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IBM Back-End Developer in San Jose, California


Revolutionize the genomics industry!

We are launching a stealth start-up created to manage bioinformatic computations at scale. Financially backed and operationally supported by IBM, this start-up is well positioned to transform the way biotech, pharma, and research organizations discover insights and breakthroughs.

What We Offer:

We offer a competitive compensation package, autonomy to shape the direction of this initiative, and opportunity for career advancement.

You will enter a highly motivated team, coming from different disciplines and walks of life. We believe great teams bring great ideas to life. We value proactive team members with a strong sense of ownership, people who are able to imagine the world they want to live in and are ready to solve any problem to make it happen.

You'll get the exciting opportunity to join us and shape our initiative's future from the beginning.

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM Research is seeking a Back-End Developer to work at its Research Center in Almaden, CA.

As a Back-End Developer, you will work in an agile, collaborative environment across software architecture, understanding both front-end and back-end concerns, while specializing in the back-end. We work in small, cross-functional teams with big goals, so you will need to be adaptive and adept at clear communication.

  • Build robust and scalable back-end software

  • Architect and implement systems and APIs

  • Create high level code quality through unit tests, automation, and code reviews

  • Build a system for scalable, high-performance computation in the cloud

  • Build scalable and testable software using modern technologies

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related area is required. This is a long-term supplemental position.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 4+ years of experience in back-end development

  • 2+ years of NodeJS expertise

  • Demonstrated understanding of JavaScript and Typescript

  • Expertise with building and using Docker containers, as well as Kubernetes

  • Experience architecting complex asynchronous APIs

  • Background working with Agile, Lean, and Continuous Delivery approaches, such as Continuous Integration, TDD (Test Driven Development) etc.

  • An ability to embrace and reduce uncertainty through continual validated learning

  • Proven people skills that contribute to an open and collaborative environment

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience with creating cloud-native applications and diagnosing problems with them

  • Experience with JS libraries such as RXJS and Express preferred

  • Experience with database design (relational databases like Postgres) and intermediate level of SQL and NoSQL databases such as MongoDB

  • Expertise with high performance computing (HPC)

  • Background with data storage on the cloud

  • None

About Business UnitWith more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research brings together hundreds of researchers who possess unparalleled industry expertise to address some of the world's most challenging problems. Join us as we do pioneering work in areas such as cognitive computing, augmented intelligence, quantum computing, and blockchain, to name a few.

Your Life @ IBMWhat matters to you when you're looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

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Location StatementIBM offers a competitive benefits program which may include medical, dental, vision, paid holidays, paid sick time, paid vacation, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), life insurance, IBM 401(k) Program and Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

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