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IBM IBM Cloud Databases - Database Software Engineer in Washington, District Of Columbia

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 Preference: Cambridge, MA or Raleigh, NC

The IBM Cloud Databases team mission is to provide and operate Databases as a Service in IBM’s Public Cloud. As a rapidly successful and growing offering, we are looking for motivated candidates that help us expand our portfolio and bring in MySQL as our next secure, highly available and compliant data service offering.

A successful applicant must possess excellent software development and testing skills, as well as working knowledge of relational databases and distributed systems - especially for MySQL. The ability to learn new skills and concepts rapidly and work independently is essential. Candidates need to have a strong sense of ownership, passion to provide great customer experience and excellent troubleshooting skills even when in high-pressure situations.

This role will give you the unique opportunity to apply your deep database expertise to:

  • Design, implement, and operate large scale, a new database offering for MySQL, that enables new high-availability, resiliency, and security features on top of a containerized runtime (Kubernetes)

  • Consult and coach clients with troubleshooting guidance, performance tuning and related tasks to provide a high available and reliable database experience for the new database service

  • Lead and counsel team members as they execute on new features, develop runbooks, and operate production databases

You can learn more about our offerings and excellence by checking out https://www.ibm.com/cloud/databases .

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Required skills:

  • 3 years of non-internship professional software development experience

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience with designing and delivering distributed software with at least one programming language like Python, Java, C++, and Golang

  • Strive to work in a global, multicultural, and diverse environment

  • Experience with monitoring and operating production components

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Preferred skills:

  • Experience in Software Engineering

  • Experience in designing, delivering, operating, and troubleshooting mission-critical production MySQL clusters

  • Experience in designing applications and data models for MySQL

  • Experience with Prometheus and writing Prometheus queries

  • Knowledge of the IBM Cloud ecosystem

About Business Unit

Digitization 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.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

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.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’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 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

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, 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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