Z-System Modernization Development Associate
- East Lansing, MI
As an Application Developer, you will lead IBM into the future by translating system requirements into the design and development of customized systems in an agile environment. The success of IBM is in your hands as you transform vital business needs into code and drive innovation. Your work will power IBM and its clients globally, collaborating and integrating code into enterprise systems. You will have access to the latest education, tools and technology, and a limitless career path with the world's technology leader. Come to IBM and make a global impact!
Your Role and Responsibilities
As technology advances, our customers face a growing need to modernize legacy applications for our always-connected, mobile-first world.
The Z-System Modernization Development Associate will transform mission-critical transaction-based mainframe legacy systems in accordance with modern distributed software architecture patterns.
The Z-System Modernization Development Associate will focus on integrating old and new technologies in large-scale enterprise systems, to accelerate the digital transformation of our globally-recognized market-leading clients.
Did you know?
• 44 of the top 50 worldwide banks rely on IBM z Systems.
• 70 percent of the United States' largest retailers use IBM z Systems.
• 10 out of 10 of the world's largest insurers use the mainframe.
• 90 percent of the world's largest airlines use IBM z Systems.
• 1.3 million CICS transactions are processed every second, every day. By comparison, Google performed 71,780 searches every second globally in 2018.
This role may encompass projects such as cloud migration, application containerization, database conversion, source code language conversion, and API development for legacy transactions.
The IBM Client Innovation Center is an in-bound delivery model where we support our clients from our East Lansing center. However, some travel is expected and all candidates must be willing and able to travel to meet our client needs across the US. Travel is typically related to knowledge transfer and training at the client site (Monday thru Friday). You are expected to travel approximately 50% of the time. This is a traditional office position. You must live in, or be willing to relocate to, MICHIGAN. The work location is 196 Crescent Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824. This is not a work from home position.
Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.
Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:
- Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills
- Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee's strengths and career aspirations
- Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation
In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.
With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
- Proficiency in at least one modern software such as Java.
- Proficiency with an IDE such as Eclipse.
- Proficiency with Command Line Interface (CLI) on Unix-like operating systems (Linux, AIX).
- Ability to learn z/OS application development patterns:
- COBOL, JCL, VSAM, CICS, DB2 mainframe source control
- Strong analysis skills.
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
- 2 year degree or equivalent experience preferred
About Business Unit
IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.
Your Life @ IBM
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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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IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.
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, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
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