Technical Lead – Scientific Software Engineering Education

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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
Whether in the form of an AI model, a hybrid cloud capability, an API, a training pipeline, or an encryption process, software is how we compose, execute, demonstrate, share, and make usable the discoveries and emerging capabilities IBM Research creates. This software needs to be engineered well to have impact. IBM Research is building an education program to enable interested research scientists covering a broad range of skills to become professional software engineers. The person who fills the following Technical Lead role will build and direct this training program as well as other future educational initiatives.

The Role – Technical Lead – Scientific Software Engineering Education

You will lead efforts to strategically activate in areas focused on technical education and skills-based programs. You will direct a small team of content creators and trainers to build and deliver a six-month curriculum that trains expert scientists in the core principles of cloud native software engineering, covering the following general topics (subject to change):

Module 1: Cloud Engineering for Scientists

Module 2: Data Engineering for Scientists

Module 3: Machine Learning Engineering for Scientists

Module 4: Data Science for Scientists

Module 5: Internship with a Software Engineering Team

Applicants must have prior experience building and delivering training courseware, using appropriate tools for remote, on-demand delivery of content, and evaluating student progress.

Prior experience with the technologies in the “module” list, including software engineering with python, DevOps, or cloud computing with AWS, Kubernetes, and OpenShift, is desirable, but not required.

What you will do

Specific responsibilities include:

Build and provide leadership and mentoring for a team of content creators and instructors.

Work with IBM Research leadership to develop the program curriculum and the schedule for development and delivery of the curriculum to the first student “cohort”.

Work with IBM Research leadership to identify IBM-internal mentors to serve as courseware reviewers and part-time “teaching assistants” (TAs).

Identify third-party training modules for part or all of the curriculum.

Design and lead the creation of training modules as required for the rest of the curriculum or other future programming.

Design and lead the creation of a certification process.

Oversee delivery of training modules, including identifying and resolving issues encountered.

Managing the cohort of students, from initial sign-up to module completion to final certification.

Lead and support innovative educational initiatives with partners and communities around the world.

Promote broad awareness and understanding of the interplay between software engineering and science.

Work with minimal supervision and guide the training team as required to deliver high-quality work in an efficient manner.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
BS/BA degree in a technical or education field, or equivalent experience.

3+ years of experience developing and delivering online courseware, including video, audio, and written content (such as slideware), exercises and quizzes, and student evaluations.

Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, and multi-task in a fast paced and agile environment to meet deadlines and adjust based on feedback and problems encountered.

Effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

Leadership skills such as empathy, organization, the ability to guide and motivate others and to address the problems they encounter.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Any of the following additional skills are desirable, but not essential.

Prior experience in a leadership/management role.

3+ years of experience in a professional software engineering or scientific research role.

Experience developing software with popular language environments such as Python, Go, or JavaScript.

Experience with cloud-native environments, such as AWS (S3, lambda, CloudTrails, etc) or other cloud vendors.

Experience with Kubernetes or OpenShift.

Experience with DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) processes required to build Software as a Service (SaaS) products.

Experience in a data science or data engineering environment.

Experience with AI/ML, Quantum Computing, or High Performance Computing (HPC).

About Business Unit

IBM Research is the organic growth engine of IBM and an innovation engine for our customers and partners. As part of this mission, IBM Research anticipates and examines ‘What’s Next in Computing’ to ultimately create and integrate the technologies the world relies upon to solve big challenges and unlock new opportunities. We create and pioneer new markets for IBM, our partners and customers as exemplified in our ongoing quest to reach practical and large-scale quantum computing. Across IBM Research, we realize the power and potential to accelerate discovery with our partners and clients by combining the power of high performance computing, AI, and Quantum, all integrated through the hybrid cloud.

This job requires you to provide your COVID-19 vaccination status with supporting documentation, where legally permissible.

Your Life @ IBM

In a world where technology never stands still, we understand that, dedication to our clients success, innovation that matters, and trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships, lives in what we do as IBMers as we strive to be the catalyst that makes the world work better.

Being an IBMer means you’ll be able to learn and develop yourself and your career, you’ll be encouraged to be courageous and experiment everyday, all whilst having continuous trust and support in an environment where everyone can thrive whatever their personal or professional background.

Our IBMers are growth minded, always staying curious, open to feedback and learning new information and skills to constantly transform themselves and our company. They are trusted to provide on-going feedback to help other IBMers grow, as well as collaborate with colleagues keeping in mind a team focused approach to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. The courage our IBMers have to make critical decisions everyday is essential to IBM becoming the catalyst for progress, always embracing challenges with resources they have to hand, a can-do attitude and always striving for an outcome focused approach within everything that they do.

Are you ready to be an IBMer?

This job requires you to provide your COVID-19 vaccination status with supporting documentation, where legally permissible.

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 offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Eligible employees may have access to:

– Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being
– Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs
– Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law
– Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry-recognized certifications to achieve their career goals
– Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences

The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full-time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job-related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro-rated for those who start working during the calendar year.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

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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Key Job Details

    • Country/Region:US
    • State:MULTIPLE
    • City:Multiple Cities
    • Category:Human Resources
    • Required Education:Bachelor's Degree
    • Position Type:Professional
    • Employment Type:Full-Time
    • Contract Type:Regular
    • Company:(0147) International Business Machines Corporation
    • Req ID:619870BR
    • Travel Required:Up to 20% or 1 day a week
    • Projected Minimum Salary:$109,000 per year
    • Projected Maximum Salary:$109,000-$203,000/year per year