IBM Watson 3D Creative Developer – Austin, TX – Innovation Lab

Posted On: May 21st, 2015    Job Type: Full Time    Job Location: ,

IBM is hiring engineers into the Watson Labs team which is responsible for building and extending the Watson technology into new market segments. Watson represents an early step into the era of cognitive systems. This represents a new era of computing through systems that learn and interact naturally with people to extend what either humans or machine could do on their own. They help human experts make better decisions by penetrating the complexity of Big Data.

IBM Watson represents a new class of industry specific analytic solutions that leverages proven content analysis and evidence based reasoning to accelerate and improve decisions, reduce operational costs, and optimize outcomes. This is accomplished based on a set of transformational technologies which leverage natural language, hypothesis generation, and evidence based learning. It combines these technologies and applies massive parallel probabilistic processing techniques to fundamentally change the way businesses look at quickly solving problems.

Watson is the new era of computing, researching new innovative ways using cognitive computing to help cure cancer and to suggest the best ingredients for new dishes to chefs.

As a Watson Labs 3D Creative Developer you will design, code and test advanced prototype experiences for the Watson Labs organization as we commercialize the Watson technology that won Jeopardy! The Watson Innovation Labs out of Austin TX is seeking unique, wild duck talent when it comes to designing a next generation cognitive user experience leveraging 3D and gesture concepts, etc. Our mission in the labs is to innovate in many different ways including creating a new user experience in this new cognitive era.

Candidate should have demonstrated 3D spatial visualization software development skills either within a game development environment and/or using raw code. Should be able to convert visual concepts into working 3D visualization’s with the help of Data Integrator. Knowledge of common algorithms, data structures, patterns and ability to apply them within constraints of end user systems. Demonstrated mathematical skills and experience creating expressive and unique visuals. Candidate would need to connect data from Watson to 3D visualization inputs. Must have experience creating visual graphs and data models from raw data. Must then be able to embed 3D visualization’s into different delivery mechanisms – applications, web applications or tablet apps.

Candidate should be highly motivated, very flexible, and able to work in an environment that constantly requires new ideas and new invention. This is not a traditional development role with well-defined direction as to what code needs to be developed. A willingness to research new ways to approach a difficult problem and ability to quickly learn new technologies is required. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to work well with a cross-site IBM team and with customers.

We live in a moment of remarkable change and opportunity. The convergence of data and technology is transforming industries, society and even the workplace. New roles are being created that never existed before to meet the demands of this transformation. And IBM Watson is now looking for talent to usher in the next era of cognitive computing. Embark on the journey with us at IBM Watson.


High School Diploma/GED
At least 2 years experience in Unity3D, OpenGL, WebGL
At least 1 year experience in Javascript
At least 6 months experience in Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) User Datagram Protocol (UDP) Sockets, HTTP, Representational State Transfer (REST)
At least 1 year experience in C++ or C#
Readiness to travel 25% travel annually
English: Fluent


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
At least 3 years experience in Unity3D, OpenGL, WebGL
At least 2 years experience in Javascript
At least 1 year experience in Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) User Datagram Protocol (UDP) Sockets, HTTP, Representational State Transfer (REST)
At least 2 years experience in C++ or C#
At least 2 years experience in Web Technologies: Dojo, CSS, Ajax, REST, JSON, HTML
At least 2 years experience in MAC, Linux, Windows & Mobile Environment
Basic knowledge in IBM Tools: Eclipse, Rational, etc
Basic knowledge in using Unity on mobile devices (Andriod/iOS)

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