Container Application Consultant


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Container Application Consultant









Support customers throughout North America. The Red Hat Consulting team is looking for a Container Application Consultant to join us. In this role, you will specialize in the design and development of automated container platforms, deployment pipelines, and cloud-ready application architectures. You’ll learn to design and guide implementations of cloud-ready applications and deployment pipelines on large-scale container platform clusters using Java, Node.js, Docker, Kubernetes, Red Hat Ansible Automation, and Red Hat OpenShift. As a Container Application Consultant, you won’t be expected to know everything on day one, but your ability to learn new technology quickly will be essential. This is a remote position with weekly travel to customer sites and can be located anywhere in the U.S. within close proximity to an airport. Successful applicants must reside in a state where Red Hat is registered to do business.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Design automated, containerized cloud application platform solutions with a focus on application concerns, including cloud-ready distributed application architectures, migrating workloads to containers, containerized development workflows, and integrating container platforms with automated continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) pipelines
  • Assist in presales discovery and solutions development
  • Learn new technologies quickly, including topics like container orchestration, container registries, container build strategies, and microservices on container platforms
  • Travel frequently to work alongside leading financial services, retail, telecommunication, and institutional customers
Required Skills

  • 8+ years of software architecture experience; 4+ of those years specifically focused on cloud-ready application design and deployment
  • Some experience with Linux, preferably Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or a derivative
  • Solid creative problem-solving skills
  • Background working in a strategic advisory capacity with senior IT and business executives
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Willingness to travel up to 75%
After joining Red Hat, you will go through an intensive training program on Docker, Kubernetes, and Red Hat OpenShift technologies and related DevOps topics. Here’s how your skill set will evolve and what you’ll learn during your first year in the role.
At 2 months, be prepared to join a project team by acquiring the following:
  • Understanding of how to stand up production-ready container platforms, integrated with existing enterprise systems
  • Knowledge of how to deploy source code into running, scalable containers in automated fashion at enterprise scale
  • Practical experience with our offerings
Within 6 months, be ready to design container platform solutions and lead routine container platform projects by attaining the following:
  • Successfully completing multiple customer projects using Red Hat OpenShift
  • Knowledge of how a customer use case can be developed into a system architecture and project plan based around Red Hat’s technologies
  • Understanding of how Red Hat’s technologies can transform software delivery (DevOps) practices at large organizations
  • Contributing lessons learned, best practices, and how-tos to our internal and external communities of practice

Within 12 Months, Be Ready To Design Multi-product Cloud Application Solutions And Demonstrate Technical Leadership In Container Platforms By Accomplishing The Following
  • Designing and leading complex, large-scale application containerization, microservices development, or mono-to-micro migration projects in challenging customer environments
  • Helping other consultants learn DevOps and container technologies and processes
  • Applying new technologies, frameworks, or methodologies to containerized application development and deployment

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