Cloud Network Developer

Job Description

At IBM Cloud, we are working on the next generation of cloud computing services built with global scale, security and convenience in mind. Today, IBM Cloud spans the globe and delivers continuous service to customers from 39 data centers and growing. The IBM Cloud Networking team is looking for a talented, innovative and enthusiastic Software Engineering professional to help build the next generation virtualized routing and security services for IBM Cloud. The IBM Cloud Networking team has a global datacenter presence across 19 countries and 6 continents that enable Watson, Blockchain and IOT solutions. The Network Services team is responsible for delivering virtual network services with top-notch performance, first-rate security, fail-safe reliability and exceptional quality.

An IBM Cloud Networking Software Development engineer will be the key individual responsible for end to end feature enablement across the orchestration layer. You will perform hands-on coding and mentor junior developers, working to increase the knowledge and performance of the collective team. In addition, you will interface with senior architects across several locations to ensure that the overall strategy is communicated and understood.

We are a global team, so communication skills (both verbal and written) are critical as well as flexibility to work with team members in other time zones. This role requires the engineer to be located in San Jose, CA

Required Technical and Professional Expertise


  • 3 years Programming skills (python, bash, go lang, php, awk)

  • 3 years Source Control (like Git, Bitbucket, Svn)

  • 2 years Infrastructure automation (like Travis, Jenkins, Puppet, Chef, Ansible)

  • 1 year Working knowledge of cloud network infrastructure technologies

  • 1 year Designing and coding shared-nothing architectures, stateless systems, log aggregation, monitoring and other operational concerns.

  • 1 year Asynchronous and event-driven programming.

  • 1 year Container Concepts (LXD, Docker)

  • 1 year Orchestration (Kubernetes, Mesos, Swarm, Rancher)


Preferred Tech and Prof Experience


  • 3 years Network services load balancer, firewall, gateway, vpn as it fits in cloud network infrastructure

  • 2 years Linux OS & Network internals

  • 2 years Linux Virtualization technologies relating to network virtualization (KVM, Xen)

  • 2 years Experience troubleshooting of Linux, Jenkins, Travis, Hypervisors, and GoLang.

  • 1 year Ability to research on new technologies as needed

  • Communication skills (both verbal and written) are critical

  • Collaboration skills and proven ability to work in a team environment 2 years experience in developing, debugging networking protocols such as BGP, LACP


EO Statement
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.


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