Data Scientist - Client Engineering
IBM Middle East
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Job description / Role
Technology sales at IBM is evolving it's way of working to break beyond boundaries with innovative approaches. Preferring to 'show' vs. 'tell', Client Engineering co-creates with prospective customers, in real-time, on solutions to their hardest business challenges.
As a Data Scientist within Client Engineering you'll be a key player in a multi-disciplinary team made up of Engineers, Architects, Designers, Developers, and Business Strategists. The brightest minds collaborating with clients as one team, and contributing to experiential working sessions. The outputs of which produce minimal viable product (MVP), enterprise-scale solutions at lean, start-up speed.
Excellent onboarding training will set you up for success, whilst ongoing development will continue to advance your career through its upward trajectory. Our sales environment is fast-paced and supportive. Always part of a team, you'll be surrounded by leaders and colleagues who are always willing to help and be helped - as you support minimal viable products (MVPs), and proofs of concept that compel clients to invest in IBM's products and services.
Your Role and Responsibilities
As a Data Scientist within Client Engineering, you'll be the expert advisor on machine learning (ML), optimisation, neural networks, data and AI statistical modelling, and other quantitative approaches. Applying these to business problems, you'll work with your Solution Architect and wider team to present insights and trend-predictions that contribute to optimising value-providing solutions for prospective clients.
We're passionate about success. If this role is right for you, then your achievements will mean that your career is flourishing and our clients are thriving. To help ensure this win-win outcome, a 'day-in-the life' of this opportunity may include, but not be limited to:
- Applying statistical and programming languages (R, Python, SPSS) and database languages (SQL) to evaluate and improve data sets' quality,y and train predictive and prescriptive models.
- Applying multiple data engineering techniques, as Spark, Hive, HDFS and Data API Design, to gather, prepare, cleanse, and transform client data for analysis and AI automation.
- Developing partnerships at all levels within your clients to identify new opportunities for data science applications.
- Co-creating Data /AI solutions with client that leverage IBM Data & AI offerings to solve the client's business challenges through a quick Prove of Experience (PoX) delivery. Provide insights to the client business case(s)
- Demonstrating strong business acumen to understand your clients' hardest problems, formulating hypotheses and testing conclusions to influence solution designs.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
- A demonstrable deep understanding of statistics, machine learning and NLP/NLU.
- Provable expertise in identifying data sources, transforming data, and using frameworks (e.g., MXNet, TensorFlow, PyTorch, SparkML, scikit-learn) that contribute to the development of client's ML models.
- Advanced cding skills with Python, R, Scala, Java, C++ and GO.
- Ability t use ETL tools. Good understanding of Data Governance and Data Observability
- Excellent cmmunication skills at all levels with evident comfort in a client-facing role. Able to contribute to the facilitation of experiential problem discovery, framing and solutioning session.
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
- Deep technical expertise and business domain knowledge to solve client business problems through Data Science.
- Masters, PhD (equivalent) in a highly quantitative field (Data Science, Computer Science, Machine Learning, Operational Research, Statistics, Mathematics, etc.)
- Experience and ability f working across multi clouds (IBM, AWS, GCP and Azure)
About the Company
For more than six decades, IBM Middle East & Pakistan has played a vital role in shaping the information technology landscape of the region. Today, IBM is part of the region's technological fabric, solving real-world business and societal challenges, through its offices in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Pakistan, and also a diversity of centers across the region.
Within the region, IBM currently has groundbreaking initiatives in cloud computing, analytics, mobile, security, as well as nanotechnology, eGovernment, healthcare and many more, collaborating with leading educational institutes and governments. IBM supports hundreds of clients to drive transformation through technology, contributes to regional research & development programs and has an active Corporate Service Corps (CSC) program.
Reinvention is a keyword in the company's history and, today, IBM is much more than a "hardware, software, services" company. IBM is now emerging as a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company.