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IBM Senior Back-End Developer in Boston, Massachusetts


As an Application Developer, you will lead IBM into the future by translating system requirements into the design and development of customized systems in an agile environment. The success of IBM is in your hands as you transform vital business needs into code and drive innovation. Your work will power IBM and its clients globally, collaborating and integrating code into enterprise systems. You will have access to the latest education, tools and technology, and a limitless career path with the world’s technology leader. Come to IBM and make a global impact!

Your Role and Responsibilities

As a Senior Back-end Developer, the employee will lead the Your Career at IBM migration to the Your Learning platform for back-end API/service refactoring in collaboration with the development team in 2020. The developers of the team are in Europe and in the US. The Senior Back-end Developer will work closely together with the Lead Developers, Solution Architects, Iteration Manager, Product Owner and Offering Owner of the project and with the Your Learning development team. After the migration is completed, the employee will work on the new feature requirements and operations of the Your Career at IBM tool with the team.The Senior Back-end Developer works in an agile, collaborative environment across software architecture, understanding both front-end and back-end processes, while specializing in the back-end. The Senior Back-end Developer works with client-server architectures, networking protocols, application development, and databases, uses and develops RESTful APIs and web services. He/She understands user and system requirements, develops and uses object oriented programming, multi-threading and concurrency. He/She actively participates in planning, analyzing, designing, and constructing databases, helps to implement industry standards and best practices for database security and capability of analyzing and defining database and information security requirements. The Senior Back-end Developer develops structured query language (SQL) queries, back-end database stored procedures, or NoSQL queries.

The developers of the project are responsible for developing the application that is compliant with ITSS, Accessibility standard (CI 162) and design standards.

About the project:

The Your Career at IBM corporate application allows employees to view / assess their skills & expertise, to express interest of new job opportunities, to receive the job requisitions with matching skills requirements and to identify the skill/experience gaps of the new job opportunities so that recommendations of learning courses can be delivered. It includes the Career Conversation initiative and provides a team overview for the managers. There is a close collaboration with the Your Learning application both from a technical and team perspective. In 2020, this collaboration will be even closer by rewriting the existing Your Career at IBM application on the Your Learning platform.The missions of the Your Career at IBM project are to improve job mobility and reskill / upskill IBMers.


· Understands both front-end and back-end concerns, while specializing in the back-end

· Leads the Your Career at IBM migration to the Your Learning platform for back-end API/service refactoring in collaboration with the development team

· Develops new back-end services/APIs

· Understands user and system requirements.

· Proficient in Java (Java 11, 13 are preferred)

· Skilled in RESTful Services, SQL, Cloudant

· Participates in the Project meetings, using the Agile methodology

MUST be located in NY or Southbury, CT- no relocation assistance is being offered at this time.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Proficient in Java (Java 11, 13 are preferred)

  • Skilled in RESTful Services, SQL, Cloudant

  • Understands the Agile methodology

  • Has leadership and excellent communication skills

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Front-end development basics is a big plus.

  • Knowledge in HR talent domain, such as skills, expertise, performance management, career conversation & development is BIG plus.

About Business Unit

The IBM Finance organization is responsible for driving enterprise performance and transformation. We are the financial stewards of IBM, delivering IBM’s financial strategy, developing new business models, and mitigating enterprise risk. Do you have a passion for creating business value? Join our team in accounting, financial planning, pricing, business controls, tax, treasury, business development (acquisitions & divestitures), and global financing.

Your Life @ IBM

What 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 IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

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, 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.