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Senior Specialist Solutions Architect

Posted on Feb 9, 2020 by Red Hat

Houston, TX
IT
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
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 Sales team is looking for a Senior Specialist Solutions Architect
to provide presales support for Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, especially
for network automation, within our Central region. In this role, you will
passionately promote the adoption of Red Hat s solutions, work closely with
Sales in pursuit of new customers, and help prospective customers solve real
problems. You'll need to gain an understanding of the customer business needs
and align those needs with our capabilities. Successful applicants must reside
in a state where Red Hat is registered to do business.

Primary_Job_Responsibilities
* Provide expert-level presales technical support of Red Hat Ansible
Automation Platform
* Conduct regular demonstrations of Red Hat s technologies and solution
to sales prospects
* Deliver practical technical workshops to small and large audiences
* Scope evaluations and lead prospects through successful technical
evaluations and proofs of concepts (PoCs)
* Work closely with internal solutions teams, Product Engineering,
Professional Services, Support, and Sales teams to ensure a successful
customer experience
* Develop and maintain content that enables Red Hat to sell and support our
management solutions at scale
* Contribute to building best practices, repeatable methodologies, and
tools in sales and engineering
* Demonstrate leadership in IT management by producing white papers,
webinars, and speaking at conferences

Required_Skills
* 5+ years of experience in a technical presales, enterprise architect,
support, or consulting role, with a focus on network engineering
* Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or
equivalent experience
* Excellent presentation and public speaking skills
* Solid Linux system administration skills; Red Hat Certified Engineer
(RHCE) level Linux skills or better, although certifications are not
required
* Network management expertise, especially working with physical networking
devices from vendors including Cisco, Juniper, and Arista
* Experience with cloud technologies, especially Red Hat OpenStack
Platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute
Platform (GCP)
* Excellent debugging, troubleshooting, and general problem-solving skills
* Great customer service skills and a solid desire to make users successful
* Positive attitude with excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Willingness to travel up to 75%

The_Following_Are_Considered_a_Plus
* Practical experience with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform or other IT
automation and configuration management tools like Puppet or Chef
* Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network
Professional (CCNP), or Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
certification
* Experience with virtualization, especially Red Hat Virtualization, VMWare
vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Citrix XenServer
* Experience with datacenter automation tools and processes
* System administration or datacenter architecture experience
* Python or Powershell programming

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, veteran status, 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.

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