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Your Role and Responsibilities
The Watson Discovery team is seeking a Backend Developer with exposure to Java/Scala and Go to join the Discovery Connectivity software engineering team. Connectivity is a module used to allow Watson to directly import customers' data from other data sources and allow it to be analyzed by Watson's suite of data analysis and machine learning tools. In this role, you will help expand Watson's ability to import data and respond to customers' needs for visibility into their information. You will create RESTFUL api services on IBM Cloud.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for software development with experience using functional programming languages (preferably java/SCALA and/or Go) following agile methodologies in a continuous delivery environment. For this role you should have a passion for building high-quality, innovative and fully performing software in compliance with coding standards and technical design. As part of your responsibilities you will participate in requirements gathering, sprint planning, design and technical review to support the overall achievement of business objectives.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Participate in the design, evolution, and implementation of sophisticated software systems in Java, Scala and Go using functional programming techniques
Participate in software design and code reviews. Reviews include other Software Engineers and are held to ensure a high level of software quality and to share knowledge with team members.
Participate in, and adhere to, professional software engineering practices using such tools and methodologies as Agile Software Development, Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Source Code Management (git), Jira, and GitHub
Participate in the planning, creation and execution of automated test cases and load/performance testing
Address production issues in a timely manner. This includes root cause analysis and working with manager and team members to resolve the problem.
Curate, cleanse, and prepare client data for system ingestion
Maintain a high level of proficiency with Computer Science/Software Engineering knowledge and contribute to the technical skills growth of other team members
Work well independently and as part of a team
Work as an Agile scrum team member
Engage in 24/7 support periodically to assist in critical production issues to maintain the system
This is and office based position and the preferred work locations are: Littleton, MA or San Jose, CA
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
3+ years' experience software development using functional programming (Preferably Java or Go)
Proficiency in object oriented development using Java/Scala/Python.
Proficiency with unit testing
Proficiency with Version Control
Bachelor's degree or comparable work experience
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Passion for Computer Science and Programming
Strong understanding of data structures and algorithms
Knowledge of functional programing languages and techniques
Knowledge of object-oriented programming languages and techniques
Solid understanding of concurrency and concurrent programming techniques
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Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:
*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.
*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.
*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.
*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).
*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.
*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.
*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.
*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.
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