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IBM Senior Devops Developer - Watson Discovery in Boston, Massachusetts


Software Developers at IBM are the backbone of our strategic initiatives to design, code, test, and provide industry-leading solutions that make the world run today - planes and trains take off on time, bank transactions complete in the blink of an eye and the world remains safe because of the work our software developers do. Whether you are working on projects internally or for a client, software development is critical to the success of IBM and our clients worldwide. At IBM, you will use the latest software development tools, techniques and approaches and work with leading minds in the industry to build solutions you can be proud of.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Are you ready to catapult your career in the cloud? Do you like the feeling that you are making a difference? If so, this could be your chance to be an integral part of a dynamic team of talented professionals developing and deploying innovative, industry-leading, cloud-based software.

In this role, you will draw upon your technical skills to make important contributions to our popular public and private cloud offerings, collaborating daily in an agile development environment with an extended team of experienced software developers and DevOps engineers.

The Watson Discovery DevOps role is important to the success of IBM’s machine learning application strategy. This team manages the deployment of Watson Discovery through automated tools and monitoring processes and work with development squads to make this easy and repeatable.

Our team members contribute to multiple areas of cloud infrastructure and build DevOps automation primarily in support of Watson Discovery service, both in private and public cloud. In general, members of this team are responsible for upgrades, automating wide ranges of security and operational tasks, cluster building and maintenance, and interfacing with peer organizations company-wide to solve complex problems.

Location & Travel: Once IBMers are no longer working from home due to COVID-19 this will be an office based position in the greater Boston, MA area or San Jose, CA (IBM Silicon Valley Labs). Periodic travel may be required for team meetings or industry conferences.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

At least 3 year of professional experience in the following:

  • Developing product pipelines to optimize the process of deploying Software as a Service (SaaS/PaaS) within large-scale, cloud-based infrastructure

  • Working in a position that requires strong verbal and written communication skills for success

  • Working with cloud providers such as IBM, AWS, Azure. etc.

  • Virtualization and Container orchestration (Xen, Docker, Kubernetes)

  • Deploying Kubernetes clusters

  • Pipeline automation with a tool such as Jenkins

  • Working with Unix/Linux administration and advanced shell scripting

  • Bachelors degree or a minimum of 5 years' of devops engineering experience in a professional setting

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Mastery of at least one programming language (Java, C/C++, C#, Go, JavaScript)

  • Root cause analysis in cloud environments as part of problem determination including understanding of networking firewalls and load balancers, SSO

  • Related experience in software development and working with teams of software engineers

  • Software test automation experience a plus. (Cucumber, Selenium, etc.)

About Business Unit

IBM’s Cloud and Cognitive software business is committed to bringing the power of IBM’s Cloud and Watson/AI technologies to life for our clients and ecosystem partners around the world. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments—with complete software solutions for business and IT operations, development, data science, security, and management. Our experts and software capabilities help organizations develop applications once and deploy them anywhere, integrate security across the breadth of their IT estate, and automate operations with management visibility. With IBM, you also have access to new skills and methods, governance and management approaches, and a deep ecosystem of industry experts and partners.

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.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

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.