• Solutions Architect

    Location US-TX-Remote
    Posting date 4 days ago(8/14/2018 3:45 AM)
    Job ID
    62536
    Category
    Solution Architecture
    Remote base
    US-TX-Dallas
  • 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

    Be the technical champion and trusted adviser for your accounts. The Red Hat Sales team is looking for a Solutions Architect in Sunnyvale, CA. In this role, you will partner with Red Hat Account Executives to achieve sales attainment goals through technical leadership both internally and with your customers. You will participate in the discovery of business and technical challenges to solve problems that map to Red Hat solutions. You will own the development of the Technical Account Plan for your top customers, help facilitate the coordination of domain experts, support resources and partners, and ensure outstanding customer satisfaction. As a Solutions Architect, you will need excellent communication and people skills, foundation of technical expertise, passion for open source, and a thorough understanding of business processes and IT problems faced at the enterprise level.

    Primary job responsibilities

    • Map business problems and technical challenges to Red Hat solutions
    • Develop lasting relationships with key technical and business stakeholders and Red Hat Partners
    • Understand and follow industry trends
    • Manage customer satisfaction issues through escalation paths provided to Red Hat support methods, and frequent checkpoints with customers both before and after the sale
    • Manage Technical Account Plan for key customers aligned to best practices proposed by the Sales Organization
    • Develop overall technical account plan and strategy; lead an ongoing cadence with all technical resources
    • Facilitate specialist resources
    • Participate in workshops and scoping of professional services
    • Engage and work with specialists aligned to customer requirements
    • Work with strategic partners

    Required skills

    • 5-7 years of experience in sales engineering, consulting, IT architecture, or equivalent supporting enterprise accounts
    • Excellent communication, presentation, and documentation skills
    • Demonstrated record of developing relationships across multiple business segments and roles
    • Ability to interpret customer business problems and technical issues and effectively explain how a Red Hat solution will align to identified challenges or requirements
    • Knowledge of enterprise solutions and architectures, e.g. cloud, automation, DevOPS, big data, virtualization, storage, RDBMS or ERP, middleware, clustering, and high availability
    • Willingness to travel up to 60%
    • Fundamental knowledge of Linux or UNIX operating systems
    • Knowledge of all Red Hat solutions and overall architecture; ongoing Red Hat solutions and sales training through continuing education
    • Manager-directed deeper product knowledge; presentation skills
    • Technical Account Planning and Business Value Discovery experience


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