• Cloud Architect - Openstack, Remote Based

    Location US-TX-Plano
    Posting date 4 weeks ago(2/21/2019 5:03 AM)
    Job ID
    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 Consulting team is looking for a Cloud Architect to guide the adoption of Red Hat's solutions in our key enterprise accounts, government agencies, and service provider partners. In this role, you will win the trust and confidence of the customers' engineering, development, and operations teams by aligning their requirements and use cases with the functional capabilities of our solutions. You’ll need to have a detailed working knowledge and direct experience with cloud architectures and their supporting infrastructures and scripting languages like Python, Ruby, and Puppet. As a Cloud Architect, you will also play an important role in bringing together cross-functional teams from Red Hat's product, Product Engineering, Support, Professional Services, and Sales teams to meet the needs of our most demanding customers. This is a remote position with weekly travel to customer sites and it can be located anywhere in North America within close proximity to an airport. Successful applicants must reside in a state where Red Hat is registered to do business.

    Primary job responsibilities

    • Deliver successful discovery, analysis, and design workshops for small to medium teams of both technical and non-technical backgrounds that shape and impact customer use cases and architecture design decisions
    • Scope delivery projects and guide customers through successful pilot and production deployments
    • Design, create, and deliver content that enables the broader Red Hat organization to sell, service, and support our cloud solutions at scale
    • Contribute to the development of repeatable methodologies and tools designed to scale Red Hat's services capabilities, promote repeatable customer engagements, and lower delivery risk
    • Demonstrate innovative thinking in the cloud community by producing premium whitepapers, webinars, and conference speeches
    • Serve as a customer advocate within Red Hat to deliver the right solutions and to ensure that these solutions are implemented and supported in an innovative and reliable way

    Required skills

    • 8+ years of experience in a solutions architect or consulting delivery role; 4+ years focused on cloud environments and their supporting infrastructures
    • Solid background in consultative customer engagement with either a major consulting services organization or within the services division of a major software company
    • Proven record of working in a strategic advisory capacity to senior IT and business executives
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including extensive experience presenting to C-level executives at large firms
    • Balance of strategic and tactical skills and the ability to work on cross-functional teams
    • Comfortable working with highly distributed teams, including interaction with the open source communities via email and IRC
    • Willingness to travel weekly to customer locations throughout the U.S. and Canada
    • Technical experience with virtualization and cloud technologies like Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Virtualization, VMWare vSphere, etc.
    • Expert-level of knowledge in either cloud software-defined networking (SDN) or storage (object and block) disciplines and DevOps models and technologies
    • Experience across one or more vertical industry areas is a plus
    • Experience working in a quality assurance (QA) role or working with ticketing systems or bug tracking tools 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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