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IBM DevOps Manager in Chicago, Illinois

Introduction

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

Are you passionate about technology? Do you love building new things? Do you want to develop the future of IBM's Cloud offerings? If you answered YES, then we have the right opportunity for you!

The shift toward the consumption of IT as a service, i.e., the cloud, is one of the most important changes to happen to our industry in decades. At IBM, we are driven to shift our technology to an as-a-service model and to help our clients transform themselves to take full advantage of the cloud. With industry leadership in analytics, security, commerce, and cognitive computing and with unmatched hardware and software design and industrial research capabilities, no other company is as well positioned to address the full opportunity of cloud computing.

IBM Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is a team dedicated to ensuring that the IBM Cloud is at the forefront of cloud technology, from data center design to network architecture to storage and compute clusters to flexible infrastructure services. We are building IBM's next generation cloud platform to deliver performance and predictability for our customers' most demanding workloads, at global scale and with leadership efficiency, resiliency and security. It is an exciting time, and as a team we are driven by this incredible opportunity to thrill our clients.

We are looking for a DevOps / Release Engineering manager to join our team in Littleton, MA, Poughkeepsie-NY or Austin TX. You will contribute to a thriving and growing DevOps Engineering team. You will work in a Kubernetes based micro services environment to support our bleeding edge cloud services. This will include custom solutions, as well as open source DevOps tools (build and deploy automation, monitoring and data gathering for our software delivery pipeline). You will also be contributing to our continuous improvement and continuous delivery while increasing maturity of DevOps and agile adoption practices.

The successful candidate will work as a leader within the Platform Services group of IaaS performing the following key responsibilities :

  • Manage a department that consists of HostOS and Kubernetes CICD efforts, as well as Release Management delivering features and code though our Integration, Staging and Production pipeline.

  • Manage a team of full-time employees, contractors and matrix reporting employees in India.

  • Work closely with all teams across the entire IaaS organization to ensure that the overall DevOps strategies are well communicated and understood.

  • Collaborate closely with CI, CD and Virtual Environment squads and their DevOps manager to increase the knowledge and performance of the collective DevOps team.

  • Work with resource and schedule constraints to deliver the business and technical results.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • A proven track record of technical and people management leadership, ability to coordinate the growth and development of several globally distributed scrum teams.

  • A deep understanding of DevOps principles and methodologies, with 5+ years of hands on experience in DevOps / Release Engineering.

  • Experience with Linux OS internals, Linux packaging and security hardening.

  • Experience with microservices architecture, Kubernetes and Docker containers

  • Experience with CI/CD tooling (Concourse CI, Travis, Jenkins, Artifactory, Nexus)

  • Experience with one or more of following languages (Python, shell, bash, Go , Java

  • 2+ years of people management experience.

  • Experience with Agile concepts and tools for project management

  • Understanding of issues related to security and compliance

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Knowledge of Linux OS scanning, Nessus, CIS Benchmarks and regulated control sets

  • Knowledge of Networking and network configuration skills (TCP/IP, HTTP, etc.)

  • Knowledge and familiarity with virtualization

About Business Unit

Digitization is accelerating the ongoing evolution of business, and clouds - public, private, and hybrid - enable companies to extend their existing infrastructure and integrate across systems. IBM Cloud provides the security, control, and visibility that our clients have come to expect. We are working to provide the right tools and environment to combine all of our client’s data, no matter where it resides, to respond to changing market dynamics.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

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.

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