IBM Sterling Developer - IBM Ballarat in BALLARAT, Australia

Job Description

Sterling Developer - IBM Ballarat

IBM Background:

IBM is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, serving clients in 170 countries. In this new era of Cognitive Business, IBM is helping to reshape industries by bringing together our expertise in Cloud, Analytics, Security, Mobile, and the Internet of Things. We are changing how we create. How we collaborate. How we analyse. How we engage. IBM is a leader in this global transformation so there is no better place to launch your career.


The Application developer is responsible for the Level 2 and 3 support of the application including Service Requests, minor software patch updates, maintenance of support documentation and other existing application documentation, and the full life cycle of minor enhancements

In this role you not only need good communication skills but also the ability to manage assigned tasks. You ensure changes integrate with the production system and you contribute to the analysis and resolution of incidents and problems to ensure all user and system requirements are met. All your work is carried out and documented in accordance with project standards, methods and procedures.

Desired Attributes and Skills:

  • A passion for technology and business.

  • The ability to understand and assimilate different points of view.

  • A love of working with people in a team-focused environment.

  • Have prior exposure AGILE methodologies.

  • Natural leadership skills and the ability to thrive in a collaborative culture.

  • The willingness to take ownership of challenging tasks, even beyond your initial scope of responsibility.

  • The flexibility to travel to client locations

Education and Experience:

  • You will be degree qualified, have 5 years of experience in a Development Role

  • At least 2 year experience in Java and OO programming concepts, XML, Xpath, XSLT, BPML, SQL server and MQ.

  • Experience with Eclipse and JUnit

  • At least 1 year experience in working on application maintenance and support projects

  • Experience in developing and supporting Sterling Integrator based applications

  • Web Services, WS-Security and good understanding of SOA principles

  • Application and database performance analysis and tuning

  • Experience with service vitualisation

  • Microsoft TFS or other software configuration management tools

Key Responsibilities :

  • Ensure all work is carried out and documented in accordance with required standards, methods and procedures to ensure information retention and re-use

  • Contribute to analysis of any actions taken to rectify users’ problems to ensure user and system requirements are met and that changes integrate with the production system

  • Contribute to the provision of documentation and advice regarding applications to enable support functions to work pro-actively

Mandatory Requirement:

  1. Be an Australian citizen

  2. Been resident in Australia for the past 5 years (i.e., can't have moved to Australia only 4 or 4.5 years ago)

  3. Not spent greater than 12 months cumulative out of Australia during the past 5 years

  4. Satisfy an AU Gov client Pre-Engagement Integrity Check

  5. Be eligible to obtain an AGSVA baseline security clearance or already have AGSVA baseline security clearance

As this role is based in Ballarat, Victoria relocation support will be considered for interstate applicants who are interested in moving to Ballarat to join our team.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

As above.

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

As above.

EO Statement

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, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.