GCP Architect

Remote
Contracted
Experienced
Title/Role: GCP Architect
Duration: Long-term Contract Position
Location: Remote

Job Description:
  • Develops well-architected data solutions, optimized for cost, operations, performance, reliability, and security.
  • Consult and be a subject matter expert to build/migrate applications, resolve technical deployment obstacles, and improve the use of the Google Cloud Platform.
  • Develops Reusable Patterns for application development in the public cloud to deploy and modernize applications, provide governance around adoption, and affect application development teams on roadmaps and designs.
  • Responsible for developing, maintaining, and supporting the cloud optimization practice and make recommendations on reserved capacity strategy, utilization optimization opportunities, product architectural recommendations to promote cost savings, and discounts for optimization.
  • Translates complex ideas, technology, and programs into language senior management can relate to and performs as a key influencer on technical decisions that affect the business on a long-term basis.
  • Provide hands-on guidance in supporting the App Dev team with their target platform-specific project needs.
  • Architect, design, and implement plans for deploying complex application workloads on the Google Cloud Platform.
  • Understand how to best manage cloud environments in accordance with company security guidelines and controls.
  • Consult and be a subject matter expert for internal stakeholders to build/migrate applications, resolve technical deployment obstacles, and improve the use of the Google Cloud Platform.
  • Drive the specific platform analysis, design, and development of a roadmap and implementation plan based upon a current vs. future state in line with best practice viewpoints.
  • Oversee and interface with the developers to design, develop, test, and implement critical functionality and POCs.
  • Mentor and works with both senior and junior developers and architects to bring them up to speed on cloud architectures, including modern programming languages, microservices, and container-based deployments.

Minimum Education:
  • BS in Computer Science or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

Minimum Special Certifications or Technical Skills:
  • Proficient in at least two or more software languages (e.g. Python, Java, Go, etc.) with respect to designing, coding, testing, and software delivery.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of Google's product technology and underlying architectures by troubleshooting, reproducing, determining the root cause for customer-reported issues, and building tools for faster diagnosis.
  • Experience leading large-scale network migrations to Google Cloud Platform (i.e. Google Cloud Load Balancing, DNS, Interconnect, CDN, Compute, Networking, Storage, DR, Security, Monitoring, etc.).
  • Experience with public cloud architecture, Cloud strategy, networking, security, compliance workload types, migration patterns, and tools.
  • Knowledge of cloud design patterns, cloud operations, and cloud cost models with experience implementing best practices or suggested improvements.
  • Experience in Agile, DevOps, and secure coding practices.

Minimum Type of Experience the Job requires:
  • 10-15 years of experience leading complex Software Engineering and Architecture initiatives.

Other:
  • Google Professional Cloud Architect certification is highly preferred Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience presenting technical ideas in business-friendly language.
  • Collaborate with technology teams to incorporate cost management best practices into cloud platforms via tagging, alerting, and configurations that support financial monitoring of cloud platforms.
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