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Back End Developer - Cloud and Cognitive Software

Company: IBM
Location: Rochester
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:


At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Location: Rochester, MN Preferred

Developer for 'IBM Kubernetes Container Service', 'RedHat OpenShift on IBM Cloud', and 'IBM Cloud Satellite' managed services focusing on the networking components including load balancers and Calico policies. You will interact with cutting edge technology (including Kubernetes, Red Hat OpenShift, etc.) and will be on a team responsible for IBM's strategic hybrid cloud solution. You will have the opportunity to solve complex distributed system and networking problems for a service that is revolutionizing the way organizations manage their applications and IT infrastructure.

As a developer on these managed services you will be responsible for:Participating in the end-to-end software development cycle by designing, developing, testing, and supporting new container networking features using GO, Python, and bash scripting

Delivering the network microservice responsible for providing deployment data to customer clusters

Providing Calico policies for customers to establish and manage container networking within their clusters

Coordinating with a multidisciplinary team of developers on a service rollout cadence

Triaging gate issues to ensure successful production deployments

Contributing IBM Cloud specific load balancer support upstream via the IBM Cloud Controller Manager


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

4+ years of experience with a programming language such as Go, Java, Python

2+ years of experience developing in the cloud and microservice architecture/containerization

2+ years of experience developing in Go

2+ years of experience using Kubernetes or OpenShift as an orchestration system

2+ years of experience using networking components and features such as load balancers, policies, and subnets

Knowledge of TCP networking fundamentals and proficiency of each layer in the OSI model, especially relating to Linux

Ability to work independently as well as collaborate with others to debug and solve problems

Effective communication skills with the ability to demonstrate and explain complex designs in a simple to understand way

Solid understanding of Agile methodologies with the ability to break up requirements into more manageable tasks

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Experience with CI/CD frameworks including Jenkins and Travis CI

Experience owning and developing software in a production environment

Experience using Docker to build and run applications

Experience with IT automation systems like Ansible

Experience with network/application protocols including HTTPS, TCP/UDP, ARP, and IPv4

Experience with distributed system concepts such as load balancers, key/value databases, and master/worker architectures


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.

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 @ IBM

Are 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 IBM

IBM'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.

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 Statement

IBM 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 @ 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.

Keywords: IBM, Rochester , Back End Developer - Cloud and Cognitive Software, IT / Software / Systems , Rochester, Minnesota

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