IBM Extreme Blue Internship Information Session

IBM Extreme Blue Internship Information Session

Wednesday, January 12, 2004 at 17:00 - 19:00
Location: Fauteux Hall - Rm. 147B
Targeting: Computer Science/Computer Engineering Students
800 King Edward Avenue


Want an internship that empowers you to run a mini-business and work on leading technology?
Interested in presenting your ideas and project results to top executives of Fortune 500 companies?
Want to be part of the industry's most elite internship? In Canada alone over 600 applicants vied for the 8 positions in 2004. Are you up for the challenge?

The Extreme Blue internship combines the best minds with cutting edge technology to drive innovation. Past interns have filed over 226 patents disclosures, helping to create solutions for clients and bring-to-market the next generation of IBM products.

We are seeking Software Engineers and MBA interns for Summer 2005 positions.

The Extreme Blue experience is challenging, highly competitive, ande empowers you to Start Something BIG!
Below, please find the IBM CanadaExtreme Blue job posting. More information can be found on our website at http://www.ibm.com/extremeblue, or by searching for us on the web (IBM Extreme Blue).

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|    Job Title:               |            Software Engineer intern/MBA intern  |
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|    Division:                |            Extreme Blue Program, Summer 2005    |
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|    Industry:                |            Software Development Emerging        |
|                             |            Business Opportunities               |
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|    Location of Jobs:        |            Toronto and Ottawa, ON               |
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|    Degree Candidates sought:|            Computer Science, Engineering or MBA |
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Job Description:

The IBM Extreme BlueTM internship experience is an incubator for talent, technology, and business innovation targeting high-potential technical and business students. During the 14 week experience, team members work together to conceive and deliver the technology, business plan and go-to-market strategy for an emerging business opportunity in areas such as e-business on demandTM, Grid computing, Autonomic computing and others. The small team structure is unique and combines business and technical students with early career IBM employees, as well as IBM's top visionaries and scientists. Not only will students have the opportunity to work and learn from talented peers and develop leading-edge technology, they will drive innovation and have many opportunities to network with IBM executives. It's a team effort to set aggressive project goals and ensure the end deliverable is "extreme" enough to survive a competitive marketplace. In short, the Extreme Blue experience is challenging, competitive, and empowers interns to Start something BIG! For more information and to apply, visit http://ibm.com/extremeblue

Cool projects

Toronto:

Industry Solution Development: The objective is to develop a reusable industry solution asset in the RFID domain area. This asset will include specific information regarding RFID implementations, and coding samples, designed to minimize deployment times.

Rational Tooling: The objective of this project is to use services on a GRID of Web Services to test applications and other web services on demand.

Ottawa:

Rational Tooling: The objective of this EB project is to define and build a new IBM offering that addresses the emerging field of Domain Specific Modeling.

Records Management: The objective is to manage, as official records, a broad range of unstructured information such as documents, correspondence and images, using a universal records enabler, making regulatory compliance more cost efficient.

Innovative teams

Software Engineer Intern Requirements:

In "Starting Something BIG" during the Extreme Blue experience, we look for candidates with advanced skills, experience and a passion for business and technology. The skills applicable to all the projects are as follows:

A minimum of 6 months software development experience (strong programming skills in Java, C++ and/or C) in an open source, commercial, or research setting (equivalent of 2 semester internships)
A minimum GPA of 3.0 (or 3.75 on a 5 point scale)
Strong leadership, communication and teaming skills
Manage customer relationships
Developing Presentations
Solve technical problems
The ability to turn ideas into reality working closely with others in teams
Active contribution to professional communities (i.e. Open Source, LUG, IEEE, ACM, NSBE, SHPE, SWE, AISES, UPE, HKN, etc...)
History of giving back to the technical community through teaching, mentoring and tutoring related experiences

In addition to the above requirements, each project has the following specific requirements:

Toronto:
Industry Solution Development:
  Technical Skill Requirement:
    Strong Java skills (required)
    Basic understanding of the J2EE architecture, including     distributed application architecture (required)
    Basic understanding of Service Oriented Architecture a plus     Knowledge of RFID a plus
    Experience in Modelling, Business Process flow a plus

Rational Tooling:
  Technical Skill Requirement:
    Java
    Apply testing methodologies
    Perform debug
    Develop applications using XML
    Develop applications using Web services
    Develop applications using Grid
    Develop applications using WebSphere
    Develop applications using WebSphere Studio

Ottawa:
Rational Tooling:
  Technical Skill Requirements:
    Java
    Apply patterns
    Perform software engineering
    Use modeling techniques, UML
    Apply testing methodologies
    Perform debug
    Develop applications using Windows
    Develop applications using Eclipse
    Develop applications using modelling tools
    Develop human/computer interfaces

Records Management:
  Technical Skill Requirement:
    Java
    Apply patterns
    Develop solutions architectures
    Perform software engineering
    Use modeling techniques
    Perform design and code inspections
    Apply testing methodologies
    Perform debug
    Develop applications using Windows
    Develop applications using Eclipse
    Develop J2EE applications
    Develop applications using modelling tools
    Develop human/computer interfaces
    Develop applications using WebSphere
    Develop applications using XML
    Develop applications using Web services

MBA Intern Requirements:
In "Starting Something BIG" during the Extreme Blue experience, we look for candidates with strong proven business skills, a passion for technology and the ability to think beyond typical approaches.

Qualifications include:
   Proven skills in business concept innovation, effective application of market and competitive analysis research and business plan     development
   Demonstrated ability to work business issues in a highly dynamic, technology based environment
   History of personal initiatives for exploring technology, illustrated by a clear understanding of Information Technology business     trends
   Participation in a new product development initiative
   Significant contribution in a team based environment, both as a team player and a leader
   Demonstrated creativity

Dynamic places

For the 2005 program, IBM Canada will host Extreme Blue teams at the Ottawa Software Laboratory and at the Toronto (Markham) Software Laboratory. The IBM Toronto Software Laboratory is the largest software development facility in Canada and houses over 2,500 developers, engineers and staff. It is also the third largest lab in IBM worldwide. The IBM Ottawa Software Lab has a global reputation for innovative technical achievement including the Eclipse open source tool platform and the J9 Java virtual machine. Both facilities offer innovative environments including: wireless technology allowing for employee mobility throughout the building and Voice/IP oasis and games areas located throughout the building to relax or unwind IBM Software Group in Canada creates software solutions for IBM clients around the world. IBM software generated US$14.3 billion worldwide in revenue in 2003, making it one of the world's largest software businesses. The Toronto Laboratory holds global product responsibilities for DB2 Information Management, WebSphere server tools and electronic commerce development, Rational application tools, static and dynamic compilers, and Tivoli provisioning software. The Ottawa Lab holds missions in Rational development tools, Eclipse open source development, DB2 records management, and WebSphere server tools. To learn more about IBM: www.ibm.com Interested in joining the best? Then apply to join our team of excellence! Application Procedure: Apply on-line at ibm.com/extremeblue. Only one application is needed to apply for all projects.

PLEASE NOTE: Throughout the selection process, you may also be required to complete an on-line aptitude test. You will be sent an invitation via email and must complete the test before your interview date. One of the purposes of our student programs is to identify students who, based on mutually satisfactory work term experience, would be suitable candidates to join IBM and start a career following graduation.

IBM Canada Limited is committed to the principle of equity in employment. We encourage applications from qualified women, men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons and persons who are physically challenged.