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IBM Front-End Software Developer - Design Focus in Armonk, New York


Software Developers at IBM are the backbone of our strategic initiatives to design, code, test, and provide industry-leading solutions that make the world run today - planes and trains take off on time, bank transactions complete in the blink of an eye and the world remains safe because of the work our software developers do. Whether you are working on projects internally or for a client, software development is critical to the success of IBM and our clients worldwide. At IBM, you will use the latest software development tools, techniques and approaches and work with leading minds in the industry to build solutions you can be proud of.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Do you enjoy crafting beautiful and high performing web applications, leveraging the latest front-end development methodologies, tools, and techniques? Do you have an eye for design and a passion for delivering great user experiences? This is your chance to develop innovative technology products, as well as enhance your career, with the world's second largest software-maker. Hone your expertise alongside fellow talented professionals, where you'll develop some of the most exciting software solutions on the market.

A new HyperBlue startup within IBM is seeking a Front End Developer who will play an integral role in building a new innovative and transformative conversational AI solution. You will be using the next generation of tools in the cloud, mobile, and analytics. If you’re interested in making an impact by delivering high-quality, innovative user experiences – we want to hear from you! If you strive to be on a team that produces enterprise-grade code, is passionate about great design, and insists on delivering exceptional user experiences – this is the place for you!

Specifically, you will:

  • Understand user needs, and explore user-centered designs

  • Create wireframes, mockups, and prototypes

  • Craft fast and responsive-design solutions across a variety of platforms including Web, Chatbot, Virtual Assistant and Mobile

  • Implementing fully-functioning, consumer-ready pages from design assets

  • Work closely with back-end developers to complete features

  • Leverage modern tools and techniques to develop clean, efficient and reusable code

  • Actively participate in code and design reviews

  • Embrace DevOps Culture and participate in on-call rotation

  • Educate and advocate front-end development best practices

  • Work with a mature agile team with a team-first culture and fail-fast motto.


  • Strong experience using wireframes and mockups tools

  • Strong experience and understanding of semantic HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

  • Strong experience working with conversational user interfaces such Chatbot and Virtual Assistants

  • Strong experience working with FE frameworks such as Angular 4+, TypeScript, NodeJS

  • Solid understanding of box model, grid systems, FlexBox, and design frameworks

  • Solid understanding of mobile-first, content-driven responsive design and development

  • Solid understanding and experience working with APIs

  • Understanding of cross-browser compatibility and quirks.

  • Understanding of asynchronous, non-blocking User Interfaces (UI)

  • Knowledge of version control systems and Agile software development methodologies

  • Knowledge of CSS preprocessors (Less, Sass, Stylus)

  • Personal experience with a devops model where developers are responsible for and actively operating the system they are building

  • Knowledge of emerging Web standards (Web Components, ECMAScript 6, HTTP/2, etc.) and native mobile development

Location: Preference will be given to those in Littleton, MA and San Jose, CA

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 3+ years of experience as a UI/UX Designer

  • 3+ years of HTML5 and CSS3

  • 2+ years of experience with design and prototyping tools such as Adobe Suite, Sketch, InVision

  • 2+ years of working with stakeholders and customers

  • 2+ years working with conversational user interfaces such Chatbot and Virtual Assistants

  • 2+ years of TypeScript/Javascript

  • 2+ years of AngularJS or Model Binding Frameworks

  • 2+ years of Agile Development

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 2+ years of NodeJS

About Business Unit

IBM’s Cloud and Cognitive software business is committed to bringing the power of IBM’s Cloud and Watson/AI technologies to life for our clients and ecosystem partners around the world. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments—with complete software solutions for business and IT operations, development, data science, security, and management. Our experts and software capabilities help organizations develop applications once and deploy them anywhere, integrate security across the breadth of their IT estate, and automate operations with management visibility. With IBM, you also have access to new skills and methods, governance and management approaches, and a deep ecosystem of industry experts and partners.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge? Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible. Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

Being You @ IBM

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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.