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IBM Systems Engineer in Austin, Texas


The infrastructure running industries likes transportation, energy, insurance, banking or healthcare is quickly changing as the world's relationship with technology evolves. Companies have more choices than ever before between on-premise, off-premise, or a hybrid approach. Our Infrastructure Specialists are responsible for keeping up with these latest and greatest of these changes and using their expertise to deliver solutions that meet the needs of our customers and products.

Your Role and Responsibilities

The Systems Engineer responsibilities include:

  • Administers various backend services for external customers (e.g. WebDAV, SVN, customer accounts, etc...)

  • LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) Stack development responsibilities including performing code reviews and working with version control and change management systems to release customer code to production.

  • Systems Administration responsibilities including maintaining web and database server environments, and working with web developers to secure, optimize, and test hosting configurations and troubleshooting performance issues.

  • Responds to security incident reports and conducts vulnerability scanning of both static code and active websites.

  • Administers customers' Akamai properties and interfaces with Akamai technicians.

  • Provides on-call support and occasional travel to customer sites.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 3+ years performing the tasks specified herein

  • Up-to-date knowledge and strong experience with PHP, related frameworks (e.g. Laravel, Lumen, etc...), and Content Management Systems (e.g. Expression Engine or Drupal).

  • Strong experience working with Linux.

  • Automation experience using BASH, PHP, Ruby, or Python.

  • Version control experience with SVN and GIT.

  • Experience with code integration and improving security of 3rd party APIs (e.g. Facebook, Twitter).

  • Experience with cross-browser HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, multi-platform desktop and mobile website development using PHP frameworks.

  • Strong experience debugging PHP and JavaScript.

  • Experience setting up and customizing a local web development environment.

  • Self-supportive debugging and problem-solving skills including cross- browser and OS compatibility.

  • The ability to assist in gathering requirements and project specifications, when required.

  • Communication skills to relay project status with the team and managers and produce deliverables.

  • Minimum of DoD Secret Clearance required on Day 1

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience with security vulnerability scanning and penetration testing of websites manually and using automated tools (e.g. Fortify, Burp Suite, Skipfish).

  • Experience working in a government environment.

  • Experience with W3C Web Standards and knowledge of 508c compliance.

  • Experience working with cloud environments (AWS, Azure)

About Business UnitIBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

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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.

This position is eligible for participation in an IBM sales incentive plan. Actual incentive opportunity will be based on performance and the eligible Target Incentive, as addressed in the applicable plan, all of which is subject to change.

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

US Citizenship required.

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