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IBM Software Developer for z/OS Data Gatherer Team (m/f/x) in Böblingen, Germany


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

The world's top companies, including 92 of the top 100 banks, 10 of the 10 largest insurance companies, and 23 of the 25 largest airlines, rely on the IBM Z mainframe to protect their data with impeccable security, run blockchain & machine learning applications, intelligently analyse and interpret enormous amounts of data in real-time.

At the IBM Research and Development Center in BÖblingen, we develop central components around resource management and performance optimization for the IBM Z mainframe operating system z/OS that:

  • processes 20x more transactions per second than leading web search engines

  • controls 23 billion ATMs and 79 billion credit card transactions per year

  • manages 80% of global data

  • is involved in 55% of global business transactions

For collecting the monitoring data of activity, resource usage, as well as for enabling workload optimization within the whole system, or even multiple systems, z/OS Data Gatherer is used. It is active in every z/OS environment empowering the systems health checking, goal attainment supervision, problem determination, trend analysis, and capacity planning.

Having multiple components, starting with those implemented with low-level hardware-related programming languages and ending up with the state-of-the-art SaaS and FaaS architectures, z/OS Data Gatherer allows you to develop your career in various ways. Besides software development, you can take the advantage of working within the project that gathers most of the systems' data and enables you to evolve and use your skills of data processing, e.g., Data Mining and Machine Learning.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • z/OS Data Gatherer software development, including coding, testing, deployment, and support

  • Problem-solving through system data analysis

  • Participating in development environment improvements, including SCM and CI/CD setup and usage

  • Putting forward own ideas on product development and evolution, taking the responsibility to prove their' consistency and initiative to conceptualize and implement them


  • You are familiar with the z/OS

  • You have experience of working with low-level interfaces and development using low-level programming languages

  • You are open-minded towards new challenges

  • You have strong communication skills as well as strong target and result orientation

  • You support the idea of Clean-Code-Development

  • You are a real team player

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • BA/BS/Diploma in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computational Linguistics, Business informatics, or related fields of study

  • 3 years of experience with z/OS

  • Strong knowledge and practical usage of at least one low-level programming language (Assembler, C, PL/I)

  • Knowledge of git or any other source management system

  • Command Line Interface knowledge for Unix and/or Windows OS

  • Fluent German and/or English

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise


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