Middleware Architect

Middleware Architect

Job ID 
48778
Department 
Consulting
Location 
US-CA-Remote
Posting date 
1/27/2017
Remote base 
San Francisco

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 technologies that solve business problems. We’re a billion dollar S&P 500 company offering solutions from Linux to middleware, storage to cloud, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services.

Job summary

Red Hat Consulting is looking for a Middleware Architect with experience working with commercial customers to passionately guide the adoption of Red Hat's solutions in our key enterprise accounts, government agencies, and service provider partners. In this role, you will win the trust and confidence of customer engineering, development, and operations teams by aligning their requirements and use cases with the functional capabilities of the solution. We'll need you to have a thorough working knowledge and hands-on experience in JEE and middleware application architectures, like enterprise integration, business automation, big data, and mobility, as well as their supporting infrastructures. You'll also need a solid understanding of how to use our unique middleware applications, e.g. Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, and OpenShift, for implementing custom solutions. As a middleware consultant, you will also play a critical role in bringing together cross-functional teams from Red Hat’s product teams, Product Engineering, Support, Professional Services, and Sales to meet the needs of our most demanding customers.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Deliver successful discovery, analysis, and design workshops for small to medium teams of both technical and non-technical backgrounds that shape and influence the customer’s use cases and architecture design decisions
  • Scope delivery projects and guide customers through successful pilot and production deployments
  • Design, create, and deliver content that enables the broader Red Hat organization to sell, service, and support our cloud solutions at scale
  • Contribute to the development of repeatable methodologies and tools designed to scale Red Hat’s services capabilities, promote repeatable customer engagements, and lower delivery risk
  • Demonstrate thought leadership in the cloud community by producing world-class white papers, webinars, etc. and speaking at top industry conferences
  • Act as a customer advocate within Red Hat to deliver the right solutions and to ensure that those solutions are implemented and supported in an innovative and reliable way

Required skills

  • 8+ years of experience in a solutions architect or consulting delivery role; 4+ years focused on cloud environments and their supporting infrastructures
  • Solid background in consultative customer engagement with either a major consulting services organization or within the services division of a major software company
  • Proven record of working in a strategic advisory capacity to senior IT and business executives
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills, including extensive experience presenting to C-level executives at large firms
  • Balance of strategic and tactical skills and the ability to work on cross-functional teams
  • Experience across one or more vertical industry areas is a plus
  • Comfortable working with highly distributed teams, including interaction with the open source communities via email and IRC
  • Experience working in a quality assurance role or working with ticketing systems or bug tracking tools is a plus
  • Willingness to travel weekly to client locations throughout the U.S. and Canada
  • Capabilities in DevOps, continuous integration, and cloud-based development consulting projects
  • Broad and deep technical experience with virtualization and middleware technologies, including Red Hat JBoss Middleware and OpenShift

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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