IBM

Application Consultant

IBM

September 14, 2021

Introduction
IBM Application Consultants work directly with our clients on key initiatives. You will have the opportunity to build an in-depth understanding of their business issues and implement organizational strategies that drive adoption of change. We are looking for experts who can build credibility and trust with our clients and provide knowledge that addresses individual and unique business needs.
Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM Application Consultants work directly with our clients on key initiatives. You will have the opportunity to build an in-depth understanding of their business issues and implement organizational strategies that drive adoption of change. We are looking for experts who can build credibility and trust with our clients and provide knowledge that addresses individual and unique business needs.
Your Role and Responsibilities :
IBM Expert Labs delivers expertise in innovative design, implementation, training, and support for IBM Software, OEM and Open Source products. Our team of highly skilled consultants, with broad architectural knowledge and deep technical skills, are the specialists called on to deliver successful outcomes to client projects. IBM Expert Labs team are the first to use new IBM Software products in the field, enabling our customers to realise expected business benefits sooner.
IBM Expert Labs offer IBM customers a range of skills to ensure their complex projects are a success:
Consulting - Our skilled and knowledgeable consultants assist clients with the deployment of IBM, OEM and Open Source software solutions, maximising the value of their investment and achieving or exceeding the business results they seek.
Responsibilities
Are you passionate about DevOps, Software Engineering and Continuous Delivery? Are you a collaborator, someone willing to learn from within IBM and more importantly adopt best practices from outside of IBM, an Agile practitioner with a willingness to jump in and figure out complex technical problems, with a focus on delivering results?
This position is to join the IBM Expert Labs organization as a Hybrid Cloud Integration consultant. You will be responsible to plan, implement, and support DevOps activities on the technical platform. The role is to cover all administration activities of the tools deployed on the platform. Some knowledge of other open source tools on IBM Cloud is absolutely a plus.
Your day in the role will include...
  • Responsible for low level tools and automation design and delivery.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced Agile delivery environment.
  • Experience installing and administering multiple industry leading DevOps tools.
  • Ability to document as-is process and architectures based on face-to-face interviews.
  • Demonstrable experience of differentiating expertise in 1 or more DevOps technologies.
  • Ability to draw up complete DevOps architecture based on reference model, and demonstrate adherence with other technology architecture domains such as security, HA, DR, etc.
  • Creation of effort and cost estimates for small delivery teams.
  • Ability to drive completion of small DevOps strategy initiatives, including maturity assessment, roadmap creation, future blueprint.
  • Ability to train internal or client teams in DevOps practices, acting as Scrum Master when required.

You will come with the following expertise:
  • Creation and enhancement of Continuous Integration automation across multiple platforms including Java, Nodejs, and Swift.
  • Creation and enhancement of Continuous Deployment automation built on Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Creation and enhancement of dynamic monitoring and alerting solutions using industry leading services.
  • Developing automation to ensure security across a geographically dispersed hosting environment.
  • Familiarity with MicroService style architectures.
  • Experience on Github / Gitlab, Jenkins, ArgoCD or equivalent DevOps technologies is preferred.
  • Monitoring knowledge with tools like ELK stack is preferred.
  • Data streaming platforms like Confluent is plus.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
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Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
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