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WebSphere Liberty InstantOn Software Developer


AI Developer


Austin, Texas, 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
Are you naturally curious and love to tinker? Do you like fixing complex problems? Do you enjoy the challenge of figuring out a solution with the least number of parts? Do you like to optimize and improve programming algorithms? Do you like to work in a collaborative and diverse engineering team? Are you excited by customer engagement and success? If you answered “yes” to these questions, join the WebSphere organization to work on Open Liberty InstantOn. Here, you will join a team of highly talented, collaborative, and diverse people who are responsible for the design, development, testing, and successful adoption of the Liberty InstantOn features of WebSphere Liberty. IBM WebSphere is a market leader, leading-edge technology for designing, provisioning, and executing cloud-native Java applications. It automates web-based applications, manages data, runs and interfaces with Cloud technologies, and provides system solutions and software enablement that powers the most secure, reliable, and performing systems. Liberty InstantOn is a new and exciting technology for Websphere Liberty that enables rapid application startup leveraging Linux checkpoint/restore functionality provided by CRIU. Liberty InstantOn enables cloud-native applications to scale rapidly during peak demand while scaling to zero when the demand reduces. As a member of the Liberty InstantOn development team, your main duties will involve developing support for Liberty InstantOn across the full portfolio of Open Liberty features. As part of the team, you will get involved with all aspects of the Open Liberty runtime, including the various implementations of Jakarta EE and MicroProfile specifications and the value-added features Liberty has, such as Spring Boot support. Are you ready to be part of an amazing, high-energy, diverse, and world-renowned Client Success machine.

* Designing, coding, and testing of Liberty InstantOn features
* Maintenance of Open Liberty and other Open-source components at the Eclipse and Apache foundations
* Presenting about Liberty InstantOn to other internal teams, clients and possibly at conferences
* Working in collaboration with peer team members and other WebSphere teams daily
* Understanding our development infrastructure and best practices

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

* At least 5 years of experience in Java programming
* At least one year of experience with application container concepts (Docker, Podman)
* Strong working knowledge of code debugging techniques (analyzing traces, setting breakpoints, resolving Java coding issues)
* Strong working knowledge of the Linux Operating System.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
* Basic understanding of Jakarta EE (J2EE) and Application Server concepts
* Basic understanding of Kubernetes and/or public clouds, such as AWS EKS and Azure AKS.
* Thrive in collaboration, working side by side with people of all backgrounds and disciplines, and have very strong verbal and written communication skills
* Good at solving problems, debugging, troubleshooting, designing, and implementing solutions to complex technical issues
* Motivated and have a passion for supporting and creating great products

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. This position was posted on the date cited in the key job details section and is anticipated to remain posted for 21 days from this date or less if not needed to fill the role. 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.