IBM Microservices Developer in Houston, Texas
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The Microservices Developer must have the ability to understand business functions and user stories, decompose them into technical specifications, and develop working Microservices code for a hybrid cloud environment.
This individual must have complete lifecycle experience in developing and delivering complex Microservices solutions across multiple technologies and cloud platforms, including Bluemix, AWS, and Azure. The candidate should also have experience in working in a PaaS environment, such as Bluemix or Pivotal. The candidate should be well-versed in Cloud Native programming technologies (e.g., Angular.js, React, Node.js, Java, etc.), programming frameworks (e.g., Spring Boot/Cloud, MicroProfile, etc.) NoSql DBs, and RESTful API development with JSON. The candidate should also understand the principles of using containers to deploy microservices, especially Docker containers managed through Kubernetes.
The Microservices Developer needs to understand design principles of a 12 factor app, and design and develop applications based on these principles.
The candidate must have experience in working and leading Agile squads consisting of other IT Architects, Business Analysts, Developers, and Testers, with squads that are both co-located and distributed onshore and offshore. The candidate must also be comfortable in working on-site with commercial clients, and have the ability to present to client IT and business stakeholders
The Microservices developer needs to have a working knowledge of a Continuous Delivery automated tool chain, including Agile task management, continuous build/integration/deploy, automated testing, environment provisioning, and monitoring.
The Microservices Developer will be involved in the complete lifecycle of complex programs, including pre-sales activities to help define the technical approach for proposal and SOW responses and estimate the corresponding effort, as well as analysis, design, delivery, and deployment of the most complex cloud application development programs.
The Microservices Developer needs to understand how to design and develop for performance and scalability, and to meet the overall non-functional requirements of the system.
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Required Technical and Professional Expertise
At least 3-5 years of application design experience, including experience with designing Microservices
At least 1-3 years of experience implementing Microservices solutions on various hybrid cloud platforms, including Bluemix, AWS, and Azure
At least 3-5 years of experience developing solutions on Linux, Unix, and Windows platforms
At least 3-5 years of experience in full lifecycle delivery of complex systems, including requirements, design, build, test, and deployment
At least 3-5 years of experience in system design and development processes, methods, and tools
At least 3-5 years of experience working with Agile teams
At least 3-5 years of experience working with Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery processes and tool automation
Preferred Tech and Prof Experience
At least 3 years of experience in test strategies, plans, and execution, including unit, functional, system integration, performance, security, usability, user acceptance test, etc.
At least 1-3 years experience working with Relational Database technologies such as DB2, Oracle, SQL Server, and Non-Relational databases such as CoughDB, MongoDB, etc.
At least 1-3 years working with Microservices container deployment and management strategies, such as Docker, Kubernetes, Diego, etc.
At least 3 years of experience in tracing business requirements, use cases, user stories, and system requirements to specific technical components of the solution
At least 3 years of experience of developing and documenting application design artifacts, and presenting these artifacts to other team members
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