Open Source Developer - September Coop

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 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. 

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

As part of the Linux on Z (LoZ) ecosystem team, the candidate will be working on the porting and testing of open source packages on Linux on z. The LoZ ecosystem team focus on open source technologies include languages and development environments (e.g. Go, Erlang, Ruby), database and messaging (e.g. MongoDB, CouchDB, Cassandra), and cloud infrastructure (e.g. OpenStack, Docker, Chef, Puppet). 

Passion for open source and Linux? We're the team for you!

Required Responsibilities:

  • Basic knowledge in Open Source community development processes and tools
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills

Coop or internship program enrollment an asset

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
  • At least 1 year experience in Linux Operating System
  • At least 6 months experience in scripting languages
  • Basic knowledge in open source community development processes and tools
  • 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