Software Developer

IntroductionSoftware 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

Africa is poised to become a leading source of innovation in a variety of sectors with an expected growth rate of 7% annually over the next 20 years. IBM recognizes the potential impact of research and smarter systems in helping to build Africa’s future, hence the African research lab creates technology applications in a range of industries at the core of Africa’s growth: financial services, education, healthcare, mobility, public safety and utilities. IBM believes that increasing access to healthcare and improving the quality of healthcare is critical to the continent of Africa.

We develop and leverage high-end cognitive technologies to develop original and novel solutions to healthcare challenges. IBM Research software engineers are evaluated on their technical contributions, ability to collaborate across labs, and leadership. These metrics, in the context of a commercial research lab in an emerging market, create a unique combination of roles and responsibilities for a Software Engineer working in the healthcare domain.


  • Experience in developing and implementing AI and Machine Learning models
  • Experience with one or more OOP language (eg. Java, Python, C++)
  • Experience with relational and non-relational databases (e.g., postgres, DB2, mongo)
  • Experience with at least one front-end framework (e.g., angular, react)
  • Mobile Android and iOS development
  • Experience building at least one production application
  • Experience with agile methodology


  • Develop technologies, analytics and algorithms in financial inclusion and financial

services projects

  • Identify data-driven methods when more traditional approaches are infeasible.
  • Transform research insights into real-world systems for use across the continent.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • M. S. (preferred) in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering or related field.
  • 3 to 5 years of work experience depending on education level. Recent graduates will be considered.
  • Knowledgeable of the many tools in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data mining
  • Strong data structures and algorithm design skills

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

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