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IBM Full Stack Software Developer (HyperBlue Startup) in Chicago, Illinois


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

Do you enjoy crafting beautiful and high performing applications, leveraging the latest development methodologies, tools, and techniques? Do you have a passion for learning? This is your chance to develop innovative technology products, as well as enhance your career, with the world's second largest software-maker. Hone your expertise alongside fellow talented professionals, where you'll develop some of the most exciting software solutions on the market.

A new HyperBlue startup within IBM is seeking a Full Stack Developer who will play an integral role in building a new innovative and transformative conversational AI solution. You will be using the next generation of tools in the cloud, AI, mobile, and analytics. If you’re interested in making an impact by delivering high-quality, innovative platforms – we want to hear from you! If you strive to be on a team that produces enterprise-grade code, is passionate about great design, and insists on delivering exceptional user experiences – this is the place for you!

Specifically, you will:

  • Implement fully-functioning, consumer-ready applications and platform components from design assets

  • Work closely with teammates to complete features

  • Leverage modern tools and techniques to develop clean, efficient and reusable code

  • Actively participate in code and design reviews

  • Embrace DevOps Culture and participate in on-call rotation

  • Educate yourself on and advocate for development best practices

  • Work within an agile team with a team-first culture and fail-fast motto

  • Review and estimate requirements while working with your team to plan agile sprints related to application and process development roadmaps


  • Personal experience with a devops model where developers are responsible for and actively operating the system they are building

  • Strong experience working with modern web technologies such as Angular 4+ or React and TypeScript, NodeJS

  • Solid understanding of conversational AI (i.e., chatbots, intelligent chat, virtual assistants), natural language processing (NLP), natural language understanding (NLU), and the leading platforms for developing conversational AI solutions

  • Solid understanding of mobile-first, content-driven responsive design and development

  • Solid understanding and experience developing new APIs and working with existing APIs and databases

  • Can implement modern agile development processes like CI/CD

Location: Preference will be given to those who are in Littleton, MA and San Jose, CA

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 2+ years of Angular or other Model Binding Frameworks

  • 2+ years of Node.js Experience

  • 2+ years of DevOps experience including Elasticsearch, CI/CD pipelines, Docker/Kubernetes

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 2+ years of HTML5 and CSS3

  • 2+ years of Agile Development

  • 2+ years of working with conversational AI (chatbots, virtual assistants), including underlying technologies such as NLP, NLU and supporting platforms

  • 1+ years of working with stakeholders and customers

  • Understanding of Bash/Python - Generally open to being a polyglot.

About Business Unit

IBM’s Cloud and Cognitive software business is committed to bringing the power of IBM’s Cloud and Watson/AI technologies to life for our clients and ecosystem partners around the world. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments—with complete software solutions for business and IT operations, development, data science, security, and management. Our experts and software capabilities help organizations develop applications once and deploy them anywhere, integrate security across the breadth of their IT estate, and automate operations with management visibility. With IBM, you also have access to new skills and methods, governance and management approaches, and a deep ecosystem of industry experts and partners.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge? Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible. Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

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.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

Being You @ IBM

IBM 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.