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.This position sits within Global Technology Services (GTS) Infrastructure Services (IS). As announced in October 2020, IBM intends that the managed infrastructure services business of the GTS organization within IBM will become an independent company (currently known as NewCo) by the end of 2021, creating two distinct and powerful market-leading companies. NewCo has incredible potential, and we will unlock it together while we make history as a newly independent company that will be the #1 managed IS services provider on “day one” as a publicly traded company. NewCo will be positioned for financial success with over 4600 clients and approximately $19 billion in annual revenue. Drawing on the best of IBM, it will include our unmatched talent, the breadth of our services, an even broader ecosystem of partners, and our deep global client relationships. Please note: The final decision if this position will transition from IBM to NewCo is still yet to be confirmed.
Your Role and Responsibilities
Throughout your career, you’ll work as part of a diverse team to support our clients as they use our systems to outthink the competition. You’ll learn the fundamentals of mainframe computing and will master skills like; deploying and managing operating systems, implementing monitoring, configuration management, and reporting, executing change management, implementing system security, coding JCL, and writing simple REXX programs.
Our program will give you the opportunity to build your skills to grow your career as a Mainframe System Programmer.
Who you Are
We’re seeking candidates who have the following requirements, but we know you’re just getting your career started, and we’re committed to helping you learn and grow. If you’ve had some experience with mainframes or coding/development in the past, you’re exactly the type of candidate we’re looking for.
To be successful, you need:
- Drive and eagerness to learn
- Strong problem solving, critical thinking, organization, and communication skills
- Ability to work independently and take initiative, as well as work collaboratively and contribute to an agile team environment
- Some basic knowledge or experience in ONE or more of the following is preferred:
- Mainframe hardware and systems functions
- Installing, troubleshooting, operating, testing, planning or configuring relevant technologies
- Reading and interpreting mainframe system/application program dumps and traces
- Proficiency in the use of applications running on Windows and Linux workstations
What’s the Experience?
As an IBMer, you’ll join with other early professionals in a local cohort. You’ll go through your first few weeks together, learning about IBM and the skills you’ll be attaining throughout the program. Then, you’ll work with your managers and mentors to progress through your personal skills roadmap, learning and demonstrating new knowledge and competencies through hands-on application with your project teams. You’ll complete milestones along the way, earning digital credentials to validate your skills, and will come back together with other early professional hires to participate in on-going training and development focused on your professional and technical skills. Best of all, you are a contributing member of your team, putting forward ideas, taking on responsibilities and making choices about how you get the job done just like any other IBM’er.
No relocation is available for this position.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
- Willingness to complete the requirements and assignments within entry level service skills through mentoring
- 0 – 2 years work experience in a customer-oriented role
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
- An Associate’s degree in Computer Science or other related discipline is preferred, but not required
- Knowledge of basic program languages
- Propensity to learn formally and informally
- Ability to network with others on complex projects and challenges