Container Application Architect

Location US-TX-Dallas
Posting date 1 year ago(1/12/2017 3:58 PM)
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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 Architect to join us in Dallas, TX. In this role, you will specialize in the design and development of automated container platforms, deployment pipelines, and cloud-ready application architectures. You'll learn to design and guide implementations of cloud-ready applications and deployment pipelines on large-scale container platform clusters using Java, Node.js, Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible by Red Hat, 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.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Design automated, containerized cloud application platform solutions, with a focus on application concerns, including cloud-ready distributed application architectures, migrating workloads to containers, containerized development workflows, and integrating container platforms with automated CI and CD pipelines
  • Assist in pre-sales discovery and solution development
  • Learn new technologies quickly, including topics like container orchestration, container registries, container build strategies, and microservices on container platforms
  • 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:

  • 8+ years of software architecture experience, with 4+ of those years specifically focused on cloud-ready application design and deployment
  • Some experience with Linux, preferably Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or a derivative
  • Solid creative problem solving skills
  • Background working in a strategic advisory capacity to senior IT and business executives
  • 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 design container platform solutions and lead routine container platform projects 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, be ready to design multi-product cloud application solutions and demonstrate technical leadership in container platforms by accomplishing the following:
    • designing and leading 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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