Middleware Consultant

Middleware Consultant

Job ID 
46656
Department 
Consulting
Location 
US-NY-New York
Posting date 
2/1/2017
Remote base 
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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 qualified Middleware Consultant to passionately promote the adoption of Red Hat's solutions in our key enterprise accounts, government agencies, and service provider partners. Through a series of interactions both in-person and remotely, you will win the trust and confidence of customers' engineering, development, and operations teams by aligning their requirements and use cases with the functional capabilities of the solution. As a Middleware Consultant, you'll play a critical role in bringing together cross-functional teams from Red Hat Product Engineering, Support, Professional Services, and Sales to meet the needs of our most demanding customers. You will also act as the customer's advocate with these organizations to deliver the right solutions and ensure they are implemented and supported in an innovative and reliable way. We'll need you to have a thorough working knowledge and hands-on experience with JEE, middleware application architectures (i.e. enterprise integration, business automation, big data, mobility), and their supporting infrastructures. You will also need a good understanding of how to leverage our unique middleware applications (i.e. Red Hat JBoss Middleware, JBoss Fuse, and OpenShift) for implementing custom solutions, as well as capabilities in DevOps, continuous integration, and cloud-based development consulting projects.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Become a respected Red Hat subject matter expert at the client site, addressing their technical, development, and strategic IT requirements
  • Use your critical thinking skills to tackle tough problems in an innovative way
  • Define overall system architectures and manage software specification, design, testing, and deployment of open source solutions
  • Act as a trusted advisor at the client site and assist the project or technical managers in setting and delivering on expectations
  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of industry practices and thorough project experience and training
  • Respond to incidents, escalations, and exceptions in a professional manner

Required skills

  • 5+ years of experience with Java EE, including enterprise web or middleware development project experience
  • Knowledge of software development methodologies, object-oriented design, and development principles including enterprise design patterns
  • Understanding of Java frameworks or libraries (i.e. Spring, Hibernate, Struts)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment balancing a consulting and coding workload
  • Good verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Comfortable working with highly distributed teams, including interaction with the open source communities over email and IRC
  • Experience working in a quality assurance role or working with ticketing systems or bug tracking tools is preferred
  • Ability to self-study and quickly learn and put new topics into practice
  • Passion for open source, software, tooling, and automation
  • 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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