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Site Reliability Engineer – IBM Cloud Databases


Introduction IBM has an opening for a Site Reliability Engineer on our IBM Cloud Databases (ICD) team in Dublin. The team operates a worldwide Kubernetes infrastructure underpinning 10 different


IBM has an opening for a Site Reliability Engineer on our IBM Cloud Databases (ICD) team in Dublin. The team operates a worldwide Kubernetes infrastructure underpinning 10 different DBaaS offerings. This exciting opportunity will allow you work with new Gen technologies including Red Hat® OpenShift® which will help accelerate innovation with services like AI, analytics and more.

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM is hiring for an SRE Engineer in Dublin Ireland supporting the IBM Cloud Databases (ICD) service. This provides a unique opportunity to operate cutting edge cloud-scale Kubernetes infrastructure underpinning a highly available DBaaS solution.

ICD is a PaaS solution providing PostgreSQL, Redis, Elasticsearch, etcd, MongoDB, MySQL, Datastax, EnterpriseDB, and RabbitMQ running on top of IBM’s IKS (IBM Kubernetes Service). The ICD SREs follow runbooks to resolve such issues and use troubleshooting and analytical skills to diagnose or troubleshoot platform and infrastructure issues. SREs join an operations rotation (daytime only, includes weekends) serving as the primary responder for operational issues and inquiries from our global support team. As the SRE organization matures the team will shift focus to operational automation, self-healing, and better tools for day-to-day operations.

Candidates should have a strong desire to work within a CI/CD environment, believe in infrastructure as code, have a passion for embracing new cloud technologies, and working with our customers to ensure they are successful. SREs need to be collaborative, able to handle responsibility, and love learning new techniques and tools. When not the primary responder SREs will be working to improve the automation, tooling and processes involved in operating the service.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience operating a cloud-based service.
  • Operation of production Kubernetes clusters.
  • Ability to program in at least one of Go, Python, or shell scripting.
  • Some experience with mainstream database technology such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redis, or MongoDB.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience with IBM’s Cloud Services and/or infrastructure as code implementations.
  • Experience with IBM’s IKS service and/or Red Hat Open Shift.
  • Experience developing a complex application in Go or Python in an Agile process.
  • In depth knowledge of a mainstream database technology such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redis, or MongoDB.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field; or at least 6 years professional experience in similar roles.

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.

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About IBM

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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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