IBM Build & Release Engineer in San Francisco, California

Job Description

Are you passionate about technology? Do you love leading teams to build new things? Do you want to help drive the future of IBM's Cloud offerings? If you answered YES, then we have the right opportunity for you!

The shift toward the consumption of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), i.e., the cloud, is one of the most important changes to happen to our industry in decades. At IBM, we are driven to shift our technology to an as-a-service model and to help our clients transform themselves to take full advantage of the cloud – to build their own virtual private cloud (VPC) to suit their unique pupose. With industry leadership in analytics, security, commerce, and cognitive computing and with unmatched hardware and software design and industrial research capabilities, no other company is as well positioned to address the full opportunity of cloud computing.

The IBM Cloud Platform organization dedicated to ensuring that the IBM Cloud is at the forefront of cloud technology, from data center design to network architecture to storage and compute clusters to flexible infrastructure services. We are the team building IBM's next generation cloud platform to deliver performance and predictability for our customers' most demanding workloads, at global scale and with leadership efficiency, resiliency and security. It is an exciting time, and as a team we are driven by this incredible opportunity to thrill our clients. We are looking for an experienced Software Build and Release Engineer who innovates & shares our passion for winning in the cloud marketplace to join our team.

This position is for a Software Build and Release Engineer who should have at least 10 years' industry experience. In this role, you will work as the Build and Release engineer supporting the VPC service with the following key responsibilities:

  • Own the build and release management of IBM’s VPC service.

  • Work with the various teams contributing to the VPC service and build an automated deployment system.

  • Work with the various leaders of teams contributing to the VPC service to manage the releases, updates, patches, and downgrades for all components (software and hardware) comprising the VPC service.

  • Work with the various VPC teams to establish build and release processes including, code promotion, release tagging, software versioning, and defect management.

  • Ensure the use of best practices where applicable.

  • Be an active champion as a representative of VPC throughout the company.

  • Lead meaningful and collaborative planning to improve build and release software, systems, and processes.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 10+ years’ experience as with systems and/or software engineering.

  • 5+ years’ experience with software development or similar discipline.

  • 3+ years’ experience in an operational environment requiring 99.999% uptime.

  • 5+ years’ experience as a build and release engineer.

  • Experience with managing both tightly and loosely coupled components within a release.

  • Experience with C/C++, Python, or Go a real plus.

  • Experience using scripts (BASH, Perl, Python, or similar) for build and release management.

  • Strong experience with Git.

  • Experience with software versioning and software branch tagging.

  • Experience with OpenStack or similar proprietary cloud like Azure or AWS.

  • Experience with CICD and their pipelines; experience with Zuul or Jenkins a plus.

  • Experience with containers and HA clusters; experience with Docker and Kubernetes a plus.

  • Experience with continuous deployment into a production environment a strong plus.

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Proven ability to collaborate and work well within a team.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

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.