• OpenShift Technical Account Manager - Western U.S.

    Location US-CA-Remote
    Posting date 2 months ago(10/3/2018 4:20 AM)
    Job ID
    Software Engineering, Solution Architecture, Technical Support
    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 Global Customer Success team is looking for an experienced, enterprise-level engineer to join us as a OpenShift Technical Account Manager in the Western US. In this role, you'll work with Red Hat's enterprise customers to provide practical technical and architectural guidance for the Red Hat OpenShift Container Application Platform. At Red Hat, customer support includes far more than just "break-fix" solutions. Customers get industry-leading resources that enable their technical environments to run efficiently, so they can focus on growing their businesses. You will provide a premium support offering that builds, maintains, and grows long-lasting customer loyalty between Red Hat and our customers. As a Technical Account Manager, you'll ensure personalized, proactive support and guidance, cultivating meaningful relationships with our customers as you seek to understand their IT infrastructures, internal processes, and business needs. You will tailor support for each customer's environment, facilitate collaboration with their other vendors, and advocate on their behalf. At the same time, you'll work closely with our engineering, research and development, product management, and enterprise technical support teams to debug, test, and resolve issues quickly and effectively.

    Primary job responsibilities

    • Perform technical reviews and share knowledge to identify and prevent issues
    • Gain an understanding of customers' technical infrastructure and environment, hardware, and products
    • Partner closely with Red Hat's engineering, product management, and technical support teams to debug, test, and resolve issues
    • Perform initial or secondary investigations and respond to online and phone support requests
    • Support enterprise customers implementing automated and containerized cloud application platform solutions
    • Learn new technologies quickly, including topics like container orchestration, container registries, container build strategies, and microservices on container platforms
    • Establish and maintain parity with Red Hat's cloud technologies strategy
    • Engage with Red Hat's product engineering teams to help develop solution patterns, based on customer engagements, as well as personal experience, that lead platform adoption
    • Engage with Red Hat's field teams, customers, and partners to ensure a positive cloud technology experience and a successful outcome resulting in long-term enterprise success
    • Communicate how specific Red Hat cloud solutions and our cloud roadmap aligns to customer use cases
    • Deliver key portfolio updates and help our customers successfully implement upgrades
    • Manage customer use cases and maintain clear and concise case documentation
    • Create customer engagement plans and keep the documentation on the customer's environment updated
    • Manage and grow customer relationships by delivering attentive, relationship-based support
    • Build a sense of trust with customers and serve as their advocate within Red Hat
    • Regularly contribute to the Red Hat knowledge base and share best practices with peers and colleagues
    • Participate in internal projects and initiatives and serve as a subject matter expert and mentor for specific technical or process areas
    • Travel, as necessary, to visit customers and attend events within the region

    Required skills

    • 5+ years of experience in a support, development, engineering, or quality assurance organization
    • Ability to manage and grow existing enterprise customer relationships by delivering relationship-based support
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills; ability to explain complex information to customers clearly and concisely
    • Competent comprehension of enterprise architecture and strategic business drivers
    • Ability to manage multiple issues and projects with an eye for detail
    • Direct experience with a variety of hardware vendors
    • Expertise with enterprise cloud solutions like Platform-as-a-Service (OpenShift by Red Hat), containers, Kubernetes, cloud management (Red Hat CloudForms), and IT automation (Ansible by Red Hat)
    • Residing in the U.S. Pacific or Mountain time zones

    The following are considered a plus:

    • Experience in system management, cloud or server virtualization
    • Bachelor's degree in a technology-related discipline, preferably computer science or engineering
    • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
    • Prior experience in a technical leadership or mentorship role
    • Experience with training and presentation delivery
    • Experience working in DevOps environments
    • Software engineering background; experience with RPM-based Linux and Java technologies
    • Experience deploying applications in cloud environments
    • Experience developing containerized applications
    • Good comprehension of continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) concepts
    • Familiarity with source code management tools like Git or SVN

    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, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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