Network Automation Architect

Network Automation Architect

Job ID 
50626
Department 
Consulting
Location 
US-NC-Remote
Posting date 
9/6/2017
Remote base 
Raleigh

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 Ansible Consulting team is looking for a Network Automation Architect to join us. In this role, you will guide the adoption of Ansible in our key enterprise accounts, government agencies, and service provider partners. You’ll develop relationships with customer engineering, development, and operations teams by aligning their requirements and use cases with the functional capabilities of our solutions. We’ll need you to have a thorough working knowledge and practical experience with Ansible, as well as familiarity with Chef, Puppet, and Salt. As a Network Automation Architect, you will bring an understanding of network device automation and methodologies, tools and how they can be applied within an organization. You’ll bring together cross-functional teams working on Red Hat solutions to meet the needs of our most demanding customers. We’ll need you to act as the customer’s advocate to find the right solutions, and to ensure those solutions are implemented and supported in a reliable way. This is a remote position with weekly travel to client sites and can be located anywhere in North America within close proximity to an airport.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Deliver discovery, analysis, and design workshops for small to medium teams of both technical and non-technical backgrounds
  • Scope delivery projects and guide customers through successful pilot and production deployment
  • Design, create, and deliver content that enables Red Hat to sell, service, and support our cloud solutions at scale
  • Work closely with product teams, Product Engineering, Consulting, Support, and Sales to ensure an excellent customer experience
  • Contribute to the development of repeatable methodologies and tools to scale Red Hat services capabilities, and lower delivery risk
  • Demonstrate innovative thinking in DevOps community by producing white papers and webinars, code contributions to relevant projects, and speeches at industry conferences

Required skills

  • Background in architecting and designing complex customer solutions in a rapidly evolving technology domain
  • 8+ years of experience as a solutions architect, enterprise architect, or in an architect consulting delivery role with a solutions sales mentality    
  • 4+ years focused on cloud environments and their supporting infrastructures
  • Background in consultative customer engagement with either a major consulting services organization, or within the services division of a major software company
  • Proven track record of working in a strategic advisory role to senior IT and business executives, including extensive experience presenting to C-level executives at large firms
  • Ability to work with distributed cross-functional teams to achieve success on behalf of customers
  • Balance of strategic and tactical skills with a high level of creativity and passion for open source software, tooling, and automation
  • Intermediate level of scripting using Bash and Python
  • Willingness to travel up to 75%

The following are considered a plus:

  • Proficiency in Python
  • Experience developing using APIs and web services like SOAP and REST
  • Experience with expect scripting
  • Understanding of Git    
  • Basic understanding of network technologies and services like routing and switching, DNS, firewalls, and load balancers
  • Experience using Linux systems admin, and managing software like Apache, or MySQL
  • Experience implementing a continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD) pipeline
  • Knowledge of container management and orchestration tools
  • Experience across one or more vertical industry areas
  • Familiarity with security fundamentals at the infrastructure, including cloud or hypervisor, and operating system level


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