Back End Developer for The Weather Company


September 14, 2021

Universal and powerful, weather has a serious effect on people’s emotions and behaviors. From food and clothing choices to taking shelter after a tornado alert, millions of decisions are made every day based on the weather.
Weather also serves a critical role in business intelligence, such as guiding the route a pilot takes to avoid turbulence, when a farmer fertilizes their crops or how an energy company mobilizes its crews after a power outage.
As part of IBM’s commitment to being essential, we are focused on using our knowledge, scale, technology and trust to advance the science of accurate weather forecasting and help people everywhere make better decisions.
Your Role and Responsibilities
The Weather Company, an IBM Business, is seeking a Back End Developer to join the Central Facilities Software Engineering team. Our organization operates within a challenging and modern work setting with a good work-life balance. The Central Facilities team is responsible for delivering backend solutions supporting hundreds of clients, ingesting many terabytes of data per day, and distributing millions of data products per day. The team operates on a cloud-based platform that ingests, processes, aggregates, and distributes real-time weather data through backend microservices. The team works within an Agile environment, where reliability, performance, and attention to details are valued and critical.
The successful candidate will be part of a group developing cloud agnostic solutions that currently ingests multiple terabytes of data per day (from hundreds of sources), runs hundreds of processing steps, and distributes data via multiple technologies and protocols. This position provides career growth opportunities encompassing many emerging technologies, including Cloud, Kubernetes, Big Data & Analytics, and Cognitive Computing.
The successful candidate will work in all stages of software development and will have functional knowledge to take a concept and turn it into a finished product. Building quality products and owning projects end-to-end, leading with design and development principles, will be expected. You will challenge yourself with building the right solutions.
Your Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Participate in the creation of sophisticated cloud native software systems using advanced programming techniques.
  • Manage your time and participate in an agile development process.
  • Address production issues in a timely manner. This includes root cause analysis and working with manager and team members to resolve problems.
  • Provide on-call support (approximately one out of six weeks).
If you are hired into a Colorado work location, the anticipated compensation range for the position $94,000 to $174,000 is based on a full-time schedule. Your ultimate compensation may vary depending on your job-related skills and experience. For part time roles, the compensation will be adjusted appropriately.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • BS degree or equivalent work experience in Computer Science or related field
  • 3+ years of software development
  • 2+ years with Java
  • Developing in a service-oriented or microservice architecture
  • Practical development within cloud environments (IBM, AWS, etc.)

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Kubernetes and containerized software applications
  • Messaging services such as Kafka, RabbitMQ or AWS SNS/SQS
  • Python programming
  • Working knowledge of CI/CD processes, specifically GitOps
  • Relational databases, particularly PostgreSQL

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  • 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.

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