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RiskWatch Quality Assurance/Development - Coop (Toronto, ON)

Toronto, 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.

Under the IBM Risk Analytics Algorithmics brand, we have a tightly integrated team of Software Developers, Quantitative Financial Professionals and Financial Engineers that work together to design and develop innovative Risk Management solutions. The development team is based in downtown Toronto and our clients include some of the leading financial institutions worldwide.

*This Student Position resides in Toronto and is a 4 (co-op) 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 - 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 RiskWatch Quality Assurance/Development include:

  • This position reports is part of the RiskWatch development team. In this role, you will be part of the team that develops the core simulation financial engine. Responsibilities include:
  • Daily monitoring of test results across a number of platforms and versions
  • Initial analysis of test failures and appropriate generation of defect tickets
  • Enhancement of testing platform through scripts
  • Selected enhancements of test target, written in C++.

Required Education: High School Diploma/GED

Preferred Education: Pre-University Qualification

Required Technical and Professional Expertise:

  • Enrollment in Engineering or Science program. Exceptions can be entertained for candidates with a good technical background
  • Ability to script in one or more languages (shell, python, perl, Javascript, etc...)
  • Independent and analytical thought.
  • Familiarity with C++ and Web Design are a plus.
  • Co-op or internship program enrollment is mandatory

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience:

  • Knowledge of IBM products
  • Knowledge of the software development cycle
  • Experience with various programming languages
  • Understanding of software engineering

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.