IBM Research Scientist (IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation) in SINGAPORE, Singapore

Job Description

At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, blockchain and quantum computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 13 locations across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs.

IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation(ICBI) is a part of IBM Research Center in Singapore. In ICBI we lead engage with customers to deliver strategic blockchain projects that push the envelope and move the innovation needle forward. Our customers include industry players, government authorities. We also partner with academia to accelerate the adoption of blockchain.

Blockchains are essentially decentralized and distributed ledger of digital records. It allows any payment transaction or any document to be codified as a digital record such that it is irrevocable once it is committed in the Blockchain. Blockchain relies on cryptographic technologies to ensure the necessary security and privacy. Smart contracts on a Blockchain enable the immutable execution of business rules underlying business contracts. IBM is a leading contributor to the open source open governance HyperLedger project. Many of the industry transformations such as that for Finance, Trade, Supply Chain Logistics and other industries will be built on HyperLedger.

You will be joining IBM Research to advance industry transformations using Blockchain technologies working with research colleagues around the world. This effort will involve working actively with clients across different industries such as Finance, Trade, and Commerce to explore how Blockchains can transform as well as create new opportunities. You will help create new digital Blockchain platforms and business networks in support of these key industry transformations. New information models that leverage distributed ledgers, security models that meet industry requirements while maintaining data integrity, confidentiality and privacy, smart contract libraries and templates that support multi-party business processes, cognitive analytics and services to generate breakthrough insights, new scale-ready deployment architectures and infrastructure to enable global business networks are some of the many ways in which you will be able to help transform industries and be part of a unique team of top talent.

The Research Scientist position requires a PhD in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering or Other engineering background with research record and commitment in one or more of the following areas: distributed systems and applications, cloud computing, performance modeling and analysis with focus on scalability, cryptography and trusted computing.

We invite junior research scientists from universities as well as senior research scientists with industry experience.

The Research Scientist role includes the production of scientific knowledge and the invention, design and engineering of complex solutions and services. The work will involve the dissemination, internally and externally, of the results of such activities through publications, patents, seminars, and representing IBM at professional meetings, in professional societies and universities.

Eligibility Requirements: Preferable if candidate holds a Singaporean Citizen/Permanent Residency due to project requirements

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

PhD in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering or Other engineering background with research record and commitment in one or more of the following areas:

  • Distributed systems and applications, cloud computing, performance modeling and analysis with focus on scalability, cryptography and trusted computing

  • Preferably knowledge in any of the industry domains such as finance, trade, supply chain management and commerce.

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

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EO Statement

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.