Backend Developer – AI, Machine Learning and Database Query Compiler
City : Markham
Category : Other
Industry : Technology/Computer Services
Employer : IBM
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Db2 is a world class relational database and it is one of the best. 100% of the Fortune 100 companies and more than 80% of the Fortune 500 group have one or more members of the DB2 family installed helping to run the business. IBM is modernizing Db2 to be cloud-native and Db2 is the key database engine to empower IBM watsonx.data and Cloudpak for Data. Db2 can be directly deployed on AWS and other popular cloud providers. Db2 Operator has tight integration with Redhat OpenShift and native Kubernetes. Db2 engine is written in C/C++ with multiple operating systems support. It powers low-latency transactions and real-time analytics at scale.
Seeking new possibilities and always staying curious, we are a team dedicated to creating the world's leading AI-powered, cloud-native software solutions for our customers. Our renowned legacy creates endless global opportunities for our IBMers, so the door is always open for those who want to grow their career.
Your Role and Responsibilities
Who We Are: We're looking for software development candidates that want to turn ideas into reality, with a focus on innovation and development of new technology. Our strategic Product Development team creates and delivers exciting database features that impact the business. You'll work alongside global and local multidisciplinary teams of Developers, Architects, Engineers, AI / ML Experts, and Analysts focused on the next generation of data and AI solutions.
Who You Are: Do you enjoy working and thrive in a challenging yet collaborative team environment? If so, you'll fit right in with our team. You will employ creative thinking and collaboration as the foundation of your daily approach. Ideally, you'll possess knowledge of relational database management systems (including SQL) and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. You’ll work across multiple operating systems (Linux, Unix, and Windows) and Cloud. You’re passionate about technology and software. You have strong analytical, problem-solving, and troubleshooting skills.
What You'll Do: Our database engine is comprised of many complex components such as indexing, data management, runtime interpreter, query compiler, optimizer, and AI/ML features. As a skilled software developer, you will contribute to developing and maintaining the query compiler and optimizer engine. Responsibilities will also include designing, coding, and unit testing of future enhancements as well as investigating and resolving function test, system test, and performance issues. Today’s operating environment demands a stack that’s responsive to the innovative enterprise – one that can leverage all data types & access the latest technologies. As a member of the database development team, you will have the opportunity to directly impact the continued success of the company. We strive to continue to make IBM Data & AI a place where you want to be – Inclusive. Creative. Collaborative. This fosters a culture where you are motivated to produce the best results possible. We’re hiring. JOIN US.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
· A minimum of 5 years of experience in software development
· A minimum of 3 years of experience in C/C++ programming
· A minimum of 1 year experience in programming with Python
· Experience with Operating System Concepts (serialization, concurrency, multi-threading) and Data Structures (arrays, pointers, hash buckets)
· Experience with SQL Databases (Db2, Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc)
· Experience with software development best practices including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, and testing
· Demonstrated communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
- · Knowledge of and/or experience with database design and query optimization
· Knowledge of and/or experience with optimization problems and the algorithms to solve them, such as dynamic programming
· Knowledge of AI and Machine Learning, including supervised machine learning and deep learning
· Experience using Pandas, scikit-learn, XGBoost, and PyTorch
· Experience using Linux, Unix, and Windows operating systems
· Experience with sorting and hashing Computer Science Algorithms
· Knowledge of version control systems such as GitHub
· Client-facing experience and negotiation skills
About Business UnitIBM Software infuses core business operations with intelligence—from machine learning to generative AI—to help make organizations more responsive, productive, and resilient. IBM Software helps clients put AI into action now to create real value with trust, speed, and confidence across digital labor, IT automation, application modernization, security, and sustainability. Critical to this is the ability to make use of all data, because AI is only as good as the data that fuels it. In most organizations data is spread across multiple clouds, on premises, in private datacenters, and at the edge. IBM’s AI and data platform scales and accelerates the impact of AI with trusted data, and provides leading capabilities to train, tune and deploy AI across business. IBM’s hybrid cloud platform is one of the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security, and operations across hybrid environments—a flexible foundation for leveraging data, wherever it resides, to extend AI deep into a business.
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Location StatementMust have the ability to work in Canada without sponsorship.
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