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Software Developer

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Coop and Internship positions available to work with WebSphere Application Server in different areas of its sub-components. Entails learning and… IBM

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Software Development Manager

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for efficiency and effectiveness • Monitoring scrum teams productivity • Assisting… IBM

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Cloud Automation Software Developer

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

If you are a talented Orchestration technology candidate who seeks responsibility, thrives when empowered, and has experience in cloud delivery, then… IBM

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IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

include Calibre SVRF coding of DFM recommended rules as well as tool enhancements into a yield checking tool for use by Server and… IBM

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Cloudant -Erlang Software Developer

IBM Washington, DC +11 locations

As a Software Developer, you'll bring your knowledge of Erlang and distributed systems to deliver state-of-the-art… IBM

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Software Developer - Co-op / Intern

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

We are seeking co-ops /interns to join the Smarter Process development teams. Selected candidates will be part of the teams that are responsible for designing, d… IBM

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Software Developer - SmartCloud Application Services

IBM Washington, DC +10 locations

will include the design, implementation, unit testing, documentation and validation of the components you'll build. If you are a talented developer… IBM

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Bluemix dev/ops software developer

IBM Washington, DC +9 locations

If this is the type of world you want to work in join us on an exciting new project underway related to IBM's cloud solutions. In this role you will… IBM

28 days ago

Watson Cloud Developer/Software Engineer - Internship

IBM Washington, DC

You will have the unique opportunity to work on a new breed of probabilistic applications based on IBM Watson which is being applied to tackle some… IBM

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User Interface (UI) Front End Software Developer

IBM Washington, DC

The world is getting smarter, triggering unprecedented change. IBM's unparalleled ability to bring together business insight, advanced research… IBM

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    Advisory Engineer in STG, IBM

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    Current Employee - Advisory Engineer in Hopewell Junction, NY
    Current Employee - Advisory Engineer in Hopewell Junction, NY

    I have been working at IBM full-time (more than 8 years)


    Disclaimer: A lot of what I'm writing below of course depends on the work area and management chain. But I found this to be fairly pervasive policies in IBM in my 9+ years with the company.
    1. IBM's policies and management are very flexible when it comes to working remotely or accommodating various life situations (sick days, doctor visits, etc.). Management is encouraged to measure an employee by their work and impact, and not by hours spent at their office.
    2. Great colleagues! Though unfortunately, many have been leaving due to the instability of IBM's HW development business.
    3. At least in my area, there's a high level of flexibility on which projects should I undertake based on my and my management assessment of business impact.


    1. Unfortunately, IBM still uses the "normal distribution" rating system, where at the end of the year each employee is ranked as a top contributor (5%), above average contributor (15%), average contributor (~75%), and bottom contributor (5%). This curve is difficult to apply in the R&D world, where you may have many members of the team working long and hard hours, and end up being "average contributors" at the end of the year, because there just isn't room for all to be top contributors.

    2. The above may not be so disturbing, if only IBM didn't practically cancelled all raises, performance bonuses and incentive for the non top-performers. I've had a consistent "above average" rating in the last 4-5 years, and my raise and performance bonus were ridiculous mere 1.5-2% of my salary. Were I rated "average contributor" I would have gotten NOTHING. So you can imagine that people can go year after year without any raise to their salary.

    From talking to manager friend, this is IBM's way to eliminate the non-top-performers without having to fire them, as part of its direction of reducing US manpower.

    3. Hiring freeze in many areas - again, as part of IBM's attempt to reduce its workforce across North America and Europe we see many jobs move to the India and Far East markets. This is of course upsetting to see local teams shrink and disappear, especially when many great local IBM colleagues and experts begin to drop out. From my experience thus far working with India SW teams - they are still very far away from the standards I would have expected from US and Europe based teams.

    4. Poor top down communication about company's and divisions' future. Employees learn from rumors and news websites what's about to come...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management must keep in mind that it today's world, which is saturated with brilliant companies that hire top talent, IBM must remain competitive to attract great talent and hold on to it. In the meanwhile, we're seeing the opposite trend, where great people leave IBM for other companies, be it because of a more competitive package, dropping morale and many other reasons.

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