Software Developer - Coop (Ottawa, ON)
Change the world at IBM. There aren't many companies who can say they have been an integral part of the global business landscape for more than a century. While the world has changed considerably over the past 100 years, IBM, our people and our offerings have continuously led the way with business and technology innovation.
Today, we are more than a hardware, software and services provider, yet we remain true to our heritage as a team of collaborative forward-thinkers, focused on making business and society work better. We are part of the fabric of everyday life and stand for world-changing progress.
Join a company where you can make an impact and literally change the world. With so many different opportunities available – the sky is the limit!
*This Student Position resides in Ottawa, Ontario and is a 4 month (co-op) work term commencing September, 2017.
It is mandatory that all applicants are enrolled in full-time studies at a post-secondary institution and returning to full-time studies upon completion of the work term.
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 casual dress code and flexible work hours, to ensure work-life balance
- Access to Future Blue - IBM's large student community that provides networking opportunities, sporting and social events.
It is a mandatory requirement for students to apply online at www.ibm.com/jobs including a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) official or unofficial transcripts.
The following job responsibilities for Software Developers (Co-op) include:
Businesses are generating enormous amounts of data. Analytics are the brains that turn all that raw data into actionable information. Our Cognos Analytics product offers smart, self-service capabilities so clients can identify and act on this information. We pride ourselves in using emerging technologies to provide beautiful interactive visualizations, as well as cognitive and contextual computing to empower our business users.
The Business Analytics teams include several Client User Interface development teams for Dashboards, Reporting, Data Modeling, Storytelling, and other feature teams with expertise in Web Application Development.
You can find all of our developers, designers and product managers working away at the Riverside building in Ottawa. Our team is organized into sub-teams who own different parts of the product and work like mini "startups." Together, they make the magic happen; continuously shipping awesome features to our clients.
Our agile space and tools allow us to collaborate and explore ideas easily. Teams use whiteboard walls, "war" rooms and our state-of-the-art design studio to get things done. However, our "secret sauce" really lies in our awesome people and culture. We enjoy building a quality product, crafting an amazing user experience, and having lots of fun in the process.
Life @ IBM Ottawa:
Head down to our cafeteria where you might find that the recipe for lunch was created by IBM Watson! Get active at the onsite gym - join a yoga session or one of the fitness classes. Take a break in the games room or challenge a colleague to reach the highest score on one of the various game consoles.
Join our new hire group that plans and hosts fun events both internally and in the Ottawa community. Not only is it tons of fun but you can grow your network and be part of change in the workplace.
Outside of our building walls is a thriving tech community home to many young professionals and startups.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise:
- Course work or on the job knowledge of using web application development tools and techniques
- Excellent problem-solving skills
- 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:
- Knowledge of the software development cycle and Agile software methodologies
- Understanding of software engineering principles and practices
- Knowledge of data visualizations
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.
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.