Platform Consultant

Location US-VA-Mclean
Posting date 2 months ago(1/26/2018 3:20 AM)
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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 Public Sector Consulting team is looking for a Platform Consultant to join us in McLean, VA or remotely. In this role, you will work directly with Red Hat customers and partners to implement platform solutions using open source software, specifically Red Hat software. You'll work on-site with the customer to analyze, design, architect, develop, test, and deploy the solution according to the customer's business requirements. Engagements can range from single week engagements to multi-year engagements, and every engagement will be assigned a delivery manager that you will work with to deliver success to customers.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Routinely assess, design, and implement Red Hat's core offerings, including Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Virtualization, Red Hat MRG, high performance computing, and grid computing
  • Be the subject matter expert at the client site, addressing the technical, developmental, or strategic IT needs
  • Manage problem identification, system architecture definition, software specification and design, testing, and deployment of complex open source solutions
  • Assist customers with design, development, and management of their system provisioning strategy
  • Respond to incidents, escalations, and exceptions in a professional manner
  • Integrate third-party applications to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), including monitoring and system performance tools, as well as backup and restore agents

Required skills

  • Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) system security, system deployment, and system administration
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with Linux kernel internals, including performance tuning, troubleshooting, bug fix updates, and core builds
  • Highly motivated and able to learn on your own, as well as quickly pick up new technologies and best practices
  • Ability to appropriately communicate with customers in a professional manner, while giving presentations as well as working one-on-one with customers
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) or willingness to pursue certification
  • Minimum secret level DoD security clearance; Security+ certification is a plus

Red Hat is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We review applications for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, uniformed services, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by law.


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