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IBM Cloud Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts


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

Cloud Engineers bring a minimum of 3-5 years of experience designing and implementing modern cloud services and are accountable as individuals for delivering value to clients and IBM by bringing deep technology domain and implementation expertise in topics such as cloud platform integration, DevOps toolchain automation, orchestration/provisioning, site reliability engineering, middleware, networking, security, compute, and/or storage. Cloud Engineers are expected to gather customer business and technical requirements, implement specific technologies, and work with Scrum Masters, lead Architects, or Project Managers to identify and overcome technical blockers.


  • Hands on infrastructure design and implementation with an IT professional services firm or similar background

  • Knowledge of major cloud technologies including virtualization, containers, networking etc. on different cloud platforms and additional knowledge or experience in the areas of IT and/or cloud technology architecture, service management and/or resiliency is a plus

  • Architecture & design methods to gather and analyze requirements, design and implement specific solutions. Good understanding of conceptual, logical and physical design stages

  • Participating in detailed design sessions to outline a backlog of implementation tasks managed through an agile process, CI/CD implementation, etc.

  • Designing and documenting detailed and implementable architectures for IBM, AWS, RedHat, Azure and GCP cloud platforms

  • Infrastructure engineering experience with Linux, x86 hardware, networking (DNS, Routing, Switching) and storage technologies

  • Infrastructure (orchestration, provisioning and configuration) automation using tools such as Terraform, Packer, Chef, Ansible, etc.

  • Hands-on with Public Cloud (IaaS, PaaS) and Infrastructure as Code having developed tools and scripts to build base VMs and OS configurations inclusive of security best practices and middleware/platform installation and configuration

  • Proof of technical implementation skills across a range of technologies for at least one public cloud

  • Structuring requirements (functional and non-functional) and backlog

  • Agile process and backlog management including stand-ups, grooming, and retrospective and DevOps tool chain

Key Skills

  • Good understanding of security controls and implementations in the cloud

  • Must have worked on Agile projects and understand Scrum

  • Deep understanding of design best practices for at least one cloud provider

  • Familiarity with the logging and monitoring tools like ELK, Splunk, CloudWatch, and CloudTrail a plus

  • Experience configuring databases and messaging services a plus

  • Cloud storage knowledge of services like S3, Blob storage, Swift, Rubrik, Cohesity etc., a plus

  • Certified in one or more cloud technology (RedHat, AWS, Azure, GCP) or equivalent demonstrable proof of expertise with a plan to achieve certification.

  • Knowledge of SDLC life cycle (agile and waterfall) and associated IT processes - Scrum and/or Design Thinking certification is desirable


  • Prepare technical presentations or demonstrations to gain client commitment

  • Own the design and implementation of specific technologies and components of the architecture

  • Contribute to architecture knowledge base and methods with documents and code assets

  • Participate in component design reviews to capture learnings and update methodologies and assets

  • Conduct technology lunch and learns to disseminate implementation knowledge


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Expertise in specific technology design and implementation competencies such as VPC design, IAM definition, OS tuning/configuration, Kubernetes, database tuning/configuration, DevOps toolchains, provisioning automation, service management, operations and security

  • Ability to lead a portion of requirement or design workshops relative to domain of expertise

  • Communication & documentation skills to articulate the design and impact of technical solutions and specific implementations

  • Hands on with DevOps and CI/CD automation tools such as Git, Jenkins, terraform, Ansible, and cloud native scripting such as CloudFormation and ARM templates.

  • Hands on scripting with one or more: YAML, JSON, PowerShell, BASH or Python

  • Docker and Kubernetes container orchestration and management platform implementation

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • AWS certifications a big plus

About Business Unit

At Global Technology Services (GTS), we help our clients envision the future by offering end-to-end IT and technology support services, supported by an unmatched global delivery network. It's a unique blend of bold new ideas and client-first thinking. If you can restlessly reinvent yourself and solve problems in new ways, work on both technology and business projects, and ask, "What else is possible?" GTS is the place for you!

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