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IBM Systems Engineer in Charlotte, North Carolina


The infrastructure running industries likes transportation, energy, insurance, banking or healthcare is quickly changing as the world’s relationship with technology evolves. Companies have more choices than ever before between on-premise, off-premise, or a hybrid approach. Our Infrastructure Specialists are responsible for keeping up with these latest and greatest of these changes and using their expertise to deliver solutions that meet the needs of our customers and products.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Work location: Radford, VA (candidates must be local/willing to relocate)

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.

As a Systems Engineer your responsibilities will include:

  • Administering various backend services for external customers (e.g. WebDAV, SVN, customer accounts, etc...)

  • Development responsibilities including performing code reviews and working with version control and change management systems to release customer code to production.

  • Systems Administration responsibilities including maintaining web and database server environments, and working with web developers to secure, optimize, and test hosting configurations and troubleshooting performance issues.

  • Responding to security incident reports and conducts vulnerability scanning of both static code and active websites.

  • Administering customers' Akamai properties and interfaces with Akamai technicians.

  • Providing on-call support and occasional travel to customer sites.

This work location for this role is at the client site in Radford, VA. Candidates must be clearable to DoD Secret clearance. An interim DOD Secret clearance or higher level clearance is required to begin work on Day 1.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Up-to-date knowledge and strong experience with PHP, related frameworks (e.g. Laravel, Lumen, etc...), and Content Management Systems (e.g. Expression Engine or Drupal).

  • Strong experience working with Linux.

  • Automation experience using BASH, PHP, Ruby, or Python.

  • Version control experience with SVN and GIT.

  • Experience with code integration and improving security of 3rd party APIs (e.g. Facebook, Twitter).

  • Experience with cross-browser HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, multi-platform desktop and mobile website development using PHP frameworks.

  • Strong experience debugging PHP and JavaScript.

  • Experience setting up and customizing a local web development environment.

  • Self-supportive debugging and problem-solving skills including cross- browser and OS compatibility.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience with security vulnerability scanning and penetration testing of websites manually and using automated tools (e.g. Fortify, Burp Suite, Skipfish)

  • The ability to assist in gathering requirements and project specifications, when required.

  • Communication skills to relay project status with the team and managers and produce deliverables

About Business Unit

IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

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

US Citizenship required.

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.