Machine Learning/Computer Vision Consultant

Reston, VA

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Posted 8 months ago

As an Application Developer, you will lead IBM into the future by translating system requirements into the design and development of customized systems in an agile environment. The success of IBM is in your hands as you transform vital business needs into code and drive innovation. Your work will power IBM and its clients globally, collaborating and integrating code into enterprise systems. You will have access to the latest education, tools and technology, and a limitless career path with the world’s technology leader. Come to IBM and make a global impact!

Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

Bottom line? We outthink ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM.

This position requires an active TS/SCI clearance with an active polygraph.

The Machine Learning/Computer Vision Consultant will be responsible for supporting cognitive development activities on a large federal government contract. This role may also assist with design thinking and visioning workshops aimed at eliciting current processes and workflows across stakeholder organizations.

This role would assume training responsibilities and would serve as the end-users’ primary point of contact for all usability questions. Finally, this role would be responsible for quantifiably measuring the user ratings across usability, utility and reliability dimensions.

Candidates must:

(a) Be proficient in programming skills to include: JAVA, C++, Python, and Object Oriented Programming
(b) Be proficient in Machine Learning to include: feature extraction, statistical approaches, linear and non-linear classifiers, and deep learning
(c) Have experience with Watson Developer Cloud and Watson Explorer Annotator Development
(d) Be proficient in Image Processing, Image Analysis, and/or Computer Vision
(e) Be proficient in Natural Language Processing (NLP)
(f) Have the ability to generate hypothesis and evaluating/apply advanced analytics to weigh and evaluate a panel of responses based on only relevant evidence
(g) Work with Dynamic Learning by helping to improve learning based on outcomes to get smarter with each iteration
(h) Design, develop, enhance, debug and implement software. Troubleshoot production problems related to software applications.
(i) Research, test, build and coordinate the conversion and/or integration of new products based on client requirements. Design and develop new software products or major enhancements to existing software.
(j) Address problems of systems integration, compatibility, and multiple platforms.
(k) Consult with project teams and end users to identify application requirements.
(l) Perform feasibility analysis on potential future projects to management.
(m) Assist in the evaluation and recommendation of application software packages, application integration and testing tools.
(n) Resolve problems with software and respond to suggestions for improvements and enhancements.
(o) Act as team leader on projects.
(p) Instruct, assign, direct and check the work of other software developers on development team.
(q) Participate in development of software user manuals.


Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.

Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills
  • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations
  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation

In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.

With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Candidate must hold active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph
  • Minimum three years of experience with programming skills to include: JAVA, C++, Python, and Object Oriented Programming
  • Minimum three years of experience with Machine Learning to include: feature extraction, statistical approaches, linear and non-linear classifiers, and deep learning
  • Minimum three years experience with Watson Developer Cloud and Watson Explorer Annotator Development
  • One year of experience with Image Processing, Image Analysis, and/or Computer Vision

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

About Business Unit
IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

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

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