IBM Data Scientist - Machine Learning (m/w) in DEU, Germany

Job Description

We are in a data science renaissance.

Companies that embrace data science will lead and those who do not will fall behind.

To help IBM's clients lead, we are building an elite team of data science practitioners to help them learn how to succeed with data science. The team will include data engineers, machine learning engineers, operations research / optimization engineers and data journalists.

The team will engage directly in solving real-world data science problems in a wide array of industries around the globe with IBM clients and internally to IBM. The elite team of data scientist will work with other IBMers and client data science teams to solve problems in banking, insurance, health care, manufacturing, oil & gas and automotive industries, to name a few. We will teach the data scientists and sometimes people who desire to be data scientist to:

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Identify a use case

  2. Break that use case down into discrete MVPs (minimal viable product)

  3. Work in code notebooks

  4. Build & validate models

  5. Deploy models via APIs into applications or workflows

  6. Monitor & retrain models

  7. Use code repositories to version and share code/notebooks

  8. Visualize the output of their data story in a way that is consumable by all

  9. Create Machine Learning pipelines and train models.

  10. Communicate effectively with line-of-business end-users to discover pain points and use cases, lead project definitions, and convey the

business value of the project

  1. Guide and mentor clients to become self-sufficient data science practitioners

  2. Guide and mentor more junior team members

  3. Lead and define client projects, including technical leadership of small teams of 3-5 team members.

  4. Participate actively in business development activities, such as public speaking engagements, participating in client events, and networking across IBM globally.

While working across all these industries, you will also get to travel the World as these engagements will require that the team spend several weeks at client sites working on data science problems with a diverse team.

As a member of the team you will have a T-shaped skill set, having a broad knowledge base in Data Science and Industry Solutions in general, but also in- depth expertise in Machine Learning / Data Science / AI.

Work Location: Boeblingen (near Stuttgart) or Munich

75% travel required

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Masters' or PhD Degree in applied mathematics, computer science, engineering or related, preference for advance degree

  • Proficient programming skills, python preferred

  • Masters' + 4 years' work experience, OR PhD + 2 years' work experience

  • Big Data expertise

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience


  • Proficient programming skills in at least two of the following: Python, R, Scala or Java. preference for Python

  • Ability to consume and deploy data via APIs

  • Expert in applying supervised, unsupervised and semi-supervised learning techniques

  • Expert with ML pipeline - data ingestion, feature engineering, modeling including ensemble methods, predicting, explaining, deploying and diagnosing over fitting

  • Expert in model selection and sampling

  • Experience with deep learning and neural nets

  • Business experience and/ or leadership experience

  • Excellent communication skills


  • Fluent in English

  • Basic German language skills preferred

EO Statement

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, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.