Research Scientist (IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation)

  • Competitive
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • IBM
  • 28 Sep 16

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Job Description
IBM Research is seeking highly motivated and talented research scientists and engineers as part of its newly announced innovation center on Blockchain technologies and solutions in Singapore.

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 Open Blockchain fabric such as the HyperLedger project. Many of the industry transformations such as that for Finance, Trade, Supply Chain Logistics and other industries will be built on the Open Blockchain fabric.

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

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.



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

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience
NA
Role ( Job Role )
Research Staff Member

Primary job category
Research

Contract type
Regular

Employment Type
Full-Time

Secondary Job Category
Research Staff

Required Education
Doctorate Degree

State / Province
CENTRAL SINGAPORE

Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?
No

Travel Required
No Travel

IBM Business Group
Research

Preferred Education
None

City / Township / Village
SINGAPORE

Country
Singapore

Eligibility Requirements
Preferable candidate is a Singaporean Citizen or Permanent Resident of Singapore due to project requirements