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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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Bluemix Garage Lead Developer – Toronto
Canada, CA - Computer Software, Information Technology and Services, Management Consulting
Bluemix is IBM Platform as a Service (PaaS) and is a core part of IBM’s cloud strategy. The Bluemix team is trailblazing new technology platform and cloud services, devOps, business models, developer outreach, and with the creation of the Bluemix Garage - a new type of consulting services lab.

The notion of the Garage was born out of the changes on how we work with our customers. This is a distinctively new approach to app development - a 180-degree shift from the way that IBM does client engagements. We are bringing clients into the Garage and using IBM Design Thinking to get the minimal viable product definition correct and adopting agile practices for developing quality apps rapidly.

We are assembling an ‘A’ team of developers, product managers, and designers. Pairing is at the core of the way we are doing development and the way we are training our team. Garage developers will do pair programming, test driven development, continuous integration and deployment. Bluemix is rapidly adding new IBM and partner services, so you will be continuously learning new skills as we execute client projects in 4 to 12 weeks.

Much of the time you will code and work with your client and you will deploy production ready code every day. You will have breaks between projects to harvest from your projects – writing blogs, contributing to open source, providing feedback to the Bluemix development team, presenting at meet-ups, and improving our Garage processes. Each project will have a core leader responsible for the client relationship and issue management. There will also be opportunities to work with teams in other regions interested in starting new Garages. In this job you can grow your contribution and leadership.

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We are looking for top developers with demonstrated interpersonal skills. We want developers who are excited to explore new technologies. We want a variety of experience levels – it isn’t about how long you have been coding, it is about your skills and enthusiasm for picking up new technologies and ways of doing things; decomposition skills; demonstrated base coding experience; and your interpersonal skills, particularly how well you work with others. Prior experience with pair programming or Bluemix is not required. Work with cloud, mobile, or open source technologies are a significant plus.

The Toronto Garage is not typical IBM. A possible location is currently being identified, but suffice it to say it will be housed with startups in partnership with an ecosystem builder. It will have an open work environment with latest Mac pairing stations. The Garage will be surrounded by startups of various sizes on the same floor and throughout the building. It will be located in downtown Toronto and very convenient to all forms of public transportation.

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 2 years experience in Java and other languages (eg. HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, Ruby, PHP, Swift, Objective C)
  • At least 2 years experience in Modern Databases – eg. CouchDB, MongoDB, NoSQL
  • At least 2 years experience in Continuous Integration / Build Tools – eg. Gradle, Maven, Jenkin
  • At least 2 years experience in building cloud applications and open source projects
  • English: Fluent

  • At least 1 year experience in developing Mobile, Analytics and Cloud Integration
  • At least 1 year experience in Bluemix

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.

No salary provided

Posted March 26, 2015 at 11:29AM from LinkedIn