GCP Cloud Architect - Professional Services (Remote role in USA)

Rackspace Technology Remote
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November 18, 2022
Rackspace Technology
San Diego, California

We are expanding our team of motivated technologists with a proven track record of delivering results in technology consulting. Specifically looking for a GCP Cloud Architect who's passionate about helping customers build applications at scale. Being an experienced technologist with technical depth and breadth, aided with strong interpersonal skills, you will work directly with customers as part of a professional services delivery team helping to enable innovation through continuous delivery across technology stacks and creating robust solution designs that align to business goals. Your insight and experience will help our delivery teams build architectures and provide prescriptive guidance across network, storage, operating systems, virtualization, RDBMS & NoSQL databases, security, and automation. In addition, you will work with mid-tier technologies that include application integration, in-memory caches, security, and much more!

The qualified GCP Cloud Architect will have demonstrated the ability to think strategically about businesses, create technical definitions around customer objectives in complex situations, develop solution strategies, motivate & mobilize resources, and deliver results. The ability to connect technology with measurable business value is a critical component to be successful in this role. We seek team members who are self-motivated, driven, collaborative, passionate about Google Cloud and want to have a direct positive impact on our customer's business. Strong communication skills and emotional intelligence are also needed to help develop a team reporting to you.

What You'll Be Doing
  • As the GCP Cloud Architect, you will be technically focused but also will understand and implement business planning
  • Be the technical liaison between customers and engineering resources
  • Assess cloud needs and provide best practices recommendations on networking, infrastructure, and architecture.
  • Identify gaps or risks / issues with existing or new designs and technology solutions and develop approaches to remediate those risks.
  • Provide tactical scope and work directly with the business representatives/customers to understand the requirements driving the need for a solution to be developed
  • Collaborate closely with team members, clients, and other teams
  • Communicate effectively with both business and technical colleagues throughout the course of the project
  • Ensure that all the appropriate questions are asked and verify that nothing crucial to the success of the project is overlooked
  • Be a Google Cloud evangelist by educating a variety of customers on the value of GCP
  • Help customers transition to the cloud in a high-value migration approach that leverages best of breed designs and practices delivered in an agile model
  • Work with customers to enable a DevOps culture and modernize operations and release strategies
  • Establish credibility and build impactful relationships with our customers to enable them to be cloud advocates
  • Participate in deep architectural discussions to build confidence and ensure customer success when building new, or migrating existing, applications, software and services on the Google Cloud Platform.
  • Conduct deep-dive hands-on education/training sessions to transfer knowledge to customers interested in GCP and to ensure our SAs are up to date
  • Traveling up to 25% of the time (When traveling continues)
  • 5+ years design & implementation experience with distributed applications
  • 5+ years of experience in networking, infrastructure, or database architectures
  • Google Cloud Professional Cloud Architect certification and/or other Google Cloud certifications
  • In depth understanding and professional experience with GCP services and infrastructure
  • Expertise in the deployment and orchestration of container technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes, GKE)
  • Experience migrating and refactoring solutions to Google Cloud
  • "Hands on" experience with practices and services related to Automation, IaC and DevOps (e.g., Terraform, Ansible, Jenkins)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software development tools and methodologies
  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort speaking with executives, IT management, and developers
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to right level conversations
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly
Nice to have
  • 5+ years' of experience in customer-facing software/technology or consulting
  • 3+ years' of experience with on-premises to cloud migrations or IT transformations
  • 3+ years' of experience architecting/operating solutions built on GCP (ideally) or AWS/Azure
  • Technical degree; Computer Science or related
  • This role is not sponsorship eligible
The following information is required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act and the New York City Pay Transparency Act. This applies only to individuals working in the state of Colorado or in New York City. The anticipated starting pay range of Colorado and New York City applicants for this role is $126,000- $182,600 for CO and $145,300- $193,600for NYC. Based on eligibility, compensation for the role may include variable compensation in the form of bonus, commissions, or other discretionary payments. These discretionary payments are based on company and/or individual performance, and may change at any time. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, licenses and certifications, and specific work location. Information on benefits offered is here.


About Rackspace Technology

We are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world's leading technologies - across applications, data and security - to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future.

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Though we're all different, Rackers thrive through our connection to a central goal: to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission. We bring our whole selves to work every day. And we embrace the notion that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers and communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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