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GCP Cloud Architect - Digital Velocity at CDW Careers

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Delivery Engineering
Date Posted 
Jul 26, 2022
Remote, Remote
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As part of CDW’s Digital Velocity Solutions (DVS) organization, Cloud Architects engage with clients and internal teams to provide automated, cloud-native pattern solutions primarily to the public cloud service provider, GCP. The individual in this role is expected to be a thought-leader in the areas of technical solutions provided for our customers. 


Key areas of responsibility

  • Provide billable professional consulting services to CDW’s clients on Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Architect and lead cloud engineering delivery teams
  • Engineer best practice Infrastructure as Code (IaC) automation solutions for customers leveraging technologies, including, but not limited to, HashiCorp Terraform and Ansible
  • Engineer automation solutions with Kubernetes, CI/CD pipelines, etc.
  • Operate as part of a team leveraging agile and scrum methodologies
  • Aggregate oversight of technical solutions across multiple projects to ensure synergy in our approach and broad visibility to the Solutions Delivery team
  • Works closely with the DVS Pre-Sales team for cohesive technical solution approaches focused on bridging the gap between sales and delivery
  • Focuses on technical standardization and opinionated approaches for client solutions
  • Provide workshops and training events for customers and industry leaders on emerging technologies in GCP
  • Assists with technical screening for new candidate interviews
  • Train and mentor engineers to take on Cloud and DevOps projects
  • Review Statements of Work (SOW) for Cloud projects
  • Meet training and certification requirements (GCP, HashiCorp, CKA, Etc.)
  • Helping CDW develop and mature our Cloud Engineering practice in response to client needs and market demand
  • Travel estimate is 15%
  • Internal projects when applicable

Education and/or Experience qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in deployment of private/public cloud solutions
  • Knowledge and skill level in identified competencies needed to meet minimum requirements of the role
  • Direct customer consulting experience or equivalent understanding of role responsibilities

Required qualifications

  • Highly proficient in GCP
  • Proficient in Terraform or Ansible
  • Proficient in Kubernetes design and implementation
  • Experience with agile development
  • Ability to speak to the business value of public cloud solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as role must be able to lead client facing conversations to drive success in consulting engagements
  • Interpersonal skills, including the ability to mentor and guide engineering
  • Ability to organize thoughts and ideas into understandable terminology
  • Ability to multitask, organize, and prioritize
  • Ability to understand and deliver on complex user requirements

Preferred qualifications

  • GCP Professional certifications
  • Other cloud platform certifications
  • HashiCorp certifications
  • Experience with multi-cloud and on-prem hybrid solutions
  • Additional technology areas and experience: cloud platform-specific automation tooling, additional scripting languages, additional software development languages, data flow, networking, and security experience
  • Previous consulting experience


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