Software Engineer

Company: IBM
Location: Austin, Texas, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 29.AUG.2021


IntroductionThe Watson Discovery team is seeking a Backend Developer with exposure to Java/Scala to join the Discovery Smart Document Unders...


IntroductionThe Watson Discovery team is seeking a Backend Developer with exposure to Java/Scala to join the Discovery Smart Document Understanding Engineering Team. Smart Document Understanding is a module used to allow Watson Discovery to process and understand complex business documents including tables and images. This also allows users to train Discovery to extract custom fields in your documents. Customizing how your documents are indexed into Discovery improves the answers that your application returns. In this role, you will help expand Watson's document processing and understanding capability with the overall goal of improved search experience for Watson Discovery Service. You will create RESTFUL api services on IBM Cloud.Your Role and ResponsibilitiesThe ideal candidate will have a passion for software development with experience using functional programming languages (preferably java/SCALA) following agile methodologies in a continuous delivery environment. For this role you should have a passion for building high-quality, innovative and fully performing software in compliance with coding standards and technical design. As part of your responsibilities you will participate in requirements gathering, sprint planning, design and technical review to support the overall achievement of business objectives.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:+ Participate in the design, evolution, and implementation of sophisticated software systems in Java, Scala using functional programming techniques+ Participate in software design and code reviews. Reviews include other Software Engineers and are held to ensure a high level of software quality and to share knowledge with team members.+ Participate in, and adhere to, professional software engineering practices using such tools and methodologies as Agile Software Development, Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Source Code Management (git), Jira, and GitHub+ Participate in the planning, creation and execution of automated test cases and load/performance testing+ Address production issues in a timely manner. This includes root cause analysis and working with manager and team members to resolve the problem.+ Curate, cleanse, and prepare client data for system ingestion+ Maintain a high level of proficiency with Computer Science/Software Engineering knowledge and contribute to the technical skills growth of other team members+ Work well independently and as part of a team+ Work as an Agile scrum team member+ Engage in 24/7 support periodically to assist in critical production issues to maintain the systemLocation Preference: This is an office based position: Austin, TX, Littleton, MA or San Jose, CA (IBM Silicon Valley Labs).Required Technical and Professional Expertise+ 3+ years' experience software development using functional programming (Preferably Java)+ Proficiency in object oriented development using Java/Scala.+ Proficiency with unit testing+ Proficiency with Version ControlPreferred Technical and Professional Expertise+ Passion for Computer Science and Programming+ Strong understanding of data structures and algorithms+ Knowledge of functional programing languages and techniques+ Knowledge of object-oriented programming languages and techniques+ Solid understanding of concurrency and concurrent programming techniques+ Basic knowledge of Docker/microservice architecture+ Proficiency with Python+ Proficiency with SparkAbout Business UnitIBM's Cloud and Cognitive software business is committed to bringing the power of IBM's Cloud and Watson/AI technologies to life for our clients and ecosystem partners around the world. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments-with complete software solutions for business and IT operations, development, data science, security, and management. Our experts and software capabilities help organizations develop applications once and deploy them anywhere, integrate security across the breadth of their IT estate, and automate operations with management visibility. With IBM, you also have access to new skills and methods, governance and management approaches, and a deep ecosystem of industry experts and partners.Your 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 IBMIBM'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 StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.Being 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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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