IBM Experienced XP Developer in Houston, Texas

Job Description

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

Bottom line? We outthink ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM.

The Experienced XP Developer is a full stack developer who will:

  • Provide leadership and mentoring to a dynamic and diverse development team

  • Practice pair programming, test driven development, continuous integration and deployment using modern tools

  • Provide effort and technical scoping for customer proposals

  • Be a technical leader in the delivery of development projects

  • Provide technical guidance in design thinking workshops

  • Be an advocate for the Cloud Garage Method and provide guidance on the application of the method in client projects


Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.


Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills

  • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations

  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation


With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!




Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 3 years of experience with eXtreme programming and hands-on use of Test Driven Development and Pair Programming techniques

  • At least 3 years of application development experience, including Java, Node.JS, Angular JS, React, HTML/Javascript, as well as frameworks such as Spring Boot/Cloud, MicroProfile, and Netflix OSS.

  • At least 5+ years experience in all phases of software development, including UI / User Interface design and development, microservices design and development, relational and non-relational DBs, APIs and external integration, quality assurance, security, and infrastructure.

  • At least 1 year of experience implementing solutions on various hybrid cloud platforms such as Bluemix, AWS and Azure.

  • At least 1 year of experience implementing with Docker and Kubernetes.

  • At least 3 years of experience working with Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery processes and tool automation

  • Previous Consulting Experience

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Computer Science Engineering Degree or related field

  • Agile Development Experience

  • Strong written and verbal communications and experience in client facing environments.

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.