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IBM Backend Developer in Markham, Ontario


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

As a backend developer, you are part of a highly focused, self-managed Agile team who designs, develops, tests & deploys a self-service application. The application allows end users to provision a z/OS (on emulated Z hardware) to various Linux compatible platforms. The application runs on premise, in all cloud infrastructure (incl. IBM Cloud, AWS, Azure) and will soon be offered as a Service in the cloud. You will help bring digital applications to life by creating robust enterprise platforms to support rich and interactive front ends. Your expertise in designing and building high performance, reliable enterprise applications You primarily interface you're your team of developers, architects, designers as well as Offering Management and customers.

As a member of a dynamic team in supporting the delivery of enterprise software for a large user base, you demonstrate leadership, technical curiosity, a self-starter, creativity as well as forward thinking with a passion for growth and innovation.

About the Team

The development team is collocated in the Markham lab. New team members have praised the support of the existing team, everyone gets well along with each other.


  • Enjoy the challenge of finding and resolving complex technical issues.

  • Are curious by nature: creative by default: passionate about the promise of technology.

  • Value teamwork while leading by example.

  • Remember to always bring empathy to the client, team, design, or task.

  • Have an interest in, understanding of, or experience with Design Thinking.

  • Bring strong verbal and written communication skills as well as technical skills.

  • Have an interest in, understanding of, or experience with Agile Development

work location is Markham, Ontario

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Minimum of a bachelor degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent

  • At least 3-5 years of experience in Application development in Java and Java EE (JPA, JAX-RS)

  • At least 2-3 years experience with Agile software development and release engineering (branching, versioning, tagging)

  • At least 2-3 years of experience with Rest APIs

  • Experience with common Internet technologies and protocols (HTTP, SSL, OAuth, JWT, REST, JSON, XML, etc.).

  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, microservices programming model

  • Linux or Open Shift knowledge, Shell scripting

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Masters degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent

  • Bonus for working knowledge of Jira, SAFe, understanding of z/OS

Must have the ability to work in Canada without sponsorship.

About Business UnitIBM 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.

This role requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to your start date. Full vaccination refers to receiving dosage of COVID-19 vaccines that provide full protection in accordance with Canada Public Health and WHO guidance (full series of a 2 dose vaccine plus 14 days or a one dose vaccine plus 14 days from the last dose). Proof of vaccination status will be required. Booster vaccination requirements may be required. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable law.

Your Life @ IBMAre you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world's most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it's time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change - to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It's time to define your career.

About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we're also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it's time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location StatementThis role will involve working with technology that is covered by Export Regulations sanctions. If you are a Foreign National from any of the following US sanctioned countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria) on a work permit, you are not eligible for employment in this position.

Being You @ IBMIBM 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.