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IBM Application Developer Apprentice - Systems in DURHAM, North Carolina


Lead IBM into the future by translating system requirements into the design and development of customized systems in an agile environment. The success of IBM is in your hands as you transform vital business needs into code and drive innovation. Your work will power IBM and its clients globally, collaborating and integrating code into enterprise systems. You will have access to the latest education, tools and technology, and a limitless career path with the world’s technology leader. Come to IBM and make a global impact!

Your Role and Responsibilities

Are you interested in pursuing a software development career? Have you heard about IBM Z products and want to learn more about how it's developed? Are you someone who has a foundational understanding of development or programming concepts, but want to take a less traditional path to achieve it?

As a z/OS Developer as IBM, you will be responsible for developing new system functionality, providing system maintenance & enhancements, and protecting and growing the business by developing critical functionality in support of IBM's strategic initiatives like cloud and analytics. As part of a squad you will play a vital role with your Stakeholders, Sponsor users, Product Owner, Design and technical team in designing and developing business critical functionality for IBM's flagship z/OS operating system.

What is an Apprenticeship?

IBM Apprenticeship Program, which lasts approximately 12 months, is an official registered apprenticeship recognized by the Department of Labor (DOL). Every graduate of a Registered Apprenticeship program receives a nationally-recognized credential from the DOL.

During the apprenticeship duration, you will be required to complete specific learning hours and on the job training that has been outlined to ensure you are developing the skills and competencies essential to the role. You will be able to learn and grow at your own pace, but we expect most apprentices will complete their learning within 12 months and graduate and receive your certificate from our apprentice program.

Who you Are?

An apprenticeship is about learning. We’re seeking candidates who meet the following requirements, and we’re committed to helping you learn and grow. If you’ve had some experience with coding or development in the past, you’re exactly the type of candidate we’re looking for….

  • You have drive and eagerness to learn

  • You have strong problem solving and communication skills

  • You have some knowledge in general software development, including language, programming, testing, debugging.

  • You have some experience and exposure to Agile Methodologies

What’s the Experience?

As an apprentice, you'll join with other apprentices, learning about IBM and the skills you'll be attaining throughout your apprenticeship. Then, you'll work with your managers and mentors to progress through your personal skills roadmap, learning and demonstrating new knowledge and competencies through hands-on application with your project teams. You'll complete milestones along the way, earning digital credentials to validate your skills, and will participate in on-going training and development focused on your professional and technical skills.

You’ll work as part of a larger team of experienced developers and mentors in an interactive, collaborative environment. You’ll learn the software design, testing, debugging and architect under IBM Z environment and specialize in one or more component area, agile principles, IBM Design Thinking, DevOps and continuous delivery. Best of all, you are a contributing member of your team, putting forward ideas, taking on responsibilities and making choices about how you get the job done just like any other IBMer.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship. No relocation is available for this position.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Must have basic knowledge in one of the following areas: Linux, Windows, scripting languages, including shell scripting or Powershell. Experience with Java, Javascript, C#, C, C++ is a bonus.

  • Willingness to complete the requirements of the apprenticeship program.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • None

About Business Unit

IBM Systems helps IT leaders think differently about their infrastructure. IBM servers and storage are no longer inanimate - they can understand, reason, and learn so our clients can innovate while avoiding IT issues. Our systems power the world’s most important industries and our clients are the architects of the future. Join us to help build our leading-edge technology portfolio designed for cognitive business and optimized for cloud computing.

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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.

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