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Red Hat's Public Sector Consulting team is looking for an Application Development Architect to join us in the Washington metropolitan area. In this role, your primary responsibility will be to passionately guide the adoption of Red Hat's solutions in our key enterprise accounts, government agencies, and service provider partners. Through a series of both in-person and remote interactions, you'll win the trust and confidence of customer engineering, development, and operations teams by aligning their requirements and use cases with the functional capabilities of our solutions. You'll build applications that scale to the demands of the modern digital marketplace. As an Application Development Architect, you will work together with customers in small teams to build, test, and iterate over innovative application prototypes attached to real business value. You'll use a variety of modern application development practices, along with emerging technologies from the communities of open source, to get it done. You will help us become the defining technology company of the 21st century built on open source principles. You'll also help us fulfill our vision by guiding the strategic success of our customers using Red Hat's open source software by building the industry's best team of open source developers and partnering with our customers to build the premium software systems of tomorrow.
Primary job responsibilities
Team up with our customers to lead the design and implementation of application prototypes in our labs, using modern application development practices and emerging open source technologies from domains like microservices, API management, and web-scale architectures, DevOps engineering and application delivery, container-based continuous delivery (CD), cloud automation, and everything-as-code
Create measurable hypotheses tied to business value; design a solution that tests these hypotheses over the course of an Open Innovation Labs (Labs) residency to help our customers quickly realize their business goals
Deliver successful discovery, analysis, and design workshops for small to medium teams of both technical and non-technical backgrounds that inspire and shape the customer use cases and architecture design decisions
Work closely with product business, product engineering, consulting, support, and sales teams to ensure excellent customer experience with Red Hat's offerings
Contribute to the development of repeatable methodologies and tools designed to scale Red Hat's services capabilities, promote repeatable customer engagements, and lower delivery risks
Demonstrate thought leadership in the open source community by producing outstanding whitepapers, webinars, and code contributions to relevant projects and by speaking at high-profile industry conferences
Team up with the open source community to engineer Labs-based software solutions designed to further accelerate our customers' success at Labs
Remain a coder that stays up to date on modern technologies and innovation
Become a trusted adviser to our customers, helping them achieve business success in an ever-changing technology landscape
Use your critical thinking skills to tackle tough problems in an innovative way
Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, or other container tools
Experience working with automation tools
Background in architecting and designing complex customer solutions in a rapidly evolving technology domain
5+ years of experience working in a solutions architect, enterprise architect, or architect consulting delivery role
Bachelor's degree or higher in computer science or a related technical discipline
Experience leading successful modern software development projects
Experience facilitating software design and ideation sessions
Advanced practical coding skills in multiple languages and environments
Ability to perform customer-facing activities in a fast-paced environment with short timeframes
Working knowledge of design patterns applicable to modern software development
Applied knowledge of working in agile, scrum, or DevOps environments and teams
Comfortable working with highly distributed teams, including interaction with open source communities
Significant development and delivery experience with multiple programming languages, including Java
Experience with design, development, testing, and deployment of large, distributed applications
Solid object-oriented skills and applied knowledge of software design patterns
Applied knowledge of modern software delivery methods like TDD, BDD, continuous integration (CI) and CD
Great written and verbal communication and presentation skills
Ability to study and learn quickly and put new topics into practice
Passion for open source software
Willingness to travel to customer locations 50% of the time
Active Top Secret clearance
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