• Senior Consultant - CloudForms, Active Top Secret Clearance

    Location US-VA-Mclean
    Posting date 3 weeks ago(11/14/2019 3:39 AM)
    Job ID
    Remote base
    Remote - Washington DC
  • 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 Senior Consultant to join us in McLean, VA or remotely. In this role, you will play a critical role in bringing together cross-functional teams from Red Hat’s product business, product engineering, support, professional services, and sales teams to meet the needs of our most demanding customers. You’ll serve as a customer advocate within these organizations to deliver the right solutions and to ensure that those solutions are implemented and supported in an innovative and reliable way. You’ll need to have a thorough working knowledge and practical experience with cloud architectures like Infrastructure-as-a-Solution (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Solution (PaaS) and their supporting infrastructures and scripting languages, including Python, Ruby, and Puppet. You’ll also need a deep level of knowledge in either cloud networking (SDN) or object and block storage disciplines, as well as DevOps models and technologies. Successful applicants must reside in a state where Red Hat is registered to do business.

    Primary job responsibilities

    • Implement and integrate Red Hat open hybrid cloud technologies like Infrastructure-as-a-Solution (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Solution (PaaS), including Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat OpenShift, and Red Hat CloudForms
    • Collaborate with project and customer team members to meet timelines and goals
    • Contribute to project documentation and diagrams including quality assurance (QA) and ticket and bug management
    • Participate in mentoring and knowledge transfer to customers
    • Develop and implement automation and integration for our customer cloud and system infrastructure solutions using Ruby, Python, or Puppet
    • Work with senior staff to guide adoption of automation techniques and DevOps processes to improve cloud life cycle, including infrastructure and application uptime, availability, and time-to-market
    • Design and advocate solutions using cloud technologies, design principles, integration points, and automation methods

    Required skills

    • 7+ years in a related technology role in consulting, operations, development, or related internships
    • 5+ years of experience with cloud and Linux technologies
    • 3+ years of experience with automation frameworks and tools like Puppet, Red Hat Ansible Automation, or CFEngine
    • Ability to serve as a technical mentor to consultants providing valuable, timely, and accurate technical mentoring
    • Experience managing a small team in a technical leadership capacity
    • Ability to serve as a technical lead on a basic project, for example one-week Red Hat Satellite deployment or basic Red Hat Middleware health check
    • Ability to engage with customers as part of the presales process for services; ability to identify and promote a delivery methodology to meet customer project management requirements
    • Expertise in shell scripting; ability to effectively write in an interpreted language like Python (Red Hat standard) or Perl 
    • Ability to read and understand C or a similar programming language
    • Experience performing performance tuning on customer’s environment

    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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