Principal Telco Cloud Architect

Red Hat (North Sydney NSW, Australia) 20 days ago

The Red Hat Asia Pacific (APAC) Consulting team is looking for a Principal Telco Cloud Architect with a focus on network function virtualization (NFV) and cloud to join us in Sydney, Australia. In this role, you will manage the adoption of Red Hat’s solutions in our key telco service provider customers, network equipment providers, and key system integrator partners. Through a series of interactions. both in-person and remote, you will win the trust and confidence of their engineering, development, and operations teams by aligning their requirements and use cases with the functional capabilities of Red Hat solutions. You’ll need to have a thorough working knowledge and practical experience with OpenStack and OpenShift or Kubernetes-based cloud infrastructures to support applications providing virtualized network functions (VNF) as well as containerized network function (CNF) to the telco industry. To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have long term industry experience and domain expertise, especially in either mobile or fixed-line telecommunications, in order to play a leading role in the design and project delivery of these business critical solutions. You’ll need solid working knowledge of agile project methodologies, as well as DevOps models and technologies. As a Principal Telco Cloud Architect, you’ll also play a critical role in bringing together cross-functional teams from Red Hat's product business units, product engineering, support, consulting, and sales to meet the needs of these demanding customers. You will serve as a customer advocate with these organizations to architect the right solutions and to ensure that those solutions are implemented and supported in an innovative and reliable way.


  • Gain the confidence of our prospective customers through the successful delivery of discovery, analysis, and design workshops that shape and influence the customer's use cases and architecture design decisions to align with the Red Hat solution and customer business outcome
  • Communicate effectively with client C-level executives to understand their business perspectives and position Red Hat's digital transformation offerings and value
  • Architect, design, and scope the projects as well as lead consulting teams through successful customer pilot and production deployments
  • Design, create, and deliver content that enables the broader Red Hat organization to sell, service, and support
  • Work closely with product business units, product engineering, consulting, support, and sales to ensure a world-class customer experience with Red Hat's products and services
  • Create best practices and contribute to the development of repeatable methodologies and tools designed to scale Red Hat's services capabilities, promote repeatable customer engagements, and lower delivery risk
  • Demonstrate thought leadership in the telco community by producing world-class whitepapers, webinars, etc., and speaking at industry leading conferences

  • 15+ years of experience in the telco industry; knowledge of one or more communications service provider markets like mobile, fixed-line, and cable
  • Broad and deep technical experience with Linux, container, virtualization, and cloud technologies e.g. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Red Hat OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat OpenShift, etc.
  • Deep understanding of European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) NFV architecture and the telco main use-cases e.g. vCPE, vEPC, vCDN, vIMS, vSGi-LAN, vPCRF/PCEF/Diameter, vDPI, vRAN, MEC, MANO, etc.
  • Deep knowledge of telecom technologies, industry trends like network architectures, technologies, services used in wireline, wireless, cable operators
  • Solid knowledge of telco business processes related to business support system (BSS) and operational support system (OSS) operations e.g. eTOM, TAM, SID, FrameworX, ITIL, etc.
  • Proven background in consultative customer engagements with either a major systems integrator, a network equipment provider, or a telco services provider
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including extensive experience presenting to C-level executives at large enterprises
  • Specific knowledge in NFV or software defined networking (SDN) area e.g. benefits, technologies, key vendors, and use cases
  • Solid understanding of or participation in telco tender processes; proven and successful winning records for large-scaled telco service and solution bids

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments. Award-winning support, training, and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted adviser to the Fortune 500. As a strategic partner to cloud providers, system integrators, application vendors, customers, and open source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the digital future.


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