Red Hat Senior Solutions Architect in Dallas, Texas
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.
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
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
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Job ID 55013
Department Enterprise Solutions Architects
Location US - TX - Dallas
Posting date 12/1/2016
Remote base ..