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Open Source Runtime Developer- Internship (Markham, ON)

Markham, Ontario
Internship, Co-op

Job Description

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 Markham, ON and is a 12 or 16 month work term commencing September 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?

  • Work directly on product and services that affect our clients, while having access to cutting edge software technology
  • Work on projects which are challenging, innovative and rewarding
  • A business casual dress code and flexible work hours, to ensure work-life balance
  • 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

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

If you are interested in working on some of the most cutting edge software projects in the industry, consider a 12 or 16-month work term with the IBM runtime technologies team at the IBM Canada Software Lab in Markham. The IBM runtime technologies group delivers enterprise grade runtimes that advantage IBM Cloud, Analytics, and Mobile software solutions and enable differentiation on System z and POWER platforms actively leading selected Open Communities and leveraging open developer ecosystems.

We develop the Just-In-Time compiler for various language runtimes (Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby etc.) built on the Eclipse OMR Open Source technology. We contribute industry-leading performance and capabilities across multiple hardware platforms and operating systems. We work with the Open Source language development communities, academia and other IBM development, performance and functional test teams across the globe. IBM Compiler developers have the opportunity to influence the design of future generation of hardware and OS/Kernel enhancements thorough collaboration with IBM hardware/OS teams.

The IBM runtime technologies team provides you with an opportunity to learn about and experiment with different programming language implementation and a wide variety of latest hardware platforms. You will be exposed to a variety of tasks that help you build your general programming and problem determination skills as well as experience in working on complex global software projects.

You should be comfortable in an environment that is predominantly C and C++ based. Polyglot skills are an asset, as we work in a variety of exhibited scripting languages. We have a demonstrated team environment, we follow Agile practices where work and design is collaborative, but also where individuals are expected to operate with a level of autonomy and responsibility.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Co-op or internship program enrollment is mandatory
  • Experience with C/C++
  • Demonstrates verbal and written communications skills
  • Debugging and problem-solving skills required

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Experience with computer architecture and operating systems
  • Basic knowledge in compiler development
  • Basic knowledge in open-source community development processes and tools

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.