• Senior Solutions Architect - Application Development

    Location ZA-Johannesburg
    Posting date 2 months ago(9/3/2018 3:00 AM)
    Job ID
    PreSales, Solution Architecture
  • 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 Solutions Architecture team is looking for a Senior Solutions Architect to join us in Johannesburg, South Africa. In this role, you will be the front-line technical evangelist and catalyst who creates possibilities, solves problems, and establishes working relationships with new and existing customers. You'll listen to clients' technical challenges, suggest various solution paths, and work with the Sales team to provide deep technical insight for the Red Hat Application Development and Middleware portfolio. We'll need you to have a solid understanding of application development processes and technologies ranging from traditional middleware to modern microservices to innovative DevOps architectures and container platforms with experience applying them to solve real-world problems. You will also need excellent communication and people skills, as you will be in front of customers on a daily basis and will sometimes travel to client sites.

    Primary job responsibilities

    • Present the complete Red Hat AppDev and Middleware portfolio to new customers
    • Perform technical deep dives on individual Red Hat AppDev and Middleware solutions
    • Assist with the technical portions of the requests for proposal (RFP) and information (RFI) response process
    • Participate in and assist with defining account strategy with broader account teams
    • Conduct technical demonstrations of solutions and identify the appropriate solution to meet customers' needs and architecture; understand current technology trends
    • Participate in and guide solution-specific subject matter expert teams; create whitepapers, best practices, tuning guides, and other solution-specific technical collateral
    • Assist with technical workshops, seminars, and proofs of concepts; present at local user groups and selected conferences
    • Work cross-functionally within Red Hat to deliver on customer and account team expectations

    Required skills

    • 8+ years of experience with application development or application modernization
    • Knowledge of application architecture (application servers, integration patterns, microservices, JEE, CI/CD, build management etc.)
    • Knowledge of and experience with Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and container technologies like Docker and Kubernetes
    • Ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical audiences
    • Ability to quickly learn new technologies
    • Good presentation skills; ability to present to small and large groups of business, technical, management, and leadership audiences
    • Fluent English written and verbal communication skills
    • Willingness to travel
    • Interest, passion, and experience of working with open source technologies and communities is a plus

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