Overview for Employers
The IBM System z Academic Initiative and IBM Master the Mainframe contests foster education and innovation on the mainframe around the world. These educational efforts not only expose the next generation of minds to a hands-on enterprise computing experience, but also generate a significant group of able and talented programmers ready for IT jobs with the mainframe. This page is a destination for employers looking to hire new mainframe employees, post job opportunities, or support the program.
Job Opportunities & Internships
IBM Master the Mainframe competitors consist of a very select and gifted pool of students. These competitors have the skills your organization needs. The IBM System z Job Board is a resource to connect IBM System z clients and partners with students learning the mainframe and professionals seeking enterprise computing internships and job opportunities. Please consider posting your opportunities there to connect with top candidates.
Students, educators, parents, or organizations looking to get involved in Master the Mainframe, please contact us.
2014 Master the Mainframe World Championship highlights
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To see or post your own System z job opportunities, visit the System z Job Board
Business partners speak about the contest
"Anyone with a passion for technology – whether its big data, security, cloud or analytics – can find it working on the mainframe. No other platform delivers such an endless set of technologies and opportunities. As IBM advances the mainframe platform and CA Technologies provides the software innovation to run the mainframe, the possibilities grow exponentially."
General Manager for Mainframe
"The mainframe is the bedrock of many of MetLife’s core systems. As one of the largest global life insurers we are excited to see IBM continue to develop global talent around enterprise computing. Good luck with the contest."
Vice President, Regional Application Development – Americas
"IBM’s Master The Mainframe Contest enabled Visa to recruit students with mainframe computing skills - a critical success factor in extending the reach and capabilities of our network while at the same time enhancing the security of payments and maintaining high volume / high availability. Without the IBM Master The Mainframe Contest, perhaps we could have found students with aptitude – but participation in this program demonstrates a student’s interest in mainframe computing which, to us, translates to a wise long-term investment."
Senior Director, Switching Systems
"In a world where so many see the need to chase a fad, some things are just fundamentally correct. In the case of large scale computing, the mainframe has proven to be clearly fundamental to business. That is why BlueCross BlueShield South Carolina continues to innovate and drive our business on the mainframe and now helps lead the charge, along with IBM, in supporting the advancement of academics to address the need for growing IT talent."
"The Master the Mainframe Contest is a great way to get the millennial generation excited about enterprise computing. I've been following the contest for a number of years and had success hiring from the contest and System z Academic Initiative."
Managing Director, Global Enterprise Systems