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IBM Data Scientist - Associate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


As a Data Scientist at IBM, you will help transform our clients’ data into tangible business value by analyzing information, communicating outcomes and collaborating on product development. Work with Best in Class open source and visual tools, along with the most flexible and scalable deployment options. Whether it’s investigating patient trends or weather patterns, you will work to solve real world problems for the industries transforming how we live.

Your Role and Responsibilities

We are looking for an Associate Data Scientist to join the User Research and Analytics team in the IBM CIO Design organization. The Associate Data Scientist will be responsible for instrumenting data collection and analysis methodologies to track the adoption and usage of IBM’s suite of internal applications used by IBM employees world-wide. In addition to analyzing behavioral and attitudinal user experience metrics, the role will extract actionable insights that will be used to discover opportunities to improve the quality of the user experience and increase employee adoption and engagement.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in applying statistical methods such as Cluster Analysis and Classification, Regression Models to infer and predict user intent from measurable behavior.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyze large data sets of quantitative and qualitative data to extract actionable insights and create predictive models

  • Extract, compile, and validate data, conducting analysis using standard analytic and/or data science tools and techniques

  • Work with senior data scientists and data science manger on analysis projects and support their data needs.

  • Maintain automated reports and dashboards

  • Assist in the development of innovative, long-term automated reporting solutions

  • Work cross-functionally with Design Researchers, Visual / Interaction / Content Designers, Program Managers and Software Engineers

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 2+ years’ experience with a programming language and/or statistical tool (R or Python preferred)

  • 2+ years’ experience with performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement

  • 2+ years’ experience working with data visualization or dashboarding tools (Cognos Analytics or Tableau preferred)

  • Strong analytic skills related to working with structured and unstructured datasets

  • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic (e.g., Agile) environment.

  • 2+ years’ experience in survey and/or experimental design

  • Strong analytical abilities and problem-solving skills and an informed, evidence-based approach

  • Ability to manipulate, process, and extract value from disconnected datasets

  • Experience in modeling and business analysis

  • Understanding of the Data Science Process (e.g. CRISP-DM)

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience with relational SQL and NoSQL databases

  • Experience working at a market research or data collection firm

  • Experience programming and execution of web-based surveys for data collection

  • Expertise with SPSS Statistics and SPSS Modeler

  • Data modeling skills

  • Advanced degree in Statistics, Psychology, Operations Research/Mathematical Optimization, Mathematics, Physics or another quantitative field.

About Business Unit

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) owns IBM’s IT strategy and provides the tools, workstations, devices, and infrastructure that IBMers use to do their jobs every day. Put simply, our mission is to create a productive environment for IBM's 365,000 worldwide employees. Join us as we lead with with design to drive simplicity and ease of use, engineering the systems that run the business, and innovating to transform the business.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

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.