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Associate (Graduate) Technology Specialist - IBM CIC

Location: Leicester
Company: IBM
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The IBM Client Innovation Centre (CIC) is an innovative and exciting part of IBM. We are responsible for leading technical delivery as part of IBM Global Business Services' engagements with clients in the UK. We continually innovate for our customers, employees and shareholders. Our Technical Skills range from Application Development (Java, Front End, Full Stack, DevOps), Cloud Services and Data Engineering through Testing Services to Infrastructure Support. We support the latest technologies and work in wide-ranging project environments.
Here's where you come in: We're looking for passionate, original thinkers who want to drive progress, grow their network and further their careers. If you see yourself as someone who never stops learning, who believes no problem is too big to solve, and who wants to unleash your potential, IBM Services is for you. We have a range of opportunities and flexible career paths, so whether you start as a developer, tester or working with cloud infrastructure you can develop your career with us. You will be aligned to a technical practice where you can develop your skills and experience as part of a professional community.
To meet the needs of our clients' evolving technical and business needs, you will complete an Associate training program incorporating a blended e-learning, classroom and practical learning approach in technologies used by the IBM Client Innovation Centres, ensuring you will soon be ready to join a client project. Your technical training will be matched to support you in your first technical assignment and will cover areas applicable to your role such as: Development, Testing, DevOps and Cloud, including Red Hat, OpenShift, IBM Cloud and AWS, Data Engineering, AI and leading enterprise applications.
Your Role and Responsibilities
*Design, develop and test a new, modern cloud-native application or support a legacy application, with code management, troubleshooting and tuning.
*Translate software requirements into working and maintainable solutions within new or existing application frameworks, working closely with clients and IBM teams.
*Maintain and improve code quality, enabling reusability and automatization of services - from applications through to cloud infrastructure.
*Create Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to support communication between systems, using API gateways and event services.
*Automate testing and supporting Continuous Integration and Development pipelines, including implementing security operations tooling.
*Implement data engineering and warehouse services on Cloud.
*Configure enterprise applications to support new innovative client services
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Required education: STEM subject degree with a 2:1 or higher
We are looking for people who have experience in several of the following areas. We appreciate that you will probably not have all of these, so don't worry if you are missing some of them:
*Strong interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills
*Must have knowledge in one or more of the following technology areas: Java, JavaScript, Node.js, React.js, Vue.js, Angular, C++, C, C#, Ruby, Python
*Familiar with build and continuous integration tools like Maven, Jenkins, Gradle
*Familiar with database development on platform like PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle
*Familiar with Java/JEE best practices around design patterns, performance tuning, automated tests and unit tests
*Exposure to writing RESTful APIs using Microservices architecture and Spring Boot framework
*Exposure to deploying applications with container technology like Docker and container orchestration technology like Kubernetes or RedHat OpenShift
*Familiar with twelve-factor cloud design principles
*Ability to thrive in an ever-changing, technology-based consulting environment, using agile development techniques
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds. However, in order for you to be eligible for this role, all applicants must hold British Nationality, UK work permit or visa valid for a two-year period prior to applying along with at least 5 years UK residency and preferably 10 years.
About Business UnitWe are proud of our training and development opportunities. As part of the CIC, you will be welcome to undertake a multitude of training courses with an extensive range of classroom, e-learning, interactive and video courses. With our support, you will have the opportunity to acquire industry recognised qualifications, gain valuable experience with globally renowned companies and work with industry leading technologies. This will enable you to grow within our business which we support via promotion and progression opportunities.
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.
Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.
About IBMIBM'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 StatementIBM wants you to bring your whole self to work and for you, this might
mean the ability to work flexibly. If you are interested in a flexible working pattern,
please talk to our recruitment team to find out if this is possible in the current working environment.
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.
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