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Senior DevOps Engineer

Company: IBM
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:


At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

As a DevOps Engineer, you bring technical expertise and a passion for successfully adopting

container platforms and DevOps tools in customer environments. You are a problem solver at

heart who codes for both work and play, and above all, understand the impact containerization

can bring to a DevOps workflow. This role understands our customer's CI pain points and is

excited about digging deep to implement an end-to-end containerized solution. Working on a

team with BoxBoat and client employees alike, they use their systems administration,

networking, and development experience to integrate the container technology stack into an

overall DevOps solution delivering higher reliability and consistency to the customer


Key responsibilities of this role may include, but are not limited to:

Serving as a technical team member on customer engagements, contributing your knowledge and expertise towards the project's success.

Implementing containerized workflows in customer environments using technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, GitLab, Ansible, Terraform, Istio, and other open-source solutions.

Understanding customer software architecture to consult on accepted microservice practices - and then do it; re-architect application stacks as necessary while considering the end solution.

Diagnosing environmental issues and introduce/implement technologies to solve them.

Staying up-to-date on the latest container platform releases and containerization techniques.

Engaging with vendor product development teams as a trusted partner to provide feedback and collaborate on issues.

Establishing credibility and trusted relationships as an advisor to customer leadership.

Advocating for BoxBoat as a containerization evangelist by contributing written works to the BoxBoat knowledge base and social media channels, engaging in meetups for fun, and finding presentation opportunities to spread the word.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Linux administration skills, including software packaging, distribution, and configuration

Experienced with a range of Git-based solutions (GitHub, GitLab), Terraform, Helm Charts, as well as config management tools like Ansible

Understanding of networking fundamentals (IP, TCP, UDP, load balancing) including Linux network configuration with major distributions, Debian, RHEL

Experience with IaaS, PaaS, and cloud technologies

Experience with distributed application concepts and DevOps tools

Excellent writing and communication skills

Demonstrable troubleshooting and debugging ability

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or equivalent professional experience.

About Business Unit

IBM Consulting is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Consulting partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

This job requires you to provide your COVID-19 vaccination status with supporting documentation, where legally permissible.

Your Life @ IBM

Are you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world's most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it's time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change - to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It's time to define your career.

About IBM

IBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.

Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we're also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business.

At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it's time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement

IBM offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Eligible employees may have access to:

- Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being

- Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs

- Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law

- Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry-recognized certifications to achieve their career goals

- Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences

The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full-time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job-related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro-rated for those who start working during the calendar year.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

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.

Keywords: IBM, Bethesda , Senior DevOps Engineer, Engineering , Bethesda, Maryland

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