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Major business units

The following links provide brief descriptions of our business units in terms of who they hire, where they are located, and the types of services or products they produce. Review the sections to learn more.


IBM Analytics enables anyone to engage with data to answer the toughest business questions, uncover patterns, anticipate future behaviors and pursue breakthrough ideas. If you are interested in enabling decision makers to find their own answers, empowering people to act with confidence, reducing the time between insight and action, and revealing answers to questions no one has thought to ask, then consider a career with IBM in Data Analytics.

Learn more about: Analytics, Big Data


Hybrid cloud is accelerating the introduction of innovative business models. IBM is at the forefront of that disruption by helping speed up innovation and extract maximum value from data, services and apps by delivering the cloud for business — hybrid, highly secure and made for data. Join us, and discover the path to accelerating innovation with hybrid cloud, driving rapid innovation, and changing both business and everyday life.

Learn more about: Cloud, Cloud Digital Careers


Fueled by real-time insights and the cognitive power of IBM Watson, IBM Commerce solutions reason and learn to help optimize marketing, sales and value chain services. You can know what your customers want before they do, engage customers on a human level, deliver the right experience, forecast the future, and create a synchronized, predictive value chain. Connect data with design and develop customer experiences that drive results, and get them to the future first.

Learn more about: Commerce, IBM Smarter Commerce IBM Interactive

Corporate Headquarters

Corporate Headquarters

IBM relies on dedicated teams of professionals who develop and maintain our world-class global business operations. IBM Corporate Headquarters (CHQ) could be the place for you if you:

Transformation and Operations

Market pressures — such as big data, consumerization, mobility — are expanding the boundaries of IT, pushing the limits of IT's traditional infrastructure. IBM helps clients' make thoughtful decisions on a sourcing service delivery strategy. Here at IBM, you can help your customer realize an integrated, interconnected, dynamic service chain with benefits that can affect their entire enterprise.

Learn more about: T&O

Global Finance

IBM Global Financing (IGF) partners with IBM to bring total services and solutions to our customers by offering custom payment plans to help manage money — and time — more effectively. IBM's global reach, technology expertise and industry-leading financial services address your needs from start to finish, no matter the size or complexity of your vision. At IBM, you can guide and assist the financing of your clients' transformations and growth across the full IBM portfolio.

Learn more about: Global Finance

Global Business Services

Global Business Services is helping leaders innovate and transform their businesses, processes and workflows. Harness business and technology capabilities with dedicated expertise in 18 industries, which, when combined with our management consulting expertise, optimizes customer performance within all aspects of their organization. At IBM, you'll help us make markets by transforming industries and professions with data. You'll work to remake enterprise IT for the era of cloud. You'll enable "systems of engagement" for enterprises, and you'll lead by example.

Learn more about: GBS

Global Technology Services

IBM can help clients' build and manage highly efficient infrastructure to respond to change and drive innovation in this era of enterprise hybrid IT. At IBM, you can be part of a team that consolidates, virtualizes, optimizes, automates, scales resources and standardizes infrastructure foundations to ensure high quality of delivery, security, and compliance.

Learn more about: GTS


Bringing together our best capabilities to work with the healthcare industry, IBM Watson Health is pioneering a new partnership between humanity and technology with the goal of transforming global health. With cognitive computing, we are now able to see health data that was previously hidden, and do more than we ever thought possible. Be part of an empowering solution by IBM Watson Health for anyone responsible for caring for people's health and well-being.

Learn more about: Healthcare, Watson


Researchers come to IBM to make an impact — on the industry and on the world. As the largest IT research organization, IBM Research enables IBM to produce more breakthroughs than any company in the industry, Whatever you do, you will be in an environment that nurtures some of the most innovative and creative thinkers in the world, representing nearly every scientific field.

Learn more about: Research

Sales and Distribution

At IBM Sales and Distribution (S&D), we show our clients what is possible by developing, selling and distributing IBM products and services. The organization includes specialized units to create solutions that incorporate products from IBM and other providers to meet client needs across all major markets. Help clients transform their industries and the future of business.

Learn more about: Sales and Distribution


Cybersecurity is one of the most critical issues of our generation. Come tackle the increasingly sophisticated security challenges faced by 10,000+ IBM Security clients, and help organizations disrupt targeted attacks and make more informed business decisions. Deploy security innovations, discover new ways to quickly prevent threats and automate protection by applying security intelligence to protect businesses' most valuable assets while working in a supportive and engaging environment.

Learn more about: Security


IBM Systems combines the strength of IBM hardware with IBM middleware to help IT Infrastructure leaders master hybrid cloud in the cognitive era. Join us if you want to help develop integration for mobile services, provide data for analytics services, and build operations for service predictability that anticipates the future.

Learn more about: Systems


Watson is transforming industries and professions with cognitive computing. We invite you to work with unprecedented technology, revolutionize industries, and change the way people think about computing. Access IBM's network and a community of entrepreneurial organizations working to solve their industry's toughest challenges. Interested in developing apps or using cognitive technology? Building robots or competing in hackathons? IBM would be the place to have a career in cognitive computing.

Learn more about: Watson, Watson Careers

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