• Container Application Senior Consultant

    Location US-IL-Remote
    Posting date 2 months ago(2/7/2018 4:21 AM)
    Job ID
    Remote base
  • Company description

    At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

    Job summary

    The Red Hat Consulting team is looking for a Container Application Senior Consultant to join our Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and DevOps practice. In this role, you'll specialize in the design and development of automated container platforms, deployment pipelines, and distributed application architectures. This is a DevOps consulting role that blends both infrastructure and application development skills. As a Container Application Senior Consultant, you’ll learn to deliver modern distributed applications and delivery workflows on large-scale container management clusters using Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible by Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Atomic, and OpenShift by Red Hat. You won’t be expected to know everything on day one, but your ability to learn new technology quickly is essential. Successful applicants must reside in a state where Red Hat is registered to do business.

    Primary job responsibilities

    • Create automated, containerized cloud application platforms, and design and implement DevOps processes that use those platforms 
    • Learn new technologies quickly, including topics like cloud storage, software defined networks, container build strategies, and microservices architecture
    • Travel frequently to work alongside leading financial services, retail, telecommunication, and institutional clients

    Required skills

    These are the skills you'll be expected to have going into the role:

    • 5+ years of software development experience using Java EE or Node.js, ideally targeting cloud deployment environments such as Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    • Some experience with Linux, preferably Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or a derivative
    • Solid creative problem solving skills
    • Excellent presentation and communication skills

    Here's how your skill set will evolve and what you'll learn during your first year in the role:

    • After joining Red Hat, you will go through an intensive training program on Docker, Kubernetes, and OpenShift technologies and related DevOps topics.
    • At 2 months, be prepared to join a project team by acquiring the following:
      • understanding of how to stand up production-ready container platforms, integrated with existing enterprise systems
      • knowledge of how to deploy source code into running, scalable containers in automated fashion at enterprise scale
      • practical product experience
    • Within 6 months, be ready to implement a routine containerized application and container-driven CI/CD project by attaining the following:
      • successfully completing multiple customer projects using OpenShift by Red Hat
      • knowledge of how a customer use case can be developed into a system architecture and project plan based around Red Hat technologies
      • understanding of how Red Hat technologies can transform software delivery (DevOps) practices at large organizations
      • contributing lessons learned, best practices, and how-tos to our internal and external communities of practice
    • Within 12 months, begin to demonstrate technical leadership in container platforms and cloud application solutions by accomplishing the following:
      • implementing complex, large-scale application containerization, microservices development, or "mono to micro" migration projects in challenging customer environments
      • helping other consultants learn DevOps and container technologies and processes
      • applying new technologies, frameworks, or methodologies to containerized application development and deployment


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