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IBM Z Software Engineer

  • Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA

Job description

Learn as you Earn Program – Upskill in IBM technology, in high demand

IBM is a partner to multiple clients across South Africa. Our clients in multi national and local banks and government organisations work closely with IBMers to enable economies at scale.

Have you heard of GDPR in the news lately? IBMs Mainframe has been going for over 50 years and continues to transform (now named IBM Z) and support large organisations as their enterprise backbone, for transactions and business. Banks and Governments across the world have Mainframe at the core of their DNA. The world, businesses and C-level Executives running such organisations need to modernise, connect and transform to the Cloud, incorporate new regulations such as GDPR, without impact on their transaction entities.

IBM is giving you this exciting opportunity! You can work with not just IBM, but directly with our clients too. With the possibility of a technical subject matter expert career inside or outside of IBM, being the result of your hard work.

Embark on a journey of learning, certifications and direct client interaction, whilst learning the rare and lucrative skills of the Mainframe, IBM Z.

Apply today if you:
·  Are fresh graduate (computer science, information systems) with 1-3 years working, technical experience
·  Want to apply your skills and certifications, on real-life projects, to benefit our large clients
·  Have practical Linux experience, with a theoretical understanding of Cloud
What IBM will do for you:
·  You'll be in a team of like-minded professionals, working with real clients
·  You'll be allocated a buddy and mentor to help and guide you
·  You'll be given access to an unrivalled amount of learning and certifications to add to your digital profile (just a few examples, ranging from design thinking, blockchain, or cloud to enterprise computing)
Day to Day:
·  Use Design Thinking and DevOps practices in the real world
·  Build, experiment and learn Mainframe skill sets,
·  Show progress, present and apply your added skills and value with our clients
Beneficial skills, but not mandatory:
·  Basic programming skills in Java, Swift, or other relevant Programming Language
·  Knowledge of Linux and Linux Administration
·  Knowledge of scripting languages like Perl, Java Script, etc
·  Master degree
Our office and clients are based Johannesburg.
The Trainee Program is for 6 months (a possible extension to 12 month).
Upon successful completion you may be presented to clients for a future career
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Required Education

Bachelor's Degree
Role ( Job Role )

Software Specialist
State / Province

Primary job category

Product Services

(0123) IBM South Africa (pty) Ltd
Contract type

Employment Type

Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?

Travel Required

Up to 25% or 2 days a week (home on weekends- based on project requirements)
IBM Business Group

Preferred Education

Bachelor's Degree
City / Township / Village

Being You @ IBM

Affirmative Action and/or EE candidates will be given first preference as per our employment equity strategies.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Basic programming skills in Java, Swift, or other relevant Programming Language

Knowledge of Linux and Linux


Knowledge of scripting languages like Perl, Java Script, etc

Bachelors degree


South Africa
Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

Basic programming skills in Java, Swift, or other relevant Programming Language

Knowledge of Linux and Linux Administration

Knowledge of scripting languages like Perl, Java Script, etc

Masters degree

Secondary Job Category

Other Product Services
Eligibility Requirements

Refer to JD
Position Type

Early Professional
Early Professional Track

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.
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