IBM Cloud Application Developer in San Jose, California

Job Description

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

Bottom line? We outthink ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM.

We need a Cloud Application Developer who will:

· Practice pair programming and test driven development

· Be a technical subject matter expertise in the delivery of development projects

· Provide input to technical scoping activities for customer proposals, as appropriate.

The primary teams that you will work with are Developers, Designers, Architects & Project Managers, Customer Product Managers, Subject Matter Experts and Practice Leaders.

The IBM Cloud Application development team is looking for talent that has a passion to innovate and is willing to take on challenges that are outside of their comfort zone.


Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.


Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills

  • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations

  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation

In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.


With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!




Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Required Skills:

  • At least 2 years of experience practicing agile development methodologies

  • Experience working in an enterprise environment

  • ​Strong track record in delivering successful projects

  • Experience with Java and Node.js

  • Experience with user interface development using technologies such as HTML/Javascript, Angular, or React

  • Experience with integrating front end with back end APIs/Microservices and data to form a complete working application

  • Strong written & verbal communication skills

  • Client facing experience

  • Experience developing in a cloud environment

  • Very strong operational skills

  • English: Fluent

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

· Experience in at least one of Python, Go, IBM Functions, Ruby, ASP.NET or Swift

· Experience as a consultant

· Experience in developing on a PaaS environment such as Bluemix or Cloud Foundry

· Experience with extreme programming and TDD

· Experience with Docker

· Experience with Kubernetes

EO Statement

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.