Application Development Architect, Open Innovation Labs

Application Development Architect, Open Innovation Labs

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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 Open Innovation Labs team is looking for a Application Development Architect to join us in Boston, MA. In this role, you’ll help us turn our vision into a residency-style engagement, where consulting engineers work together with customers in small teams to build, test, and iterate over innovative application prototypes attached to real business value. You will use a variety of modern application development practices, along with emerging technologies from the communities of open source, to get it done. You’ll join a team of subject matter experts who co-create innovative software solutions using emerging technology and modern software design methods. As an Application Development Architect, you will be responsible for teaming with customers and partners to accelerate their application development project, and to teach them new ways of working together to get things done. As you do so, you will create atmosphere of enthusiasm for building great software using principles of open source culture.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Team with our customers to lead the design and implementation of application prototypes in our lab, using modern application development practices and open source emerging technologies like the following:
    • Microservices, API management, and web-scale architectures
    • DevOps engineering and application delivery
    • Container-based continuous delivery
    • Cloud automation and everything-as-code
  • Create measurable hypotheses tied to business value, and design a solution that tests those hypotheses over the course of a Labs residency to help our customers quickly realize their business goals
  • Team with Red Hat and the open source community to engineer labs-based software solutions, designed to further accelerate our customers’ success at labs
  • Maintain updated knowledge of coding to stay close to the modern technology and innovation
  • Become a trusted adviser to our customers, helping them achieve business success in an ever-changing technology landscape
  • Use your critical thinking skills to tackle tough problems in an innovative way
  • Travel to client locations

Required skills

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in computer science, or related technical discipline
  • Experience leading successful modern software development projects
  • Experience facilitating software design and ideation sessions
  • Working advanced coding skills in multiple languages and environments
  • Ability to perform customer-facing activities in a fast-paced environment with short timeframes
  • Working knowledge of design patterns applicable to modern software development
  • Demonstrated experience of working in agile, scrum, and DevOps teams
  • Comfortable working with highly distributed teams, including interaction with open source communities
  • Significant development and delivery experience with multiple programming languages, including Java
  • Experience with the design, development, testing and deployment of large, distributed applications
  • Solid object-oriented skills and applied knowledge of software design patterns
  • Applied knowledge of modern software delivery methods like TDD, BDD, continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, or other container tools
  • Experience working with automation tools like Ansible by Red Hat, Puppet, or Chef
  • Solid verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to study and quickly learn and put into practice new topics
  • Passion for open source software
  • Willingness to travel up to 75%


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