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2024 Infrastructure Site Reliability Engineering Professional Intern

Engineering and Architecture

Architectural Engineering


Austin, Texas, United States

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
Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) professionals are engineers who specialize in reliability and resiliency with the right mix of knowledge and skills in software and systems, responsible to analyze business needs, problem determination, advise & design, build, test, deploy, changes and maintenance of a well-engineered information system and ecosystems.

We’re seeking skilled, automation-focused SREs to maintain and administer the PowerVS Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service environment and provide reliable and secure offering to clients.

As an Automation focused intern for Site Reliability Engineer, you will perform the following tasks:
• Develop, Test, Deploy and Maintain Automation code for various procedures/runbooks defined for several PowerVS Data Center Build, Operations and Support related tasks.
• Develop, Test, Deploy and Maintain Automation code for various Data Collection, Logs processing, infrastructure monitoring, backup and restore of critical logs/configuration data in PowerVS Data Centers
• Develop automation to reduce manual toil (automated, repetitive tasks) using shell scripts (bash, etc), Python, Ansible, and related tools and languages.
• Develop, Test, Deploy and Maintain Automation code to perform code stack updates on infrastructure systems (VIOS, firmware, PowerVC, HMC, Novalink, NIM servers) as well as cloud supporting systems (jump servers, sobox, network nodes, gateways, TSM servers).
• Develop, Test, Deploy and Maintain Automation code to upload, and maintain stock images offered in PowerVS environments.
• Develop, Test, Deploy and Maintain Automation code to remotely administer AIX and Linux servers, maintain User IDs (Add/delete) and passwords.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Significant scripting/coding experience for automating various aspects of IBM Power systems administration.
  • Automation using Python, shell scripting (bash, etc), Ansible, and related tools and languages.
  • Experience with AIX and Linux administration, commands, and networking.
  • Experience with Redhat OpenShift, Kubernetes
  • Experience with DevOps, CI CD, Terraform

  • Good communication: ability to communicate effectively.
  • An automation mindset, wherever possible you should look to use scripting and automation.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Experience with configuring and tuning IBM AIX, VIOS, PowerVC
  • IBM Cloud CLI, APIs, Terraform
  • Knowledge of IBM Power Systems, Storage Systems, Cisco ACI, Juniper vSR
  • Understanding of system monitoring (Nagios, ELK stack)

About Business Unit
IBM Systems helps IT leaders think differently about their infrastructure. IBM servers and storage are no longer inanimate - they can understand, reason, and learn so our clients can innovate while avoiding IT issues. Our systems power the world’s most important industries and our clients are the architects of the future. Join us to help build our leading-edge technology portfolio designed for cognitive business and optimized for cloud computing.

Your Life @ IBM
In a world where technology never stands still, we understand that, dedication to our clients success, innovation that matters, and trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships, lives in what we do as IBMers as we strive to be the catalyst that makes the world work better.

Being an IBMer means you’ll be able to learn and develop yourself and your career, you’ll be encouraged to be courageous and experiment everyday, all whilst having continuous trust and support in an environment where everyone can thrive whatever their personal or professional background.

Our IBMers are growth minded, always staying curious, open to feedback and learning new information and skills to constantly transform themselves and our company. They are trusted to provide on-going feedback to help other IBMers grow, as well as collaborate with colleagues keeping in mind a team focused approach to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. The courage our IBMers have to make critical decisions everyday is essential to IBM becoming the catalyst for progress, always embracing challenges with resources they have to hand, a can-do attitude and always striving for an outcome focused approach within everything that they do.

Are you ready to be an IBMer?

About IBM
IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement
Supplemental 1 employees may be eligible for up to 8 paid holidays, minimum of 56 hours paid sick time and the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan. IBM offers paid family medical leave and disability benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law. The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full-time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job-related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro-rated for those who start working during the calendar year. This position was posted on the date cited in the key job details section and is anticipated to remain posted for 21 days from this date or less if not needed to fill the role. IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

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, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, caste, genetics, pregnancy, disability, neurodivergence, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.