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IBM Services Solution Engineer - IBM Cloud IaaS in Los Angeles, California


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

What you’ll be doing:

  • Understanding client workloads and migrating them to VMWARE environment (lift and shift)

  • Help clients modernize their applications taking into consideration their workload requirements, translating them to IBM Cloud capabilities

  • Meet clients F2F or other means and explain IBM Cloud capabilities, its advantages and differentiation

  • Work with clients to help them understand public, private and Hybrid cloud and the role they play

  • Work with offering management teams by documenting/explaining any gaps from client requirements

  • Design and implementation of cloud infrastructure with a focus on IBM Cloud using industry best practices

  • Take ownership and provide leadership in infrastructure migration methodologies and techniques including mass application movements into the cloud including: Design, implementation and support of infrastructure automation and Research new cloud technologies and prototype solutions that can be leveraged for better ROI for customers

The right person will:

  • Have the desire and ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Have exceptional Communication: able to demonstrate subject matter expertise about the presentation topic and is able to communicate to engineers and executive team

  • Demonstrate Leadership qualities: Highly motivated, self-driven individual who works to meet customer expectations and achieve results

  • Show Technical Prowess : Keeps current on industry practices, regulations, technology, etc, and demonstrates technical knowledge in area of responsibility

  • Exhibits strong Interpersonal Skills : Builds networks / bridges with internal and external counterparts

  • Be Customer Focused : Provides products and services that meet or exceed the needs and requirements of internal and external customers

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5+ years of infrastructure support experience (Infrastructure management, problem solving, SDLC process, solving real time production system issues etc.)

  • Deep knowledge and hands on expertise in VMWARE implementation and its ecosystem (Veeam, Zerto, VROPS etc)

  • 5+ years of Linux and Windows OS

  • 5+ years’ experience in working with customers to understand their business/technology requirements and translating them to solutions on Cloud

  • Deep knowledge and experience with Terraform/Ansible/Chef/Puppet

  • Knowledge of cloud infrastructure technologies (VPC, LBaaS, VSI, IBM Cloud storage, Hyper protect services, BYOK etc)

  • Knowledge of automating infrastructure in a cloud environment

  • 3+ years of working with DEVOPS teams

  • 3+ years on implementing infrastructure and application security

  • Knowledge of networking protocols and connectivity patterns

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Industry expertise – FSS, Insurance, Media etc

  • 1+ years of Kubernetes and Helm

  • 2+ years of experience in IBM Cloud eco-system

  • Deep knowledge and experience with Gitlab or equivalent

  • Deep knowledge and experience with Jenkins or equivalent

  • Deep knowledge and experience with Docker

  • Deep knowledge and experience with Nagios/Icinga/Elastic Stack/ Datadog or any monitoring tools

  • Experience Scripting (PowerShell/Bash/Python)

  • 3+ years of agile development and delivery

  • Implementation experience with AWS/AZURE cloud

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

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.

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, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.