. A business casual dress code and flexible work hours, to ensure work-life balance
  4. Access to the Future Blue Community - IBM's large student community that provides networking opportunities, sporting and social events.

It is a mandatory requirement for students to apply online at including a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) official or unofficial transcripts.

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 ( 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.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise:

  • Co-op or internship program enrollment is mandatory
  • Experience developing and training models (e.g., Machine Learning and/or Deep Learning) as part of side projects and/or class projects
  • Experience working with one or more of the following languages/frameworks: Python, R, Nodejs, Bluemix, Javascript
  • Familiarity with: XML and/or JSON formats
  • Familiarity with data annotation

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience:

  • Previous internship experience in a data scientist role

Eligibility Requirements:

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.

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.