IBM Network DevOps Architect in HOUSTON, Texas

IBM Bluemix Infrastructure (SoftLayer), provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. Our customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.A Network DevOps Architect will be responsible for the following:

  • Planning, designing building, testing and deploying turn-key and custom engineered software and tools to improve the operational ability of the Network Operations and Network Engineering organizations.

  • Iteratively improving existing systems and infrastructure to better meet the needs of the Network Operations and Network Engineering organizations.

  • Monitoring and resolving issues with deployed systems.

  • Automate processes and workflows to increase the operational agility of the Network Operations and Network Engineering organizations.

  • Analyze data from tools to determine areas of improvement, determine and implement the necessary changes

  • Create and provide recurring and ad-hoc reports of various network statistics

A well-qualified candidate will possess many of the following skills:

  • Linux/Unix Systems Administration (RHEL, CentOS, FreeBSD)

  • Programming/Scripting (PHP, Python, Shell Scripting, Perl, C/C++)

  • Networking (CCNA/CCNP, JNCIA/JNCIS)

  • Database Administration (MySQL, Oracle, DB2)

A well-qualified candidate will be familiar with the following concepts:

  • Agile Methodology (Scrums, Sprints, Iteration)

  • DevOps Concepts (Collaboration, Learning, Automation)

  • Understanding of Network Device Configurations (Cisco, Juniper)

  • Non-Core Network Applications (DNS, Load-Balancers, Firewalls)

  • BM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus

  • IBM Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager

  • IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition

  • IBM Tivoli Netcool/Impact

Familiarity with the following is a plus:

  • Jira

  • Confluence

  • Stash/Bitbucket

  • Jenkins

  • Git

  • Nagios

  • Docker/rkt

  • Kubernetes

  • Apache Kafka


Required Professional and Technical Expertise

  • Bachelors of Science in a technology related field or equivalent experience

  • At least 10 years’ work experience in a large-scale, enterprise or service provider network or information technology organization

  • Experience in developing and implementing systems management tools and processes to support network capacity, alerting, and performance management

  • The ability to absorb professional knowledge and develop skills quickly.

  • Draw on professional concepts to collaborate with others to carry our assigned duties. Follow given procedures and processes to identify job-related problems, analyze causes using existing techniques or tools.

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, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.