Sr. Network Security Automation Engineer (212751)

With IBM in Atlanta GA US

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Posted on March 13, 2019

About this job

Job type: Full-time
Role: System Administrator

Technologies

ansible, sysadmin, automation

Job description

 
Senior Network Security Automation Engineer

Job Description
We are the IBM CIO network engineering team and we are looking for folks to help us support large scale Firewall operation and deployments for IBM’s internal network by building tools and automation. You will build and execute the strategic roadmap, with a focus on self-service solutions, automated processes for end user requests, configuration management, visibility, NMS and compliance.

Funct ions and Responsibilities

  • Build Scalable solutions for very large (hundreds of devices) environments.
  • Design, implement, and maintain NGFW (firewall) management automation solution.
  • Building scalable scripts which speed up current & future process requirements.
  • Working with network engineering leadership to identify and remediate process gaps.
  • Develop and maintain tools to enhance network visibility and automation.
  • Build/integrate automation and tools to monitor devices, collect metrics, plan capacity, decrease manual firewall changes and provide full Visibility.
  • Maintain existing network firewall infrastructure.
  • Troubleshoot network infrastructure problems.
  • Ongoing assessments and upgrades of networks.
  • Participate in an SME rotation of 24x7 on-call shift. This position is available to be worked from either our office in Raleigh, NC or Atlanta, GA

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 4+ years of hands-on experience in developing automation
  • At least 2 years of programming or scripting experience related to networking
  • Good understanding of TCP/IP and OSI model
  • Experience with full set up and configuration Network Monitoring Tools like Cacti, Nagios or/and others
  • Experience with Database technologies (SQL and MySQL) and software development standards
  • Proficiency with configuration management tools/network service orchestrators, preferably Ansible and others
  • Knowledge of revision control software (ex. Perforce, SVN, Git, etc.) and development lifecycle.
  • Solid experience with Linux systems and running them in a production environment
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Good theoretical foundation in computer science

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • At least 2 years of programming or scripting experience related to networking, such as Ansible, Cisco NSO, Python.
  • Devops toolsets: CI/CD (Jenkins/TravisCI), SCM (Github)
  • 2+ years' experience TCP/IP protocol stack. Experience with IPv4 & IPv6 addressing and subnet allocation. Basic experience with IP switching and routing technologies like Spanning tree, VLANs, HSRP, OSPF, BGP etc. CCNA certification preferred..
  • Data-Mining and Analysis of Netflow and Syslogs.
  • Expertise with Database technologies (SQL and MySQL) and software development standards
  • Knowledge of Expect , Go, Java or C++ is a plus
  • Proficiency with configuration management tools/network service orchestrators, preferably Ansible and others
  • Experience in large scale-out infrastructures

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.

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