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IBM Automation Engineer - Senior in Austin, Texas


Software Developers at IBM are the backbone of our strategic initiatives to design, code, test, and provide industry-leading solutions that make the world run today - planes and trains take off on time, bank transactions complete in the blink of an eye and the world remains safe because of the work our software developers do. Whether you are working on projects internally or for a client, software development is critical to the success of IBM and our clients worldwide. At IBM, you will use the latest software development tools, techniques and approaches and work with leading minds in the industry to build solutions you can be proud of.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Thank you for your interest.

This role is onsite in Austin, TX or RTP, NC (post covid)

There is no relocation offered and no remote option (post covid).

This role resides within the IT-Operations division of the CIO organization. CIO Hybrid Cloud Platforms provides the platforms and infrastructure that powers IBM, allowing business and application teams to focus on creating the digital business experiences that will drive IBM forward.

Our primary focus within CIO Hybrid Cloud Platforms is driving our CIO Hybrid Cloud strategy forward. The CIO Hybrid Cloud, built with Red Hat and IBM technologies, is the engine for the IBM cognitive enterprise. It provides the speed, scale, and security for IBM's digital business experiences, connecting data, information, and people to bring IBM into the future. We need leaders to join our team that can take an energetic, creative, and collaborative approach to helping to execute our hybrid cloud strategy, particularly around automation. If you're excited about helping to develop a strategy with adoption and self-service as part of the backbone in achieving the speed, scale, and security that a hybrid cloud environment can ultimately provide, then this role and our team may provide a great opportunity for you to thrive.

Job Duties:

In this role, you'll have the opportunity to work on a team with others who share your passion for automation and Infrastructure as Code, collaborating with other teams in the IBM CIO team in developing the next platforms for IBMers in our Hybrid Cloud Experience.

You will lead the development of new automation and systems for both managing infrastructure and the creation of new infrastructure platforms using your significant skills in technologies such as Ansible, Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Openshift, and more.

A day in the life at IBM (Optional Section)

  • Develop and iterate on Ansible automation for managing a diverse and growing infrastructure ecosystem

  • Stand up, maintain, and automate instances of Red Hat Satellite and capsule servers to support a global network

  • Collaborate with other passionate individuals on automation strategy and best practices

  • Continuously learn new skills in areas such as programming, AI, and machine learning with IBM's industry-leading library of courses and learning programs

  • Participate in the development of brand-new technologies in the Hybrid Cloud

  • Work with a team that believes in a platform that just works the way you need it to, delivering a best-in-class Hybrid Cloud experience for all of IBM

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for these positions 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.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 3+ years developing (not just using) Ansible Automation

  • 3+ years using and managing Red Hat Satellite or Foreman

  • 5+ years of systems administration experience or infrastructure automation

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience with programming languages such as Python, NodeJS, or Go

  • Experience writing Ansible Modules

  • 2+ years of experience in Windows Server systems administration

  • 2+ years of experience managing Active Directory, WSUS or similar

  • 3+ years of experience with Kubernetes or Red Hat Openshift, particularly writing operators and similar

About Business UnitThe Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) owns IBM's IT strategy and provides the tools, workstations, devices, and infrastructure that IBMers use to do their jobs every day. Put simply, our mission is to create a productive environment for IBM's 350,000 worldwide employees. Join us as we lead with design to drive simplicity and ease of use, engineering the systems that run the business, and innovating to transform the business.

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Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

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About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 350,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

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.

Being You @ IBMIBM 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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.