Your Role and Responsibilities
As a Mainframe System Verification Tester Apprentice at IBM, you will work in IBM Z Engineering System Test and continue the IBM tradition of delivering world-class Z mainframes that are best of breed in Reliably, Availability, and Serviceability. Engineering Systems Test is the final stage of IBM Z server product development where the design, architecture, and code is validated and qualified.
You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and experience using the latest tools and technologies to support IBM processors, storage or other semiconductor hardware.
Throughout your apprenticeship, you will work closely with experienced engineers, technicians and other mentors in a laboratory or test floor environment to create and execute test or physical characterization plans that assess the electrical performance and characteristics against design and functional requirements.
Where applicable, you will be taught principles of system analysis, defect identification and repair and/or the basics of a variety of lab safety procedures relevant to the physical preparation of samples for chemical, optical, or electrical characterization. To that end, you will be trained in the use of state-of-the-art tools to test, manipulate and inspect product chips, and work with our engineers to interpret and consolidate the obtained data.
What is an Apprenticeship?
IBM Apprenticeship Program is an official registered apprenticeship recognized by the Department of Labor (DOL). Every graduate of a Registered Apprenticeship program receives a nationally-recognized credential from the DOL.
During the apprenticeship duration, you will be required to complete specific learning hours and on the job training that has been outlined to ensure you are developing the skills and competencies essential to the role. You will be able to learn and grow at your own pace, but we expect most apprentices will complete their learning within 12 months. Once you graduate and receive your certificate from our apprentice program, you will be eligible to apply to available full-time roles at IBM.
Who you are
An apprenticeship is about learning. We’re seeking candidates who have the following requirements, but we know you’re just getting your career started, and we’re committed to helping you learn and grow. If you’ve had some experience with data analysis or simply working in a team oriented environment in the past, you’re exactly the type of candidate we’re looking for.
To be successful, you need:
What’s the experience?
As an apprentice, you’ll join with other apprentices in a local cohort. You’ll go through your first few weeks together, learning about IBM and the skills you’ll be attaining throughout your apprenticeship. Then, you’ll work with your managers and mentors to progress through your personal skills roadmap, learning and demonstrating new knowledge and competencies through hands-on application with your project teams.
This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Must be local or willing to relocate to Poughkeepsie, NY. Relocation assistance is not available.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
IBM Systems helps IT leaders think differently about their infrastructure. IBM servers and storage are no longer inanimate – they can understand, reason, and learn so our clients can innovate while avoiding IT issues. Our systems power the world’s most important industries and our clients are the architects of the future. Join us to help build our leading-edge technology portfolio designed for cognitive business and optimized for cloud computing.
Are you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world’s most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it’s time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.
Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change – to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.
It’s time to define your career.
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IBM offers a competitive benefits program which may include medical, dental, vision, paid holidays, paid sick time, paid vacation, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), life insurance, IBM 401(k) Program and Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
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 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.