Software Developer - Coop

Kanata, 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 Ottawa and is a 4 or 8 month work term commencing September 2015.

The Rational Team Concert development team is looking for a few students to join its Source Control Management (SCM) component team to prototype new technology that could find its way into a future release of the product. We have some interesting projects that would be ideal for students looking to learn about SCM, who want an opportunity to work with a highly talented team, and who like to have some freedom to express their creativity. Our projects include continuing on work on new code review tool that started out as a prototyping effort by past coop students, prototyping an HTML-based UI, and working on improving SCM integration with the build system. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to learn what it takes to build and release great software.

Required Skills

  • Ability to work with Java, Javascript, Dojo, Extended Markup Language (XML) and Representational State Transfer (REST) services
  • Web Development
  • Demonstrated communication skills
  • Previous Coop or internship program enrollment

The candidate should have appropriate knowledge of the above technologies or be capable of quickly mastering these technologies with guidance. Furthermore, they will be able to work as part of a team and be able to independently solve a well-outlined problem. Technologies the candidate will be exposed to can have a long learning curve; handling well-meaning critique is essential.

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.

Working for IBM Offers:

  • 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.


  • Basic knowledge in Eclipse
  • Basic knowledge in Java
  • Basic knowledge in Javascript
  • Basic knowledge in XML
  • Basic knowledge in Representational State Transfer (REST) services
  • Basic knowledge in web development
  • English: Fluent

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