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IBM Firmware Developer Co-op: Jan - Dec 2021 in Chicago, Illinois

Introduction

As a Hardware Developer at IBM, you’ll get to work on the systems that are driving the quantum revolution and the AI era. Join an elite team of engineering professionals who enable IBM customers to make better decisions quicker on the most trusted hardware platform in today’s market.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Firmware may exist anywhere in a computing system from the central computing complex to management consoles, power supplies, and I/O adapters within IBM mainframes. Some firmware projects include:

  • Development of the hardware management console web interface and mobile app

  • Development for the world’s highest security cryptographic processors

  • Development and support of I/O adapters (networking and storage) and Secure Service Containers used to support applications using blockchain technology.

  • Server virtualization and a Parallel Sysplex environment so that mainframes can communicate as a single entity.

  • Implementation of complex z/Architecture instructions, concurrent and recovery functions

Our engineers apply agile methodologies throughout the entire development cycle, from design, code implementation/review, unit testing, functional testing, simulation, and real hardware integration testing. Some areas use a Unix/Linux based Operating System focusing on embedded programming, communication protocols, host application software support, and user-interfaces. Interface and code designs are done primarily to communicate with different hardware components via various hardware protocols such as PCIe.

Selected candidates will work in a team-based, collaborative environment with peers both locally and across the global organization. This position may require you to work directly with clients to understand their needs and requirements and ensure product delivery meets their expectations.

Ideal candidates will possess demonstrated software design skills, understanding of front-end, back-end technologies or embedded systems. Team-based experience in software development, agile methodologies and the ability to perform software performance analysis, debugging and test.

Possible locations based on demand include:

Poughkeepsie, NY; Endicott, NY; Tucson, AZ; San Jose, CA;

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Pursuing Bachelors in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

  • Passion to pursue career path in Computer Engineering or Computer Science

  • Fundamental education in software design and/or test

  • Knowledge of web and mobile application development

  • Computer Architecture

  • Programming languages: Java, C, C++, Assembly

  • Scripting (Python, JavaScript, Perl, Bash, etc.)

  • Tools (Git/GitHub, IntelliJ, etc.)

  • Strong Communication Skills

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Development knowledge of Unix/Linux kernel functionality

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.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

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.

Location Statement

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

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.

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