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Cloud Engineer


Introduction Welcome to IBM Client Engineering! We are an innovation team that prove IBM's technology and services through co-creation with clients. We help bring IBM technology to life with a mu


Welcome to IBM Client Engineering! We are an innovation team that prove IBM’s technology and services through co-creation with clients. We help bring IBM technology to life with a multi-disciplinary team of designers, architects, developers and data scientists.With our mantra of “show not tell”, our work can take many forms from a simple demo, to creating a minimum viable product (MVP) that might end up as a production application. It’s a dynamic and exciting environment built on a methodology which encompasses design thinking, Agile and DevOps practices.But IBM is more than “just” Client Engineering. Could you be our next Master Inventor? Do you want to make a positive impact on those around you? Being an IBMer presents many opportunities including filing patents, getting involved in giveback and contributing to communities such as Women in Technology or Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME).

Your Role and Responsibilities

We are looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic people who want to build innovative solutions using cloud technologies. You’ll need to have a passion for technology and thrive in team environments. Being able to work with clients and solve problems is a must too.In Client Engineering, no two days are the same. Are you someone who thinks lifelong learning and problem solving skills are more than just buzzwords? Do you love working in diverse teams, and find different viewpoints and backgrounds enriching rather than inhibiting? If this sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you!But what actually is a Cloud Engineer? We’re glad you asked. People interested in this role might come from either a development or an operations background but are eager to broaden their horizons. It’s not a pure developer role and it’s certainly not a system admin role. Instead, on any given day you might be doing something like:

  • Coding a cloud native application using popular frameworks and microservices architecture
  • Defining and implementing an API
  • Configuring a service on the cloud (e.g. Kafka, MongoDB or Watson Natural Language Processing)
  • Writing a Terraform script to deploy Infrastructure as Code
  • Presenting progress at a weekly client playback
  • Giving a demo of an IBM Cloud Pak capability in a customer workshop

Our projects usually run somewhere between a couple of days and a couple of months. Their purpose is to inspire, to showcase IBM Technology and to let our clients experience how they themselves can use our technology to make a difference in their business. Sounds exciting? We certainly think so.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

To be successful in this role we expect candidates to have:

  • Professional experience and skills in either development or infrastructure:
    • with at least one modern programming language e.g. Java, JavaScript, Python, React,
    • or with automation and DevOps scripting e.g. bash, Terraform, Tekton
  • Hands-on experience with one or more cloud platforms e.g. IBM Cloud, AWS, Azure, GCP
  • Client facing experience (internal or external) – building strong and collaborative relationships with project sponsors and stakeholders
  • Fluent in English

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Bonus points for:

  • Track record of work experience using Agile principles and best practices
  • Industry experience e.g. financial services, retail, industrial
  • Experience following Test Driven Development (TDD) practices
  • Experience building and utilising APIs e.g. RESTful
  • Design and implement infrastructure as code environments e.g. using terraform, Tekton
  • Experience of containerisation e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift
  • Cloud certification

About Business Unit

IBM has a global presence, operating in more than 175 countries with a broad-based geographic distribution of revenue. The company’s Global Markets organization is a strategic sales business unit that manages IBM’s global footprint, working closely with dedicated country-based operating units to serve clients locally. These country teams have client relationship managers who lead integrated teams of consultants, solution specialists and delivery professionals to enable clients’ growth and innovation. By complementing local expertise with global experience and digital capabilities, IBM builds deep and broad-based client relationships. This local management focus fosters speed in supporting clients, addressing new markets and making investments in emerging opportunities. Additionally, the Global Markets organization serves clients with expertise in their industry as well as through the products and services that IBM and partners supply. IBM is also expanding its reach to new and existing clients through digital marketplaces.

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.

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 Statement

IBM wants you to bring your whole self to work and for you this might mean the ability to work flexibly. If you are interested in a flexible working pattern, please talk to our recruitment team to find out if this is possible in the current working environment.

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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