Red Hat Senior Solutions Architect in Dallas, Texas

Job description

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 Specialist Solutions Architecture team is seeking a Senior Solutions Architect to join us in Dallas, Texas and provide pre-sales support for Ansible. In this role, you will passionately promote the adoption of Red Hat solutions, working closely with the Sales team in pursuit of new customers and helping prospects solve real problems. You'll need to gain an understanding of the customer's business needs and align those needs with our capabilities.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Provide expert-level technical resource for the Sales team for Ansible, specifically for Windows

  • Conduct regular demonstrations of Red Hat technologies and products to sales prospects

  • Scope evaluations and lead prospects through successful technical evaluations and proofs-of-concepts

  • Work closely with internal product teams, product engineering, professional services, support, and sales to ensure a successful customer experience

  • Develop and maintain content that enables Red Hat to sell and support Red Hat management solutions at scale

  • Contribute to building best practices, repeatable methodologies, and tools in sales and engineering

  • Demonstrate leadership in IT management by producing white papers, webinars, and speaking at conferences

Required skills

  • 5+ years of experience in a technical pre-sales, enterprise architect, support, or consulting role, with a focus on IT management or cloud computing

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or equivalent experience

  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills

  • Solid Windows system administration skills; MCSE or MCSA level Windows skills or better (certifications not required)

  • Extensive expertise with Powershell

  • Excellent debugging, troubleshooting, and general problem-solving skills

  • Great customer service skills with a desire to make users successful

  • Positive attitude with excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Willingness to travel up to 75%

  • The following are considered a plus:

  • Hands-on experience with Ansible, or other IT automation and configuration management tools, such as Puppet or Chef

  • Experience with virtualization, especially VMWare vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, etc.

  • Experience with cloud technologies, especially Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, Amazon Web Services, etc.

  • Experience with datacenter automation tools and processes

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.

Job ID 55013

Department Enterprise Solutions Architects

Location US - TX - Dallas

Posting date 12/1/2016

Remote base ..