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Rackspace is recognised as a company of experts, delivering world-class cloud service and a superior support experience on the world’s leading technology platforms. As part of our managed cloud strategy, we are seeking an experienced and accomplished GCP Specialist Solutions Architect.
GCP is one of the fastest-growing cloud platforms in the world, and the core mission of this role is to engage with our customers and prospects to provide pre-sales architectural advice and thought leadership for our supported workloads running on the Google Cloud Platform. This role will as be working closely with our internal Application Architects to design and maintain good practice blueprints for leading commerce and content applications.
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced pre-sales or technical professional confident in Cloud Technologies. The role is customer facing, working closely with business and technical influencers, IT Pros, and Rackspace partners in understanding the technical strategy, competitive differentiation, and value proposition of our solutions. The role also enables you to interact with the team that develops, deploys, and operates our Google Compute based offerings.
The right candidate for the role will have multiple years’ experience with cloud platforms like GCP. You have served as a subject matter expert in designing and migrating applications to live in the cloud. We are looking for the top talent in the industry, highly skilled in complex cloud deployments and adept at the design and implementation of complex platforms.
You will have confidence in knowing your skills (and limitations), you are calm and collected under pressure and always available to mentor the less experienced. Your colleagues see you as a good team player who is keen to share knowledge as well as to listen and learn from others.
Overview & Responsibilities
Are you a proven technologist and architect with a passion for data in all its shapes and sizes? Do you have a desire to provide high quality solutions, best practices and tooling to customers diving into data for the cloud world? Do you like to spend your time helping customers solve difficult technical challenges?
Rackspace’s recently formed Managed Google Cloud Platform team are looking to hire deeply technical cloud architects with experience of using and designing Cloud Solutions. This role requires time spent working on both large and complex customer engagements, and helping to research and develop the best practices/standards and automation for broader use across Rackspace’s GCP customers.
A successful candidate would work with leading-edge technology and people in the managed cloud space to define and develop supportable architectures (both solution specific and reference architectures), drive supportability and cost optimization practices across the organization. The Google Cloud Architect would represent Rackspace by publishing blog / whitepaper content and speaking at relevant industry events, whilst also serving as an internal GCP ‘evangelist’ and a mentor to fellow Rackers.