CbD Leadership Program - IBM Early Professional Program - Business Analytics

Location: Washington DC, District of Columbia
Date Posted: 02-24-2017
IBM is seeking aspiring Business Analytics Consultants to join a world-class Leadership Program:

What will you do as an IBM GBS Business Analytics Consultant?

As a Business Analytics Consultant you will have the opportunity to join Consulting by Degrees - our world-class leadership and development program designed to groom top talent consultants into tomorrow’s leaders. Business Analytics consultants have the opportunity to immerse themselves in technical, analytical and Watson solutions and services by infusing all things cognitive into all things digital and mobile, working with teams to help leading organizations solve business problems by gathering, understanding, preparing, and analyzing data to support efficient operations, strategic planning, and data-driven decision making.
The IBM Consulting by Degrees program was developed to help you experience, grow and transform your consulting career with breadth and depth to remain agile in an ever-changing technological world. By providing you with a variety of project and role experiences and focused skills development opportunities, our consultants are prepared to successfully launch and accelerate their careers.
New digital technologies along with cloud, mobile, analytics and cognitive computing are changing how we engage and work with one another. The Consulting by Degrees program targets high performers and provides focused training, one-on-one mentoring, and career guidance to help you gain the expertise and know-how that you need to become future partners and executives. 
Join Consulting by Degrees and become part of something special:
• An elite leadership development program; unmatched in the marketplace
• Be part of a unique and specialized community connected locally with your peers and managers
• Foster your collaboration and teaming skills with globally accessible teams
• Develop a specialized skillset through experiential learning and a tailored education path
• Experience a variety of role(s) and projects, as well as peer-led initiatives
• Benefit from customized career planning and mentoring

• A minimum GPA of 3.2 is a preferred qualification of this position
• Ability to thrive in an ever changing, technology based consulting environment • Interest in working within public sector (i.e., Federal Government, State & Local Government, Defense, Healthcare, Education).
• Ability to translate technical requirements into business solutions  • Proficiency in at least one computer programming language highly desired (e.g., Java, C++, Python, Javascript, Node) 
• Exposure to and/or understanding of Bluemix, Watson APIs, ILOG, CPLEX, SPSS, SAS, R, Hadoop, Spark, TensorFlow, Watson Analytics, Tableau, and/or D3 Data Driven Documents highly desired
• Experience with class projects implementing Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning solutions preferred
• Demonstrated leadership experience and ability to adapt, with willingness to readily take ownership of tasks and problems, which often extend beyond initial scope of responsibility
• Thorough and analytical, with capability to apply logic to solve problems
• Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and meet deadlines, while maintaining focus in an environment with conflicting demands
• Drive to overcome the most challenging or difficult obstacles and look for ways to improve results
• Initiative to actively seek new knowledge and improve skills
• Strong interpersonal skills with ability to collaborate and work effectively with individuals, strengthening relationships to achieve win-win solutions
• A passion for innovative ideas, coupled with the ability to understand and assimilate different points of view
• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited 4-year institution coupled with internship/work and/or project experience which will provide the analytical and technical acumen that translates to an entry level consulting role.
• Preference for Artificial Intelligence, Business Intelligence, Cognitive and/or Decision Science, Computer Engineering, Computer or Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Visioning, Data Analysis, Data Management & Analytics, Data Modeling, Data Science, Data Visualization,  Image Processing, Informatics, Machine Learning, Machine Learning/Natural Language Processing,  Mathematics, Operations Research & Analytics, Quantitative Science & Analysis, Sciences & Technology, Simulation Modeling, Statistics, and Text Mining majors.
Required qualifications: • Willingness and ability to travel 4 days a week (home on weekends – based on project requirements) but up to 100% travel if business and client needs require • Relocation to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area • U.S. Citizenship • Ability to obtain a security clearance, if needed
IBM’s Employment Policy: 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. However, applicant
IBM Global Business Services  Business Analytics Consultant – Public Services Sector eligibility for employment-authorized immigration status, temporary or permanent, will be considered. Any subsequent sponsorship for permanent residence is at the sole discretion of IBM management.
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