Research software engineer: Machine learning & AI

WorkplaceZurich, Zurich Region, Switzerland


Ref. 2018-20

About the position

The AI for Industries group at IBM Research – Zurich is working on cutting-edge AI research and applications to transform businesses across industries. We are working on deep learning methods for predictive analytics ) and on explaining our predictions.

We are looking for a research software engineer who is passionate about advancing science and creating the next generation of AI solutions. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to

  • Participate in high-impact projects applying machine learning to large-scale, real-world industrial problems
  • Design and develop software solutions for machine learning (deep learning), big data analysis and time-series modelling with the potential to expand technical focus over time
  • Work in a privileged research environment, file inventions and publish scientific work.


  • PhD or MS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics or a related technical field
  • Strong expertise in software engineering methods, algorithms and data structures
  • Theoretical background in machine learning and statistics
  • Experience with data-processing frameworks such as Hadoop, Spark, Flink, streaming analytics engines, entity linkage engines
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes would be a plus
  • Proficient coding skills in Python and Scala; skills in Java or C++ would be a plus
  • Strong skills in SQL (e.g., PostgreSQL) /noSQL (e.g., Cloudant, Cassandra, etc.) databases
  • Experience with GPU-accelerated scientific libraries such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, Caffe2.


IBM is committed to diversity at the workplace. With us you will find an open, multicultural environment. Excellent flexible working arrangements enable both women and men to strike the desired balance between their professional development and their personal lives.

How to apply

If the above position fits your background, please send your complete CV, including a list of publications and skills, as well as contact information for three references to:

Claudia Longchamp
Human Resources ,
In your application, please refer to
and reference  JobID 41402.

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