Compiler Optimization Developer - Co-op

Markham, 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 student position 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. This Student Position resides in Markham and is a 4 month work term commencing September 2015.

Key Responsibilities:

  • developing compilers for various interpreted systems (Java, JavaScript), and compiled (C/C++, common business-oriented language (COBOL), Fortran) languages targeting multiple hardware platforms (Intel, ARM, IBM Power and System z), and operating systems (Windows, AIX, z/OS, and Linux on x86/Power/z)
  • producing highly optimized binaries, while the driven compilers (Java) produce on-the-fly in-memory machine code for select methods identified through run-time profiling
  • porting and optimizing industry standard open run-times such as Google V8 and Node.js to IBM server platforms
  • collaborating with research, development, performance and functional test teams situated across the globe on a daily basis
  • influencing the design of future generation of hardware and OS/Kernel enhancements thorough collaboration with IBM hardware/OS teams.
  • working alongside developers implementing small optimization or architecture exploitation features, performance bench-marking and analysis, debugging, and fixing performance and functional defects in the optimizers and some scripting/tooling/automation work

Required Skills:

  • demonstrated experience with Windows and/or Linux operating systems

Preferred Skills:

  • demonstrated experience with scripting/dynamic languages such as: Shell, Practical Extraction and Reporting Language (PERL), JavaScript, Python, Ruby, and Java
  • demonstrated experience with computer architecture
  • demonstrated experience with assembler, debugging, tracing, performance and additional operating systems

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

Additional information 

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.

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.

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