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RY 00000034 - Rational UCD 4 Month May 2006 Coop

Job: Student Opportunities/Software Development/Software Developer
Location: Markham & Toronto Area
Organization: Software Development Lab/Lab/RY - Rational Desktop Dev. Tool Products

THIS POSITION REQUIRES COMPLETE INFORMATION BE ENTERED INTO OUR ONLINE SYSTEM AT WWW.CAN.IBM.COM/HR (> SELECT “STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES”), TO THE APPROPRIATE JOB POSTING NUMBER. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS IN THE ONLINE SYSTEM WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. ***BE SURE TO ENTER THE CORRECT CAREER CENTRE I.D. NUMBER, TO CONFIRM YOUR CO-OP/INTERNSHIP STUDENT STATUS***

The following position is a part of IBM Canada’s EPIC (Employment Pathways to Interns & Co-ops) Student Program. These outstanding entry-level IT, sales, and corporate positions are limited to students registered in a Canadian University or College co-op or internship program, who have completed a minimum of 2 years of their degree or diploma program, and who will be returning to full-time study upon the completion of the temporary IBM workterm.

The Rational User Centered Design team has an opening for a student with a strong interest in Human-Computer Interaction and/or User Interface Design. The position will appeal to candidates eager to build on existing technical skills by applying them where it really matters: making our Application Development products the industry standard for ease of use. This job involves evaluating designs of AD solutions in order to identify and resolve potential usability problems.

The successful candidate will be responsible for gathering user feedback to evaluate IBM and competitor solutions, then translating the data into designs and design recommendations. Specific job responsibilities include:

Coordinate and execute user feedback activities such as task analyses, design walkthroughs, and validation activities.
Analyze user feedback and determine design recommendations.
Use design recommendations to articulate user interfaces via mockups and prototypes.
Work with developers and other members of project teams to optimize usability of all product externals.

The IBM Toronto Laboratory is one of the largest software development sites in IBM and the fourth-largest R&D facility in Canada. A dynamic team of 1,500 highly skilled professionals, who develop, test, service and market our products, are among the most talented in the industry. The Lab has world-wide missions within IBM for database management, application development tools, network computing applications and banking solutions. These products are used across all IBM systems (i.e. personal computers, AS/400, RS/6000, S/390), and many other non-IBM platforms, such as Linux, HP-UX, Sun Solaris and Windows 95/98/NT.

Our Database Technology group develops DB2 Universal Database — IBM’s powerful relational database management system that is now being used as the heart of electronic commerce solutions for Web-based business. In fact, thousands of companies — including 80% of the Fortune 500 — rely on DB2 for scaleable, reliable data management, helping customers make sense of their terabytes of data.

QUALIFICATIONS:

- Experience Preferred
- Courses in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, Behavioral Science.
- Intermediate programming skills with understanding of OO concepts.
- Social science research skills, including experimental design, data collection, and elementary statistics.
- Ability to translate user feedback into user interface design.
- Experience working with/on software development teams.
- Working knowledge of application development tools.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Students applying to this posting must be registered in a co-op or internship program for the length of the placement
- Minimum one completed work term
- This position is intended for senior-level undergraduate students who will be returning to full-time study upon completion of the internship/co-op term

LENGTH OF TERM: 4 MONTHS CONSECUTIVE

PREFERRED DISCIPLINES: Computer Science/Engineering/Math

NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 24, 2006

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APPLICATION PROCESS:

To submit your resume and transcript information for this position, please do the following:

1- apply online to IBM via www.can.ibm.com/hr under -> Student Opportunities -> to the position number/title above. Note that full and complete resume and transcript information is required. If your online application is missing your resume, transcript, or any other pertinent information, your application will not be considered.

2- You must include your “CAREER CENTRE I.D NUMBER”, for confirmation of your co-op or internship status.

Please note that you only need to attach ONE resume, cover letter, and transcript to your profile, regardless of how many positions you apply to. A separate, tailored resume & cover letter are not required for each job. Although this is not required, should you wish to attach separate resumes or cover letters for each position you apply to, you can do so by attaching a new document with the *same title* over top of the resume or cover letter in your profile each time you apply for a new job

PLEASE NOTE:

If selected for interview, you will also be required to complete an online aptitude test. You will be sent an invitation via email and must complete the test on or before your interview date.

One of the purposes of our student programs is to identify students who, based on mutually satisfactory work term experience, would be suitable candidates to join IBM and start a career following graduation.

IBM Canada Limited is committed to the principle of equity in employment. We encourage applications from qualified women, men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons and persons who are physically challenged.

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