Performance Measurement & Analysis Engineer - Internship (Markham, ON) in Markham at IBM

Date Posted: 10/17/2018

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Change the world at IBM. There aren’t many companies who can say they have been an integral part of the global business landscape for more than a century. While the world has changed considerably over the past 100 years, IBM, our people and our offerings have continuously led the way with business and technology innovation.

Today, we are more than a hardware, software and services provider, yet we remain true to our heritage as a team of collaborative forward-thinkers, focused on making business and society work better. We are part of the fabric of everyday life and stand for world-changing progress.

Join a company where you can make an impact and literally change the world. With so many different opportunities available – the sky is the limit!

*This position resides in Markham, ON and is a 12 or 16 (internship) month work term commencing January, 2019. It is mandatory that all applicants are enrolled in full-time studies at a post-secondary institution and returning to full-time studies upon completion of the work term.

What IBM Offers You?
  1. Work directly on product and services that affect our clients, while having access to cutting edge software technology
  2. Work on projects which are challenging, innovative and rewarding
  3. A business casual dress code and flexible work hours, to ensure work-life balance
  4. Access to the Future Blue Community - IBM’s large student community that provides networking opportunities, sporting and social events.

It is a mandatory requirement for students to apply online at

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The Toronto-based IBM Runtime Technologies team at IBM Canada Lab is looking to hire self-motivated software developers to join our Performance Measurement and Analysis (PMA) team. The PMA team oversees Java Just-In-Time (JIT) compiler performance monitoring and problem investigation for all Java releases on all IBM supported hardware platforms. We are also responsible for publishing official performance scores for each Java release.

As a PMA team member, you should be able to carry out complex performance investigation on enterprise level products; be comfortable with working on open-ended issues. You will be exposed to all aspects of dynamic Java compiler development cycle from a performance point of view. PMA team members routinely work alongside technical experts in JIT compiler development to optimize performance for languages like Java, Node.js, and Swift. The PMA team is in the process of adopting open-source development concepts and experimenting with the BlueMix Cloud environment. 

The main responsibilities of the team include:

  • Monitor performance automation farm weekly for any regression. Analyze and investigate any performance issues daily
  • Work with different performance tools (kernel/application level) to analyze performance profile
  • Develop and deliver new benchmarks to measure performance on new features of the JIT compiler
  • Contribute to the new Jenkins based performance infrastructure and develop new features to meet performance analysis needs
  • Collaborate with research, development, and functional test teams situated across the globe to achieve better performance results for the JIT compiler
About the IBM Runtime Technologies team:

The IBM Runtimes team is responsible for development of innovative compiler and runtime technology primarily for dynamic languages. IBM recently open-sourced 20+ years of runtime innovations through two projects, the Eclipse OMR ( project that provides a large toolkit of language-agnostic components for building runtimes (including JIT compiler, garbage collector, diagnostic tooling, and platform abstraction technologies), and the Eclipse OpenJ9 ( project which includes IBM's enterprise-class J9 Java Virtual Machine technology. The AdoptOpenJDK project now hosts JCK compliant OpenJDK builds that include OpenJ9 as an alternative high-performance enterprise-grade, made for cloud Java runtime.
The Toronto-based compiler team (50+ developers) develops Just-In-Time (JIT) compilers for various language runtimes. We also contribute to industry-leading performance and capabilities into these runtimes across multiple hardware platforms (e.g. x86, ARM, IBM Z and POWER) and operating systems. We work with open-source programming languages and runtimes development communities, academia, and other IBM development, performance and functional test teams across the globe. While Java has been our focus for many years, we have successfully integrated Eclipse OMR technology into other language runtime environments (e.g. Ruby, Swift, Lua, WebAssembly, etc.) through several active collaborative academic research projects with professors and graduate students from a number of Canadian and foreign universities.

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