Data Scientist - Campus Network

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, US

Full Time
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Managing Wi-Fi at scale is critical to the success of IBM’s business. IBM currently occupies over 600 sites globally, encompassing 26,000 Wireless Access Points and 500+ Controllers. Three hundred thousand people connect over 1 million devices to IBM WiFi daily. Managing system health and responding to service disruptions is further complicated by our multi-vendor environment. We need to intersect Data Science with Network Engineering and system insights transform the way we manage our Enterprise network infrastructure and make critical business decisions with confidence.

The role will involve working with the CIO Data Lake and Network Tooling teams to institute the proper data feeds from key Campus and WiFi infrastructure components involving roughly 8TB of data globally. Determine the appropriate data collections methods based on the unique data structure and elements. cleanse, normalize and stitch the data together for a unified and comprehensive network flow view. Leverage machine learning, AI and custom scripting to digest and interpret the data to provide meaningful insights and convey through insights via Health Dashboards, Slack notifications, and ServiceNow problem ticket generation. Some examples of previously developed Network Insights include Automated Site WiFi Health Assessment, Authentication Security Anomalies Warning, Client Sessions Flow Query, WiFi Authentication Health Dashboard, IBM Building Occupancy Usage. Delivering this requires experience with DB2, DB2 queries and analytic packages, statistical and analytic methods, data analysis like linear regression of multiple attributes, standard deviation, adaptive trending, pattern discovery.


  • Four plus years experience in network architecture principles and practices, network operational skills and knowledge
  • Deep and broad knowledge of security concepts, practices, security controls
  • Knowledge and experience in
    • Programming skills
    • Data mining skills
    • Incident management skills,
    • Communication skills.
Knowledge of Java, Node.js, Rest APIs, Docker OS, Kubernetes, scripting (e.g. Python) required.

Certification in Networking

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Job tags: AI Consulting Data Mining Engineering Java Kubernetes Machine Learning Python Security