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R&D Engineer – Software Defined Networking


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


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

The IBM Innovation Exchange Team are currently looking for a person for a fixed term 3-year contract to be part of an adventurous and exciting project that has arisen out of the EU funded Horizon Europe Research Program. The project is aimed at researching and developing new methodologies and techniques for realising new Cloud-Edge MetaOS for next generation cloud computing. The role presents a great opportunity to be part of a consortium of influential actors from industry and academia and to be part of a team that will work on the cutting edge of technology to help shape the future of cloud computing and the setting of new standards and protocols.

You will lead IBM’s participation in the project consortium and work towards delivering IBM’s technical and research oriented objectives and commitments. This will involve working with other partners in the European consortium with the support your IBM colleagues. You will deploy, configure and document the cloud/edge infrastructure as needed to support the IBM proof of concept environments, and subsequently engage in the R&D activities required to infuse new levels of intelligence and innovation into the management and orchestration of the cloud/edge/IoT environments via the application of data analytics techniques.

The person most suited to this role would be able to lead and communicate ideas, technical designs and specifications and be comfortable with collaborating across functional borders. Would be methodical in approach to design and development of technical ideas. A high level of initiative and personal drive is required as this will be an environment where you will be coming in at day one to help design and shape the technical architecture as well as implementing some part of it in a proof of concept environment. Good verbal and written communication is important, as is fluency in English and an ability to clearly document results.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Relevant qualifications or experience in following subjects:

  • IP Network Protocols, Software Defined Networking & Automation
  • Understanding of ML/AI concepts and fundamentals
  • Programming/Scripting languages such as Python
  • Docker/Kubernetes in a Linux environment
  • Experience of participating in research oriented projects
  • Self-starter with strong initiative, communication skills, report writing and presentation skills

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Edge computing & IoT concepts
  • Practical experience of implementing ML/AI models
  • Cloud Computing Principles
  • Experience with ICT project scoping and execution

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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