Cloud Architect

Cloud Architect

Job ID 
53731
Department 
Consulting
Location 
DE-Frankfurt/Main
Posting date 
3/1/2017
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

The Red Hat Consulting Services team is looking for a Cloud Architect to join us in Frankfurt, Germany. In this role, you will work at the customer site as a subject matter expert in Red Hat infrastructure products. You'll answer questions about best practices around reliability, scalability, maintainability, high availability, and failover setups, as well as lead the on-site delivery and implementation of Red Hat technology that delivers freedom, flexibility, and superior performance. As a Cloud Architect, you will gain an understanding of our customers' infrastructure and business issues and make recommendations appropriate to their environment. This is a great opportunity to build on your core base of knowledge and work in a fast-paced environment promoting Red Hat solutions.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Act as 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 open source solutions
  • Learn new technologies and apply those concepts to customer needs
  • Adapt to changing customer requirements
  • Respond to incidents, escalations, and exceptions in a professional manner

Required skills

  • Several years of experience in a consulting role, with confidence to deliver in 1:1 assignments 
  • Excellent knowledge of infrastructure technologies on a delivery level
  • Experience implementing virtualization technologies in an enterprise setting and with enterprise-wide deployments
  • Practical delivery experience with infrastructure and cloud topics
  • Knowledge of one or more Red Hat infrastructure products like Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV), Red Hat CloudForms, or Red Hat OpenStack Platform or Openshift by Red Hat
  • Good customer-facing skills, with an ability to present to customers and guide customer interactions
  • Willingness to travel up to 75% across the German-Austrian-Swiss (DACH) region, with a focus on Germany
  • Excellent German and English language skills, both written and verbal
  • Understanding of the open source community
  • Excellent problem solving, project management, and planning skills
  • Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) certification is a plus
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification, or the ability to get it within a few weeks of start date is preferred


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