Software Developer Co-op

Victoria, British Columbia
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 positions are a part of IBM Canada's EPIC (Employment Pathways to Interns & Co-ops) Student Program. These positions are 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. The Victoria Lab's 50 plus world-class developers unite to work on innovative projects and provide vital technologies and components to enhance IBM Workplace and WebSphere Portal software with new capabilities, such as offline processing, digital signing of multi-part forms, attachment handling, precise form presentation, and innovative data capture approaches. The Labs principal product, IBM Forms, is integrated with WebSphere and DB2 Content Manager software.

This Student Position resides in Victoria and is a 4 month work term commencing September 2015. The Victoria Lab is looking for a few star co-ops to join our development team. We are looking for people who are passionate about writing code and are willing to challenge the status quo. We expect our developers to be team focused and are comfortable working with extremely savvy technologists to build high performance software.

The candidate will get a chance to interact with staff and customers to define requirements and translate those into a design that will produce high quality code that makes it way back to our customers. Constant change does not intimidate you as you are familiar with iterative development methodologies like the Agile process. The candidate will join a team of world-class developers and support staff to supply leading edge XML-based and Web 2.0 technologies to customers and partners around the world.

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. A casual dress code is permitted on site.

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of IBM Products
  • Knowledge of the Software Development Cycle
  • AJAX, JavaScript
  • XML, HTML, CSS and other Web Standards
  • Web Services
  • Object Oriented (OO) Languages like C++ or Java
  • Windows, Linux or UNIX operating systems.
  • Database Technologies
  • Coop or internship program enrollment an asset

Required Responsibilities

  • Work directly on product and services that affect our clients, while having access to cutting edge software technology
  • Access to obtain IBM Product Certification during work term
  • Ability flexible work hours, to ensure work-life balance

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.


  • Associate's Degree/College Diploma
  • At least 6 months experience in use programming languages
  • At least 6 months experience in use programming languages
  • English: Fluent


  • Information Technology

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