Research Staff Member, Blockchain & Blockchain Solutions


The Blockchain Solutions group at IBM Research is seeking Research Staff Members with proven research and publication records and a passion for building research prototypes, proof of concepts and solutions. Blockchain is one of the fastest growing areas in computer science at an intersection of distributed systems, security, cloud, distributed databases, algorithms, and technology and business processes. It has a huge potential to solve many challenging real-life problems and transform industries. Blockchain is still in its infancy and thus there are many opportunities for technical and research innovations.

We are looking for candidates with significant technical leadership potential. PhD candidates in Computer Science or adjacent fields and candidates at various levels of their research careers are encouraged to apply. As part of the IBM Research team, you will conduct world-class research on innovative technologies and publish in top-tier conferences and journals. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the commercialization of the resulting assets.

You should be able to create innovative, original ideas, translate them into concepts, and implement and execute on them in the context of our team. This includes developing innovative research prototypes and solutions, publishing papers, contributing to the patenting process and so forth. We collaborate closely as a team, within our lab, our stakeholders in the company, and the external academic and technical community. Communication skills are essential to be successful.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and algorithm design
  • Strong experience in one or more programming languages including but not limited to: Java, C/C++, Go, Python.
  • Excellent technical skills, research or development experience in one or more of the following areas: distributed systems, cloud / cloud computing infrastructure including cloud platform and programming models, security, distributed databases, algorithms, data intensive system software, database systems, operating systems, systems for big data analytics, IoT, or adjacent areas
  • Basic knowledge of Computing and data services including emerging platforms (Blockchain, Spark, SQL/NoSQL)
  • Ability to execute, starting from problem definition to a working implementation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills

Group ID: IBM Research
Brands: IBM
Country: United States
Job Family: 19A - RSM

Type: Full-Time

Experience: Entry Level

Category: Research

Reference ID: 81931BR

Date Posted: 01/31/2017