IBM Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist I in San Jose, California

Job Description

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is 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 GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

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As a Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist I your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Operate and maintain security-related applications and tools

  • Develop procedures and documentation related to the operation and maintenance of applications and tools

  • Implement firewall/IDS rules as necessary

  • Perform analysis of network traffic and security events

  • Install and configure security-related applications, servers and appliances.

IBM is hiring this position to be located at our Boulder, Colorado office or Rocket Center, West Virginia (near Cumberland, MD). United States Citizenship, relocation to the Boulder or Rocket Center area, and the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance are required (active clearance preferred)

The Public Service Sector consulting practice is a trusted advisor to federal, state and local governments, partnering to meet challenges and responding quickly to citizen demands, business needs, new economic conditions, and changing legislative priorities and policies.


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

In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.


With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!




Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 2 years’ experience implementing, operating, and maintaining server and/or network operating systems

  • 2 years’ experience working the Linux and Windows operating systems;

  • Must have or be able to obtain Sec+ or CISSP within 6 months

  • Ability to Obtain and Maintain a DoD Secret Clearance (active preferred)

  • Ability to relocate to Rocket Center, WV (near Cumberland, MD) or Boulder, CO

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • 2 years experience in security engineering related to vulnerability management, intrusion prevention, data protection, monitoring, analytical, and correlation tools

  • Experience in managing firewalls and intrusion prevention/detection systems including the ability to demonstrate a mature understanding of networking best practices

  • Experience working in a Security Operations Center (SOC) and performing analysis of security events

  • Experience in security compliance related to FedRAMP, FISMA, NIST, and related security and risk management regulations

  • Experience working with PowerShell, JavaScript, Python, and/or other scripting languages

  • Knowledge of IBM and industry security tool suites and capabilities (e.g., Qradar, AppScan, Guardium)

  • BS of Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, or cyber-security or equivalent

  • Active Secret Clearance

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.