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IBM Open Source Developer in MARKHAM, Ontario


The IBM Toronto Lab, located in Markham Ontario, is one of the biggest R&D facilities in Canada. LinuxONE is IBM’s enterprise grade server build on IBM Z architecture; the backbone of the financial, retail, travel and insurance industries.

IBM has been a leader in open-source since the late 1990’s by participating in hundreds of open-source projects and communities as well as setting the tone for open-source adoption in the enterprise.

Your Role and Responsibilities

The Linux on Z ecosystem team works closely with the open-source community as well as many ISV’s to grow software availability on LinuxONE.

The team is currently looking to hire an Open Source Developer to help us advance Red Hat Enterprise software on the platform. In this role, you will work closely with the ecosystem team and Red Hat engineers to port Red Hat software to LinuxONE by developing and testing software patches, expanding the existing CI/CD environment as well as performance tune the software to the s390x architecture. Given Red Hat software is built on open source, written in a wide range of programming languages and covers a wide range of areas preference will be given to those candidates that are familiar with the open source development process and verse in multiple different application areas. Some of these areas include runtimes, middleware, development tools as well as the most modern cloud enablement software.

*This role will involve working with technology that is covered by embargo Export Regulations. If you are a Foreign National from any of the following embargoed countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria) on a work permit you are not eligible for employment in this position. *


New/Recent graduated students and upcoming graduated students are welcome to apply

Must be eligible to work in Canada without sponsorship

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 2+ years of experience in developing, testing, and performance tuning C and C++ applications on Linux

  • Proven development proficiency in C, C++, JAVA and GO on Linux

  • Working knowledge of computer architecture (x86, IBM Z or POWER instruction set)

  • proven problem-solving skills

  • Effective communication skills

  • Ability to collaborate effectively across multiple teams

  • Self-motivated

  • Aptitude to learn and apply knowledge quickly

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • IBM Z software and hardware background/experience

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 is designed for cognitive business and optimized for cloud computing.

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About IBM

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Location Statement

This 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, Sudan, and Syria) on a work permit, you are not eligible for employment in this position.

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