Software Engineer, Artificial Intelligence

Cambridge, Massachusetts, US

Full Time
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Software Developers at IBM are the backbone of our strategic initiatives to design, code, test, and provide industry-leading solutions that make the world run today - planes and trains take off on time, bank transactions complete in the blink of an eye and the world remains safe because of the work our software developers do.  Whether you are working on projects internally or for a client, software development is critical to the success of IBM and our clients worldwide.  At IBM, you will use the latest software development tools, techniques and approaches and work with leading minds in the industry to build solutions you can be proud of.

Your Role and Responsibilities
The MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab is a collaborative academic-industry partnership focused on advancing fundamental AI research. With 50 active projects in our portfolio – each jointly executed by MIT faculty and IBM Research scientists – we publish in the top AI conferences and work with member companies to bridge our scientific work to real-world impact.

The Advanced Prototyping Team
We are now building a small-but-mighty team of talented software engineers and designers tasked with harnessing the lab’s most innovative work to create prototype applications. This team will get to interact with some of the world’s leading AI researchers from MIT and IBM to forge pathways to powerful products and services for business and society.

We are looking for hackers, makers, and lifelong learners – people who love to code and care for the user experience.

This team will be co-located with our research group in Cambridge, Massachusetts in Kendall Square – one of the hottest technology hubs in the world.

As a Software Engineer within our Research AI group you will work on the most cutting-edge and exciting projects where you will help to design and create state of the art AI systems that will impact the world. You will interact with the brightest minds in AI and will help bring AI research ideas into scalable, robust systems. We want to bring out the best in you and expect you to do the same to us. Your proactive approach to creative problem solving will be essential to the success of our team and the company.

This person will create frameworks for training and using ML models, using symbolic reasoners, and populating knowledge bases or graphs. They will work closely with the backend team to make AI related algorithms scalable but to also create hybrid AI systems. Further, they will work with the frontend team to make AI systems usable and understandable.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Experience in creating DNNs in TensorFlow and PyTorch
  • Experience in using or creating symbolic reasoners to reason over knowledge bases specified in description logic or first order logic (e.g., can use Pellet to reason over knowledge specified in OWL)
  • Basic understanding of design patterns
  • Basic understanding of software engineering

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • At least two years of experience as a software engineer or several internships as a software engineer
  • Has several side projects or has participated in hackathons
  • Experience in creating planning algorithms and using PDDL
  • Has a general understanding of approaches in AI (spanning neural to all kinds of symbolic) and is capable of implementing and innovating in this space

About Business Unit
With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research brings together hundreds of researchers who possess unparalleled industry expertise to address some of the world's most challenging problems. Join us as we do pioneering work in areas such as cognitive computing, augmented intelligence, quantum computing, and blockchain, to name a few.

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
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

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.

Job tags: AI Consulting Engineering ML PyTorch Research TensorFlow
Job region(s): North America
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