Open Source Software Developer
Software Developers at IBM are the backbone of our strategic initiatives to design, code, test, and provide industry-leading solutions that literally make the world run today - planes and trains take off on time, bank transactions complete in the blink of an eye and the world remains safe because of the work our software developers do. Whether you are working on projects internally or for a client, software development is critical to the success of IBM and our clients worldwide. At IBM, you will use the latest software development tools, techniques and approaches and work with leading minds in the industry to build solutions you can be proud of.
Your Role and Responsibilities
The IBM Toronto Lab, located in Markham Ontario, is one of the biggest R&D facilities in Canada. LinuxONE is IBM's enterprise grade server build on IBM Z architecture; the backbone of the financial, retail, travel and insurance industries. IBM has been a leader in open-source since the late 1990's by participating in hundreds of open-source projects and communities as well as setting the tone for open-source adoption in the enterprise.
The Linux on Z ecosystem team works closely with the open-source community to enable many open-source technologies on LinuxONE. Focus areas include modern programming languages, DevOps tools, databases, blockchain, analytics, AI and cloud infrastructure.
The team is currently looking to hire an Open Source Software Developer to help us advance open-source software on the platform. In this role, you will be responsible to port open-source code, upstream patches as well as performance tune a wide range of open-source software including databases, programming languages as well as the most modern cloud enablement software.
In addition, you will work closely with the open-source community and vendors to advance open-source software on Linux and showcase the advantage of using open-source on LinuxONE to clients and other stakeholders.
This role will involve working with technology that is covered by embargo Export Regulations. If you are a Foreign National from any of the following embargoed countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria) on a work permit you are not eligible for employment in this position.
Required Professional and Technical Expertise
- at least 2-year experience developing in 3G programming languages (C/C++/JAVA)
- at least 1-year experience with databases (developing, optimizing, scaling)
- working knowledge of Linux
- working knowledge of computer architecture (x86, System Z or POWER instruction set)
- proven problem-solving skills
- Experience in developing technical solutions for clients
- Effective communication skills
- Ability to collaborate across teams and with clients
- Aptitude to learn and apply knowledge quickly
Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise
- Systems Z software and hardware background/experience
- Experience in Open Source community development processes and tools
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 is 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.
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Being You @ IBM
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