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IBM Cloud Security Developer in Phoenix, Arizona


Software Developers at IBM are the backbone of our strategic initiatives to design, code, test, and provide industry-leading solutions that make the world run today - planes and trains take off on time, bank transactions complete in the blink of an eye and the world remains safe because of the work our software developers do. Whether you are working on projects internally or for a client, software development is critical to the success of IBM and our clients worldwide. At IBM, you will use the latest software development tools, techniques and approaches and work with leading minds in the industry to build solutions you can be proud of.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Are you passionate about technology? Do you love building new things? Do you want to develop 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 IT as a service, 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. 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.

We are looking for a Cloud Security Developer, to join the IBM Cloud team who would help lead the design and implementation of numerous cloud security and audit-based deliverables. The engineer will ensure controls are implemented correctly and functioning effectively for various security and audit related activities from FedRAMP, SOC2, HIPAA, etc... to help ensure the environment is successfully operating within required controls to guarantee successful certification outcomes.

As IBM Cloud Security Developer, you will be a key individual responsible for end to end feature enablement across the orchestration layer. You will perform hands-on coding, working to increase the knowledge and performance of the collective team. In addition, you will interface with senior architects across several locations to understand the requirements and come up with a solid design and development plan to meet the requirements.

Automation is key in the world of managing Security and Compliance therefore a solid programming background is highly desired. The engineer will be involved in Process Development and Orchestration, Integration with existing Business systems and technical platforms to operationalize security and compliance gaps, Exposure to IT Asset and Inventory Management, Network knowledge regarding ACL and VLAN configuration management, Enterprise Password Management solutions, Orchestrating solutions to address security control gaps.

Your Role and Responsibilities :

  • The Cloud Security Developer will work closely with senior architects and cross-functional-area specialists, to:

  • Lead the technical design, implementation and validation of a highly secure, resilient, and performant cloud infrastructure

  • Continuously review and identify security improvement opportunities in existing processes, services, and workflows to ensure IBM Cloud platform is robust against current and future security threats

  • Effectively model threats and assess risks

  • Partner across business and technology disciplines to present and deliver the needed security architectures

  • Manage the integration of the different cloud infrastructure components

  • Provide design for the most stringent security standards, high availability and performance of the infrastructure components and lead the respective implementation

  • Provide expertise for cloud-based SecDevOps development and deployment

  • Develop and utilize reusable patterns, practices, and reference architectures in delivering a highly secure, resilient, and performant cloud infrastructure

  • Ensure project team members comply with regulatory compliance and best practices

  • Influence product roadmaps, strategies, run proof of concepts, and identify gaps and solutions

  • Research and formulate define security solutions which meet internal and external requirements, including following industry standards

  • Provide guidance for automating of cloud services configuration

  • Manage communication with the infrastructure delivery/ops team for ensuring a seamless change management

  • Keep current with industry cloud technology trends

  • Provide technical and professional leadership and coach more junior level engineers.Preferred locations : Austin, TX; Dallas, TX

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 3+ years in Software Engineering, DevOps in a large Cloud based environment.

  • 1+ years of experience in cloud infrastructure security engineering, SecDevOps.

  • Experience developing, implementing, and operating large-scale IaaS, ultra-highly available and highly secure cloud environments/services.

  • Experience implementing core security controls such as inventory management, logging & intrusion detection, vulnerability scanning, secrets management, identity and access management for cloud services and infrastructure assets.

  • Supporting application deployments, building new systems and upgrading and patching existing ones.

  • Strong programming experience : Python, GO, Java, JavaScript

  • Security tools (Tenable Nessus, HashiCorp Vault, IBM QRadar), Software Engineering and Automation (GIT, Jenkins, Travis, Jira), Networking (Protocols, Load balancing, troubleshooting), deployment & configuration management (Chef, SaltStack, Ansible), Linux, Containers, Kubernetes.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Deep understanding of IT Security Controls, secure architecture and design fundamentals.

  • Experience with security tools (Tenable Nessus, HashiCorp Vault, IBM QRadar)

  • Experience with Compliance Frameworks e.g. NIST 800-53, SOC2, CIS

  • Working knowledge of applied cryptography and public key infrastructure

  • CISSP, CCSP or related certification

  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills and ability to lead development of complex solutions

  • Solid understanding of the challenges that face developers deploying large applications on cloud infrastructure

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.

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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.