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Introduction At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to

At IBM, work is more than a job – it’s a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you’ve never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world’s most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Are you an Experienced Software Engineer who wants to use cutting-edge Python technologies and techniques to produce innovative products with real-world impact in the Healthcare sector? If so, please read on.

Watson Health is expanding our team in Dublin. We are making a major investment in building a new green-field leading-edge Machine Learning (ML) and Data Platform to produce, serve, and operate innovative Health Care ML and Analytics models. The new platform is based on the Azure cloud platform and will leverage AzureML and a number of open-source technologies including Kubeflow, MLflow, Ray, and Spark.

We work in a fast-moving area, with a wide range of technologies, so we very much support a learning environment and culture. We look for people who enjoy learning about and sharing new technologies and techniques, and their application to real-world challenges in the Healthcare sector.

We are a multidisciplinary team of data engineers, machine learning engineers, data scientists, designers, and business analysts. Our backend technology stack includes Python, Java, Docker, Kubernetes, and a variety of storage technologies (Object Storage, RDBMS, Document, Graph). We work with real-time, streaming, and batch modes using Ray, Spark, and Kafka. The CI/CD tool chain that we use includes GitHub, GitHub Actions, Gradle, Helm, Argo, and Artifactory.

We are looking for creative, energetic Software Engineers to join our multidisciplinary, agile team in building our new ML and Data Platform. In particular, we are looking for Engineers who have developed and deployed cloud-based solutions with some of the backend technologies in our stack. Experience working in Health Informatics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is a plus (but not essential).

Our current work environment is a hybrid model. We work remotely, meeting in the Dublin office as needed, but desks are also available on a more frequent basis for those who prefer to work in an office environment more regularly.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Excellent Python development skills
Experience developing RESTful services
Experience working with container technologies, e.g., Docker/OCI containers, Kubernetes
Experience working with cloud technologies, e.g., Azure, AWS, Google cloud Platform
Experience working with Agile development practices.
Knowledge of scripting (e.g., bash) in a Linux environment
Experience working with CI/CD technologies and pipelines (GitHub Actions, Jenkins, ArgoCD, etc.)

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Experience working with Java technologies

Knowledge of SQL and databases

Experience working with Spark and/or Ray

Knowledge of AI / ML technologies and approaches.

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

Are you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world’s most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it’s time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change – to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It’s time to define your career.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.

Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business.

At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement

IBM wants you to bring your whole self to work and for you this might mean the ability to work flexibly. If you are interested in a flexible working pattern, please talk to our recruitment team to find out if this is possible in the current working environment.

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.

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