Co-Op Positions

Positions Available:

  • Software Test/Automation Co-op – IBM Spectrum Protect or Spectrum Control
  • Co-op Administrator

Pay Range: 

$15 per hour

Time Commitment:
20 hours/week (minimum)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a student at the University of Arizona – Freshmen, Sophomore, Juniors, and Seniors are welcome to apply
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Must have your own transportation to the IBM/Spectrum site at Rita Road and I-10.
  • Must successfully complete a background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The following majors will be highly considered for these positions: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management of Information Systems.
  • Other preferred majors include Business majors with computer emphasis, and all other Engineering types (ME, EE, CE, AE).
  • Basic through advanced programming knowledge.
  • Successful experience with at least one programming language.
  • Ability to understand medium to difficult technical concepts.
  • Ability to manage time and complete work.
  • Strong teamwork skills.
  • Good communication skills- verbal and written.
  • Desire to learn, work hard, and have fun.
  • Successful experience with at least one programming language. (Java, C, C++ preferred)

 

Software Test/Automation Co-op – Spectrum Control or Spectrum Protect


Verification Testers will design and execute tests to validate program code meets design specifications. Testers work with Development Software Engineers to review functional designs, create and run test cases, and other development tasks as assigned.  By working in this position, candidates will develop expertise in storage management software and systems administration in a distributed, enterprise environment.  Testers will receive real time education of common software engineering practices and the development process associated with delivering software in the Information Technology market.  Testers will have opportunity to get hands-on experience with various operating systems, software products, and storage devices such as disk, tape, optical, TCP/IP, LAN, WAN, and leading-edge SAN environments.  A few examples of tasks include: reviewing of existing and new function designs; testing case design, creation and execution using tools, C, Perl, scripting, etc; determining problems and documentation of code defects; setting-up and configuring test environments; and programming tasks as assigned. While working in this position the Co-op will gain experience with a Global company, have visibility to different careers in programming, and will have opportunity to be considered for future employment at IBM.

 

Co-op Administrator


This position will oversee all IBM Co-Ops and serve as a liaison between Leadership and Career Education, IBM, and all Co-Op students. The Co-op Admin is responsble for coordinating all marketing, recruiment, and hiring processes for the Co-op. The Co-op Admin serves as the primary communication line with all co-ops regarding administrative functions such as payroll, yearly evaluations, leadership expectations, and managing schedules. By working in this position, candidates will develop expertise in recruitment, marketing, human resource management, and general program administration. The opportunity to participate in a technical assignment at IBM will be made available to the admin based on interest after mastery of daily tasks. Students who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply for this position, which is offered through a special contractual partnership between IBM and the University of Arizona Leadership Programs.

 

Software Development Co-op - Spectrum Control (Not currently hiring)


Development co-ops will implement code to meet product design specifications. Co-ops work with Development Software Engineers to review functional designs, algorithms, and other development tasks as assigned.  By working in this position, candidates will develop expertise in storage management software and systems administration in a distributed, enterprise environment.  Developers will receive real time education of common software engineering practices and the development process associated with delivering software in the Information Technology market.  They will also have an opportunity to get hands-on experience with various operating systems, software products, and storage devices such as disk, tape, optical, TCP/IP, LAN, WAN, and leading-edge SAN environments.  A few examples of tasks include: reviewing of existing and new function designs; coding case design, creating and executing tools, C, Perl, scripting, Java, etc; determining problems and fixing code defects; and setting-up and configuring environments. While working in this position the Co-op will gain experience with a Global company, have visibility to different careers in programming, and will have opportunity to be considered for future employment at IBM. 

 

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