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Cloud Practice Architect

RackspaceRemote; United StatesFull-time$105k - $179kFeb 9, 2024
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Job Summary: The ideal candidate will have several years’ experience with Google Cloud design and implementation. You will be working in a dynamic environment and encouraged to come up with innovative solutions to technical problems, analyze and prioritize problems, putting users at the heart of every decision. You will ideally have proven experience in multiple GCP deployments. Your engagements will see you working directly with customers and prospects. 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. 
Work Location: Remote

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver proof-of-concept projects, technical workshops, and lead implementation projects. 
  • Focus on key customer solutions such as web applications, enterprise applications, archiving and disaster recovery, education, and government. 
  • Create, articulate, and position an innovative and compelling value proposition so that customer executives clearly realize the benefits and transformation value of migrating to GCP. 
  • Define and execute technical migration and modernization strategies by working with highly technical teams.
  • Deliver modern architectures such as micro services and event driven architectures using managed services and cloud native capabilities. 
  • Engage with development, infrastructure, security, and IT operations teams at the customer and identifying repeatable patterns and architectures for cloud migration.
  • Identify platform improvements, influencing future iterations of the GCP platform. 


  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience, in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field.
  • 3+ years of design, implementation, or consulting experience in applications or infrastructures.
  • 5+ years within specific technology domain areas (e.g. software development, cloud computing, systems engineering, infrastructure, security, networking, Automation, and operations).
  • 3+ yrs experience in a Solutions Architect, Enterprise Architect, or Lead Architect role leading the discovery, design, and construction of full stack custom and commercial off the shelf applications. 
  • Multi-tier distributed architecture experience within IT consulting, IT operations, application development or support to include the following: experience migrating, architecting, operating on premises or cloud-based solutions, or experience transforming legacy IT solutions, and working knowledge of software development tools and methodologies. 
  • Experience architecting, designing, migrating workloads to the public cloud. 
  • Deep level understanding of various migration techniques such as re-host, refactor, re-architect, re-platform, repurchase, etc. 
  • Expert Knowledge of Google services such as compute, GKE, GCE, Spanner, GCS, Networking and Security. 
  • Deep understanding of GCP Ecosystem.
  • In depth understanding of IP networking, VPN's, DNS, load balancing and firewalls. 
  • Extensive expertise in designing systems with high availability, resilience, and fault tolerance, incorporating load balancing, horizontal/vertical scaling, and ensuring continuous availability.  
  • Strong track record of implementing GCP services in a variety of distributed computing environments. 
  • Experience in infrastructure automation through DevOps scripting (E.g., Shell, Python, Ruby, PowerShell).
  • Experience with software development life cycle (SDLC) and agile/iterative Methodologies. 
  • Scripting and/or coding skills (Examples include but are not limited to: Java (OR) Python (OR) Terraform, PowerShell (OR) Bash).  
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Ansible, Salt, Chef, Puppet. 
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) frameworks and tools such as, Jenkins, GitHub Actions, Gitlab CI, Cloud Build, Cloud Deploy. 
  • Direct hands-on experience leading the design, development, and deployment of business software at scale or recent hands-on technology infrastructure, network, compute, storage, and virtualization experience. 
  • Experience with IT compliance and risk management requirements (eg. security, privacy, SOX, HIPAA etc.).
  • Experience in a range of migration discovery, profiling, migration, automation, and operations technologies and tools. 
  • Willingness to travel to customer locations as needed. 

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The following information is required by pay transparency legislation in the following states: CA, CO, HI, NY, and WA. This information applies only to individuals working in these states.
•The anticipated starting pay range for Colorado is: $105,100 - $154,110.
•The anticipated starting pay range for the states of Hawaii and New York (not including NYC) is: $111,800 - $164,010.
•The anticipated starting pay range for California, New York City and Washington is: $122,500 - $179,630.
Unless already included in the posted pay range and based on eligibility, the role may include variable compensation in the form of bonus, commissions, or other discretionary payments. These discretionary payments are based on company and/or individual performance and may change at any time. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, licenses and certifications, and specific work location. Information on benefits offered is here.#LI-MF1 #LI-Remote

About Rackspace Technology
We are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world’s leading technologies — across applications, data and security — to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future.
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Though we’re all different, Rackers thrive through our connection to a central goal: to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission. We bring our whole selves to work every day. And we embrace the notion that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers and communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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