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IBM Policy Tester Quality Assurance Engineer - Internship (Markham, ON)

Toronto, Ontario
Summer, 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 Toronto, ON and is a 16 (internship) month work term commencing May 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 - IBM'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 Policy Tester Quality Assurance Engineer include:

Millions of people have disabilities that affect their use of the Web. As the Web continues to be an increasingly important resource in many aspects of life, businesses struggle to ensure they are addressing accessibility barriers in their corporate websites, and keeping up with government and industry regulations. As part of the IBM Security organization, we develop industry leading tools to enable organizations to assess the accessibility of their applications and achieve regulatory compliance by identifying vulnerabilities and generating reports with intelligent fix recommendations to ease remediation. These tools integrate directly into an organizations software development lifecycle and helps to identify issues and mitigate risks before deployment. The research and development in this area is critical to the deployment of IBM software and represents a huge opportunity for growth in terms of revenue uplift and technology advancement.

Our Developers participate in all aspects of software development, from inception and design through code implementation and delivery, contribute to and learn about all technologies utilized by the product across the different tiers and work closely with senior technical team members on high-level architecture and designs. As a Quality Assurance Engineer, you will be an integral part of the Policy Tester Development team responsible for managing aspects of our Automated QA system using environments like Travis, Karma, and Selenium. Your responsibilities will include designing and implementing new innovative and automated ways to ensuring the robustness and quality of our solutions, expanding existing test scenarios to cover new functionality and investigating failures in nightly test runs. You will work on a self-managing Agile team that cultivates creativity and challenges the status quo. Candidates for this role should have an interest in learning and writing code in a variety of programming languages and/or different platforms, possess an innovative mindset and passion to push limits on finding new and inventive ways to work. Curiosity is a must!

Required Education: High School Diploma/GED

Preferred Education: Pre-University Qualification

Required Technical and Professional Expertise:

  • Experience with Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Experience investigating and debugging software failures
  • Experience with scripting languages
  • Knowledge of the software development cycle
  • Co-op or internship program enrollment is mandatory

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience:

  • Experience in C++/Java development, Eclipse/Visual Studio development environments, Object oriented programming and design
  • Experience in JavaScript development, including knowledge of Node.js and Backstop.js
  • Experience in Travis automation software
  • Knowledge of Application Security concepts

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.