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IBM Senior Development & Software Engineer in HURSLEY, United Kingdom

Introduction

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

CICS runs mission-critical applications for some of the biggest and most demanding enterprise businesses in the world today. While CICS has been around for 50 years, it is constantly keeping up to date with the latest technology trends, for example, adding functionality for Node.js applications and making the mainframe (IBM Z platform) a first-class player in the API economy.

The CICS team is based at IBM Hursley Park which is one of IBM's longest standing and largest software development labs in Europe. Located in the Hampshire Countryside, in private parklands only 10 minutes from Winchester, Hursley boasts a strong team of technologists working on a vast range of products and projects from across the IBM portfolio. Locally, there are excellent schools and transport links including, Southampton and Portsmouth ports and Southampton Airport.

CICS is a great product to work on. The CICS team is a leader on the IBM Z platform for design-driven development, continuous integration and DevOps using a Jenkins-based automated delivery pipeline for code development, testing and service.

We have a vacancy for a software engineer to become a CICS Transaction Server for z/OS product specialist. This is an opportunity to join a team that strives to ensure that all updates, that are released to our customers, are highly valued and of the highest quality. The successful candidate will join an agile development team that has a world class Design Partnership Program. This program enables the team to work closely with dozens of CICS clients through-out the planning, designing and implementation of new function for CICS.

Would you like a role that offers the opportunity to;

• build a deeply technical software engineering career working on arguably the world’s most successful software product

• work with a highly skilled technical team who are dedicated to the success of the CICS product and the mainframe

• work with a broad customer base of technical experts who are fully committed to CICS and relishes the opportunity to engage directly with the CICS Development team

• work with established as well as modern technologies such as Kubernetes, Docker and GitHub

• work with IBMers and clients from all corners of the globe

• become a CICS technical expert able to deliver technical presentations at conferences in places like the USA and across Europe

This role is suitable for all working patterns, whether this be part-time or full-time. IBM does not have a single policy on part-time and flexible working, however where possible, we will work with you to agree on a working schedule to suit you and IBM . In your application, please outline your desired working pattern including working days/working time/working locations and any other important information. This will then be discussed with you throughout the application process.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

• Programming skills – for example Java, C or C+• Software testing, problem solving and diagnostic skills

• Good communication skills, both verbally and digitally

• An eagerness to learn and exploit new technologies and share knowledge

• Experience of, or an interest in, contributing to open source software development

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

CICS TS and/or z/OS skills

• Rational Team Concert

• GitHub

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

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

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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