Google Cloud Solutions Architect

Company: Pythian
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 08.AUG.2018


Job Description Google Cloud Solutions Architect Denver | Austin | Toronto | Remote | Work from Home Why You? As a Solutions Architect y...


Job Description

Google Cloud Solutions Architect

Denver | Austin | Toronto | Remote | Work from Home

Why You?

As a Solutions Architect you will operate with a high degree of autonomy and have diverse responsibilities that require strong leadership, deep technology skills and a dedication to customer service. You will work with a team (on-site and remotely) or individually to design and implement solutions in technologies based on Google's Cloud Platform (GCP); participate in smaller client deliverables such as audits/reviews. Success as a Solutions Architect is measured through customer satisfaction and technical mastery, which lead to additional and deeper engagements with our clients. Through a collaborative approach comprising of self-study methods and interaction with our customers, as well as our internal teams, the Solutions Architect will be able to make informed recommendations that align to customers' plans and business drivers. As the Google Cloud Solutions Architect you should demonstrate a strong capacity for thought leadership in their engagements with (current and prospective) clients. Furthermore, when the need arises, you should be able to demonstrate adoption of new technologies and frameworks through the development of proofs of concepts.

What Will You Be Doing?

  • Identifying the needs of our customers and see them executed on with a commitment to customer service
  • Collaborating with and supporting Pythian sales teams in the pre-sales & account management process from the technical perspective, remotely and on-site. Leading through example and influence, as a master of applying technology solutions to solve business problems.
  • Collaborating with others in refining solutions presented to customers
  • Defining solutions for current and future customers that efficiently address their needs
  • Participating in the continuous improvement of Pythian and encourage our evolution as a customer-focused, quality-driven consulting and services company.
  • Providing technology consultation on site and remotely
  • Attending Pre Sales Calls as a technical resource and leader to outline engagements
  • Conducting technical audits (Infrastructure, Performance, Security, Scalability and more)
  • Providing component or site-wide performance optimizations and capacity planning
  • Troubleshooting a variety of systems to provide prompt stability issue resolution
  • Working with client development teams directly to help engineer highly available infrastructure
  • Recommending best practices & improvements to current operational processes
  • Communicating status and planning activities to customers and team members
  • Participate in periodic overtime (occasionally on short notice) travelling (up to 50%).

What Do We Need From You?

While we realise you might not have everything on the list to be the successful candidate for the Solutions Architect job you will likely have at least 10 years experience in a variety of positions in IT. The position requires specialized knowledge and experience in performing the following:

  • Undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, information technology or related field or relevant experience.
  • Understanding and experience with Cloud architectures specifically: Google Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure
  • In-depth knowledge of popular database technologies from Microsoft, Amazon or Google (Big Data & Conventional RDBMS)
  • In depth knowledge of BI and related technologies
  • Systems design experience
  • Strong desire to automate menial or repetitive tasks (and related experience)
  • People leadership experience a plus
  • Proven ability to work with software engineering teams and understand complex development systems, environments and patterns
  • Google Cloud Architect, or related certification a strong plus
  • Experience presenting to high level executives (VP's, C Suite)
  • This is a North American based opportunity and it is preferred that the candidate live in Denver CO, Austin TX or Toronto ON but strong candidates may be considered from anywhere in the US or Canada.
  • Frequent (occasionally on short notice) travel (up to 50%)

What Do You Get in Return?

  • Competitive total rewards package
  • Flexible work environment: Why commute? Work remotely from your home, there's no daily travel requirement to the office!
  • Outstanding people: Collaborate with the industry's top minds.
  • Substantial training allowance: Hone your skills or learn new ones; participate in professional development days, attend conferences, become certified, whatever you like!
  • Amazing time off: Start with a minimum 3 weeks vacation, 7 sick days, and 2 professional development days!
  • Office Allowance: Purchase a device of your choosing and personalise your work environment!
  • Fun, fun, fun: Blog during work hours; take a day off and volunteer for your favorite charity.

Why Pythian?

Established in 1997, Pythian is a global IT Data company based in Ottawa, Canada that specializes in designing, implementing, and managing systems that directly contribute to revenue and business success. We help companies adopt disruptive technologies such as advanced analytics, big data, cloud,databases, DevOps and infrastructure management to advance innovation and increase agility. We are focusing on product development leveraging new and exciting technology that will empower our customers through digital transformation. More than just a job we hire people who love what they do! As a Google Cloud Solutions Architect in North America, you will be part of our Customer Service Delivery team that is entrusted to manage our global client's mission critical systems as well as deploying cutting edge technology from blockchain to serverless and cloud databases, covering all modern data and infrastructure. They deliver first class personalized level of service to our clients across financial, educational, media, retail and many more.

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  • For this job an equivalent combination of education and experience, which results in demonstrated ability to apply skills will also be considered.
  • Pythian is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
  • The successful applicant will need to fulfill the requirements necessary to obtain a background check.
  • U.S. applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States of America permanently- Pythian will not sponsor, or file petitions of any kind on behalf of, a foreign worker to become a U.S permanent resident based on a permanent job offer, or to otherwise obtain authorization to work in the U.S.

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