Job Description
"IBM Developer Advocate" - a 1-year new-grad program for young developers

Are you soon graduating from or still a Masters student in Computer Science or Software Engineering? Do you have hands-on programming and development experience? Are you passionate about engaging with the developer community?

Then this opportunity may interest you!

We are looking for enthusiastic young developers to be part of our team in Johannesburg for a 1 year new-grad program.

  • Engage in developer community and become and advocate for IBM Cloud
  • Deliver IBM Cloud workshops, meet-ups and hackathons to connect with developers
  • Extend the reach in the developer community by partnering with communities, influencers, accelerators, incubators etc.
  • Drive IBM Cloud user registrations and retain them on the platform
  • Onboard startups to IBM Global Entrepreneur Program
  • Contribute on digital and social platforms with developer related IBM content
  • Support Enterprise projects like demos, POCs etc.
Who you are:
  • You have a software developer background, you like to write code and share what you know
  • You have strong fundamental knowledge in programming languages and have projects to showcase
  • You love to build apps, create solutions, interact with other developers and derive satisfaction from helping others learn by doing
  • You are active in local and online developer and start-up communities
  • You have passion and curiosity for technology - self-teach and continuously seek to improve skills
  • You have good communication and presentation skills
  • You like blogging about technology and contribute to on-line communities (GitHub, Stack Overflow etc.).
  • You have marketing skills and business logic
  • You enjoy working in teams and collaborating for better results

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Intern Qualification:

· Ideal Candidate: Full stack developer activitely involved in the local startups & developer community
· Primary Skill: Technical/Developer - needs to be comfortable working with new APIs & SDKs
· Secondary Skill: Business/Entrepreneurship or Marketing
· Strong knowledge in programming fundamentals in any language - proficiency in web & mobile development is preferred

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/Computer Engineering or any related field
Strong knowledge of programming languages

EO Statement
Affirmative Action and/or EE candidates will be given first preference as per our employment equity strategies.

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