Core Software Developer - Co-op

Toronto, Ontario
Internship, Student Jobs, Co-op

Are you a student of the world?

Are you ready to build your career, not just your résumé?

Do you think the world can work smarter?

IBM is looking for people to work alongside the best and brightest minds in the world to build a smarter planet. 

The following student position is a part of IBM Canada's EPIC (Employment Pathways to Interns & Co-ops) Student Program. This position is only open to students registered in a Canadian University or College program, who have completed a minimum of 2 years of their degree or diploma program, and who must be returning to full-time study upon the completion of the temporary IBM work term. 

This Student Position resides in Toronto and is a 4 month work term commencing September 2015

Job title: Core Software Developer

We are seeking talented and passionate co-op students to join our team of Software Developers at our Toronto headquarters. You will be part of a creative and agile development team working on challenging problems in a driven environment. As a full member of the Development team, you will be critical to your team's success in delivering new functionality, new products, and refining our existing offerings. As a growing team with ambitious goals, the challenge and complexity of the work you take on will be limited solely by your ability to deliver. As a small bonus, you'll also enjoy a variety of Development social events including video and board game nights, a Science Fiction book club, and release events.

Main Responsibilities include: 

  • Participation in the entire software development cycle by designing, developing and testing new features and products
  • Building new software using the latest Microsoft technologies including: Windows Azure, Entity Framework 4.1, MVC 3.0, .NET 4.0, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) 
  • Solving complex business problems for our world-class client organizations 
  • Using web-based technologies, including HTML5, jQuery, and AJAX, to deliver great user experiences 
  • Optimizing and improving existing functionality
  • Learning and contributing to products on a variety of architectures: cloud-based, client-server, n-tier


  • Working toward Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent 
  • Knowledge of Object Orientated (OO) concepts and design 
  • Proven design, troubleshooting and programming skills 
  • Familiarity with C#, C++, or Java 
  • Enthusiasm for technology and a desire to build great software 
  • Some knowledge of Microsoft technologies, including Visual Studio .NET, Azure, SQL Server

Preferred Skills: 

  • Proven listener, communicator, and proven ability to work with a group of peers
  • Hardworking, flexible, with an ability to learn quickly 
  • Previous work experience in using C#

What IBM offers you:

  • Work directly on product and services that affect our clients, while having access to cutting edge software technology
  • Work is challenging and rewarding
  • Access to obtain IBM Product Certification during work term
  • A casual dress code and flexible work hours, to ensure work-life balance
  • Future Blue - IBM’s large student community that provides networking opportunities, sporting and social events.

Students must apply to in addition to their university job board (if applicable) in order to be considered for the position. It is highly recommended to include your transcript (official or unofficial) to complement your application.

This role will involve working with technology that is covered by embargo Export Regulations. If you are a Foreign National from any of the following embargoed countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria) on a work permit you are not eligible for employment in this position.


  • High School Diploma/GED
  • English: Fluent


  • Pre-University qualification

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.

How to Apply