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IBM Code Clearance Engineer in Los Angeles, California


At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

This exciting and unique technical opportunity will enable you to make direct contributions to the income of the IBM Company!

The Code Clearance team is responsible for examining product source code along with the associated build, test, and documentation. Code Clearance is performed when IBM licenses software assets to other companies, and is necessary in order to determine the originality of the code, identify third party code, discover Open Source Software that is non-permissive, and more generally identify and document the entire set of materials needed to create a product using this software.

A Code Clearance Project involves you as an engineer (possibly in a lead role), an IP Law Attorney, the Developers who are knowledgeable in the software, and a Business Development Executive. The project is decided by the business team, development is requested to provide the code, the code is scanned using tools, and you will annotate the code in documents created by the scanning tool. Subsequently, you will work with Development to understand the building blocks of the code and document the findings in a custom worksheet created by our team.

When Clearance is complete, Development will remediate any items that can’t be transferred, and the Code Clearance Team will assure that Development makes available for transfer to the licensee all required materials as discovered and defined in the Clearance Project.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills

  • 4+ years experience in a software development or software services organization

  • General knowledge of the software release process

  • Understanding of Certificates of Originality and how they are created

  • General knowledge of Open Source Licenses and the implications of OSS use

  • Understanding of how code repositories are employed

  • Understanding of how code is built into a product

  • Ability to read source code and content/comments included

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 4+ years software Development experience

  • Release Management experience

  • Use of CSAR

  • Use of WICKED

  • Team leadership

  • Skill in working with scripts and macros

  • Interest in AI and Machine Learning for future tool development

About Business Unit

IBM Corporate Headquarters (CHQ) team represents a variety of functions such as marketing, finance, legal, operations, HR, and more, all working together to solve some of the world's most complex problems, help our clients achieve success and build collaborative work environments for IBMers.

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

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

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.