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Java Security Content Developer

Law Enforcement and Security

Diplomatic Security


Lowell, Massachusetts, United States

At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities
This position is for a Java and Security Content Developer supporting the back-end development of new and existing features and the security content development of various RDBMS systems.

This role encompasses the full skillset requirements of a Java developer from development and production support. This candidate will interface with other teams and must have good communication and solid trouble shooting skills.
  • The successful candidate is a self-starter who possesses a sense of task/issue ownership, is thorough in resolving difficult issues and work toward completions.
  • The successful candidate is a team player who can work successfully with peers and different development and support teams of varying technical levels in complex environments. A strong ability to multi-task and prioritize appropriately on-demand in a fast paced, highly dynamic environment is a must have skillset.
  • The successful candidate has a support mentality with an understanding of customer’s engagement protocols and client alignment.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for complete software development life cycle including requirement analysis, design, development, deployment, and support.
  • Write clean, testable, readable, scalable, and maintainable code that scales and performs well for thousands of customers.
  • Participate actively and contribute to design and development discussions.
  • Develop industry best security solutions for multi cloud/hybrid cloud and container environments by leveraging the advanced cloud native technologies.
  • Research CIS and STIG benchmarks for the development of Database Vulnerability Assessment content. In cases where a CIS or STIG benchmark does not exist, the ability to research and analyze the Database vendors security documentation and recommend security best practices.
  • While the candidate need not have system-administrator-level expertise in all of *nix OS variants, the candidate must possess a working-level knowledge of *nix variants and be comfortable with navigating and troubleshooting *nix variants.
  • We need a person with a strong work ethic who can self-manage multiple concurrent tasks and deadlines. The ideal candidate will have a customer support attitude, be able to research and troubleshoot problems reasonably independently as well as part of a team. A high degree of initiative and self-development is expected. This person will be part of the Java development team that supports in-house requirements for internal development, system test and support.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Minimum 5-8+ solid years of Java development experience.
  • Minimum 2-3+ experience in having developed Cloud-based applications. Comfortable working with Kubernetes, Docker, and Cloud environments (AWS, Azure, OCI, etc.)
  • Minimum 2-3+ years of ANSI SQL knowledge and experience in both SQL and NoSQL databases.
  • Knowledge in 2 or more of the following database types: (Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Cloudera, DB2, Sybase, Informix, Teradata, MySQL, PostgreSQL, HP Vertica, Greenplum, MongoDB, SAP Hana, MariaDB).
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, working effectively with development, system test and support teams.
  • Scripting skills in Perl and Shell.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Linux/Unix basic administration skills are preferred. Must be comfortable enough with the vi and vim editors.
  • Experience in security configuration using LDAP, TLS/SSL, and Kerberos.
  • VM experience since majority of the database servers are virtual machines.

About Business Unit
IBM Software infuses core business operations with intelligence—from machine learning to generative AI—to help make organizations more responsive, productive, and resilient. IBM Software helps clients put AI into action now to create real value with trust, speed, and confidence across digital labor, IT automation, application modernization, security, and sustainability. Critical to this is the ability to make use of all data, because AI is only as good as the data that fuels it. In most organizations data is spread across multiple clouds, on premises, in private datacenters, and at the edge. IBM’s AI and data platform scales and accelerates the impact of AI with trusted data, and provides leading capabilities to train, tune and deploy AI across business. IBM’s hybrid cloud platform is one of the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security, and operations across hybrid environments—a flexible foundation for leveraging data, wherever it resides, to extend AI deep into a business.

Your Life @ IBM
In a world where technology never stands still, we understand that, dedication to our clients success, innovation that matters, and trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships, lives in what we do as IBMers as we strive to be the catalyst that makes the world work better.

Being an IBMer means you’ll be able to learn and develop yourself and your career, you’ll be encouraged to be courageous and experiment everyday, all whilst having continuous trust and support in an environment where everyone can thrive whatever their personal or professional background.

Our IBMers are growth minded, always staying curious, open to feedback and learning new information and skills to constantly transform themselves and our company. They are trusted to provide on-going feedback to help other IBMers grow, as well as collaborate with colleagues keeping in mind a team focused approach to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. The courage our IBMers have to make critical decisions everyday is essential to IBM becoming the catalyst for progress, always embracing challenges with resources they have to hand, a can-do attitude and always striving for an outcome focused approach within everything that they do.

Are you ready to be an IBMer?

About IBM
IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement
IBM offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Eligible employees may have access to:

- Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being
- Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs
- Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law
- Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry-recognized certifications to achieve their career goals
- Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences

The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full-time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job-related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro-rated for those who start working during the calendar year.

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, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, caste, genetics, pregnancy, disability, neurodivergence, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.