IBM Systems Administrator in DALLAS, Texas

IBM Bluemix Infrastructure (SoftLayer) is currently recruiting Systems Administrators to join iBM. This position is focused on all aspects of the automated provisioning of Operating Systems, Hypervisors, and add-on software packages for customer systems running on physical and virtual hosts. The candidate should have experience with many distributions of Linux/UNIX, plus hypervisor OSes (XenServer, VMware) and Windows Server, strong shell scripting skills, as well as a wide variety of knowledge in multiple aspects of technology. This role requires the ability to adapt to change, continuously improving the services we offer.ResponsibilitiesAs a Compute Provisioning system administrator, you will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Updating, testing, and supporting software provisioning systems

  • Helping with day to day troubleshooting of services to formulate new ways to proactively catch problems

  • Participating in designing innovative solutions to improve current procedures* Acting as escalation point for internal support departments in resolving a wide variety of customer facing issues regarding environment deployment, service issues, and technical questions

  • Managing multiple projects with various priority levels and time lines from start to finish

  • Demonstrating best practices in all aspects of administration

  • Developing and maintaining accurate documentation for internal procedures and services

  • Participating in weekly rotating on-call responsibilities, providing 24/7 coverage

  • Continuously staying abreast of new developments in supported operating systems to ensure consistent compatibility with established infrastructure


  • Minimum 3 years of experience of systems administration in a production environment

  • Minimum 3 years of experience of troubleshooting

  • Basic knowledge in network concepts, familiarity with TCP/IP and VLAN functionality

  • Basic knowledge in Apache

  • Shell scripting (bash)

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.