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Technology Advocate - Internship (Markham, ON)

Markham, Ontario
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 Markham, ON and is a 16 (internship) 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 Technology Advocate include:

We are seeking 2 individuals with proven technical skills, each for a 16 month internship in an exciting, high paced environment. Your role will be heavily dependent on ability to code, develop and demonstrate solutions to both internal and external individuals. A large focus will be placed on working with IBM's Bluemix platform as a service and the services, languages and tools within Bluemix. As well IBM's Softlayer infrastructure as a service, blockchain, hyperledger and Watson will play significant role in the work you execute. Demonstrated skills in programming languages and tools is essential. You will be working with developers and startups helping evangelize and advocate about the IBM technologies, features and benefits. Understanding the competitive landscape will be useful.

You will be expected to conduct briefings and demo's, proofs of concept and technology. You will spend time in the community attending meetups, briefings, engaging with startups and developers and following through with technical discussions. Willing to run meetings and speak at briefings and events. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

You will work with IBM technology, participate in events, interact with management and external customers and developers.

Some travel may be required.

Required Education: High School Diploma/GED

Preferred Education: Pre-University Qualification

Required Technical and Professional Expertise:

  • Experience with Windows IOS and/or Linux operating systems
  • Demonstrates verbal and written communications skills
  • Willingness to conduct technical demonstrations, lead meetings and briefings
  • Lead and participate in creation of apps and demos
  • Co-op or internship program enrollment is mandatory

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience:

  • Experience with various programming languages
  • Understanding of software engineering
  • Understand Agile and Scrum development
  • Knowledge of IBM products including Bluemix
  • Knowledge of the software development cycle
  • Ability to work on teams

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.