Red Hat Network Automation Architect - Remote Based in Plano, Texas

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 Plano, TX. In this role, you will guide the adoption of Red Hat Ansible Automation 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. You’ll need to have a thorough working knowledge of and practical experience with Red Hat Ansible Automation, as well as familiarity with Chef, Puppet, and Salt. As a Network Automation Architect, you will apply your understanding of network device automation and methodologies and tools and how they can be applied within an organization. You'll bring together cross-functional teams working on Red Hat’s solutions to meet the needs of our most demanding customers. You’ll serve as a customer advocate to find the right solutions and ensure that these solutions are implemented and supported in a reliable way. This is a remote position with weekly travel to customer sites which can be located anywhere in the United States within close proximity to an airport. Successful applicants must reside in a state where Red Hat is registered to do business.

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 deployments

  • Design, create, and deliver content that enables Red Hat to sell, service, and support our cloud solutions at scale

  • Work closely with product, Product Engineering, Consulting, Support, and Sales teams to ensure excellent customer experience

  • Contribute to the development of repeatable methodologies and tools to scale Red Hat’s services capabilities and lower delivery risks

  • Demonstrate innovative thinking in the DevOps community by producing whitepapers 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

  • 4+ years of experience 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

  • Demonstrated 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 Monday through Thursday throughout the U.S. for 30-40 weeks out of the year.

The following are considered a plus:

  • Proficiency in Python

  • Experience developing and 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 with Linux system administration and managing software like Apache or MySQL

  • Experience implementing a continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (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 levels

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.

Red Hat does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or CVs from recruitment agencies. We are not responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions, or any other payment related to unsolicited resumes or CVs except as required in a written contract between Red Hat and the recruitment agency or party requesting payment of a fee.

Job ID 63487

Category Consulting