Toolbox@IBM Front End Developer


September 14, 2021

Software Developers at IBM are the backbone of our strategic initiatives to design, code, test, and provide industry-leading solutions that make the world run today - planes and trains take off on time, bank transactions complete in the blink of an eye and the world remains safe because of the work our software developers do. Whether you are working on projects internally or for a client, software development is critical to the success of IBM and our clients worldwide. At IBM, you will use the latest software development tools, techniques and approaches and work with leading minds in the industry to build solutions you can be proud of.
Your Role and Responsibilities
Toolbox@IBM provides IBMers with a wide range of desktop and software-as-a-service (SaaS) tools for collaboration and software development / DevOps.
The advertised position is with our Toolbox@IBM Developer Tooling organization, which provides on-premises instances of GitHub, Travis CI, Jira, and ZenHub, along with the underlying infrastructure supporting them. In each instance, our offering is typically the largest of its kind in the world. We focus on providing an outstanding user experience for IBMers, and we treat security as a fundamental aspect of this user experience.
We're looking for an individual with an empathetic ear and an eye to the future. The ideal teammate will be someone who is looking for continual growth, can think strategically and perform tactically, and wants to make a positive difference that ripples through the organization.
Job Duties
Toolbox@IBM Front End Developers participate in the following:
  • Leading user research & design thinking initiatives to support new and existing product offerings
  • UI development from wireframe to finished product
  • Identifying gaps in our offerings, and collaborating with partners inside & outside of Toolbox to fill those gaps
  • Iteratively prototyping designs using research insights and user feedback
  • Architecting and developing scalable software solutions
  • Keeping the portfolio secure
We believe in:
Crafting and sustaining a healthy, collaborative team culture in which team members are engaged and empowered to exchange ideas and challenge assumptions.
  • Putting our users first
  • Making the right technical tradeoffs to achieve the goals of the business
  • Continuously improving through retrospectives and post-incident investigations
  • Transparency, flexibility, creativity. and mutual support
  • Fearlessness in the face of the unknown
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
A combination of education, technical training, and/or work/military experience equivalent to a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, IT, etc.
Skills & Experience
Qualified Candidates must have experience with, or the capacity to quickly learn and apply, the following Technical Skills:
  • Strong software development skills in UI development.
  • Experience in modern web technologies such as JavaScript/TypeScript, React, Redux, MongoDB or other NoSQL database, REST, JSON
  • Experience with modern DevOps tools and practices (Git/GitHub, code review, continuous integration / continuous delivery)
  • Experience with Agile practices (short, time-boxed iterations, regular retrospectives, continuous improvement)
  • Wicked sense of humor and outside interests, because all work and no play is not sustainable

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • 2+ years’ experience in UI Design Methods and Design Thinking
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience as a front-end developer, working with web technologies and frameworks and with JavaScript / TypeScript programming languages
  • Proficiency with building responsive web pages with HTML5, CSS and related web component libraries
  • Knowledge and experience with consuming RESTful or GraphQL APIs using JSON data, as well as their implementation
  • Experience creating personas, journey maps, process flows, and user stories
  • Ability to perform usability analysis of existing apps, and to provide critical feedback and recommendations

About Business UnitThe Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) owns IBM’s IT strategy and provides the tools, workstations, devices, and infrastructure that IBMers use to do their jobs every day. Put simply, our mission is to create a productive environment for IBM's 350,000 worldwide employees. Join us as we lead with design to drive simplicity and ease of use, engineering the systems that run the business, and innovating to transform the business.
Your Life @ IBMAre you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world's most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it's time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.
Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change – to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.
It's time to define your career.
About IBMIBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.
Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:
  • 12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.
  • World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.
  • Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.
  • Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).
  • Select educational reimbursement opportunities.
  • Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.
  • Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.
  • Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.
IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.
Being You @ IBMIBM 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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.