IBM DevOps Architect in Houston, Texas

Job Description

Business Unit

IBM Services is the market-facing brand for both Global Business Services and Global Technology Services. We are a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM Services empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

What you will do:

  • Support the “Go to Market” sales teams to develop DevOps solutions for client proposals and new business opportunities

  • Leverage the IBM Cloud Garage method to deliver exceptional software and applications

  • Provide thought leadership and technical expertise to demonstrate IBM DevOps capabilities and best practices to clients

  • Assess gaps in the client’s toolchain and recommend suitable alternatives and develop a DevOps roadmap to meet the business requirements

  • Provide high-level and detail architectural design artifacts to convey how the solution solves the client business requirements and articulate the value/benefits

  • Promote the Agile and Design Thinking in client workshops and throughout DevOps engagement.

  • Architect and lead proof of concept to demonstrate the value/differentiation of IBM’s solution

  • Execute and deliver the end to end DevOps solution in the client’s environment

  • Analyze the software Deployment & Release requirements for projects; portfolio or account and design the deployment / release management strategy using the necessary IBM and non-IBM software tools

How we’ll help you grow:

  • You’ll have access to all the technical and management training courses you need to become the expert you want to be

  • You’ll learn directly from senior members/leaders in this field

  • You'll have the opportunity to work with multiple clients

Location is flexible but Dallas is preferred.


Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.



Career Growth

Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through: • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 3-5 years of experience as a technical expert in client facing roles

  • At least 3 years of experience developing solution architectures and implementations

  • At least 2 years of experience with leading DevOps tools and ability to make recommendations to clients

  • At least 2 years of experience with Chef, Ansible, or Puppet

  • At least 2 years of experience with Docker / Kubernetes

  • Knowledgeable of the Agile Methodology and Design Thinking

  • Solid understanding of SDLC · Solid experience with application architecture/development for web and mobile applications

  • Experience with cloud application development using micro services

  • Skills and experience with DevOps design principles and best practices

  • Skills and experience with many cloud platforms, including IBM Cloud, AWS, and Azure ·

  • Ability to articulate the merits of using various IBM’s pipeline tools (such as UrbanCode) relative to other market tools

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Knowledge/experience with UrbanCode Deploy, UrbanCode Release and plug-ins

  • Knowledge/experience with CI/CD Monitoring tools, Splunk, ELK

  • Experience with Bluemix is a plus

  • Knowledgeable of IBM Cloud Garage Method is an added advantage

  • Hands-on experience with Continuous Integration and Deployment

  • Client Engagements and Implementation are added advantage

  • Collaboration tools, JIRA, Confluence, Slack, etc.

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.