Application Developer – PL1 Developer

Job Title: Application Developer – PL1 Developer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Reference: 470491BR
Contact Name: Kramer, Mel
Job Published: November 04, 2021 13:41

Job Description

As an Application Developer, you will lead IBM into the future by translating system requirements into the design and development of customized systems in an agile environment.  The success of IBM is in your hands as you transform vital business needs into code and drive innovation. Your work will power IBM and its clients globally, collaborating and integrating code into enterprise systems. You will have access to the latest education, tools and technology, and a limitless career path with the world’s technology leader. Come to IBM and make a global impact!

Your Role and Responsibilities
Performs complex application development in the design, development, analysis, and testing of complex programming systems. Conceives, proposes, and promotes new ideas/methods. Technical leader on project development. Implements large and complex programming systems requiring knowledge cross multiple platforms or architectures. Develops objectives for application proposals consistent with customer/product and business needs. The employee focuses on individual/team/department/ operational objectives.


  • Professional knowledge related to incumbent’s department or function.
  • DevOps skills: Git, Kubernetes/Docker, API, Python
  • Understand DevOps Concepts, continuous integration and deployment
  • Concepts of database design (MVS DB2 preferred)
  • Programming skills background (MVS PL1/ COBOL skills preferred)
  • Other preferred skills: IMS, CICS
  • Address production problem promptly
  • Understanding audit requirements and follow the process
  • Be flexible in working hours, may need to have communication with other AIW squads located overseas


  • Engaged as an independent professional. Ability to articulate and compare alternatives approaches. Negotiate with specified objectives.
  • Perform root cause analysis of problem, suggest solutions and be able to explain to others
  • Working collaboratively with team members, sharing knowledge and seek help where required.

Problem Solving:

  • Recognize problems related to project objectives. Creativity and judgment applied to professional technical, or operational problems. Independently generates solutions, based on analytical skills & business knowledge. Challenge the validity of given procedures and processes to enhance and
  • improve or develop complementary adjustments /solutions.
  • Effective communication with external teams to resolve issues, organise meetings and escalation where required.
  • Be innovative but at the same time follow the existing infrastructure when resolving problem


  • Works on special projects, or leads small teams, or manages routine technical/ operational activities or departments (national or international). Understands departmental mission and vision. Provides advice in technical/operational domain of specialization. Generally controls own work priorities and methods requiring tradeoffs.
  • Always look for process improvement within the squad and suggest ideas
  • Be supportive to your peers and their suggestions

Impact on Business/Scope:

  • Accountable for individual or team, or department results, and for the impact of the results on functional activities. Participates in overall departmental program planning. May have budgetary responsibility. Contributes by supporting activities that are subject to business measurements, impact customer satisfaction, or impact immediate costs or expenses.
  • Assist with project management by providing task estimation to project lead.
  • Support new initiatives coming from the sub-domain which requires self-education on using new tools.

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.

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