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IBM Senior Software Engineer - Watson Health in CLEVELAND, Ohio


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

Watson Health is a series of acquisitions that have been integrated into IBM over many years. It features a large, broad portfolio of offerings spanning health stakeholders, services, and data assets. It targets large value pools where data and analytics can decrease healthcare waste and inefficiency.

WH's 2020+ strategy is focused on unification across business unit market segments while designing and implementing a scalable technology approach for the future. This includes (but is not limited to) driving technical integration of products for enterprise impact, leveraging broader IBM capabilities for scale, and building a cloud-based analytics, AI, and automation-enabled health platform.

We are hiring a Senior Software Engineer to help deliver on this strategy. This role will involve participation in technical architecture guilds, coaching engineers to expand their horizons for themselves and IBM Watson Health through quality code and SDLC processes, and advocacy for the utilization of leading edge technology in products, services, processes and tools. It will also require knowledge of Agile advances such as Inner Source principles to maximize software and technical asset reuse.

  • Technical leadership during the design, technology evaluations, and execution of complex software systems that scale with the highest level of functional and performance quality

  • Advocate for software development best practices, and bring knowledge of new technologies to the team

  • Participate in the full software development lifecycle including solution definition, design, implementation, and testing

  • Develop, troubleshoot, and optimize new and existing distributed software solutions

  • Responsible for project and code quality, including participation in code reviews

  • Develop software and tools that maintain high system availability, monitor data quality, and provide usage statistics

  • Regularly contribute to ongoing improvements in engineering process and product development ecosystem

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 8+ years of experience working on high complexity software projects in an Agile environment

  • Understanding of object-oriented programming (OOP) principles and languages

  • Proficiency with at least one of the following: Java, JavaScript, Python, Scala, Ruby, Go, C++ Strong understanding of data structures, algorithms, and complexity analysis

  • Knowledge of relational databases and SQL (Db2, MySQL, Vertica, or equivalent)

  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing APIs and services

  • 2+ years of experience developing and deploying complex Cloud-based solutions (IBM Cloud, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)

  • Familiarity with automated testing tools and methodologies (TDD/BDD, JUnit, RSpec, JMeter, Cucumber, or equivalent)

  • Proven analytical and troubleshooting skills

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Expert knowledge of distributed system and large-scale data processing technologies (Spark, Kafka, Hadoop, HBase, MapReduce)

  • Expert knowledge of container orchestration and technologies (Kubernetes, Docker)

  • Expert knowledge of DevOps and CI/CD best practices, tools and frameworks

  • Healthcare industry experience and familiarity with healthcare terminology, data standards and workflows

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field

About Business Unit

IBM Watson Health is pioneering a new partnership between humanity and technology with the goal of transforming global health and revolutionizing many aspects of the medical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as government sectors. We aspire to improve lives and give hope by delivering innovation to address the world’s most pressing health challenges through data and artificial intelligence insights.

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