IBM Junior Systems Admin in EAST LANSING, Michigan

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.

IBM is seeking individuals that have passion for technology and would like to further their knowledge in security, Computer Technology, Testing, Data Analysis and application development. Candidate will have the opportunity to gain working knowledge in business processes such as accounting, finance, manufacturing, supply chain and human resources.

Required Skills & Responsibilities

Looking for entry-level candidates with a general knowledge of system administration to help with software installation, infrastructure configuration, security, and support of Linux environments(Dev, Test, Prod). Ideal candidates are self motivated, have a passion for innovation, and have a passion for technology. If interested in joining an innovative team with diverse technical skills, this might be the company for you.

Primary responsibilities include the following tasks:

  • OS Patching

  • Shell Scripting

  • Python or Ruby development

  • Writing configuration management scripts

  • Design, deployment, and support of software environments

The IBM Client Innovation Center is an in-bound delivery model where we support our clients from our East Lansing center. However, some travel is expected and all candidates must be willing and able to travel to meet our client needs across the US. Travel is typically related to knowledge transfer and training at the client site (Monday thru Friday). You are expected to travel up to 50% of the time. This is a traditional office position. You must live in, or be willing to relocate to Michigan. The work location is 196 Crescent Rd East Lansing, MI 48823 United States. This is not a work from home position.


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

Candidate must have basic knowledge in the following areas:

  • Linux administration

  • Shell scripting

  • Setting up virtual platforms (e.g. VMware, Virtualbox)

  • Bachelors degree- Required education must be obtained by first day of employment.

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • 1+ years working Docker containers

  • 1+ years working with CHEF

  • 1 year of networking

  • 1 year Python development

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.