Research Science Intern – Software Engineer

IBM East Africa



Vacancy Description



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.

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.

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 Role and Responsibilities

Join us for a unique 12-week paid internship at the IBM Research – Africa lab in Nairobi, that offers personal and professional development including mentorship from leading technology researchers and engineers. This program will give you an opportunity to work on meaningful technology solutions, develop scalable software systems, interact and collaborate with top research scientists and engineers in climate and sustainability – this requires research, asking the right questions, curiosity, and thinking outside the box.

As a Software Engineering Intern, you will work on research questions that are of interest to IBM and have access to a vast number of tools and resources within the global IBM community to help you succeed.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Enrolled in a 4th Year bachelor’s degree program or final year of master’s program in Computer Science or related technical field.
  • Strong understanding of fundamental computer science concepts such as algorithms and data structures, …
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language, including but not limited to: Java, JavaScript, NodeJS or Python.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • C++, Network programming (sockets, polling, completion queues), Boost, basic understanding of zero-copy/memory copy, serialization, RPCs. Additional programming skills are a plus.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience in delivering software development project(s)
  • Experience in cloud native technologies and platforms
  • Understanding machine learning concepts and familiarity with a framework e.g. scikit-learn or TensorFlow or PyTorch
  • Knowledge of the many tools in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data mining.
  • Strong data structures and algorithm design skills

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Application Guidelines

IBM Research – Africa encourages applications from all genders and minority groups. We strongly encourage students who meet the qualifications from Universities across Kenya to apply for this opportunity.

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, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, caste, genetics, pregnancy, disability, neurodivergence, 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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