IBM Squad Lead in Houston, Texas

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 out think ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM.

What you will do:

  • Enable a squad to deliver with "Garage Method" XP Agile development.

  • The Squad Leader will provide technical guidance in cloud native responsive web application, mobile application and/or Microservices development.

  • Closely collaborate with the other squads in the Analytics platform for project plans and coordinate with other digital platforms to manage cross platform dependencies.

  • Provide leadership and mentoring to a dynamic and diverse development team

  • Be a technical leader in the delivery of development projects

  • Be an advocate for the Cloud Garage Method and provide guidance on the application of the method in client projects

  • Have full stack developer with practical backend experience with Java/Spring Boot, API Management and javascript frontend frameworks such as Angular. Java depth is critical.

  • Have experience developing cloud-native applications that have gone to production, with site reliability engineering and CI/CD DevOps automation.

  • Hands on experience with Test Driven Development (TDD).

  • Ability to mentor and teach a squad comprised of developers and product owners how to build a cloud-native product with the IBM Cloud Garage Method (Design-driven eXtreme Programming).


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


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

  • At least 3 years experience leading a squad of developers providing technical guidance in cloud native responsive web application, mobile application and/or Microservices development.

  • At least 5 years of experience working collaboratively with Product Managers to prioritize, groom the backlog, and coordinate with other squads and program leadership.

  • Able to communicate the product vision, hills and stories.

  • At least 3 years of experience working with Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery processes and tool automation

  • Previous Consulting Experience

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD) and Behavior Driven Development techniques preferred

  • Experience with TDD preferred Experience with Pair Programming highly preferred

  • Knowledge of Bluemix PaaS (Cloud Foundry) preferred

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.