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Back-End Developer - Cloud


Cloud Services Developer


San Jose, California, 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
Your primary job duties involve quality code delivery and end-to-end feature enablement across the orchestration layer. Alongside, you will mentor junior developers and play an active role in knowledge creation and sharing initiatives. This role would require you to constantly engage with geographically dispersed teams and software architects for various work assignments.

Here's a breakdown of job responsibilities:
• Develop a general overall understanding of the product vision and business needs to work on product requirements for determining functional and non-functional aspects while creating appropriate solutions in a collaborative manner.
• Draft high-level product specifications and deliver code with attention to system integrity, feasibility, quality, security, maintainability and modularity.
• Champion usage of appropriate technology and define succinct workflows for adhering to coding standards.
• Shoulder production escalations alongside reliability team and strive for time bound resolution of customer issues.
• Participate actively in peer review discussions of requirements, specifications, designs, code and other artifacts.
• Learn skills and adopt practices to develop innovative and cutting-edge software products in-line with IBM’s high technical standards.
• Drive improvements in development tools and adherence to technologies with inputs from internal teams and external developer communities.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
• BS/MS in Computer Science/Engineering or related discipline/experience.
• 8 - 10 years of software development experience.
• Well versed in Computer Science fundamentals in data structures, algorithm design and problem solving
• Deep understanding of Unix/Linux internals and Compute networking concepts - TCP/IP, Routing, Switching, NAT, DNS, Linux kernel networking
• Intermediate to advanced proficiency in the following programming languages: C++, Golang, Python and Shell Scripting
• Preferred experience working in a cloud environment with highly available and scalable distributed systems
• Familiarity with using GIT, Jenkins, Makefile, gdb and gcov.
• A passion towards solving complex problems with ability to demonstrate strong debugging/troubleshooting skills
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
• Active knowledge of working with data path libraries like DPDK, VPP and programmable ASIC’s/NICs from Intel/Mellanox/Broadcom/Cavium.
• Experience in the area of SDN/NFV domains, Cloud/Datacenter networking specifically - VPC, Subnet allocations, Floating Ips and routing protocols such as bgp.
• Past contributions to open source projects – An advantage to have.

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
IBM offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Eligible employees may have access to: - Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being - Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs - Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law - Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry-recognized certifications to achieve their career goals - Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences 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. 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.