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IBM IBM Cloud Compute and Virtualization Engineer in Houston, Texas

Introduction

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

Location: Houston, TX, Dallas, TX or RTP, NC

The Compute & Virtualization Advanced Customer Support team is seeking cloud support engineers with strong technical background that enjoy solving problems and working with customers. As IBM Cloud's technical support organization, qualified candidates will have a passion for helping customers with a determination to improve the overall client experience by quickly identifying and resolving problems.

The Compute & Virtualization Cloud Support Engineer role provides technical support to clients of our infrastructure-based offerings and services. The role requires excellent collaboration with team members, other IT organizations, key stakeholders and business partners to meet the needs of the business as well as that of our customers. Compute & Virtualization Advanced Customer Support team is seeking cloud support engineers with strong technical background that enjoys solving problems and working with customers. As IBM Cloud's technical support organization, qualified candidates will have a passion for helping customers with a determination to improve the overall client experience by quickly identifying and resolving problems.

The Compute & Virtualization Cloud Support Engineer role provides technical support to clients of our infrastructure-based offerings and services. The role requires excellent collaboration with team members, other IT organizations, key stakeholders, and business partners to meet the needs of the business as well as that of our customers.

Responsibilities:

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot issues reported by IBM Cloud customers.

  • Effectively communicate with customers and partners via phone, chat and case regarding technical issues.

  • Document and track customer cases from start to finish ensuring customer expectations are properly managed and that technical issues are resolved to the customer's satisfaction.

  • Work with engineering, operations, and management to diagnose and resolve critical issues.

  • Use acquired knowledge to suggest, edit, and write in-depth Knowledge Base articles.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 2 or more years of experience working directly with customers.

  • 1-3 years' of working on large scale service provider networks

  • Experience with both Windows and Unix (Linux/FreeBSD) and virtualization technologies such as VMWare vSphere, Citrix Xen, Redhat Openshift, Redhat KVM, and Microsoft Hyper-V.

  • Experience in common server applications such as DNS, Mail, package managers, etc.

  • Basic understanding of TCP/IP Networking and Cloud IT Security concepts.

  • Certification preferred - LPIC, RHCSA, VCP-, MCE etc.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Solid experience in one or more of these specialized areas:

◦Advanced level industry experience and vendor certifications related to infrastructure offerings

◦Virtualization products or technologies such as VMware vSphere, VMware vSAN, RedHat OpenShift, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V, etc.

◦Software Defined Networking products: VMware NSX, Citrix NetScaler, F5 Big-IP, FortiGate Virtual Appliances, Juniper vSRX.

◦Provisioning, storage concepts, Web servers, Web hosting control panels, system administration.

◦Hardware Security Modules.

◦Windows Server 2016+ Advanced Troubleshooting of OS and Roles

  • Active Directory

◦PowerShell/BASH

◦Linux (CentOS/RedHat/Ubuntu/Debian/SUSE)

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About Business UnitDigitization is accelerating the ongoing evolution of business, and clouds - public, private, and hybrid - enable companies to extend their existing infrastructure and integrate across systems. IBM Cloud provides the security, control, and visibility that our clients have come to expect. We are working to provide the right tools and environment to combine all of our client's data, no matter where it resides, to respond to changing market dynamics.

This job requires you to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to your start date, where legally permissible. Proof of vaccination status will be required. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical, pregnancy or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable law.

Your Life @ IBMAre you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world's most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it's time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change - to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It's time to define your career.

About IBMIBM'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 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.

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.

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