Senior Ansible Solutions Architect

Red Hat, Inc. - Remote4.0

CommissionEstimated: $110,000 - $150,000 a year
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 Ansible Solutions Architect to join our Specialist Solutions Architect team for Red Hat’s management offerings. In this role, you will passionately promote the adoption of Red Hat’s solutions, working closely with sales in pursuit of new customers and helping them solve real problems. To be successful, you'll need to gain an understanding of the customer business needs and align these needs with our capabilities. As a Senior Ansible Solutions Architect, you will work with Red Hat’s innovative management offerings, including Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Satellite, and Red Hat Ansible Automation, Red Hat Ansible Network Automation, and Ansible for Windows. Successful applicants must reside in a state where Red Hat is registered to do business.

Primary job responsibilities
Master the Red Hat management offerings to become a technical expert for the Red Hat Sales team
Conduct regular demonstrations of Red Hat’s technologies and offerings to prospective sales customers
Scope evaluations and lead prospective customers through successful technical evaluations and proofs of concepts
Work closely with internal product, 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 Red Hat’s management solutions at scale
Contribute to building best practices, repeatable methodologies, and tools in sales and engineering
Demonstrate leadership in IT management by producing whitepapers and webinars and by speaking at conferences
Required skills
5+ years of experience working in a technical presales, enterprise architect, support, or consulting role, with a focus on IT management or cloud computing
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
Extensive technical experience with virtualization, especially Red Hat Virtualization, VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Citrix XenServer; VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification is a plus
Experience with cloud technologies, especially Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Platform (GCP)
Solid debugging, troubleshooting, and general problem-solving skills
Great customer service skills and a desire to make users successful
Positive attitude, ability to work as part of a team, and excellent written and verbal communication skills
Willingness to travel up to 75%

The following are considered a plus:
Direct experience with Red Hat CloudForms or alternatives like VMware vCloud Automation Center
Practical experience with Red Hat Network Satellite or alternatives
Direct experience with Red Hat Ansible Automation or other IT automation and configuration management tools like Puppet or Chef
Experience with datacenter automation tools and processes
System administration or datacenter architecture experience
Windows system administration
Ruby, Python, or PowerShell programming

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