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Compiler Optimization Developer - Coop (Markham, ON)

Markham, Ontario
Internship, Work While Studying
Job Description

IBM is a globally integrated technology and consulting company headquartered in Armonk, New York. With operations in more than 170 countries, IBM attracts and retains some of the world's most talented people to help solve problems and provide an edge for businesses, governments and non-profits.

Today, IBM is focused on five growth initiatives - Cloud, Big Data and Analytics, Mobile, Social Business and Security. IBMers are working with customers around the world to apply the company's business consulting, technology and Research & Development expertise to enable systems of engagement that deliver dynamic insights for businesses and governments worldwide.

The following student position is a part of IBM Canada's EPIC (Employment Pathways to Interns & Co-ops) Student Program. This position is only open to students registered in a Canadian University or College program, who have completed a minimum of 2 years of their degree or diploma program, and who must be returning to full-time study upon the completion of the temporary IBM work term.

*This Student Position resides in

Markham, Ontario

and is a

4 or 8 (co-op)

month work term commencing

January 2017


What IBM Offers You?

Work directly on product and services that affect our clients, while having access to cutting edge software technology

Work on projects which are challenging and rewarding

A business causal dress code and flexible work hours, to ensure work-life balance

Access to Future Blue - IBMâ??s large student community that provides networking opportunities, sporting and social events.

It is a mandatory requirement for students to apply online at

including a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) official or unofficial transcripts.

The following job responsibilities for Compiler Optimization Developer include:

If you are interested in working on some of the most cutting edge software projects in the industry, consider a 4 or 8-month work term with the compiler optimization teams at the IBM Canada Software Lab in Markham.

IBM compiler team develops compilers for various interpreted (Java, JavaScript, etc.) and compiled (swift, python, Ruby) languages targeting multiple hardware platforms (Intel, ARM, IBM Power and System z) and operating systems (Windows, AIX, z/OS, and Linux on x86/Power/z). The static compilers produce highly optimized binaries, while the dynamic JIT compilers (Java) produce on-the-fly in-memory machine code for select methods identified through run-time profiling. IBM compiler team also ports and optimizes industry standard open runtimes such as Google V8 and Node.js and swift to IBM server platforms.

IBM Compiler developers collaborate with research, development, performance and functional test teams situated across the globe on a daily basis. They strive to achieve optimal performance on benchmarks, middle-ware, and customer applications running on IBM hardware platforms through identifying and fixing performance bottlenecks. They also influence the design of future generation of hardware and OS/Kernel enhancements thorough collaboration with IBM hardware/OS teams.

You will be working alongside these highly skilled compiler performance experts on implementing optimization or architecture exploitation features, performance bench-marking and analysis, debugging and fixing performance and functional defects in the optimizers, and some scripting / tooling / automation work.

We strive to expose you to a variety of tasks that help you build your general programming skills as well as experience in working on complex global software projects targeting many OS/hardware platforms.

Role ( Job Role ):

Software Developer

Position Type: Employment Type:


Remote work possible?: Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?:


Travel Required:

No Travel

Required Education:

High School Diploma/GED

Preferred Education:

Pre-University Qualification

Required Technical and Professional Expertise:

Experience with Windows and/or Linux operating systems

Demonstrates verbal and written communications skills

Co-op or internship program enrollment is mandatory

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience:

Experience with scripting/dynamic languages e.g. Shell, PERL, JavaScript, Python, Ruby and Java

Experience with computer architecture

Study / prior experience in compiler

Experience with assembler, debugging, tracing, performance, and additional OS's

Eligibility Requirements:

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.

EO Statement:

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.