We are looking to hire a Research Software Engineer

The IBM Cognitive User Experience Research group in Cambridge, MA is looking for a Software Engineer.

Our lab builds and studies novel technologies and applications in the areas of cognitive computing, social media analytics, social computing, data visualization, and visual analytics. Our Research combines a user experience driven approach with applied analytics. For example, a recent project involved building a dashboard to help make sense of what employees were posting on both internal social media and Twitter.

The ideal candidate for this position brings a passion for building novel / experimental systems at various scales, particularly experience with both front and backend development of web-based applications. Candidate will work both individually and with small research teams to help envision and realize cutting-edge ideas through rapid prototyping and deployment. Also, candidates will work in an environment that questions the norm and fosters creativity. Applicants must instinctively know how people will want to use a product, service, or solution that solves a real-world business problem.

You will be working in our beautiful, newly renovated location in Cambridge, MA at the IBM Innovation Center near Kendall Square & MIT close to the Charles River.

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If you would like to get an initial idea of past and current projects, built by our lab take a look at:

If you are interested in this position, please contact me with your CV at: werner.geyer@us.ibm.com

Official job post @ IBM:  https://jobs3.netmedia1.com/cp/faces/job_summary?job_id=RES-0686923

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 1 year experience in java-based web application development including Java, Javascript, Node.js, HTML, CSS, relational databases
  • Readiness to travel 10% travel annually
  • English: Intermediate

Preferred

  • Master’s Degree in Information Technology
  • At least 1 year experience in user-interface (UI) development
  • At least 1 year experience in data persistency (relational and non-relational)
  • At least 1 year experience in big data technologies such as hadoop
  • At least 1 year experience in data mining and data analysis techniques
  • Basic knowledge in human-computer interaction, data science, visualization, user-studies
  • English : Fluent

Additional information

The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress.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.

 

We are looking to hire a Research Staff Member – Applied Analytics

 The IBM Cognitive User Experience Research group in Cambridge, MA is looking for a Research Staff Member.

Our lab builds and studies novel technologies and applications in the areas of cognitive computing, social media analytics, social computing, data visualization, and visual analytics. Our Research combines user experience driven approaches with analytics to create computing systems for people to apply analytics in solving challenging business problems.. For example, a recent project involved building a dashboard to help make sense of what employees were posting on both internal social media and Twitter.

The ideal candidate for this position has a Computer Science background and should have outstanding data analytics skills combined with an applied knowledge of human-computer interaction and a passion for building systems that apply analytics to real-world problems. We are an interdisciplinary team (designers, engineers, social scientists, visualization experts), particularly interested in incorporating an analytics person into the mix. Candidate experience could include, but is not limited to, machine-learning, data mining, information retrieval,network analysis, or recommender systems.

Ideally, candidate will also have a record of designing, building, deploying, and studying systems and novel user interactions. Developing software for real users at various scales, small teams to enterprise-wide, is an integral part of what we do and will be expected of the hired candidate. Having published in key conferences is a plus. Candidate will work both individually and with small research teams to envision and realize cutting-edge ideas through rapid prototyping, deployment and evaluation. They will also work in an environment that questions the norm and fosters creativity. Applicants must instinctively know how people will want to use a product, service, or solution that solves a real world business problem.

You will be working in our beautiful, newly renovated location in Cambridge, MA at the IBM Innovation Center near Kendall Square & MIT close to the Charles River.

Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to get an initial idea of past and current projects, built by our lab take a look at:

If you are interested in this position, please contact me with your CV at: werner.geyer@us.ibm.com

Official Job Post @ IBM: https://jobs3.netmedia1.com/cp/faces/job_summary?job_id=RES-0686915

Required

• Bachelor’s Degree
• Basic knowledge in machine-learning, data mining, information retrieval, or recommender systems
• Basic knowledge in human-computer interaction, data science, or social analytics and user-studies
• At least 6 months experience in web application development including: e.g. Java, HTML, Javascript, CSS, relational databases
• Readiness to travel 10% travel annually
• English: Intermediate

Preferred

• Doctorate Degree in Information Technology
• At least 1 year experience in machine learning, data mining and data analysis techniques
• At least 1 year experience in big data technologies such as Hadoop
• English : Fluent

Additional information
The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress.

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.

 

 

 

Guest Lecture at University of Bamberg on Monday

I will be talking about 

“The Social Workforce at IBM – A Research Perspective on Building a Social Business”

This will be an overview talk about our transition from a “social” to a “smarter workforce” and IBM Research’s role and contributions. I’ll be touching upon our past research on social computing in the enterprise and present some more recent work that focuses more on workforce aspects.

I will be attending Connect 2014

Looking forward to attending our annual ICS conference Connect 2014 from Jan 26 – Jan 30, 2014. It’s always exciting to connect with customers and discuss the latest and greatest around social collaboration and smarter workforce. I will be giving two talks and you can also see our latest research in the Innovation Lab together with a bunch of other cool Research demos.

SWF404 : Measuring the Pulse of Your Workforce

Employee feedback is critical for successful decision-making in today’s complex business environment. Making sense of that feedback and reacting to it can be challenging, but ultimately it will increase employee engagement. Research shows that engaged employees deliver better business results. We will discuss various technologies and approaches for understanding the voice of your employees, ranging from Kenexa’s latest Survey Analytics product to late-breaking research on measuring employee engagement from social media. The combination of these technologies forms an employee engagement suite. Depending on your business needs, this suite can provide workforce insights from yearly surveys to more real-time understanding through social media analytics.

SB305 : The Power of Visual Analytics: Making Sense of Big Data

In this age of big data, businesses can make data-driven decisions to an extent never before possible. Business leaders and decision makers can apply state-of-the-art analytics to their data, yet face the challenge of understanding the complexity and implications of that data. IBM Research has been working on innovations in visual analytics to bring out the meaning in numbers and text. In this session, we present some of our newest visual analytics technologies that allow you to explore, quickly gain insight, make decisions and take action. We will look at visual analytics in the areas of talent acquisition and retention, social media, and financial and operational risk.

IBM Innovation Lab

Location: Dolphin – Asia 3

Meet IBM experts in social science, visualization, advanced analytics, and other cutting-edge technologies that will transform today’s companies into tomorrow’s smarter workforces. Exchange ideas with our top researchers and developers from around the world, see our latest prototypes, and discuss how they might solve your top business challenges.

Call for Submissions: ICWSM 2013 Workshop on Social Computing and Workforce 2.0

ICWSM 2013 Workshop on Social Computing and Workforce 2.0

We just posted our Call for Submissions for our ICWSM 2013 Workshop Social Computing  and Workforce 2.0. I’m really excited to about the topics and the interdisciplinary character bringing together workforce organizational research with social computing research. Please consider to submit a position paper! Hope to see you in Cambridge in July :)

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