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Compiler Back-End Developer - Coop (Markham, ON)

Markham, Ontario
Work While Studying, Co-op
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 month work term commencing January 2017.

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 and rewarding
  3. A business causal dress code and flexible work hours, to ensure work-life balance
  4. 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 IBM Compiler Back-End Developer include:

The IBM Toronto Lab, located in Markham Ontario, is one of the largest R&D; facilities in Canada. IBM compilers are at the cutting edge of compilation technology supporting a variety of hardware and software, including AIX, Linux on IBM POWER servers as well as z/OS and Linux on IBM z Systems.

We have multiple openings for 4 or 8-month work terms commencing January 2017 in the Compiler Back-End team.

The compiler development team consists of talented software developers with knowledge in new and up and coming language standards, hardware implementations (multi-node supercomputers, enterprise level mainframes, business class servers) and proven development skills. You will be given the opportunity to not only influence future compiler releases, but also grow your development skills across the many different disciplines mentioned above.

Compiler Back-End Developers work alongside highly skilled experts on studying and implementing compiler optimizations, analyzing and solving performance problems of real-world systems, and integration of our technology into open-source runtimes. You will have the unique opportunity to study the entire stack of hardware and software components that make up the environment in which an application is executed (e.g. the CPU, memory subsystem, operating system, virtual machines, compilers, runtimes, middleware), learn how they work, and how they affect the performance of a system.

The successful applicant will be motivated, highly resourceful, a tenacious and creative problem solver, have an immense curiosity for learning how modern computer systems are engineered, and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience with compiler technology, language runtimes, low-level programming, and performance tuning is highly desirable.

These positions are 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.

Required Education: High School Diploma/GED

Preferred Education: Pre-University Qualification

Required Technical and Professional Expertise:

  • Demonstrated ability to program in C, C++ or other 3GL programming languages
  • Proven problem determination and program debugging skills with attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of Linux, AIX or UNIX operating systems
  • Korn or bash shell scripting and PERL or Python programming
  • Co-op or internship program enrollment is mandatory

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience:

  • Knowledge of IBM products
  • Knowledge of the software development cycle
  • General understanding of compiler construction is an asset
  • Students currently in third year of a four-year program are preferred

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.