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IBM Software Engineer in San Jose, California


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

About the Team You will be working with a talented team of DevOps Software Engineers that facilitate IMS code releases/deployments on a CI/CD basis to support IBM Information Management System.

Do you have a passion for learning and applying modern software engineering practices? Are you excited to use these practices to deliver and manage mission critical services at scale? Are you a strategic thinker, a visionary? If so, please read on.

Do you love to solve business problems with systems and integrations? Do you want every day to be a bit different and allow you to work with individuals across the spectrum of the organization? Above all, we are looking for applicants who will thrive in an open, vibrant, flexible, fun-spirited, collaborative environment and desire creative freedom and an opportunity to work on high performing teams! The IMS DevOps team seeks outstanding full stack development talent to:

  • Support new projects redefining our clients' DevOps experience while accelerating our internal transformation into an agile, optimized, fast-moving development organization.

  • We are building fast-moving teams to work with industry leaders in developing ways to better build and deploy mixed-language z/OS applications into an automated pipeline.

  • We are also designing improved methods to provision and manage systems using modern, RESTful APIs in conjunction with compelling, rich, and interactive interfaces.

Job Duties: As an IBM Information Management System DevOps Software Engineer, you will use the latest tools and technologies available to deliver state-of-the-art software solutions for the Information Management Systems product. You will be responsible for ensuring that IMS releases and deployments are done efficiently to help organizations improve their business outcomes in the global marketplace. This role executes the tasks required to automate and release the Information Management Systems product to ensure it is done efficiently and meets the business needs. This role will enhance and support current development and testing environments used by IMS development squads. Successful candidates will have a strong desire to work as software engineers through all phases of the software development lifecycle. A foundational understanding of software development principles and testing methodologies such as the Agile Software Development Lifecycle, with a high degree of adaptability, drive, and willingness to accept new challenges is a must.

Candidates will also demonstrate fundamental knowledge in the following:

  • Core Java skills

  • Relational database management

  • RESTful API development

  • Source code management and build tooling

  • Experience or enthusiasm to learn mainframe-level tooling and languages


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Minimum 2 years of Java experience

  • 2+ years of full stack software development experience

  • 2+ years of relational database experience (e.g. Db2, MySQL, MS SQL, etc)

  • Experience using, maintaining, and developing RESTful APIs

  • Experience or enthusiasm to learn IBM z/OS mainframe-level tooling and languages (REXX, JCL, MVS, etc)

  • Experience using source code management and build tools (e.g. GitHub, Jenkins, etc)

  • Be comfortable working with and maintaining Enterprise Linux servers (RedHat, Ubuntu, zLinux).

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are a requirement.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5+ years of enterprise-level Java, RDBMS, and RESTful API development experience

  • Experience with modern DevOps tools (e.g. Jenkins, Maven, etc)

  • Ability to work in the San Jose, CA area is a big plus.

  • Experience with z/OS, MVS, REXX, and/or JCL are a big plus.

  • Experience with z/OS subsystems (e.g. CICS, IMS, Db2)

  • Contributions to open source projects

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 job requires you to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to your start date, where legally permissible. Proof of vaccination status will be required. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical, pregnancy 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 StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

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

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 @ 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.