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
IBM's Tech Re-Entry program is looking for talented technical professionals who are looking to restart their technical careers after an absence from the workforce of 24 months or more. This paid apprenticeship will enable you to work on projects that match your expertise, interests, and abilities and could lead to full-time employment. During your IBM Tech Re-Entry apprenticeship program, you will have the opportunity to update your skills in a contemporary work environment. You will have access to the latest tools and technologies available and work alongside a multi-disciplinary teams to hone your expertise and deliver on client-critical solutions. You'll be able to experience the breadth of IBM resources while developing new skills and relationships.
Re-Entry hires participate in ~6 month apprenticeships to refresh skills and prepare for transition to full time opportunities. The experience provides personalized technical learning to update and gain additional skills; earning badges and credentials along the way.
Software Development teams 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 development team does. 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 high quality solutions you can be proud of.
Your Role and Responsibilities:
The primary role of an enterprise software tester is to both validate and break software yielding high quality solutions that can offer up to 99.99999% uptime for our clients. Not only does one need to test new functionality for correctness but also for other enterprise software facets such as usability, security, load/stress impacts, recoverability, and performance. As a software test member of the agile test team, you would participate in designing, developing, executing, and evaluating solutions and features progressing through the software development life cycle. When defects or anomalies are discovered, the test team captures the data to describe the state of the system, environment, and application in defect records. Once defects are created, testers further assist with documentation collection and analysis, monitor the record for updates, then installing and verifying fixes. Responsibilities of this tester role also includes the maintenance and administration of the test environment and system that is up and running continuously. This includes installing updates, configuring system resources, installing solution exploiters, and monitoring the systems. In addition to starting, stopping, and monitoring applications and workloads that exploit solutions, the team also helps develop and maintains the workloads. The tester role empowers one who likes to have a breadth of skill across many different areas, is curious, work well in teams, and thinks “outside the box”.
- Test scenario design, development, execution, result analysis, and automation
- Defect artifact collection, creation, management, and fix verification
- Test system and environment maintenance and administration
- Actively participate as a member of the agile test team
- Workload development, modification, and maintenance
- Innovate to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of daily operations and testing processes
In order to qualify for this apprenticeship, you must have been out of the workforce for a minimum of 24 months.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
- Fluent in the English language (listening, speaking and writing)
- Quick learner of new systems, processes, and tools
- Good at logical thinking, with analytical and communication skills
- Works well in teams with strong interpersonal skills
- Familiar with agile Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies and practices
- Creative and innovative problem solving
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
- Software testing experience and/or certifications
- Enterprise software experience
- Automation 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 designed for cognitive business and optimized for cloud computing.
Your Life @ IBM
What 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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IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.
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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.