Senior Modern IT Operations Leader at IBM

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The infrastructure running industries likes transportation, energy, insurance, banking or healthcare is quickly changing as the world's relationship with technology evolves. Companies have more choices than ever before between on-premise, off-premise, or a hybrid approach. Our Infrastructure Specialists are responsible for keeping up with these latest and greatest of these changes and using their expertise to deliver solutions that meet the needs of our customers and products.

Your Role and Responsibilities
We are looking for a well rounded Senior Modern IT Operations Leader who will help lead our globally distributed infrastructure operations running on IBM Cloud, VMWare, and RedHat OpenShift.
This role will serve as a thought leader for Operations by working closely with IT and Platform leadership to fill emerging business needs and driving special projects. Successful candidates will have a broad enough technical background to be able to quickly become familiar with a new system or issue as needed by applying previous experience, curiosity and skills to to research and understand new topics. The ideal candidate will have a mix of software development and operations background with an emphasis on operations.

Role Description
  • This role will report directly to the Senior IT Operations Manager for the global IT organization.
  • Drive the modernization of practices and patterns that IT operations uses to perform their daily duties.
  • Advise platform Development and Operations leadership on strategies and specific projects to reduce labor cost and scale operations.
  • Bridge the gap between Dev, DevOps, and IT Operations to accelerate operational adoption of new technologies, including establishment of training plans, validation of runbooks, procedures, practices, etc.
  • Be the voice for IT operations L1 staff to ensure their voice is heard in regards to modernization of day to day operations.
  • Lead special teams toward completion of strategic initiatives.
  • Join other operations leaders in incident response command.
  • Help lead and coordinate large IT projects that require attention from multiple groups, such as DR tests, impactful facility maintenance work, large system upgrades, etc.
  • Located near Atlanta, GA is preferred or the other IBM strategic locations listed: RTP, NC - Austin, TX - Boston, MA - Seattle, WA

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Experience in working with globally distributed teams
  • 5+ years of combined experience in software engineering and or System Administration
  • SME level Expertise in Ansible, Shell, Python, Terraform, Linux, Kubernetes, and Microservices
  • Expertise in working with collecting, displaying and analyzing system metrics with Grafana and Prometheus
  • Experienced in working within a regulated environment with full compliance and security implications

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Ability to work collaboratively in teams and develop meaningful relationships to achieve common goals
  • Excellent communication skills, with ability to understand complicated problems and provide accurate technical feedback
  • Good organization skills for planning and executing complex projects across various teams
  • Broad background in system administration and software development
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP, switching, firewalls, and encryption
  • Experience in operating hybrid cloud workloads in production
  • Experience in IT Architecture, IT Operations, in regulated environments
More Information on IBM
IBM operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Armonk, NY, Southbury, CT, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, Tampa, FL, Smyrna, GA, Huntsville, AL, Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX and San Francisco, CA. IBM was founded in 2022. It has 533854 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 543 open jobs at IBM, click here.
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