IBM Apache SOM/SME in KATOWICE, Poland

Job Description

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SOM (Service Offering Manager) / SME (Subject Matter Expert) is a role which brings together skills of Architect and DevOps. We are looking for talented Experts in Apache HTTP Server with potential for Architect to join our team of SMEs and help us develop tools to turn manual tasks into efficiently automated processes. This position may require working on-call support. SOM/SME will work with Architects, Developers and Operations' support teams to deliver the automated processes then used by our customers for self-provisioning of required middleware services. Our team is focusing on developing CI/CD (Continuous integration and Continuous delivery) solutions for our customers. With support for T&T and Steady State activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop Customers Business needs in Apache HTTP Server

  • Develop Apache HTTP Server for automatic Rollouts

  • Test and implementation of new Versions or Hotfixes released by the vendor

  • Prepare WAS/WPS environment for User Acceptance Test (UAT)

  • Maintain the Customer environment where Apache HTTP Server is implemented

  • Maintain existing documents like System or User Manual and creating new if needed

  • Create change and installation plan inside Service Manager (IBM SmartCloud Control Desk)

  • Interact with vendor Support team for problem solving, application improvements, identify problems, propose alternatives and provide support to negotiate solutions with all involved parties

  • Debug complex errors which can't be handled from second Level

  • Analyze requirements, documents and agrees with business and/or customer IT department

  • Efficiently manage of operational activities within unexpected/stressful situations

  • Perform researches of new solutions

  • Support in decisions making process related to operational activities, taking into consideration pro and counterarguments

  • Identify opportunities to improve activity, processes and regulations

  • Performs all described requirements in complex daily environment on a competitive level, with accuracy, quality and per schedule

  • Awareness regarding Information Security

  • Solid communication, negotiation and interaction skills, decision taker, good presentation skills

  • Bringing Together Customers’ Needs with technical possibilities

  • Willing to work on “call duty”

Necessary skills:

  • English (both written and spoken),

  • Deep knowledge of Apache HTTP Server 2.2 on RHEL

  • Apache kerberos authentication

  • Netmind - modcluster, modproxy, mod_wls, WAS plugin

  • Network (OSI layer)

  • Operating System (kernel behavior) knowledge

  • Linux scripting (bash/jacl/jython/perl/python scripting)

  • basic skills in PowerShell

Recommended skills:

  • E2E service implementation in complex environment

  • IBM SmartCloud Control Desk basic knowledge

  • Configuration management tools (puppet, chef, ansible)

  • RES scripting experience

  • DevOps tools: Jenkins, git

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • English (both written and spoken),

  • Deep knowledge of Apache HTTP Server 2.2 on RHEL

  • Apache kerberos authentication

  • Netmind - modcluster, modproxy, mod_wls, WAS plugin

  • Network (OSI layer)

  • Operating System (kernel behavior) knowledge

  • Linux scripting (bash/jacl/jython/perl/python scripting)

  • basic skills in PowerShell

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • E2E service implementation in complex environment

  • IBM SmartCloud Control Desk basic knowledge

  • Configuration management tools (puppet, chef, ansible)

  • RES scripting experience

  • DevOps tools: Jenkins, git

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.