Rackspace Senior Solution Architect, Specialty Domain in Remote, Texas

Job Overview

Overview & Responsibilities

Job Overview:

Rackspace is seeking world class Solution Architects with a specialization in OpenStack to join our Technical and Solution Sales organization. Solution Architects at Rackspace combine creative business problem solving via technical solutions (solution architecture experience) with public and private cloud expertise to drive the adoption of Rackspace’s portfolio. This is a highly technical, hands-on role. Successful candidates possess first-hand experience with a broad variety of Enterprise computing infrastructure and cloud computing technologies with an emphasis on industry leading OpenStack expertise.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Be recognized as a Rackspace thought leader as an OpenStack expert

  • Become a trusted advisor of C-level, VP level and other enterprise decision makers to help guide IT transformation strategies for successful service provider adoption

  • Influence architecture decisions, guide customers through proof-of-concept deployments, and educate customers on OpenStack best practices

  • Work closely with Rackspace product and support teams providing guidance on emerging technologies and product development roadmaps


Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of customer facing experience in a technical consulting, solution architecture, or sales engineering role

  • 7+ years of design, implementation, or operations experience related to OpenStack technologies

  • A demonstrable mastery of computing concepts and the ability to articulate these concepts to technical and non-technical audiences

  • A track record of success developing and deploying creative technical solutions to solve business problems for or within large enterprise organizations

  • Comfort operating in a fast paced environment that is constantly evolving and changing

  • Strong critical thinking and communication skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Mathematics highly desirable

  • Some travel may be required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience building, delivering, and managing cloud IaaS environments using platforms such VMware, OpenStack, Azure, AWS, and GCE

  • Published articles, whitepapers, and social media content focused on OpenStack technologies and best practices

  • One or more relevant industry recognized certifications



Req # 33262

Work Location US-Work from Home

Location(s) US - TX - Remote

Category Sales Engineering