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Program Director, VPC Overlay Networking

Company: IBM
Location: San Jose
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

IntroductionAt IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.Your Role and ResponsibilitiesReady to drive change for IBM and its customers? Love working with cutting edge technologies, dynamic and high performing teams? Embark on the journey with us in the VPC Overlay Networking Team with IBM Cloud IaaS. We are looking for a highly skilled Senior leader to manage a large development team across Geos. They would be able to drive innovation in IBM Cloud SDN area to provide value and stability to our customer offerings. They will collaborate with Compute and Storage teams to deliver large scale distributed features for IBM Cloud Customers.

You would serve as a respected leader in IBM cloud by establishing a strong collaborative culture with peers and other functions within IBM Cloud and promoting a culture of success, pride, performance, discipline and creativity. You would evangelize a transformative vision for IBM Cloud Networking direction.

You would develop, lead and inspire the IBM Cloud VPC Networking team, be a magnet for engineering and product management talent and accelerate hiring.


  • Lead overall Architecture, Product and Engineering for IBM Cloud VPC Networking including strategic technical direction for VPC Network
  • Deliver on IBM Cloud product roadmaps on-time and with high quality as well as increase speed of product innovation that will drive the next phase of growth for IBM Cloud Networking
  • Serve as a respected leader in IBM cloud by establishing a strong collaborative culture with peers and other functions within IBM Cloud and promoting a culture of success, pride, performance, discipline and creativity
  • Continue to create and evangelize a transformative vision for IBM Cloud Networking direction
  • Develop, lead and inspire the IBM Cloud VPC Networking team, be a magnet for engineering and product management talent and accelerate hiring
  • Solidify succession plans and enhance management capabilities to meet strategic and operating objectives
  • Build and operate highly scalable, performant and resilient cloud networking services with a focus on operational availability
  • Make organizational and process changes to eliminate any friction impairing us from the continuous delivery of value for IBM Cloud customers and maximize engineering productivity
  • Partner with the IBM Cloud sales organization in order to continue to grow and scale the IBM Cloud Networking business
  • Work with IBM Cloud product managers, offering managers and developer teams in multiple locations to analyze backlog, review customer feature requests and plan and deliver features and bug fixes for IBM Cloud VPC Networking
  • Lead and manage team that handles upgrade activities to address bugs and security vulnerabilities for IBM Cloud Networking software
  • Lead and Collaborate with IBM cloud architects and managers to design and deliver customer centric features and defect fixes utilizing software design, Python, REST, SOAP, Golang for VPC Networking;
  • Build Engineering, Product and Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) teams with a culture centered on client success, diversity, efficient execution, automation and innovationPreferred locations for this position are San Jose, CA and Austin, TX.

    If you are hired into a Colorado work location, the anticipated compensation range for the position $159,000 to $245,000 is based on a full-time schedule. Your ultimate compensation may vary depending on your job-related skills and experience. For part time roles, the compensation will be adjusted appropriately.
    Required Technical and Professional Expertise
    • 12+ years of experience working with Network Technologies
    • 6+ years of experience in managing teams
    • Experience working with Software Defined Networks
    • Experience in developing large scale Distributed Systems
    • Experience working with Routing Protocols such as BGP
    • Deep Experience working with L2/L3 Forwarding Technologies
    • Experience in leading managers, effectively delegating
    • Very strong troubleshooting skills towards root cause analysis and practical issue resolution
    • Demonstrated leadership in delivering large scale complex projects
    • Demonstrated experience recruiting, building, structuring, leading technical organizations, including performance management
    • Demonstrative written and verbal communication skills to audiences with a wide variety of technical knowledge Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
      • Experience with container (K8S) based technologies
      • Experience with Cloud Networking Technologies
      • Knowledge of Golang and C++
      • Experience with Embedded Systems
      • Experience with Agile Development Methodologies About Business UnitDigitization 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 clients data, no matter where it resides, to respond to changing market dynamics.This job requires you to provide your COVID-19 vaccination status with supporting documentation, where legally permissible.Your Life @ IBMAre you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world's most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it's time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

        Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

        It's time to define your career.About IBMIBMs greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, were also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now its time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

        12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.
        World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.
        Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.
        Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).
        Select educational reimbursement opportunities.
        Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.
        Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.
        Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

        We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.Being You @ IBMIBM 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.

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