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IBM CSS Tier 3 Senior Network Engineer in Houston, Texas


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

This position requires engineering and installation support of both client and cloud network environments. As a member of the Cloud Shared Services (CSS) program, the Sr. Network Engineer will support projects and custom-ers supported by the CSS program. This position focuses on all aspects of networking including engineering, de-sign, installation, configuration, compliance, handoff for day 2 operations as well as acting as an escalation point for the day 2 operational teams.

This position will work with the following technologies:

• CheckPoint Firewalls

• VMware NSX • Cisco Catalyst and Nexus Switches

• A10, F5, and Citrix Load Balancers

• Arista Network Switches

Examples of engineering support tasks listed below:

• Troubleshooting as a tier 3 escalation point, customer traffic flow layer 2/layer 3, including Firewalls.

• Create virtual network infrastructure and dynamic routing configuration in support of tenant environments

• Create and maintain detailed technical documentation of the client environment as well as the Smart Cloud for Government (SCG) cloud environment

• Build and deliver on all network-related enterprise technologies and service offerings within the SCG cloud environment

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

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Must be clearable to Secret or higher clearance

  • Network Engineering and Design – 7 years

  • Experience designing, implementing and troubleshooting VMware network environments (NSX)

  • 3 years - Systems Administration, Engineering, and Operations

  • 10 years - Cloud solutions design and implementation

  • 5 years - Demonstrated ability to create engineering artifacts, design documents, and other formal documentation

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • CCNP or equivalent hands-on networking experience

  • Hands on experience with NSX-T and NSX-V

  • Familiarity with OpenShift SDN - Arista Switch, Checkpoint FW, & A10 Load Balancer experience

  • 2+ years hands on experience delivering cloud solutions (AWS, Azure, Google, or VMware)

  • IBM Design Thinking Badge or equivalent certification

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

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

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