Design Researcher Apprentice

Poughkeepsie, New York, US

Full Time
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Introduction
Thomas J. Watson said it best: “Good design is good business.” Visualization is critical to discovering data-driven insights and effectively communicating that knowledge to others. Designers at IBM work to create experiences that work together, work the same, and work for our clients. Does the thought of creating the platform at the heart of solutions like Watson, Blockchain, IoT, and Security excite you?  If so, read on!


Your Role and Responsibilities
As a Design Researcher Apprentice, you will specialize in uncovering user needs. Design Researchers also use analytical techniques and their own judgment to prioritize design work and communicate those results to other members of the design team. Their findings yield insights that can be used to determine what people need from their tools, the exact points where users are abandoning solutions, and even help uncover the next big innovation in a product line.


What is an Apprenticeship?
IBM Apprenticeship Program is an official registered apprenticeship recognized by the Department of Labor (DOL). Every graduate of a Registered Apprenticeship program receives a nationally-recognized credential from the DOL.

During the apprenticeship duration, you will be required to complete specific learning hours and on the job training that has been outlined to ensure you are developing the skills and competencies essential to the role. You will be able to learn and grow at your own pace, but we expect most apprentices will complete their learning within 12 months. Once you graduate and receive your certificate from our apprentice program, you will be eligible to apply to available full-time roles at IBM.


Who you are
An apprenticeship is about learning. We’re seeking candidates who have the following requirements, but we know you’re just getting your career started, and we’re committed to helping you learn and grow. If you’ve had some experience with data analysis or simply working in a team oriented environment in the past, you’re exactly the type of candidate we’re looking for.

To be successful, you need knowledge or some experience in any one of the following:
  • End to end client market research (ie. study, recruiting, moderation, analysis moderation, analysis, reporting)
  • Developing surveys
  • UX and Design Fundamentals
  • Behavioral data-collection and analysis skills, e.g., designing, conducting, and analyzing all kinds of user data.
  • Ability to manage ambiguity, work autonomously, and multitask in an agile environment
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including techniques to persuade and negotiate and the ability to articulate alternative approaches
  • Outstanding storytelling and presentation skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail

What’s the experience?
As an apprentice, you'll join with other apprentices in a local cohort. You'll go through your first few weeks together, learning about IBM and the skills you'll be attaining throughout your apprenticeship. Then, you'll work with your managers and mentors to progress through your personal skills roadmap, learning and demonstrating new knowledge and competencies through hands-on application with your project teams.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship. Relocation assistance is not available.

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Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Willingness to complete the requirements of the apprenticeship program
  • To be successful, you need knowledge or some experience in any one of the following:
    • End to end client market research (ie. study, recruiting, moderation, analysis moderation, analysis, reporting)
    • Developing surveys
    • UX and Design Fundamentals
    • Behavioral data-collection and analysis skills, e.g., designing, conducting, and analyzing all kinds of user data.
    • Ability to manage ambiguity, work autonomously, and multitask in an agile environment
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including techniques to persuade and negotiate and the ability to articulate alternative approaches
    • Outstanding storytelling and presentation skills
    • Exceptional attention to detail



Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • None



About Business Unit
IBM Systems helps IT leaders think differently about their infrastructure. IBM servers and storage are no longer inanimate - they can understand, reason, and learn so our clients can innovate while avoiding IT issues. Our systems power the world’s most important industries and our clients are the architects of the future. Join us to help build our leading-edge technology portfolio  designed for cognitive business and optimized for cloud computing.


Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.


About IBM
IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.


Location Statement
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.


Being You @ IBM
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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.





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