Pre-sales Architect

Job Description

Gather customer requirements in the areas of both business and technology using a number of different techniques and sales-focused activities

• Prepare and present complete technical proposals to customers, addressing complex requirements, designing value-driven architectures, and explaining the application and ROI of our solutions

• Prepare Statements of Work (SOW) where Open Source/ Red Hat Services is part of the solution

• Support the Sales team by delivering compelling recommendations and solutions which directly result in the closing of sales

• Serve as a technical point of contact for existing and prospective customers and the Sales team

• Research and write the responses to technical sections of requests for information (RFIs) and requests for proposal (RFPs)

• Form relationships with customer technical associates to identify new opportunities

• Lead the gathering of architecture, design, and presentation of solutions to meet the needs of prospective customers in conjunction with Open Source/ Red Hat Services solutions

• Guide and lead presales pilots, demonstrations, proofs of concepts, evaluation, and benchmarks

Extensive experience with enterprise technology and solutions delivery for a wide range of customers in varied industry markets, preferably including containers and hybrid cloud solutions

• Knowledge of the latest trends, practices, and techniques in open source enterprise application development and infrastructure adoption and management including DevOps and cloud-native application development

• Appreciation of IT trends and future heading and their impact on business

• Excellent communication and presentation skills with a record of developing relationships at engineering, commercial, and executive levels

• Ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical audiences

• Ability to create customer technology adoption roadmaps and break down complex solutions into clearly defined Open Source/ Red Hat Services adoption journeys

• Ability to catalyze and foster communities within solutions architecture teams, enabling knowledge sharing and innovation

• Willingness to travel up to 50%

• Excellent knowledge of the benefits and challenges associated with open source software in the enterprise space is preferred

• have broad technical knowledge of the open source solutions from across the Red Hat JBoss Middleware portfolio, Platform-as-a-Solution (PaaS)-related technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes, or Red Hat OpenStack Platform), DevOps tools, and more.

• Ability to understand and effectively communicate the value of Open Souse/ Red Hat's solutions across technology and solutions spaces, including platform, middleware, cloud and virtualization, and services

• Experience in Cloud, IT Service, Open Source Software Technical support role

• Open Source related application development experience is a plus.

• Python/C/C++/Shell development experience is a plus.

• 4+ IT architect experience of cloud and open source business and project delivery/implantation

Required Technical and Professional Expertise


Preferred Tech and Prof Experience


EO Statement
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