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IBM Software Engineer in St Louis, Missouri


Rise to meet the challenge of solutioning the world’s problems. Software Engineers at IBM get to see their work in the real world, from improving the current state of disaster preparedness to providing more accurate medical solutions around the globe. You will be challenged to think outside the box, work across organizations, and engineer creative solutions that scale to the demands of our ever-growing customer base. Take ownership and be actively engaged in the entire product lifecycle - from quick hits to full feature development.

Your Role and Responsibilities

The IBM Cloud Databases team is responsible for developing and operating the Software as a Service offerings that provide Data Services in IBM Cloud. The range of databases team operates varies from traditional SQL to NoSQL, in-memory, stream and graph databases. In order to provide an outstanding service and meet strict SLA we must scale out operations. Due to the scale we are talking about this is only possible if we embrace a CI/CD and infrastructure as code. We are looking for candidates who share our vision.

Are you self-driven professional and have a passion for new cloud technologies and working with our customers to ensure they are successful? Are you collaborative and eager to learn something new every day? Are you comfortable with working in a multicultural 100% remote big family of engineers with diverse backgrounds and skills? We need you to help us to realize our dream of making technology better to fulfill the needs of millions of customers and expand the breadth of databases that we offer on our platform.

Candidates should have a strong desire to work within a CI/CD environment and have a passion for embracing new cloud technologies and working with our customers to ensure they are successful. You need to be collaborative, able to handle responsibility, and love learning new techniques and tools.

With quality and robustness in mind you will drive and implement new tools to facilitate operations, create applications to gather insights into our platform, or changes to resolve or mitigate commonly hit operational issues related to our database offerings.

Strong candidates will have applied knowledge and experience of the following languages and tools / ecosystems: Erlang, Elixir, Java, Go, Python, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes or other.

Knowledge in operating highly-available CouchDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, Lucene and MongoDB production environments would also be useful.

The key requirement is to have a passion for developing a high-quality, highly available Database as a Service.

Engineers that have been successful in this area typically have:

  • Experience of Software component development, Container based deployments and best practice in Security, Compliance, High Availability, Resilience.

  • Demonstratively strong communication skills. IBM Cloud Data Services teams are 100% remote. Strong communication skills both written (Slack/Email), and Video Conferencing (Zoom/Webex/Google etc) will be required to be successful.

  • Ability to self-motivate and prioritize workload.

  • Analyzing system and application logs to understand the root of the problem

  • Experience of Operating/running a Highly Available live service

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Bachelor's in Engineering, Computer Science, or relevant experience

  • Experience with developing monitoring for production components and instrumenting code for observability

  • Experience in Erlang or similar functional programming languages

  • Ability to debug, optimize code, and automate routine tasks

  • Experience in Systems Engineering, such as Linux I/O tuning, performance, memory management and troubleshooting

  • Experience with troubleshooting issues and bugs in a live environment.

  • Capability to work in a global, multicultural and diverse environment

  • Fluent English

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Knowledge of Erlang, Go, Python, Jenkins, Kubernetes, or other scripting languages and tools / ecosystems

  • Knowledge in operating highly available PostgreSQL, Redis, Elasticsearch, etcd, RabbitMQ, Kafka, Cassandra, and MongoDB environments

  • Experience with distributed systems

  • Experience with developing and/or operating, complex mission-critical production database systems

  • Experience developing databases

  • Experience with database internals and diagnosing memory leaks, data corruption, replication, database performance and tuning.

  • Experienced in working with containerized workloads and management platforms like Docker or Kubernetes.

  • Past experience working with public cloud platforms like IBM Cloud, AWS, Azure or others.

  • Systematic problem-solving approach coupled with excellent communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive.

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.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

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.