IBM Senior Cloud Infrastructure Engineer in BOULDER, Colorado

Job Description

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries. Bottom line? We outthink ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM.

The Public Service Sector consulting practice is a trusted advisor to federal, state and local governments, partnering to meet challenges and responding quickly to citizen demands, business needs, new economic conditions, and changing legislative priorities and policies.

This position requires engineering and installation support of both client and cloud environments. As a member of the FIMS program, the Cloud Infrastructure Engineer will support projects and customers supported by the IBM Federal Infrastructure Managed Services program. This position focuses on all aspects of the infrastructure including engineering, design, installation, configuration, compliance, hand off for day 2 operations as well as acting as an escalation point for the day 2 operational teams. It requires an experienced and certified engineer with a range of experiences including virtualization, datacenter, co-location/Cloud, storage, networking, security, scripting, Windows, and Linux. Examples of engineering support tasks listed below.

• Manage migration of components into the cloud environment

• Provision and de-provision cloud resources

• Assistance in security deployment and management

• Deploy and sustain virtualization infrastructure

• Create and manage virtual network infrastructure and dynamic routing configuration

• Create and maintain detailed technical documentation of the cloud environment

• Build and deliver on all enterprise technologies and service offerings within the cloud environment

• Detailed knowledge of NIST SP800-53 security controls and risk management framework for Federal Systems

Candidates must have an active US DOD security clearance to be considered.

Work location - Boulder, CO / Washington DC metro area / Raleigh, NC


Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.




Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills

  • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations

  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation

In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.


With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!





Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 15 years IT operations and engineering experience

  • 10 years storage and cloud architecture and operations experience

  • 10 years cloud storage and security technologies experience

  • Strong understanding of storage, server, virtualization and networking technologies

  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing technology requirements

  • Strong system design background

  • Strong communication, presentation, and documentation skills

  • Able to navigate fast-paced and rapidly evolving environments

  • Active DoD Secret security clearance

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • VCP Certification

  • Security + Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) Certification or equivalent security certification and/or experience

EO Statement

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.