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GCP Principal Consultant - Digital Velocity at CDW Careers

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Focus Area: 
Solution Architecture
Date Posted 
May 10, 2022
Remote, Remote
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As part of CDW’s Digital Velocity Solutions (DVS) organization, Principal Consultants 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. Principal Consultants are also responsible for working with OCTO and management to align delivery teams on best practices and upskilling engineering resources. 


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 O-CTO group 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
  • Assist presales team
  • 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 Skill Set 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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