Senior Cloud Architect

Senior Cloud Architect

Job ID 
Consulting, Enterprise Solutions Architects
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

The Red Hat Consulting team is looking for a Senior Cloud Architect to join us in Mumbai, Bangalore, or Pune, India. In this role, you will manage the adoption of Red Hat's solutions through our key enterprise accounts, government agencies, and service provider partners. You'll win the trust of customer engineering, development, and operations teams by helping them balance their requirements with the optimal functionality of the solutions. As a Senior Cloud Architect, you will also play a major role in bringing together teams from various Red Hat’s departments across engineering, support, professional services, and sales to meet the needs of our most demanding customers. We'll need you to act as a customer advocate with all the involved teams and organizations. You'll help them to come up with the right solutions and ensure that these solutions are implemented and supported in an innovative and reliable way.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Deliver discovery, analysis, and design workshops for small to medium teams of both technical and non-technical backgrounds
  • Shape and motivate the customers' and our teams' architectural design decisions
  • Oversee delivery projects and guide customers through pilot and production deployments of our solutions
  • Help guide the design, creation, and delivery of content that will enable us to sell, service, support, and scale our cloud solutions
  • Work closely with multiple departments from engineering to sales to provide excellent customer experience
  • Contribute to the development of repeatable and streamlined methods and tools that will bring greater efficiency and effectiveness to our operations
  • Promote repeatable customer engagements and lower risk of delivery failure
  • Demonstrate leadership in the cloud community by sharing inspired and well-developed ideas
  • Produce informative whitepapers and webinars and speak at conferences

Required skills

  • Background in designing complex customer solutions in a rapidly evolving technological field
  • 8+ years of experience as a solutions architect, enterprise architect, or a consultant role related to the delivery of software solutions
  • 4+ years of experience focused on cloud environments and their supporting infrastructures
  • Thorough working knowledge of cloud architectures Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and their supporting infrastructures
  • Solid operational and management experience with hybrid platforms
  • Background in customer engagement with either a major consulting services organization, or within a services division of a major software company
  • Proven track record of working in a strategic advisory capacity to senior IT and business executives
  • Broad and deep experience with the following technologies: Red Hat OpenStack, Red Hat Virtualization, VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Puppet, Ruby, or Python
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including extensive experience presenting to C-level executives at large firms
  • Proven ability to work seamlessly with teams spread out across multiple departments
  • Balance of strategic and tactical skills with a capacity for original thought
  • Capacity to work with teams globally, including interaction with open source communities by email and internet relay chat (IRC)
  • Ability to study on your own, learn quickly, and put new knowledge to practical use
  • Passion for open source, software, tooling, and automation
  • Willingness to travel
  • Experience working in a quality assurance role, or working with ticketing systems or bug tracking tools is preferred
  • Experience across one or more industry areas is a plus

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