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Business Consultant / IT Specialist - Coop (Bedford, Nova Scotia)

ASAP
Competitive
Bedford, Nova Scotia
Co-op

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 position resides in Bedford, Nova Scotia and is a 4-month (co-op) work term commencing May 2018. 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?

  1. Work directly on product and services that affect our clients, while having access to cutting edge software technology
  2. Work on projects which are challenging, innovative and rewarding
  3. A business casual dress code and flexible work hours, to ensure work-life balance
  4. Access to the Future Blue Community - 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.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

At IBM we know technology. But technology is only as good as the results it delivers. Are you interested and adept in application development methodology and tools? The IBM Services Centre: Nova Scotia occupies a unique position in the IT marketplace – at the intersection of business and technology. This Global Service Centre provides services to leading edge clients who are looking for a unique, Canada – based capability to design, develop and support their mission-critical applications.

As a member of our team, the candidate will help clients solve some of their most challenging business problems, capitalize on market opportunities and achieve real value in today's tough economy.

The Co-op Business Consultant / Information Technology (IT) Specialist roles are embedded into a variety of our business solutions and opportunities. Business Consultants are involved in business analysis, project management and support, as well as solution design for client engagements. IT Specialists are involved in the design and development of applications to meet client requirements, in addition to preparing executing various test cases. As part of our team, the candidate can leverage the advanced methodologies, tools and procedures that only a global leader like IBM can provide. The candidate will also have the opportunity to develop new custom applications and solution designs to broaden their skills and grow their career in the IT and business communities.

What will the role offer you?

  • The opportunity to work with top IBM clients from around the world
  • The chance to live and work in Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Exceptional training and on-going learning and development opportunities
  • Multiple career growth opportunities
  • Experiential learning in a supportive work environment
  • Competitive salary

What are we looking for in a successful candidate?

  • Capabilities / experiences in business consultancy, project management, strategic thinking, data security and privacy, business controls, financial analysis
  • Information Technology experience or demonstrated technical aptitude obtained either through relevant coursework or work-related activities
  • Relevant business experience or Industry experience in the Telecommunications, Retail, Financial Services Sector – Banking and Insurance, Energy, Public Sector – Healthcare and Federal
  • Capabilities in any of the following Technologies: SAP, Oracle/ PeopleSoft, Siebel, PJava, C++, C#, J2EE, HTML5, jQuery, CSS, .NET, XML, Web 2.0, Technology Spring, Hibernate, Javascript, Java Swing, Ruby on Rails, PHP, Filenet, Maximo, Worklight, Dojo, Mobile Application Development and/ or Business Intelligence/ Analytics Software
  • A demonstrated history of achievement in academics, internships, and/or work experience
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment, making individual contributions to challenging projects
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and to meet deadlines
  • Proven interpersonal, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Willingness to live in Nova Scotia (a low amount of travel anticipated)

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Co-op or internship program enrollment is mandatory
  • Capabilities / experiences in business consultancy, project management, strategic thinking, data security and privacy, business controls, financial analysis
  • Information Technology experience or demonstrated technical aptitude obtained either through relevant coursework or work-related activities
  • Relevant business experience or Industry experience in the Telecommunications, Retail, Financial Services Sector – Banking and Insurance, Energy, Public Sector – Healthcare and Federal
  • A demonstrated history of achievement in academics, internships, and/or work experience
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment, making individual contributions to challenging projects
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and to meet deadlines
  • Proven interpersonal, writing, and verbal communication skill
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Experience with Windows and/or Linux operating systems
  • Knowledge of IBM products
  • Knowledge of the software development cycle
  • Experience with various programming languages
  • Understanding of software engineering
  • Capabilities in any of the following Technologies: SAP, Oracle/ PeopleSoft, Siebel, PJava, C++, C#, J2EE, HTML5, jQuery, CSS, .NET, XML, Web 2.0, Technology Spring, Hibernate, Javascript, Java Swing, Ruby on Rails, PHP, Filenet, Maximo, Worklight, Dojo, Mobile Application Development and/ or Business Intelligence/ Analytics Software

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.