Red Hat Senior Specialist Solutions Architect in Remote, California

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

Work directly with Red Hat's customers to understand their infrastructure, application, and business needs and then present them with the most appropriate solutions. The Red Hat Sales team is looking for a Senior Specialist Solutions Architect to join our OpenShift Tiger team. In this role, you will develop and conduct live demonstrations of Red Hat's solutions and educate customers on their capabilities, as well as help with the design and development of larger, multi-product solutions. You’ll need to be knowledgeable in this domain with recent, practical coding and architecture experience and excellent customer-facing skills. The role can be located remotely in the U.S., preferably in California. Successful applicants must reside in a state where Red Hat is registered to do business.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Be part of the Red Hat Sales team, providing technical credibility to our customers; master Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and support technologies to assist in the sales of our offerings

  • Identify the appropriate open source and partner technologies to solve problems of our customers

  • Scope, design, develop, and present proof of concept for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and supporting technologies

  • Conduct deep dive sessions and workshops to coach customers using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and supporting technologies

  • Provide feedback to product management and engineering teams on the direction of our offerings and customer applicability of features

  • Assist sales teams in answering technical questions, possibly in the form RFPs and RFIs

  • Form relationships with customer technical associates to identify new opportunities

  • Contribute to the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform solutions through documentation like wikis, quick-start guides, and whitepapers, as well as demos, bug fixes, enhancements, etc.

Required skills

  • Working experience with Linux container and container clustering technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, Rocket, and the Open Container Initiative (OCI) project

  • 5+ years of experience working in enterprise application architecture; development skills

  • Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) experience using OpenShift by Red Hat, Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF), Docker Enterprise Edition, Mesosphere, or IBM Bluemix

  • Deep understanding of multi-tiered architectures and microservices; up to date on current application architectures and frameworks

  • Ability to engage in detailed conversations and impact customer decisions in architecture discussions

  • Practical experience with Java development technologies like Spring Boot, WildFly Swarm, or JEE (Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, WildFly, Oracle WebLogic, or IBM WebSphere)

  • Familiarity with Java development frameworks like Spring, Netflix OSS, Eclipse Vert.x, or Play and other technologies like Node.js, Ruby, PHP, Go, or .NET development

  • Practical experience with application build automation tools like Apache Maven, Jenkins, and Git

  • Ability to present to a mix of technical and non-technical audiences

  • Motivated with proven experience learning new technologies; ability to help others, especially those unfamiliar with Red Hat's solutions

  • Willingness to travel up to 75%

The following are considered a plus:

  • Experience creating, documenting, and presenting solutions architectures with clear linkages to business requirement inputs

  • Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) or public cloud provider experience using the Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

  • Background in consulting, presales, or sales engineering

  • Equivalent administration experience with Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) or Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) certification

  • Technical writing and blogging skills

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Job ID 63895

Category PreSales, Solution Architecture