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Red Hat Architect

**Job Title**
Red Hat Architect
St. Louis, MO

Job Description**

World Wide Technology, Inc. has an opportunity available for a Software Defined Data Center Architect to support our Emerging Solutions - Technology organization. As an SDDC Architect, your primary objective is to support new and emerging technical solutions. You will do this by maintaining a high level of technical expertise across multiple Technology Disciplines, supporting delivery teams and engineers in the deployment of Complex Services, and serving as an Architect level resource as well as an escalation point for delivery engineers. You could also be responsible for executive business presentations, technical collateral, and customer updates along every phase of the implementation.


+ Work as a Tactical Lead for Emerging Services on projects requiring complex integrations across multiple technology Disciplines, providing leadership and owning the overall design as well as the engagement

+ Work directly with the Business Development within a given technology Pod to understand Solution requirements, complexities and implementation strategies

+ Work directly with ATC lead on creation of Lab and PoC designs

+ Lead a team of SME's during the delivery of Complex Services Implementations, act as a mentor and technical escalation point as needed

+ Must have the ability to understand the interdependencies of how various technology components integrate with one another

+ Understand the technology interplay between the various technology silos of Network, Security, Collaboration and Data Center

+ Be the technical thought leader in a technology area and work with Business Case owners on development of Technical Documentation, SoW's, LoE's, WBS's, Project Plans and hand-off documents

+ Must have experience with Complex Solution Designs and as well as understand specific Use Cases

+ Must have a good understanding of Consulting, Delivery Methodologies, & have a Tactical business focus

+ Must be able to seamlessly translate business drivers and needs to technical SME's as well as translate technical concepts to business stakeholders, project management and executive leaders

+ Must have a good understanding of Automation and the DevOps model

+ Must understand Reference Architectures around Data Center Designs, Active/Active Data Centers, Data Center Migrations, Cloud Integrations, Automation and Orchestration Strategies, Core LAN & WAN Designs, Voice Technologies, Security, and Data Center Technologies

+ As part of World Wide Technology's Command Center and ongoing growth within this role additional responsibilities include:

+ Maintain awareness of projects being executed

+ Provide engineering support to include firefighting

+ Monitor National Cut Calendar to ensure coverage for projects in implementation phase

+ Provide Leadership during project escalations and coordinate problem determination and resolution for the Project Teams and WWT Customers



+ Bachelor's Degree and/or 5 years of relevant product experience preferred

+ Must possess a minimum of 5 years of recent, relevant experience with Red Hat products including OpenShift, CloudForms, Ansible by Red Hat, and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

+ Must have experience with Virtualization, Networking, Data Center, Security, and Collaboration technologies from an Enterprise Deployment perspective

+ Must have at least 10 years of experience designing, deploying, and implementing core Data Center Technologies in accordance with industry best practices

+ Must have Operational IT Experience leading large Enterprise Deployments

+ Must understand Reference Architectures of network control, network management protocols, and security protocols.

+ Experience with the deployment of Virtualization technologies is required

+ Understanding of Configuration management of networking devices using automation tools and API scripting

+ Must understand Public, Private, & Hybrid Cloud Strategies and be able to design solutions accordingly

+ Top Level Industry Certifications is a plus (RHCE)

+ Fluent understanding of AGILE and/or ITIL

+ Foundational understanding of and/or the ability to learn Lean Six Sigma Methodologies

+ Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills with the ability to work well in a collaborative environment.

+ Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to process & detail.

+ Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure ever evolving environment.

+ Self-starter who exudes positive energy and can rally those around them to a common goal

+ Strong executive / customer facing & presentation skills as well as having a proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.


+ Proven experience in designing, deploying and managing Red Hat Solutions.

+ Demonstrated experience with network and system automation with Ansible.

+ Proven experience in designing and implementing PaaS, IaaS, and CaaS offerings.

+ Public, Private, and Hybrid cloud design and deployment using Red Hat solutions including CloudForms, OpenStack, OpenShift, and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

+ Proven experience in Software Lifecycle Management using Red Hat Satellite

+ Experience working and integrating with vendors such as Cisco, F5, Riverbed, Force10, Vyatta/Brocade, A10 Networks, Arista, Infoblox, Palo Alto Networks


+ Knowledge of Cisco UCS, Nexus switching, MDS storage fabrics, NetApp and/or EMC storage frames

+ Experience with using cloud management portals such as vRealize Automation, OpenStack, AWS, Azure

+ Experience with manipulating RESTful APIs to programmatically automate manual tasks

+ Experience working within an Agile/scrum framework

+ Familiarity with the Cloud ecosystem, products and solutions

+ AWS, Azure, Splunk, Gigamon, ServiceNow, vRealize experience preferred

**Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled**

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