Platform Consultant

Platform Consultant

Job ID 
US-NY-New York
Posting date 
Remote base 

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

Red Hat's Consulting team is looking for a Platform Consultant. In this role, you will work directly with Red Hat customers and partners to implement platform solutions using Red Hat open source software. You'll work on-site with the customer to analyze, design, architect, develop, test, and deploy solutions per the customer's business requirements. Engagements can range from single week engagements to multi-year engagements, and every engagement will be assigned a delivery manager that you will work with to deliver success to customers.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Routinely assess, design, and implement Red Hat's core offerings, including Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV), Red Hat MRG, high performance computing, and grid computing
  • Be the subject matter expert at the client site, addressing the technical, developmental, or strategic IT needs
  • Manage problem identification, system architecture definition, software specification and design, testing, and deployment of complex open source solutions
  • Assist customers in designing, developing, and managing their system provisioning strategy
  • Respond to incidents, escalations, and exceptions in a professional manner
  • Integrate third-party applications to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), including monitoring and system performance tools, as well as backup and restore agents

Required skills

  • Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) system security, system deployment, and system administration
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with Linux kernel internals, including performance tuning, troubleshooting, bug fix updates, and core builds
  • Highly motivated and able to learn independently, as well as quickly pick up new technologies and best practices 
  • Ability to communicate with customers in a professional manner, give presentations, as well as work one-on-one with customers
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) or plans to get certified 
  • Willingness to travel weekly to client locations throughout the United States and Canada

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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